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Toronto, Feb 12 (Canadian-Media): A grand Cultural Event was organized yesterday by Panorama India with the support of the Consulate General of India in Toronto at Pearson Conventional Centre in Brampton, Ontario to celebrate the 69th Republic Day of India, media reports said.
Dignitaries present in the event were: Dinesh Bhatia, Consul General of India, Toronto, senior officials from the Consulate, John Tory, Mayor of Toronto; MP Rob Oliphant; Dipika Damerla, Ontario Minister of Seniors Affairs in the Cabinet of Premier Kathlaneen Wynne; MPP Bob Delaney; MPP Amrit Mangat & Rajesh Gupta, President & CEO, State Bank of India, Canada.
Bhatia congratulated and appreciated the efforts of Panorama India towards organising events like the India Independence Day Parade and Republic Day Celebrations.
He announced that the winner of Panorama Idol (the biggest and one of its kind event for the Indian Diaspora in a foreign country), would get a trip to India under Government of India's 'Know your India Programme'.
In his speech, Bhatia also highlighted the remarkable of Punjab State Government's initiative 'Connect with your Roots' and Goa State Government,s initiative 'Know your Goa Programme' and added these offer great inspiration to youth of Indian origin settled abroad to know their motherland.
Bhatia concluded by saying that the Republic Day celebrations are a depiction of unity in diversity of India.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)