Press Release: Agarwals Based in Canada: 20th Anniversary Gala Celebrations
Agarwals Based in Canada celebrated their 20th year Gala with much ado and a lot of aplomb! The atmosphere was alive with laughter, friendships and celebrations galore!
The ABC crew hosted a sold-out crowd of 425 guests in an elegant setting at the Lakeshore Convention Centre in Mississauga. The occasion was especially graced by the presence of the special dignitaries: MPP Dipika Damerla and The Honorable Mayor of Mississauga, Bonnie Crombie. They both encouraged and thanked the Agarwals for their involvement in the mainstream community as well as for their role in promoting the youth of the Indian diaspora. The Agarwals would like in turn to thank them for their time and support.
Other highlights of the evening included the cutting of the cake by the founder members present and the video message of the couple now residing in BC. What started as a coalition of 4 couples in one’s basement, has in 20 years, grown to an organization with a few hundred members. A proud moment certainly for its leadership!
The in- house musical performance by ABC members of all ages from 5 yrs. to 50 depicting a montage of the various events that ABC holds, was a well -deserved tribute to its growth and its journey through the twenty years. The evening was adequately punctuated by professional performances, by the flute and shehnai maestro, Mr. Sahil Khan and the fire and banner performances of Illuminair Entertainment. The cherry on top of this delicious night was the signature Diwali Puja, the launch of the beautifully crafted magazine and the institution of the “Distinguished Community Leadership and Excellency Award" which for the first time, was awarded to, Dr. Samir Gupta for his outstanding charitable work in the field of medicine.
We thank our sponsors for their continual support in making our gala a night to behold! Till next year! Happy Diwali, Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year to all.
ABC Board of Directors