Independence Day Celebration Continues
Mississauga: South Asians in Ontario celebrated india’s 65th Independence day on Aug. 26 with a gala dinner and dance, attended by about 400 people.
Sam Chopra, the president of the organization, has played a very vibrant role in successfully bridging the gap among different South Asian communities with his selfless dedication. This organization along with former MPP Tony Ruprecht also raised the Indian flag in front of Queen’s Park for the first time in Canada.
National anthems of India and Canada were sung by Neil Wadhvana, dances were performed and presented by Bharat Mata Mandir and Kannada Sangha group of Toronto along with dance dhamaka group. Harmeet Bassan, Geeta Chopra and three Chinese singers of Indian origin who sang Hindi songs were applauded by the crowd.
Photos by Bashir Nasir
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