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North America Premier of Bombay Talkies
Tues Nov 5 @ 7:00PM, Isabel Bader Theatre
Panorama India Community Partner

Panorama India is proud to join hands with Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival in their endeavor to include South Asian films with North American Premier of Bombay Talkies Tues Nov 5 @ 7:00PM, Isabel Bader Theatre Celebrating 100 years of Indian cinema, this Cannes Film Festival Gala film showcases the power of storytelling by four of Mumbai's hottest independent filmmakers. Featuring Bollywood stars Rani Mukerji and Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

Attached is an e-poster. Exclusive for Panorama India members, Use promo code toronto17 to save 25% off regular ticket prices at reelasian.com (valid until Nov 5; only sales only). BUY TICKETS

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Message from High Commission of India, Ottawa

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT - CONSULAR SERVICES

It is hereby notified that the terms of service of the present applications collection agency – M/s VFS Global - has expired on 28/02/2013 for entire Canada

Applicants who intend to apply for the Passport, Visa and other Consular Services up to 28/02/2013 may please visit in.vfsglobal.ca (under 'News and Notices') for detailed information.

Effective 01/03/2013, applications for Passport, Visa and other Consular Services will have to be submitted to

M/s BLS International

Website: http://www.blsindia-canada.com

Their address and contact details for various locations are given below:

1. Ottawa - 150 Montreal Road, Unit 311, ON, KIL 8H2
2. Montreal – 1000, Sherbrook Steet West, Unit 701, Montreal QC, H2L 1L5
3. Toronto – 1448 Lawrence Avenue E, Unit 6 A, ON, M4A 2V6
4. Brampton - 10 Gillingham Drive , Unit 201 , ON, L6X 5A5
5. Winnipeg – 1806, 201 Portage Avenue, 18th Floor, MB R3B 3K6
6. Surrey - Unit 201-8140 120th Street, Surrey V3W 3N3
7. Calgary – 5120, 47 St NE # 131, Calgary, AB, T3J 4K3
8. Vancouver – Unit B-50, 850 West Hastings Street, BC V6C 1E1
9. Edmonton – 3, 10016, 29a Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T6N 1A8

2013 Indian Republic Day Celebrations Videos


THANK YOU!

Dear Panorama India Supporter,

On behalf of the entire board of Panorama India, I want to sincerely thank you for making Panorama India's 64th Indian Republic Day Celebration & Festival the best ever! Feedback from dignitaries and many many of you has been hugely positive. We had great media coverage and incredible audience support.

Record breaking crowd including many for the first time had the opportunity to Celebrate India’s 64th Republic Day welcoming the High Commissioner of India, Enjoy cultural program spanning from very first time impressive Veena concert, outstanding Indian classical dance fusion with ballet, national anthem on Veena instrumental music to patriotic songs, folk dances, dazzling Bollywood dances, bhangra, Panorama India’s Idol 4th edition, children drawing competition etc etc, Fun, getting around different vendor booth to know about their services, buy unique products and feast on tasty and varieties of food.

We couldn't have accomplished this without your presence and support. We are looking forward to your continued support for our events throughout the year.

Please follow the link to see pictures captured at the event http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151202992456058.452729.93901246057&type=1
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TORONTO: Indo-Canadian Unity in Diversity. That's was the theme of Panorama India-organized celebrations of India's 64th Republic Day on Sunday at the Pearson Convention Center in Brampton on Sunday January 27th.

The new Indian High Commissioner Admiral (Retd) Nirmal Verma, Consul General Preeti Saran, Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion and others dignitaries joined the local Indo-Canadian community in the celebrations.

The ceremonies began, with Jake Dheer introducing the guests to the audience and former Idol Contest Winners – Ferzana Bohra (2010), Subash Gandhi (2012 seniors) and Anusha Shivalingam (2010) singing patriotic songs. This was followed by 'Veena Symphony' from the Veenalyam School of Music and singing of the national anthems of India and Canada. Then the audiences were enthralled by the colourful invocation dance – Ganesha Vandana - by Menaka Thakkar Dance Company.

Jibanjit Tripathy, Chairperson of Panorama India, welcomed H.E. Admiral (Retd) Nirmal Kumar, the new High Commissioner of India to Canada and then outlined the three-fold mission of the Panorama: Educate, Celebrate and Collaborate. The great Pandit Ravi Shanker, who passed away, last year, was paid a befitting tribute on the overhead projector.

To emphasize the unity in diversity was the dance 'East meets West' – a fabulous presentation of nimble footed ballet and Indian dance union – choreographed by Atri Nundy and Debbie Wilson of the Sampradaya Dance Creations.

Addressing the gathering Consul General Preeti Saran offered her best wishes to the community on India's 64th republic day celebration, she congratulated Panorama India on staging the India Day Festival and introduced the High Commissioner.

The high commissioner praised the work of Panorama India and the Indian diaspora in Canada to promote Indian culture and keeping its traditions alive. He said India has the world's largest young population, and quoted President Pranab Mukherji that India has changed more in the last six decades than in the last six centuries. The High Commissioner acknowledged eminent Indo-Canadian entrepreneur and philanthropist Aditya Jha on his appointment as members of the Order of Canada.

