The following presentations on “NRI Women in Visual Arts” were video taped in the presence of a live audience of about 50 persons on Sunday, June 22nd, 2003 in Mississauga, Ontario. The Ontario Region of National Indo-Canadian Council assisted in co-ordinating this session.
We had hoped to enjoy the presence of Dr. Kappu Desai at the video taping session, but couldn't since ill health prevented her from joining us that day. Since then, we hoped to set up a private taping session with her so that we could include her Quilt Making presentation in the video. With regret, we have decided to post the content without her presentation which can be seen in segment (b) below.
a) For a presentation by Mrs.
Shanta Ragde from Kitchener on Painting, PLEASE
b) For a presentation by Rajen Merchant on behalf of Dr.
Kappu Desai from Don Mills on Quilt Making, PLEASE
c) For a presentation by Mrs.
Jayshree Thakrar from Mississauga on Photography, PLEASE
d) For presentation by Miss Reena
Merchant from Scarborough on Rangoli, PLEASE
e) For presentation by Mrs.
Punita Kotak from Mississauga on Mehndi, PLEASE
f) For presentation by Ms.
Anita Agrawal, Chair of the Board and Ms. Rachel Kalpana James, Director of the
South Asian Visual Arts Collective about their activities and various services
they offer, PLEASE
g) For presentation by Dr.
Deepali Dewan, Associate Curator of South Asian Civilization at the Royal
Ontario Museum, PLEASE
h) For best wishes from NICC President and Representatives
from Toronto, Hamilton, and Kitchener Chapters of NICC, PLEASE
i) For Introduction to the High Commissioner of India, Her
Excellency Shashi Tripathi and her comments, PLEASE
j) For Brief Introduction to Everyone present, PLEASE
Recently, we received an e-mail from Ragu Nayak, General Secretary, Indian Institute of Technology Alumni, Canada with the message, "An Appeal - Please contribute to the Satyendra Kumar Dubey Memorial Fund, IITK". For this moving story, please click here.