Sirish and his wife Laura, founded the Indian Summer Festival in Vancouver in 2011. Now in its fifth year, the festival celebrates arts, ideas and diversity in Vancouver, and has grown popular and bigger with each edition.
“I encountered dead bodies, while I was climbing ahead of Camp 3. I was terrified. I stood there for 10-15 minutes and said 'if you (dead bodies) have completed the summit then that it is alright but if you haven't then I will complete the summit for you and go back alive."
Over 1,200 individuals convicted in a period of 12 years and more than 25,000 females rescued from Nepal and India by Maiti Nepal, a non-governmental organization started by Anuradha Koirala, a social activist who has dedicated her life towards the rescue and rehabilitation of survivors of human trafficking.
At a young age of 20,Anoop Virk is carving a path that directly empowers the deprived. In her recent mission to Zambia, Virk assisted in establishing a primary school and instilling the values of gender equality.
Trevor Linden has a goal for the Vancouver Canucks. And it's probably the same goal as every Canucks fan. Linden wants to see Vancouver win the coveted Stanley Cup. But, unlike most fans, he's just been given a second chance to help make that happen.
Earlier this year, Dr. Gupta was named the 13th president and vice chancellor of the University of British Columbia. Not only is Gupta a “renowned expert in research and innovation policy forging close collaborations between universities, civil society and business,” but he is the first South Asian to hold this coveted position overseeing one of the leading universities in the world.