June 2001

*Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce has organized its 10th Annual Awards and Gala Night on Saturday, June 23, 2001. Hon. Mike Harris, Premier of Ontario will be the Chief Guest and the Keynote Speaker. For details, please call the office of the Chamber at 416-224-0090 or click "Business & Trade" on the left panel.

* South Asian Consumer Mela cordially invites everyone to celebrate Canada Day on June 30, 2001 and July 1, 2001 at the International Centre, Hall #5. For details, please call Kuldip Singh at 416-931-8935.

* Vanik Samaj of Toronto, in co-operation with Sangam Indian Cuisine, presents Canada Day Boat Cruise, featuring live music by Ranbir Chauhan, Rashmi Anand, and others, on Sunday, July 1, 2001. Tickets for $ 50.00 each include dinner, dance, live music, and four hour cruising aboard “Miss Toronto”. For booking by credit cards, please call, Sangam Restaurant at 416-591-7090. For details, please call Jayesh Desai at 905-201-1474 or Nitin Mehta at 416-247-0149 or click "Community News" on the left panel.

* Panorama India is planning for its Annual Curtain Raiser Dinner on July 15, 2001 and Gala Festival from August 10, 2001 to August 12, 2001. A concert by Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia (Flute) with Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri (Tabla) is being organized on Saturday, August 11, 2001. For details, please call Surinder Sharma at 416-871-1718 or Madhu Tahiliani at 905-826-7077 or click "India Day 2001" on the left panel.

*The International Art of Living Foundation has adopted 26 villages in Gujarat under the 5H program, and funds are urgently needed for this effort. One hundred schools are being built, as well as an orphanage. Homes are being constructed for homeless villagers, and the communities restored. The preliminary estimate for this project is about $18 million (Can.). All the funds raised from the North American concert series will go towards implementing 5H projects in these 26 villages. A concert by Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia (Flute) with Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri (Tabla) is being organized at the Convocation Hall, University of Toronto on Saturday, August 11, 2001 at 7:30 P.M. Admission for this concert is by tickets at $ 30, $35, and $50 per person. For information and tickets, contact Tel: 1-866-287-9378 or 905-785-2583, e-mail: canada@5h.org, For online tickets go to www.5h.org. For more information, call Subashish Ojha at 905-785-8264 or click "India Day 2001" on the left panel.

*Rangoli on a 3,600 square feet area by approximately 500 youths and adults is being organized at the South Asian Consumer Mela. The main coloring event will be on June 30, 2001.