The highlight of the day was the traditional Folk Dance Competition involving various Canadian dance schools competing for the best folk dance presentation. There was also a Children Drawing Competition, taking place at the same time.

The cultural extravaganza included performances by Kannada Sangha: Old is Gold, Ente Keralam – A bharathanatyam and Mohini Attam Fusion, Mix Bollywood Songs from Neeti Dream Dance, Yog Pranayam Demonstration by Patanjali Yog Peeth Canada, Odisha Festival Dance, Special Bhangra Dance, Bollywood dance, Lavani dance, and a host of crisp choreographed medleys. The grand finale was by Jadoo Entertainment.

The day-long ceremonies came to an end after the presentation of trophies and the announcement of Idol Contest winners, sponsored by State Bank of India (Canada). Sumana Dey was crowned 4th Panorama India's Idol in adult category while Anjana Rajendran was crowned in junior category. State Bank of India President & CEO Sunil Tandon, Panorama India chair Jibanjit Tripathy and co-chair Ramesh Bangalore gave away the awards.

This is also a Mela. Meena bazaar, handicrafts, ethnic outfits, costume jewellery, delicious Indian snacks, food and much more... were put up by large numbers of vendors. For the expatriates in GTA and surrounding areas it was a great Sunday outing with their family and friends. The day brought sweet memories and nostalgia of such ceremonies back home in India. Overall, the event was a resounding success. Panorama India would like to thank you all.

Panorama India was established in 1999 with the support of Consulate General of India as a non-profit umbrella organization with a goal to help unite all Indo-Canadian cultural associations and groups in the GTA and to project a common identity based on their Indian heritage and celebrate Unity in Diversity.

India Independence Day in Toronto Celebrated

with Record Gathering, Top

Leaders, Colorful Parade and Cultural Program

TORONTO, Aug 10: Top Canadian leaders, including Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, ministers and MPs, joined thousands of Indians Panorama India’s India Day Festival and Parade celebrating India’s 67th Independence Day on Saturday featuring cultural performances and a colourful parade in core downtown.

Congratulating Indians at day-long Independence day celebrations at Yonge-Dundas Square, Premier Kathleen Wynne said, “It is a wonderful celebration and I wish you a safe and happy Independence Day.’’ She praised the contribution of the Indo-Canadians for enriching Canada through their hard work and cultural diversity.

“You have strengthened our country through your hard work,’’ the Premier said at the annual event organized by Panorama India – an umbrella organization of various Indian associations. Highlighting deepening relations between India and the largest Canadian province, she said Ontario and India have a lot in common as both were models of democracy and multiculturalism. Lauding the contribution made by the Indo-Canadians in strengthening these bilateral ties, the Premier said Ontario is “fortunate to have half a million people who trace their origin to India.’’

Panorama India Day

Inviting Applications for Cultural Program at Dundas Square for India Day Festival, August 10, 2013
Please send completed application form to indiaday@panoramaindia.org

For more information please contact:
Suvarna Kulkarni: (905) 882-4607, Ramesh Bangalore:
(647) 290-0611
Or write to us at info@panoramaindia.org

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Panorama India Celebrates Seniors Day

Please Mark Your Calender and Share In Your Network

Date: Sunday June 30, 2013,
Time: 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM,
Place: SVBF Auditorium, 80 Brydon Avenue Etobicoke M9W 4N6
For more info. call, Ramesh Bangalore: (647) 290-0611,
Suvarna Kulkarni: (905) 882-4607 Or, write to us at info@panoramaindia.org

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India's Republic Day Celebration & Mela

Please join with your family & friends to Celebrate: India's 64th Republic Day. Enjoy: Cultural Program not only reflecting cultural diversity of India but unique Veena Symphony at 11:30 AM & East Meets West special presentations at 12:15 PM. Not to forget, 4th Panorama India's Idol Finals to crown Junior & Adult singing idols.

Annual Panorama India Diwali at Queen's park: Premier McGuinty praised as closest friend of India

Ontario premier Dalton McGuinty was praised for his role in promoting India-Ontario relations and being one of the "closest friends and supporters" of India, at the Annual Panorama India Diwali celebrations at Queen's Park here on Thursday.

Panorama India, Consulate General of India in Toronto & ICCC, hold a joint reception in the honour of Hon.Meira Kumar, Speaker of India's Lok Sabha

In an historic visit to Toronto, Hon.Meira Kumar, the Speaker of India's Lok Sabha – India lower house of Parliament – lauded the role of the Indian Diaspora in playing a positive role in fostering relations between Canada and India.

The York-Osgoode High School Debating Tournament

Panorama India is extremely pleased to present this India focused debate series in support of our Educate Mandate. We thank Scotiabank for being the Presenting Sponsor and York University/ The York-Osgoode High School Debating Club for collaborating with us.

"Mathletics 2012" A Mathematics competition for Youth ON Sunday September 30th 2012

Panorama India is very pleased at the overwhelming response to the Mathletics Program in the past years. We are very excited and looking forward to this competition for 2012. We encourage participants' parents, friends and family to witness this exciting program.

