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  Celebrating Indo-Canadian Culture In Durham Region

Aug 23, 2016 13:28 ET

Members of DRPS recently joined community partners in Pickering to celebrate India's Heritage Day. This month India marked 69 years of independence.

The Heritage Day Celebration was held at the Esplanade Park and featured the raising of the Indian Flag to recognize the strong contributions of South Asian Canadians to both the City of Pickering and Durham Region. It was hosted by the Indo-Canadian Cultural Association of Durham Inc.

Following a walk to the Pickering Town Centre, Deputy Chief Uday Jaswal brought greetings on behalf of DRPS, recognizing the many contributions Indo-Canadians have made to our communities. He was joined by local dignitaries including Deputy Consul General of India Mr. R .K.Perindia; Pickering Mayor Dave Ryan; and ICCAD Chair Shashi Bhatia for the annual celebration. The speeches were followed by traditional and contemporary song and dance performances.

The ICCAD is a non-profit organization that aims to share Indo-Canadian culture and heritage in Durham Region while promoting tolerance, understanding and inclusiveness. DRPS has partnered with the Indo-Canadian Cultural Association since 2007, and shares its vision of building vibrant and culturally diverse communities in Durham Region.

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Deputy Chief Jaswal Joins in Heritage Day Celebrations (JPG file, 254.2K bytes)
Deputy Jaswal presented with a plaque thanking DRPS (JPG file, 212.8K bytes)
Dancers perform at Heritage Day Celebration (JPG file, 300.9K bytes)