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The Indo-Canadian Advisory Group has organized "The Grand Finale" of India 50 celebrations on August 14 and 15, 1998. A Gala Dinner will be held at the Sheraton Center Hotel, Toronto, on August 14th. A flag raising ceremony, and a Bhangra competition will be the highlights on August 15th. A complimentary lunch will be served on August 15th. For more information, please call A. Jain at 1-416-622-2600 or R. Merchant at 1-416-725-0909.


Indo-Canadian Advisory Group celebrated 51st anniversary of India's independence on August 14 and 15, 1998 in Toronto. Below we present some photographs taken on August 14th and 15th.

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Ajit Jain introducing Neeti Prakash Ray to Isabel Bassett, Minister of Citizenship & Culture, Government of Ontario as Rajen Merchant, K.K.Bhargava, and Rekha Merchant look on (Aug 14 at the dinner held at Sheraton Centre Hotel, Toronto).

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Chief Guest Ontario Premier Mike Harris addressing the participants gathered at the Nathan Philips Square, Toronto (Aug 15). Narendra Wagle, V. Basavaiah, Rajen Merchant, Rekha Merchant, V. Sachadeva, Anita Panday, Meena Bhandari, and Suresh Thakrar can be seen in front two rows. 

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Rekha Merchant shaking hands with Ontario Premier Mike Harris as L.M.Sabharwal and Aruna Nagpal look on (Aug 15). Rajen Merchant is behind Rekha Merchant (on left side of the photograph). Ravi Seethapathy (with checkered shirt) is directly behind Rekha Merchant. Suresh Thakrar, Kobad Zarolia, and V. Basavaiah can also be seen.   

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Rajen Merchant (behind Dr. Lakshmanan) about to shake hands with Ontario Premier Mike Harris as Dr. Lakshmanan, Russi Surti, L.M.Sabharwal, and Aruna Nagpal look on (Aug 15).