Panorama India celebrated the 70th India Republic Day on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at the Pearson Convention Center, Brampton. The event united the local Indian community through celebrating the diversity of Indo-Canadians in Canada.
Overwhelming support for the event was garnered by community leaders, political dignitaries and sponsors, all of whom came together to celebrate India’s 70th Republic Day. Attendees included the Consul General of India in Toronto, Dinesh Bhatia, Federal Minister of Science, Kristy Duncan, MP Ruby Sahota, MP Ramesh Sangha, MP Bob Soraya, MPP Nina Tangri, MPP Deepak Anand, MPP Amarjot Sidhu, Mayor of Mississauga Bonne Crombie and Mayor of Brampton Patrick Brown.
The program consisted of 20 community organizations of which 200 local performers were given the Panorama India Platform. These groups showcased talent in all forms of artistic expression such as dancing, singing and drawing.
Opening ceremony commenced at 12pm with Republic Day greetings and poignant messages from dignitaries. Panorama India Chair, Anu Srivastava welcomed everyone and recognized the political dignitaries, community leaders, and guests. She said “Unity in Diversity and building Indo Canada bi-lateral relations through culture is the prime objective of this celebration.”
Consul General of India Mr. Dinesh Bhatia enthusiastically addressed the crowd and brought the Republic Day greetings on behalf of the President of India. Consul General emphasized his appreciation for the Indian Diaspora in Toronto and gave a recap of the past three years in Toronto. Continue reading “Panorama India celebrates India’s 70th Republic Day”
Panorama India, with the support of the Consulate General of India, Toronto will be celebrating India’s 71st anniversary of Independence Day.
The programme includes flag hoisting ceremony, singing of the national anthem, and cultural programmes.
Members of Indian community and friends of India are cordially invited to take part in the flag hoisting ceremony. There will be food stalls, vendors and fun activities for all age groups – children, teens, adults and seniors. The festivities will be on throughout the day.
The Panorama India Idol Grand Finale will also take place on February 11th at Pearson Convention Centre, Brampton at Panorama India Republic Day Cultural Festival.
This is a free event for the community, so all are welcome to attend, participate and celebrate! See you all there! Continue reading “Participate & Celebrate: India Day Celebrations on 10 February 2019”
The 69th Republic Day was celebrated by the Consulate General of India, Toronto on 26 January 2018 at the Consulate premises with traditional gaiety and fervor. The unfurling of the Indian flag by the Consul General, Shri Dinesh Bhatia, was followed by the rendition of the National Anthem with large gathering of Indians, Persons of Indian origin and Friends of India. The event was also attended by the Members of Provincial Parliament of Ontario province.
Welcoming the audience on the occasion, the Consul General read out Hon’ble President of India’s address to the nation delivered on the eve of Republic Day. The President’s address, inter-alia, made a mention of justice to women, physical and cognitive development of our children, upgradation and enlargement of education system, and building a civic-minded and a culturally vibrant nation. It emphasized on improving the lives of India’s hardworking farmers, to modernize and strengthen India’s strategic manufacturing sector and to eliminate poverty.
Consul General spoke about forthcoming visit to Canada of Prime Minister of Canada in February 2018. He recalled unprecedented participation of 60,000 people in India Day Parade on 20 August 2017 and of 10,000 people in the celebration of International Day of Yoga.
While the Consul General drew attention to the fact that the Consulate has been striving to provide best possible services to Indians and Indo-Canadians, Continue reading “Consulate General of India celebrates 69th Republic Day”