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Toronto Mayor John Tory proclaimed May 2017 as South Asian Heritage Month in the City of Toronto, City of Toronto news release said.
Acknowledging valuable contributions that the multicultural communities of Toronto have made to “strengthen our society and contribute to our city's motto "Diversity Our Strength"”, Tory said, the city of Toronto has become one of the world’s most multicultural cities.
May as an Asian heritage was first celebrated in Toronto in 1993 and spread from there to other Canadian Cities. May was proclaimed as both Asian Heritage Month and South Asian Heritage Month.
The City of Toronto acknowledges its success and vitality to the long and rich history of Canadians of Asian descent and their contributions to the city.
The Parks, Forestry and Recreation division invites all Torontonians to take part in events and educational outreach programs organized by various Community Centres for Asian/South Asian Heritage Month.
Toronto has also become, continued Tory, a model city which respects and accepts all faiths and religions and added that the city of Toronto’s social, political, cultural and economical aspects draw their strength from Toronto’s diversity.
Tory continued, “WHEREAS South Asian Heritage Month acknowledges the long and rich histories of South Asians in Canada and celebrates the growth, vibrancy and prosperity they have brought to our diverse city.
NOW THEREFORE, I, Mayor John Tory, on behalf of Toronto City Council, do hereby proclaim May 2017 as "South Asian Heritage Month" in the City of Toronto.”
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)
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