* TiE-Toronto presents “Nadir Mohamed, President & COO Communications Group” who will share his thoughts on “Leadership and Future Trends in Media and Telecommunications” on Monday, June 5, 2006. For details, please call Pat Raman at 416-932-8499.
* The SAVAC Art Auction And Party will be held on Friday, June 9, 2006. For details, please call Nadia Kurd at 416-542-1661.
* Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce presents its “Annual Awards & Gala Night” on Saturday, June 10, 2006. Prime Minister Stephen Harper is the Chief Guest. For details, please call 416-224-0090.
* The Toronto Police Service in partnership with its South and West Asian Consultative Committee and Muslim Consultative Committee will host its “5th Annual Toronto Police Youth Basketball Tournament” on Saturday, June 10, 2006. For details, please call Parag Tandon at 416-777-2001 ext 280 or Harjit Nijjar at 416-808-7072.
* National Indo-Canadian Council & India Canada Association of Calgary present “Opportunities for Alberta Businesses in India” on Saturday, June 17, 2006 at Radisson Hotel, Calgary, Alberta. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TILL SEPTEMBER 2006. For details, please call 403-277-0206.
* 42 Division Community Police Liaison Committee has organized its 9th Annual Picnic on Saturday, June 17, 2006 at Burrows Hall Community Centre, 5183 Sheppard Avenue East, Scarborough, Ontario. Everyone is most welcome. For details, please call 416-725-0909.
* Spiritual Heritage Education Network (SHEN) Education Inc. presents a seminar by Raj Dubey on “Theory and Practice of Meditation : Role of Religion and Science” on Wednesday, June 21, 2006. For details, please contact Shiv Talwar at 519-884-2361 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Our congratulations to Sachin Parikh (son of Renuka and Gitu Parikh of Markham) and Shipra Murthy (daughter of Asha and Dr. Krishna Murthy) who were married in Chicago (USA) on September 4, 2005. The wedding procession with the groom on a horseback traveled through Michigan Avenue. For a video clip of this wedding, please click here.
* Our congratulations to Prema Anjaria (daughter of Chandrika and Rajiv Anjaria of Kitchener) and Brent Zettel (son of Jeannie and Burnie Zettel of Kitchener) who were married in Toronto, Ontario on October 10,2005.
* Our congratulations to Jesal and Parag Shah (Mumbai, India) on the birth of their twin daughters Viha and Vrisha born on April 29,2006.
* The Brahmin Samaj of Ontario has organized
its Summer Picnic on Sunday, June 24, 2006. For details, please call Parag
Pathak at 905-796-1071.
* A ghazal concert by Emani Sankara Sastry-Devi
will be held on June 24, 2006 at the Varley Art Gallery of Markham. For
details, please call 905-475-9511
or visit www.varleygallery.ca.
* The Vedanta Society of Toronto has organized its “Annual
Retreat Summer 2006” on June 24 and 25, 2006. For details, please
call the Society at
* PAN IIT USA and IIT Alumni Canada have organized the North American Regional Conference on June 24 and 25, 2006 in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. For details, please call Rabiz Foda at 905-813-9372, Ujjal Mondal at 905-567-9262, or Sujeet Lohan at 647-284-9450.
* The deadline for receipt of complete applications for the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute – 2007-08 India Studies Fellowship Competition is June 30, 2006. For details, please visit http://www.sici.org/2004shastri/english/is_fellowships.htm.
* Join in “Sacred Journeys Into Silence” by the Elders of Ten Spiritual Faiths in the presence of The Venerable Swami Veda Bharati on July 1, 2006. For details, please call Swamini Shivpriyananda at 905 417-2377.
* In celebration of Canada Day, Panorama India has organized “A Gala Evening of Fine Dining and Entertainment” on July 16, 2006. For details, please call Raghu Nayak at 416-283-4271 or Ranju Advani at 416-299-5051 or click here.
* A new category of visas – the “Medical Visa” - has been introduced by India in order to provide a new boost to medical tourism. This visa can be issued to foreign visitors for the specific purpose of medical treatment in India. A special task force with senior officials from the Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, and experts in the medical field has been constituted to assess opportunities and to recommend suitable action for promoting India as a health destination.
* The Neela Kurinji blooms in Kerala every 12 years covering hillsides with its blue flowers. The 95 km stretch of grasslands between Kodaikanal and Munnar will turn velvet blue by August. The last time it bloomed was in 1994. It is this flower that gave the Nilgiris (blue mountains) their name.
* Rashmi Uday Singh’s compilation of the best vegetarian recipes the world chefs had to offer in “Around the World in 80 Plates” has won the Gourmand World Cookbook Award. The book won the award in best vegetarian book category.