February 2004

The following presentations were video taped in presence of a live audience of about 50 persons on November 16, 2003 in Mississauga, Ontario. The Ontario Region of National Indo-Canadian Council assisted in co-ordinating this session. 

a) For presentations by guests (Mr. Surinder Sharma, President, IIT Alumni Association and Mr. Sharad Chandra, President, National Indo-Canadian Council) about activities of the organizations they represent, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

b) For presentations on Reception for the four MPPs of South Asian background who were recently elected to the Ontario Legislature - Dr. Shafiq Qaadri, Mr. Vic Dhillon, Dr. Kuldip Kular, and Mr. Harinder Takhar 
-     Welcome & Congratulations from the NICC Ontario Region and National Executives, PLEASE CLICK  HERE.
-     Comments by Mr. Vic Dhillon, MPP, PLEASE CLICK  HERE.
-     Congratulations from Participants I, PLEASE CLICK  HERE.
-     Congratulations from Participants II, PLEASE CLICK  HERE.
-     Comments by Mr. Andrew Kania and Mr. Krishan Khetarpal, PLEASE CLICK  HERE.
-     Comments by Dr. Kuldip Kular, MPP, PLEASE CLICK  HERE.
-     Comments by Mr. Harinder Takhar, PLEASE CLICK  HERE.

* Merchant & Associates, in co-operation with the National Indo-Canadian Council – Ontario Region organized “A Tribute to M. G. Vassanji” who recently won the Giller prize for the second time on Sunday, January 25, 2004. For details, please call us at 416-725-0909.

* A Movie Marathon was organized at four Rainbow Cinemas locations across and around GTA on Saturday, February 7, 2004. All proceeds will be donated equally to United Way and Toronto Star Fresh Air Fund.

* Vanik Samaj of Toronto organized their Annual Sports Day on Saturday, February 15, 2004. For details, please call Nilesh Shah at 905-458-1184.

* The Small Medium Enterprise Committee of the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce presented "Marketing - (Building Brands and Customer Relationship Management)" on Tuesday, February 17, 2004. For details, please call 416-224-0090 or click here..

We welcome our new sponsors – State Bank of India (Canada) and Process Research ORTECH Inc.

Congratulations to Manishi Sagar, President & CEO of The Kinderville Group, Candiac, Quebec. She was ranked 53rd among the top 100 businesswomen in Canada in 2002 and was ranked 46th in 2003.

* Tsar Publications announces a new release "Chiffon Saris" by Feroza Jussawalla (Professor of English at the University of New Mexico). For details, please call Nurjehan Aziz at 416-483-7191..

* Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce presents a Cyber-Security seminar (which was to be held on January 27th but was postponed due to inclement weather) on Monday, February 23, 2004. For details, please call 416-224-0090 or click here..

* Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce presents "Networking for Success" on Thursday, February 26, 2004. For details, please call 416-224-0090 or click here..

* The Textile Museum of Canada presents "Learn Silk Painting" on Sundays  February 15-March 21, 2004. For details, please visit www.textilemuseum.ca..

* A Lecture on "Jainism and Social Identity" by Professor Lawrence A. Babb (Professor of Anthropology and Asian Studies at Amherst College, Massachusetts) has been organized on Friday  February 27, 2004. For details, please call the Centre for South Asian Studies at University of Toronto at 416-978-4294 or send an e-mail to south.asian@utoronto.ca.

* A Symposium "India-Pakistan Dialogue: Peace and Containment" has been organized by South Asian Studies Program, New College University of Toronto on Friday  February 27, 2004. For details, please call the Centre for South Asian Studies at University of Toronto at 416-978-4294 or send an e-mail to south.asian@utoronto.ca.

* A Fashion Show with designs from Bollywood designer Neeta Lulla's Fashion House has been organized on Saturday  February 28, 2004. For details, please contact Renu Mehta at 416-708-2537 or send and e-mail to her at renu_rmehta@yahoo.com.

* The FACTS (Friends of Alternative & Complementary Therapies Society)  announces "Images of Healing: A Festival of Film on Health and Wellness" on Friday, February 27, 2004 to Sunday February 29,2004. For details, please visit www.thefacts.org.

Our congratulations to Susmita & Dilip Baruah proud parents of “Ankit”, born on December 31, 2003 in Toronto. For Ankit's photograph, please click here.

Our congratulations to Karishma Mehta (daughter of Drs. Meenakshi & Nitin Mehta) and Mahiyar Udachia (son of Mrs. Roshny & Mr. Dinyar Udachia) who were married on January 31, 2004 in Mumbai.