Friday, February 28, 2020

Grand Diwali Gala 2018

29 Oct, 2018
The BC-India Business Network, held it’s Third Annual Signature Event, “THE GRAND DIWALI GALA”  at the “Ballroom”, Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, Canada Place,  Vancouver, on Saturday 13tth October 2018. The “Festival of Lights” was celebrated with great gusto in the presence of distinguished guests from the Provincial Government , Eminent Businessmen and Citizens of BC. 
The well organized Gala was celebrated in grand style. It was a sold out event with  guests dressed in colorful ethnic costumes to mark the beginning Diwali celebrations in the true Indian traditional way.
The event began with a welcome address by Vivek  Savkur, President & CEO of BC-India Business Network  followed by the playing of the National Anthems of  Canada and India,  Both the Anthems were  specially composed by the eminent Indian Grammy Award winner and Conservationist Ricky  Kej.
The guests included Honourable  Abhilasha Joshi, Consul General of India in Vancouver; Honorable Bruce Ralston, Minister of Jobs,Trade and Technology ; Randeep Sarai,,MP, Honorable  Andrew Petter, President & Vice Chancellor of the Simon Fraser University and Marvin Hunt, MLA, all of whom addressed the jubilant audience.