October 2006

* Telugu Bharathi organized "YEH SHAAM MASTAANI" a musical and variety entertainment program on Monday, October 9, 2006 in Rose Theatre Auditorium in Brampton. Hemachandra who was the finalist in the Zee TV Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2005 and is now a playback singer, sang  a number of songs from various Hindi movies. Local artists also participated actively and presented some dances and songs. 

* For the first time in the history of Ontario, Diwali was celebrated at Queen's Park on October 10, 2006. The Consul General of India in Toronto, Mr. Satish Mehta took the initiative and involved Panorama India in organizing this event. Mr. Dalton McGuinty, the Premier of Ontario, was the chief guest. For details, please call Raghu Nayak at 416-283-4271 or Ranju Advani at 416-299-5051.

* Chitralekha Odissi Dance Creations (CODC) presents “Arjuna”, the fourth and final installment of the Mahabharata Quadrilogy, a four-part epic series by Toronto area dance and music master Guru Sri Devraj Patnaik, on Friday, October 20th, Saturday, October 21st, and Sunday, October 22nd. For more information, please call 905-335-4636, write to arjuna@seeodissi.com, or any email listed at www.seeodissi.com or click here.

HAPPY DIWALI,  HAPPY RAMADAN, AND A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR TO ALL.    

* Deepak Obhrai, M.P. for Calgary East & Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the India-Canada Association of Ottawa are pleased to announce the 7th Annual Diwali Celebration on Parliament Hill on Monday, October 23, 2006. Prime Minister Stephen Harper and leaders of the opposition parties, along with a number of parliamentarians and senators, will attend the event. There will be a brief program that includes Diwali Pooja (prayers), speeches from participating dignitaries, followed by cultural items from South Asia and concluding with a reception with traditional Diwali sweets.

* Vanik Samaj of Toronto has organized Annakut on Saturday, October 28, 2006. For details, please call Tushar Shah at 416-431-4310 or click here.  

Our congratulations to Kappu & Rashmi Desai proud grandparents and Aparna Desai & Joel  Brown proud parents of “Delia”, born on October 6, 2006.