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Toronto, Aug 10 (Canadian-Media): Consulate General of India in Toronto, Dinesh Bhatia would be the chief guest at Panorama India's joint celebration of India's 70th Independence Day and Canada's 150th Birthday at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto on Aug 20 .
The community event is free and will be held between 12 pm and 10 pm, said the the organisers with chief motive to bring together the local Indian community through celebration of unity in diversity.
The event will have a Grand Parade, organised by Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty.
Participation in 20 floats to represent the various Indian states would be done by cultural groups from the Greater Toronto Area
Other highlights of the event include performances by local dancers and Panorama Idol singers.
Manj Musik, stage name of Manjeet Singh Ral -- an Indian singer, songwriter and music producer -- will perform with Dhol, Bass (RDB) Manj and Nindy.
An award winning singer from Pune, Sharayu Date, will showcase her singing talent.
Parvaaz, a Bangalore-based rock band, consisting of Khalid Ahamed (vocals), Kashif Iqbal (guitar), Fidel D'souza (bass) will be part of the programme.
Cricket Pitch and Kids Zone, food stalls, International Marketplace and Meena Bazaar with a variety of display of clothes, food and jewelry booths are other activities present on that day.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)