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Mississauga/Canadian-Media: With the support of the Consulate General of India, Toronto, and presented by ICICI Bank Canada’s Indian@Heart Club in partnership with Tourism Mississauga, Panorama India announced a historic event India Day Drive-Thru Parade 2021 to be held on Sunday, August 15, 2021, at the Paramount Fine Foods Centre in Mississauga from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.
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“I am excited to see Panorama India put such an event together that is safe and brings out our community to celebrate this auspicious occasion,” said Hon. Apoorva Srivastava, Consul General of India in Toronto, in a press release.
“India Day is a celebration for the community and ICICI Bank Canada’s Indian@HeartClub is proud to be the presenting sponsor for the India Day Grand Parade,” shared Sandeep Goel, President, and CEO of ICICI Bank, in the press release.
The event is free to the public and all are invited to experience India from the safety of their cars. A pre-registration link would be shared with the larger community at the end of July to access and register their cars. The event will be tied to a food drive and all attendees will be asked to bring a food donation that can be dropped off at the entrance for pick-up by the food banks, which will support both Seva Food Bank and Sai Dham Foodbank.
“Panorama India is pleased that in an effort to bring back the feeling of live celebration and yet ensure safety and all covid protocols we are working diligently to deliver a successful event. Panorama India is proud to be working with such passionate community float partners and sponsors who all want to make the first-ever India Day Drive Thru Parade a unique and special event” stated the Chairperson of Panorama India, Sumeeta Kohli, in the press release.
The “Best Parade Float competition” would be announced by public voting, a link for which will go live on the day of the Parade, Sunday, August 15th.
“Tourism Mississauga is thrilled to sponsor the Panorama India Drive-Thru Parade. Mississauga is home to people and cultures from around the world, and we invite everyone to come and celebrate the diversity that our beautiful city has to offer. As we slowly start to reopen, we are excited to welcome people back to visit Mississauga and this event is a great way to experience something new, celebrate India Day, and spend the day in the city — safely” shared Victoria Clarke, CEO of Tourism Mississauga, in the press release.
“When you attend you will be able to see live performances from the States of India from the safety of your car. This will be a different but fun experience” shared Anusha Iyer, Director of Programming at Panorama India, in the press release.
In addition, the event will be live-streamed directly to the 24–27 Digital Media partners across Canada, the US, and India. “We want to ensure, whether it is in person or at home, you can experience the India Day 2021 celebrations with us” stated Sanjay Agarwal, Vice-Chair, Sponsorship and Vendor Management at Panorama India, in the press release.
Panorama India is also pleased to announce that it will be celebrating India Day from August 1 — August 22 with several virtual, online events in addition to the in-person India Day Drive Thru Parade and is excited to launch the India Day Virtual Expo to be held on Sunday, August 8th, 2021, from 10:00 am — 5:00 pm, an online marketplace for vendors from Canada and India.
“The online marketplace will allow the community to chat live at online booths with unique vendors serving our community and also watch live webinars conducted by our vendors” stated Arun Chauhan, Director of Digital Technology at Panorama India, in the press release.
Vendor Registration is already open, and interested vendors can contact the Panorama team directly.
In addition, the Live Virtual Art Competition presented by our sponsor Colour Happy for children ranging from kindergarten to Grade 9 will be conducted on Saturday, August 7th and a secure and private link would be available for all registered children to access the live competition.
“Once again, we are looking to use themes such as the National Flag, Indian Cultural Scenes, and other India Day topics to allow children to showcase their love for India via art. Make sure you register your children before the spots fill up” shared Vaidehi Bhagat, Vice-Chair — Sponsorship and Community Relations at Panorama India, in the press release.
“It is important to us that most, if not all, states and languages are represented in this celebration, and we are thrilled at the response of all the community organizations working hard to create their state pavilions. We can’t wait for you to come and experience all of India in one day from the safety of your car” said Thomas K. Thomas, Director of Community Relations and Logistics, in the press release.
“Panorama India’s website will have all the latest information, voting links, and access to the vendor fair” stated Tanvir Kaur, Director of Digital Media and Logistics at Panorama India, in the press release.
Panorama India will be releasing more information on our social media throughout the month of July as we get closer to the India Day Celebration kick-off on August 1, 2021. The link to register for the India Day Drive-Thru Parade will be released through our various social media channels.
“Panorama India is a non-profit organization and conducts all events for free. We can only do this with the help of our sponsors and community organizations. Thank you to our Diamond Presenting Sponsors — ICIC Bank Canada and Tourism Mississauga. We also want to thank our Gold Sponsors — HSBC Bank Canada, SBI Bank Canada, City of Mississauga and Kotamarti Group” stated Janak Bhawnani, Chief Finance Officer at Panorama India in the press release
India Day 2021 Celebratory Events Agenda is as follows:
Sunday, August 7th, 2021 Live Interactive Art Competition • Kindergarten-Grade 9
Sunday, August 8th, 2021 Virtual Vendor Expo • 10:00 am — 5:00 pm • Chat live with Vendors, • Webinars, • Vendor Launches & Exclusive Announcements
Sunday, August 15th, 2021 Drive-Thru Grand Parade: • 11:00 AM Opening Ceremony; • 11:30–7:00 pm Drive-Thru
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Registration link to attend will be shared end of July.
As a not-for-profit umbrella organization, Panorama India strives to flourish ties between India and Canada by nurturing India’s culture and heritage, providing a platform for all Indian cultural associations, groups, and individuals to showcase their arts and culture, foster a better understanding between India, and Canada to build bilateral relations.
Visit http://panoramaindia.org/ for more details.