On Monday, the Consul General of India Mr. Dinesh Bhatia and his wife Mrs. Seema Bhatia hosted a reception at Hilton Garden Inn, Vaughan to celebrate India’s 69th anniversary of India’s Independence.
It was classy to say the least and a colorful celebration that won’t be easy to forget for those invitees. Prominent members of the South Asian community were seen mingling with dignitaries, senators, MPP’s including Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Laura Albanese. Member of Parliament Honorable Kirsty Duncan brought greetings and best wishes from both the Premier’s office and the Prime Minister Trudeau’s office respectively. Among the many VIPs attending the event was local entrepreneur Anu Vittal who was elated for having been notified hours earlier that she was to receive an award for her work and being a high South Asian achiever. That award will be presented to her on October 15th.
The evening began with the national anthems of both Canada and India played followed by remarks from the Indian Consul General focusing on the bi-lateral relations between the two countries and the further growth in trade and stronger ties for the future development of business. Guests enjoyed nibbling on snacks and slurping cool mango lassi. Following the speeches, guests were invited to tuck into a delicious array of dishes from all four corners of India.
According to many guests the array of Indian sweets was awesome, they especially raved about “mishti”, rasmalai and lavish moti-choor laddo. It was an evening to remember. – CINEWS