Canada’s first Hindu Chamber of Commerce inaugurated

Over 250 individuals came together online to witness the spectacular inauguration ceremony of the Canadian Hindu Chamber of Commerce (CHCC) on the auspicious Hindu day of Makar Sankranti. 

The Canadian Hindu Chamber of Commerce is the first organization in Canada dedicated to represent Hindu business enterprises, young professionals and other individuals at the top of their respective fields. Hindus have long been the backbone of the Canadian economy despite never having unified representation. CHCC will look to represent and help unite the very diverse Hindu community. 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in his congratulatory greeting message said, “The Hindu community has made important contributions to the Canadian business landscape and I am sure the Chamber of Commerce will become an indispensable forum for representation, development, and improvement. This inaugural event of the Canadian Hindu Chamber of Commerce is sure to be a memorable experience.” 

Renowned legal academic and Padma Bhushan awardee Professor Ved Nanda from USA was the chief guest for the online event. He said the chamber will help “preserve, promote, and protect Hindu values and the Hindu business community in Canada.” Other special guests included MP Chandra Arya, MP Melissa Lantsman, MPP Deepak Anand, Minister Nina Tangri, Councilor Dipika Damerla, CGI-Toronto Apoorva Srivastava and Jeffrey Armstrong. Special video greetings were received from Premier Doug Ford, Canadian opposition leader Erin O’Toole, Indian Ambassador Ajay Bisaria, Brampton Trade Board member Kanwar Dhanjal and Federation of Canada Nepal Chamber of Commerce President Bijay Paudel. Special congratulatory video messages were also received from honorable spiritual leaders like Dr H.R. Nagendra Ji, Sri Sri  Ravi Shankar Ji, Swamy Bharat Bhushan, OP Tiwari Ji and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati Ji. 

The event was planned by the President of CHCC – Nareshkumar Chavda, Vice President and acting Secretary General – Kushagr Dutt Sharma, Director – Kishore Maheswari, Maharshi Jani, Raj Pandya and Kavita Menon with the support of the CHCC board of directors, advisory board and trustees. 

The Canadian Hindu community was very excited for the event and is very ecstatic for the future growth of the organization. The organization already has stakeholders that range from  third generation Canadians to immigrants from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Guyana, Trinidad, South Africa, Fiji. 

For more information the CHCC can be contacted at [email protected] or chcconline.ca

 

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