TORONTO: Celebrating 75 years of India’s independence as ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’, the Consulate General of India, Toronto organized a felicitation event titled ‘Varishtha Yoddha’ to honor the veterans of Indian Army, Navy and Air Force on Oct. 3rd 2021 at 1100 Hrs at Hotel Holiday Inn Toronto International Airport, Toronto.
During the event a total of 87 veterans who are above the age of seventy five years were felicitated in recognition of their invaluable service to India.
A written message from Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh honouring their service was read out by Consul General.
Apoorva Srivastava at the event. The High Commissioner of India to Canada, Ajay Bisaria & India’s Defence Attaché to theUS and Canada based in Washington, Brig. Anoop Shinghal also graced the felicitation ceremony The felicitation event also featured various cultural performances and narration of their service experience by some of the veterans.
Due to the pandemic situation and the restrictions on large gatherings, only the veterans and their immeidate family members were invited and the event was live streamed on CGI Toronto’s ‘Facebook’ and ‘Youtube’ pages for the Diaspora members.
The video recording of the event may be accessed at the links given below: Youtube – https:// youtu.be/zmxE85gzdWU Facebook – https://www.facebook. com/cgindiatoronto Photographs of the event may also be viewed downloaded from the below link – https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ntvgp0ubfgqdrol/