Panorama's India Day Parade and
Festival Epitomizes Unity in Diversity

August 13, 2012, Toronto: On Saturday, August 11th. a sea of people descended on Yonge-Dundas square to celebrate the India Day Parade and Festival commemorating India’s 66th Independence Day. The event was organized by Panorama India, a non profit organization uniting cultural organizations in the GTA,

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"THE LAST HARVEST" - Exhibition of Paintings Exhibition of Paintings by Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore at McMichael Canadian Art Collection on
May 19 to July 15, 2012

To commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore, the McMichael Canadian Art Collection will host the exclusive Canadian display of the exhibition “The Last Harvest: Paintings by Rabindranath Tagore” from May 19 to July 15, 2012 at McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 10365, Islington Avenue, Kleinburg, Ontarion L0J 1C0.

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  Seniors Day - on Sunday June 24, 2012
Panorama India is poised to celebrate the Seniors day for the Third Year on Sunday June 24, 2012. Seniors have all succeeded in their life reaching this stage. Its time for them to look back at their achievements and also remember their younger days and celebrate the sucess. This day is therefore aptly called Yaadon Ki Baaraat and is also the theme for the Seniors day.

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  Inauguration Celebration - The Last Harvest:
  Painting by Rabindranath Tagore, May 23rd,
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The McMichael Canadian Art Collection hosted a special reception on Wednesday, May 23 for the opening of the exhibition, The Last Harvest: Paintings by Rabindranath Tagore, in the presence of dignitaries from India, Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty, Minister Michael Chan, and approximately 200 guests from the South Asian Community and the gallery. Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) is beloved by Indians as a poet and writer. He was recognized around the world as the first non-European to be awarded a Nobel Prize for literature, yet few outside India know that he was also a highly regarded visual artist. The Last Harvest: Paintings by Rabindranath Tagore is the one-and-only Canadian showing, on display at the McMichael gallery from May 24 to July 15, 2012.

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  Panorama India's Singing Idol - January
Earlier in 2010 Panorama India launched Panorama India Singing IDOL contest which provided all the aspiring and leisure singers an opportunity to showcase their talent in front of the community. Over 100 singers participated in two preliminary rounds that were then narrowed down to final four to perform at the Republic day celebrations.

Panorama India held the final round of selection for Panorama India Idol contest 2011 on January 9th at the Don Bosco Secondary School. After three very competitive selection rounds four lucky contestants were selected out of the pool of 60 aspiring singers as finalists to perform at Panorama India’s Republic Day celebration on January 29th at Pearson Convention Centre. The four finalists are Bharat Sharma, Shirsha Chakraborty, Sumana Ganguly Dey and Vaibhav Karandikar.


  India's Republic Day Celebrations - 29th   January, 2011
Each year this event takes place in an indoor venue and showcases the cultural strength of the Indo-Canadian community through stage performances by kids and artists from different regions of India. Over 8,000 people attend this one day event which has everything from entertainment, Indian cuisine, drawing competition for kids, vendors in a Bazaar setting and new this year, Panorama India's first Singing IDOL competition. The event will be held at the Pearson Convention Centre (2638 Steeles Ave E, Brampton, ON)

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  India Day Celebrations - 2011
Panorama India celebrated India Day at the Yonge & Dundas Square. The event was attended by over 25,000 people, and showcased numerous cultural events and local talent. There was also a parade of floats representing the diversity of the different regions of India.

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  Diwali Celebrations at Queen's Park -   November
Diwali is one of the most important festivals for Indo-Canadians and Panorama India Celebrates this evening at Queens Park with the Premier and other prominent dignitaries from Canadian and Indian communities. Diwali is celebrated during the month of October or November and is the start of the New Year for all people from India.
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  Mathletics 2010
Panorama India conducted its first Mathletics competition as part of its mandate to Educate, Celebrate and Collaborate. The competition pitted 80 GTA youths currently in grades 7 to 11. The contest was split into two categories - Junior and Senior.
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  India Day 2010
Panorama India celebrated India Day at Yonge & Dundas Square in Toronto on August 14, 2010. The event showcased multiple cultural events and also a parade of floats representing many regions of India. Famous Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar also made a guest appearance.
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  Seniors Day 2010
Panorama India embarkeded on a new program "Hum Hain Kaamyab" to celebrate Seniors Day on Saturday, 12 June 2010 to recognize, motivate and promote the talents of the seniors in our community. It was a huge success, quite evident by the huge turnout.
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  Diwali 2009 
Panorama India in conjunction with the Consulate General of India (Toronto) celebrated Diwali at Queens Park, Toronto. Premier Dalton McGuinty attended the event with a host of other dignataries.
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  India Day 2009 
Panorama India celebrated India Day at Yonge & Dundas Square in Toronto on August 9, 2009. The event showcased multiple cultural events and also a parade representing many regions of India. Even the downpour did not dampen the spirits of the participants as well as the audience. Famous Sufi singer Sardool Sikander and Aman Noori enthralled the audience with some melodious songs.
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