|November 7, 2018 issue|
|Pranav’s Pre-Diwali Gala and
|From left: Vic Sarju, Deochand Bahadur and Swami Bhajanananda|
Toronto – A capacity audience of devotees, invited guests and supporters of the Pranav Mandir were treated to a memorable 19th Annual Pre-Divali Gala and Pranav Dharma Prachar Award ceremony hosted by the organization on Saturday October 20, 2018 at the Elite Banquet Hall.
|Canadian Museum of Indian
Civilization Diwali event
|From L: Terry Sawh (MC of the CMIC fundraiser); Hera Ramlakhan Sawh; Patrick Brown, Mayor of Brampton; Dave Barrow, Mayor of Richmond Hill; Rani Sethi and Vijayantee Ramkumar both of Voice of Vedas, and Genevieve Gualtieri, wife of Mayor Patrick Brown.
(Photo by Kamlesh Shah)
Toronto – The Canadian Museum of Indian Civilization hosted a grand evening of entertainment, feasting and social interaction at its annual Diwali Gala on October 28, 2018 at the Pearson Convention Centre.
The welcoming atmosphere was evident from the lavish cocktail and appetizing hors d’oeuvres to live music by the well known Hasheel Lodhia and Hemant Patel.
The Ganesh Stuti and the Canadian and Indian national anthems by the gifted Anuja Pandit Rao signalled an evening of great performances bolstered by the Sri Sanskriti Dance Academy, Jadoo entertainment and the Karma Projects. Crooner Mahendra Sharma mesmerized the audience with his charm and beautiful voice.
Chair of the CMIC Dr. B. Doobay outlined the life-saving work done by the Doobay Renal Centre in Guyana. He thanked McMaster University for its sustained support for the project. Dr. Alistair Ingram spoke about the dire need for dialysis services in Guyana and the preventive care they are providing. Dr. Azeem Gangi and Dr. Ram Mohan, strong supporters of the Renal Centre, were also present.
Dr. Doobay recognized the invaluable support received from various key players, including Dr. and Mrs. Balbahadur.
President of the Laxmi Sabha Vijayantee Ramkumar detailed the work of the Laxmi Sabha and the CMIC youth group.
MCs were Terry Sawh and Sagar Sethi.