India’s 73rd Independence Day at Milton, Ontario


Canadian Indian Association’s Celebrations

Canadian Indian Association (CIA) hosted India’s 73rd Independence Day celebrations in Milton on Saturday 17th August 2019. The event was attended by many VIPs including Councilor Mike Cluett, representing Milton Mayor, Honorable Gordon Krantz, Consul Mr. Hoti Lal from the Consulate General of India-Toronto, MP Honorable Lisa Raitt, MPP Parm Gill and Milton Councilors Rick De Lorenzo, Zeesan Hamid, Sameera Ali and Kristina Tesser Derksen.

The festivities started with the Flag hoisting, which was followed by a welcome address by the CIA President, Mr. Jagmohan Mainra. The evening full of fun and frolic was attended by many Miltonians and GTA. Many Indian Families from neighboring areas such as Oakville, Burlington, Mississauga, Guelph etc. joined in to be the part of this grand celebration.
Canadian Indian Association (CIA) was started with an aim to bring together people from the Indian origin living in Canada so that we and our future generations can relate to the rich culture we come from and experience its glory. Canadian Indian Association strives to bring all Canadian-Indians together. Each members or participant of this great CIA’s event contributed their valuable time and talent to make this event a grand success.

The cultural event was a grand success! It had over 75 performing artistes who gave the audience the glimpse of the colors of India and its rich culture & heritage. India’s Independence Day is the day when we celebrate India in its full diversity.

Canadian Indian Association is a not-for-profit organization within Halton region to serve as a bridge between various Indian Cultural associating and groups in order to promote India’s cultural heritage, to unite our people by developing a better understanding of India’s diverse culture and to strengthen bi-lateral relations between India and Canada.

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