May 2003

* India Tourism, Toronto organized an evening on Friday, March 21, 2003 to promote India. For details, please call Bidisha Sengupta at 416-962-3787 or click here.

* Vedanta Society of Toronto organized Buddha Jayanti celebrations on Friday, May 16, 2003. For details, please call Swami Pramathananda at 416-240-7262.

* The Grand Finale to month long RBC South Asian Heritage Month  celebrations will be held at Gerrard India Bazaar on Saturday, May 31, 2003. For more information please call 416-725-0909. 

* FOUNDATION FOR THE INDIAN PERFORMING ARTS celebrates 50 Golden Years of the Golden Voice of Pandit Jasraj on Sunday, June 1, 2003. For more information please call Sudha Rastogi at 416-449-3119. 

* In cooperation with the Institute for Research and Education on Race Relations, CRARR (Center for Research-Action on Race Relations) will hold a training seminar on civil rights strategies to fight racial profiling, on Saturday, June 7, 2003 in Montreal. CRARR is a Montreal based non-profit organization dedicated to the achievement of racial harmony and equity in Canada. Founded in 1983, CRARR specializes in research, education, litigation, and training on antiracism. For details, please call Ms. Hala Mreiwed at 514-939-3342.

* Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce has organized its 12th Annual  Awards celebrations on Saturday, June 14, 2003. For details, please call their office at 416-224-0090.

* 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. 

* Arya Samaj Senior Citizens' Club meets on every first and third Tuesday of the month at the Vedic Cultural Centre, 4345 14th Avenue, Markham from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. For details, please contact M. R. Sethi at 905-737-8380, Fax 905-780-1087, or at new e-mail address

* The NRI Division of the Ministry of External Affairs, India is developing a web site as a follow up to the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 9-11 January. For details, please call the Consulate General of India at 416-960-0760.  

* SOTC World Famous Tours, India's largest outbound tour operator introduces its new offer. "Save like never before! Take advantage of USD750 savings on optional sightseeing tours to Europe and other fantastic deals available only for the first 200 Passengers for 2003 Season!!" For details, please call Trade Wind office at 416-920-7682, 800-268-4853.

* Listen to “Dharkan-The Heartbeat” radio program every Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at CIAO AM 530. For details, please call Subhash or Rashmi Anand at 416-930-5044.

* Yoga Time offers yoga classes daily between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. For details, please call Meena Bhandari at 416-508-4624.

* Pushtimargiya Vaishnava Samaj of Canada organizes every month Ekadashi Satsang in Mississauga. For more information, please call Jayanti Shah at 905-455-2206, P. K. Shah at 416-286-8556, or Raju Shah at 905-479-0507 or click "Community News" on the left panel.  .  

Our sincere condolences to Rajubhai Shah who lost his brother Mafatbhai Shah (from Conway, South Carolina) on April 30, 2003.

Our congratulations to Jay Merchant (from East Brunswick, New Jersey) and Hemamalini Venkataraman (from Los Angeles, California) who were married  on May 25, 2003 .