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‘Namaste Canada 2018’ cultural event on Saturday (September 1)

‘Namaste Canada 2018’ cultural event on Saturday (September 1)

THE Consulate General of India in Vancouver is hosting a day-long cultural event – ‘Namaste Canada 2018’ – in cooperation with more than 20 Indo-Canadian associations and cultural societies on Saturday, September 1 at Burnaby’s Michael J. Fox Theatre from 2 to 8 p.m.

 It’s a free event and everyone is invited.

Consul General Abhilasha Joshi met with the media and others about the event on Tuesday at the Consulate General office downtown Vancouver.

PHOTOS BY JAY SHARMA of Mahi Photo Studio








* Consulate General of India, Vancouver:

– Lighting of the lamp

– National Anthems of India and Canada

– Welcome by Consul General Abhilasha Joshi

– Speeches by dignitaries

* Opening Ceremony: Drums by First Nation + Prayer by Pandit Jasraj School of Music Foundation, Vancouver + Chenda Melam + All Associations

* Mandala Arts and Culture: Bharata Natyam Dance

* Royal Academy of Bhangra: Punjabi Folk Dance Bhangra

* Varad Ashram Inter Cultural Service Humanitarian World Association (VISHWA): Shiv Tandav: Kathak Dance Drama Fusion of Uttar Pradesh

* Kashmiris of Greater Vancouver: Rouf Dance – Jammu & Kashmir

* Bharathi Thamizh Sangam: Thirukuttralla Kuravanji- a Tamil folk dance

* Gujarati Garba Group: Dandiya Beauties

* Vancouver Area Telugu Association (VATA): Teluguttanam- A Telugu folk dance

* Global Hindu Foundation: Bihu Dance

* Vancouver Malayalee Samajam: Nrutyendrajalam

* Hindi Literary Society of Canada: Haryanvi Dance

* Thamil Cultural Society of BC: Senthamil Nadu Folk Dance

* Team Bollybaaz: Giddha – Folk Dance

* Nandanum School of Bharathanatyam: Chandrachooda Siva Sankara Parvathy

* Vancouver Kannada Kuta: Yakshagana

* Triveni Fine Arts and Asta Alliance: Mohiniyattam Varnam

* Culture Chats BC Association: Garba Celebration Dance

* Vancouver Odia Association (VOA): SAMBALPURI – Rasarkeli song

* Vancouver South Indian Cultural Association (VSICA): Kolattam

* Developmental Disabilities Association: Indian Canadian mix: High Gabroo (Punjabi English mix)

* Marathi Society of BC: Maharashtra Chi Lokdhara

* Mihika Arts Manipuri: Vasanta Raas

* India Cultural Association (ICA) of Vancouver: Kalbelia Folk Dance of Rajasthan

* Shiamak Vancouver: Group Dance – Medley of Bollywood songs

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