CANADA FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE celebrates at Rockcliffe Park Community
beautiful Sunday, summer afternoon was a perfect foil for
the first anniversary of the lecture series offered by India
Canada Friendship Circle (ICFC). On Aug. 7th, ICFC celebrated
its first year with a poignant delivery of INDIA IN THE NEW
MILLENIUM by Her Excellency Shyamala Cowsik, India's High
Commissioner to Canada.
Excellency engaged the attendees with awe-inspiring facts
and figures. Mrs. Cowsik passionately explained how India
in the new millenium is an exciting, confident country:
India and China as quoted by the economic gurus to be
major economic and technological trendsetters, India is
looked upon as the one with the edge due its "well
entrenched" democratic institutions.
exudes openness to the world both economically and culturally.
This cannot be more evident than in Her willingness to
set aside the historic and painful rivalry with Pakistan.
industry in biotech, manufacturing, agriculture, and pharmaceutical
have aided to put Her economical growth at 7 per cent
as compared to 2 to 4 per cent in most developed Western
Cowsik's infectious optimism and her confidence in India were
met with an enthralling question period that ensued even after
Mrs. Cowsik sat down to have her tea.
savory Indian snacks and a celebratory cake were a perfect
cap for an enjoyable afternoon.
is a non-profit organization with its board members: Mrs.
Malti Kesarwani, Mrs. Patricia Chuba, Mrs. Raj Dilawri and
Mrs. Manju Anand.
lecture scheduled on Sunday, Oct.2, 3-5 p.m. at Rockcliffe
Park Community Hall by Dr. Harsh Dehejia. Topic: Understanding
Romantic Krishna through Sensous Images and Sacred Words:
An Illustrated Talk.
information and registration, please call, 747-0301 or 270-9038.