Republic Day Celebrations!

The annual Republic Day celebrations this year around the world were a special occasion with the state visit of US President Barak Obama to India and the mood was patriotic and upbeat at the Vancouver celebrations which again took place at the Indian Consulate office downtown on Monday and were presided by Acting Consul General Amarjit Singh and other senior Consulate staff. There was also a big local contingent present at the event, including former Indian army officers, politicians and entertainers.

Friends Of India!

Friends of India were out in full force Monday night, including Indian Consulate senior officers and staff, to celebrate Mother India’s Republic Day at Fraserview Hall. The lovers of India gathered thanks to the big reception courtesy of Kamal Sharma, Vancouver’s own greatest showman! It’s was so much fun to celebrate with friends like Hari Varshney, Perminder Chouhan, Kal Dosanjh, Sukhi Panghalia, Tony Singh BK Rakhra, Balinder Johal, Mannu Sandhu and her sister Panzy, Sharad Khare, Daljit Thind and many others. What a blast – R. Paul Dhillon!

Celebration Of Life!

The Deepak Binning Foundation held their annual Celebration of Life fundraiser in the memory of a young Indo-Canadian man whose life was cut short. The Vancouver held event had the usual entertainment and speeches.

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