June 2003

* Trade Wind Associates is pleased to announce the new “SOTC  HOLIDAYS OF INDIA”. SOTC offers you 1001 ways of discovering India. Travel on the Palace on Wheels and be treated like Royalty. Relax on the pristine beaches of Goa. Go on a Spiritual tour to Shirdi, Tirupati, Vaishnodevi or Gangotari. Take a Wellness Holiday and rejuvenate your mind & body. Have an experience of a lifetime the next time you visit India. For details, please call Rukshana Sarkari at 416-920-7682 or 800-268-4853 or visit their web site www.sotctours.com.

* Three thousand Torontonians including mayoral candidate Barbara Hall, Raminder Gill-MPP, and other dignitaries gathered to mark a novel event - the first annual Walk for Values sponsored by the Sathya Sai School on Sunday, June 1 in Scarborough. For more information, please call Surinder Sharma at 905-501-9000.

* Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce has organized its 12th Annual Awards celebrations Saturday, June 14, 2003. Honorable John Manley, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance will be the Chief Guest. For details, please call their office at 416-224-0090.

* The Indian Navy Ship Tarangini will participate in the Tall Boats races being held in the Great Lakes during July and August 2003. Prior to these races she will spend a few days each at Hamilton (June 13-27) and Toronto (June 28-July 03). The races end at Sarnia, where the INS Tarangini will be berthed from August 21- 25. She will also be at Montreal (August 30-September 3) and Halifax (September 13-17).  The INS Tarangini will be open to the public in Toronto, Sarnia, Montreal, and Halifax (not in Hamilton though) from 1100 hrs to 1700 hrs on all days, except, of course, on the days of arrival and departure. For details, please call the Consulate General of India at 416-960-0760.  

* Brahmin Samaj of Ontario has organized Annual General Meeting, Cooking Competition, and Children’s Talent Show on Sunday, June 15, 2003 (postponed from April 6, 2003). For more details, please call Ketan Pandya at 905-474-3147.

* IIT Alumni CANADA has organized its Annual Dinner on Saturday, June 21, 2003. For more information please call Mitali De at 519-884-8329, or Rabiz Foda at 905-813-9372, or Surinder Sharma at 905-501-9000. 

* Panorama India has organised a gala dinner on Saturday, June 28, 2003. This dinner is to mark Canada's National Day, to honour the visiting ship & its crew and to raise funds for the functioning of Panorama India throughout the year. For more information, please call Sharada Bhat at 416-737-9040 or Manmohan Singh at 905-677-0303.  

Our congratulations to Vinay Shah and Indu Joshi who were married on May 25, 2003 .  


Our congratulations to Bidhu Jha who was recently elected to the Manitoba legislature.