CHCC Dhanteras Gala celebrates community spirit and achievements

Oakville, Ontario: The Canadian Hindu Chamber of Commerce (CHCC) on November 4 hosted Dhanteras Gala 2023, an evening dedicated to celebrating cultural diversity, community spirit, and unity.

The event held in Oakville, Ontario was attended by over 600 people from across Canada, including members from British Columbia, Alberta, and Princess Edward Island.

The highlight of the evening was the recognition of 11 exceptional Canadian Hindus who have made significant contributions to Canada and Hindus around the world.

The Gala was graced by the presence of distinguished political leaders, including Hon. Anita Anand, President of Treasury Board; Hon. Rechie Valdez, Minister of Small Business; MP Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, Chief Opposition Whip; Hon. Nina Tangri – Associate Minister of Small Business – Ontario; MPP Effie Triantafilopoulos, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation, and Trade; and Mayor of Oakville Burton. Virtual Appearances from MP Chandra Arya and Deputy Conservative Leader Melissa Lantsman. Their support underscored the significance of the event in the community.

President Nareshkumar Chavda highlighted the CHCC’s accomplishments, including the launch of the first British Columbia Chapter, the introduction of a comprehensive mobile application, and multiple membership benefit events. He also emphasized the long-term goals of the organization and the importance of fostering business networking among professionals from across Canada.

A key feature of this year’s Gala was the unveiling of a new mobile application and companion website designed to enhance the overall experience for attendees by CHCC Director Vijal Shah These digital platforms offer a range of benefits, including event updates, instant connectivity, and information about future events. Particularly valuable for business professionals, these tools will facilitate connections and partnerships within the community. The app was launched by Anita Anand.

The Gala also featured a speech by renowned global guru, Dr. Shailesh Thaker, whose wisdom resonated with the audience, leaving a lasting impact. The event addressed critical issues such as Hinduphobia through a thought-provoking speech by Daniel Bordman.

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