ICCC Weekly Newsletter – 31 August 2021
Hon. Anita Anand and
Consul General Apoorva Srivastava
ICCC's Tauseef Sheikh, Sigma Group's Arjun (Andy) Jasuja, Y-Media's Yudhvir Jaswal, and Jake Dheer with CG Apoorva Srivastava
The Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC), Y Media and Luxe Convention Centre collaborated to organize ‘United by Emotion’ – a unique program themed on the Spirit of Olympics on 28 August. The program celebrated the stupendous achievements of the Canadian and the Indian Olympics squads for their record-making achievements at the Tokyo Olympics. The Canadian Olympic squad won 24 medals and the Indian squad won 7 medals – both setting a record.
The program kicked off the ICCC’s rebranding effort that is being spearheaded by the newly constituted Advisory Board under Dr. Aditya Jha’s chairmanship. Arjun (Andy) Jasuja, veteran community leader and a Canadian tech pioneer, is actively working with Dr. Jha to rebrand the ICCC and make it relevant to the emerging demographic of Indo-Canadians.
Hon. Anita Anand, Canada’s Minister of Public Procurement, was the Guest of Honour at the program, which also included several VIP guests such as India’s Consul General to Toronto Apoorva Srivastava; Hon. Prabmeet Sarkaria, President of the Treasury Board of Ontario; Hon. Sheref Sabawy, Parliamentary Assistant to Ontario’s Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries; Hon. Deepak Anand, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development; Hon. Sara Singh, MPP; among many others.
The fast-paced program, conceived, set-up and executed by the talented Y Media team comprised snippets of sound bytes by both Canadian and Indian athletes, and keenly edited montage of the winning moments of the Olympics, also had brief speeches by Minister Anand, CG Srivastava, ICCC’s Tauseef Sheikh and Y Media’s Yudhvir Jaswal.
ICCC's 22nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament
Thursday 26 August 2021
Lionhead Golf Club and Convention Centre
8525 Mississauga Rd, Brampton, ON L6Y 0C1
And the winners...Joshi Law’s foursome: Rakesh Joshi (2nd from left), Navi Brar, Lakhvir Randhawa, and Sarbjit Singh. Also in the photograph are Deepak Shamnani, Joseph Selvaraj Savier, Apoorva Srivastava and Tauseef Sheikh
The 22nd Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce’s (ICCC) Annual Golf Charity Classic was an overwhelming success with over 120 enthusiastic amateur golfers having a great time. Thursday 26 August 2021 turned out to be a perfect day for golf. The ICCC will be contributing a respectable amount to the Canadian Cancer Society. The Joshi Law’s team comprising Rakesh Joshi, Navi Brar, Lakhvir Randhawa, and Sarbjit Singh won the tournament. Apoorva Srivastava, Consul General of India in Toronto; Tauseef sheikh, President, ICCC; Deepak Shamnani, Chair, Golf Committee; Joseph Selvaraj Savier, President & CEO, SBI Canada Bank; presented the winning team with the rotating trophy. SBI Canada Bank was the Food sponsor, and Scotiabank was the Cart Sponsor for the program.
Heather Spence (l) & Shilpa Mishra (r)
of BDO Canada
In support of
Range Promo: Branded Merchandise
2021 federal election platform tracker:
Where each party stands
Canadians will head to the polls on Sept. 20 after one of the shortest election campaigns ever.
Before that, the leaders of each political party will attempt to appeal to voters coast-to-coast-to-coast, detailing their plans to revive the economy following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Here’s a look at what each party has promised so far on the major issues affecting the economy, business and your money.
ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT
JOBS AND ECONOMY
RETIREMENT AND SENIORS
Read more: Federal Elections
India vaccinates 2 New Zealand in a day
India administered more than 10 million COVID-19 vaccine doses on 27 August, a national record that Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed as a “momentous feat” for the country ahead of fears of another surge in infections.
India has now administered about 628 million vaccine doses in total, giving at least one dose to more than half of its 944 million adults and the required two doses to 15%. The government wants the entire adult population covered by December.
“Record vaccination numbers today!” Modi said on Twitter. “Crossing 1 crore (10 million) is a momentous feat.”
The previous daily record was 9.2 million.
Idea of India - ICCR's Poster Competition
The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) under the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India has launched a global digital Painting and Poster Making Competition on the theme “My idea of India.” The competition was launched on 15th August 2021 on the occasion of 75th Independence Day of India - Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
Watch the ICCR video: YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/1bnJU-0PF3o
The brief description about the Competition: ‘Amrit Mahotsav’ is an initiative of the Government of India to celebrate and commemorate the 75 years of progressive India and the glorious history of it’s people, culture and achievements.
The celebration is an embodiment of all that is progressive about India’s socio-cultural, political and economic identity.
The five pillars of the celebration are divided into five sub-heading –
- Freedom struggle
- Ideas at 75
- Achievements at 75
- Actions at 75
- Resolve at 75
In this Poster and Painting Competition, ICCR invites artistic expression on the theme “My idea of India”. This includes how you envision the India of yesterday, today and the India which will merge from amalgamation of tradition & heritage with a modern scientific technological outlook.
For participation in online poster and painting competition 2021, please register to submit your artwork at web link: https://iccr.gov.in/app/
The last date of receiving online entries is 15th September 2021 and the date of declaration of awards is 15th October, 2021. There are two Prize categories:
Category A: Foreign Participants and
Category B: Indian Participants.
More details of the digital “Painting and Poster Making Competition” are also available on the web link: https://iccr.gov.in/Iccr4Art/index.php
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