May 2001

*The Centre for Peace Studies at McMaster University presents "A Panel Discussion on Nuclear Weapons and National Security: Is Nuclear Disarmament Possible?" with Senator Douglas Roche, Ottawa and Mr. Rajnikanta Verma, High Commissioner of India on Friday, May 4, 2001, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at McMaster University, Health Science Centre. For details, please call Rama Singh (905) 525-9140 ext. 24378 or click "Community News" on the left panel.

*Bharathi Kala Manram, Canada proudly presents "The Living Tree", a fabulous and artistic DANCE DRAMA, enacted by professional troupe from Madras, India on Friday, May 11, 2001 7:30 p.m. at Minkler Auditorium, Seneca College. Admission by reserved tickets at $ 50, $ 35, $25, $15. For details, please call N. R. Subramanian at 416-497-4760, Ramanathan at 905-566-7844 or Shan at 905-669-4719.

* Vedanta Society of Toronto invites you to Birthday celebration of Lord Buddha on Sunday, May 13, 2001. For details, please call Swami Pramathananda at 416-240-7262.

* IIT Alumni Association, Canada has organized its annual dinner on May 26, 2001. For details, please call Ujjal Mondal at 905-567-9262. 

* National Indo-Canadian Council has organized its annual picnic on Sunday, June 10, 2001.  For details, please call Kamal Driver at 416-490-1374. 

* Vanik Samaj of Toronto has organized a boat cruise on Sunday, July 1, 2001. For details, please call Jayesh Desai at 905-201-1474.

* Panorama India has started planning for Independence Day celebrations. For details, please call Surinder Sharma at 416-871-1718 or Madhu Tahiliani at 905-826-7077 or visit our web site.

* The International Art of Living Foundation has informed us about their Gujarat Earthquake relief activities. They have 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. For more information, call us at 416-725-0909.

*Congratulations to Mr. Suresh Ram and Mrs. Malvina Ram on the occasion of their 25th marriage anniversary.


* Hindu Cultural Society cordially invites all the devotees with their families and friends on the auspicious occasion of Grand Opening Ceremony of Mandir Prayer Hall and Moorti's Pran Prathistha on May 25, 26, and 27, 2001. For details, please call A. Kaushal at 905-737-0350 or Mandir at 416-284-6282. 

* The Malvern Mall Walkers' Club has organized a picnic on Wednesday, June 6, 2001.  For details, please call Muhammad at 416-754-8987 or Azeema at 416-286-5905. 

* Swar Sangam presents Indian Classical Music Program by popular Toronto artists on June 17, 2001 in North York. For details, please call Kumar Junnarkar at 905-339-0061 or Arun Kamat at 905-793-4204 or Nanda Shetye at 905-853-1652 or click "Community News" on the left panel.. 

* Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce has organized 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.

* Vanik Samaj of Toronto has organized a boat cruise on Sunday, July 1, 2001. For details, please call Jayesh Desai at 905-201-1474.

* Panorama India has started planning for Independence Day celebrations. 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 informed us about their Gujarat Earthquake relief activities. They have 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. For more information, call Subashish Ojha at 905-785-8264 or click "India Day 2001" on the left panel..

*Best wishes to Prof. Bakul Tripathi, a popular humorist from Ahmedabad, who will be in Toronto to present “Dhanjibhaini Dhamachakdi”.