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BCIBN’s Grand Diwali Gala!

The BC-India Business Network, held it’s Third Annual Signature Event,“THE GRAND DIWALI GALA”  at the “Ballroom”, Fairmont Waterfront Hotel,Canada Place, Vancouver,on Saturday 13tth October 2018. The “Festival of Lights” was celebrated with great gusto in the presence of distinguished guests from the Provincial Government , Eminent Businessmen and Citizens of BC.  The well organized Gala was celebrated in grand style. It was a sold out event with  guests dressed in colorful ethnic costumes to mark the beginning Diwali celebrations in the true Indian traditional way. The event began with a welcome address by VivekSavkur, President & CEO of BC-India Business Network  followed by the playing of the National Anthems of  Canada and India,  Both the Anthems were  specially composed by the eminent Indian Grammy Award winner and Conservationist Ricky Kej. The guests included Abhilasha Joshi,Consul General of India in Vancouver; Bruce Ralston, Minister of Jobs,Trade and Technology ; Randeep Sarai, MP, Andrew Petter, President & Vice Chancellor of the Simon Fraser University and Marvin Hunt, MLA, all of whom addressed the jubilant audience. To mark the occasion of Dassera and Diwali  a colourful ballet  “The Goddess and the Demon” depicting the theme of Dassera and Diwali viz. Victory of Good Over Evil, was very artistically presented by  SGR Communications under the able direction of Sumita Roy. This  colorful performance confirmed the multicultural facet of  Canada and was very well acclaimed by the guests present. The ballet was followed by sizzling Bollywood dance performances by the duo from Andaz Entertainment.

 

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