Supported Manasvini Hindi Cultural Society of Vancouver

Supported Manasvini Hindi Cultural Society of Vancouver

Manasvini Hindi Cultural Society of Metro Vancouver celebrated International Day of Hindi recently. 10th January is celebrated as International Hindi Day or Vishwa Hindi Diwas since 2006.  Manasvini celebrated it on January 28, 2024 in New Westminster. Manasvini is founded by two energetic women Shikha Porwal & Asmita Lawrence to promote Hindi & Indian Cultural activities & celebrations.

The event included Hindi Games & Poem reciting, & book reviews of Shikha Porwal, & delicious Indian snacks. Neeraj Kumar Real Estate Team was one of the key sponsor of the event.

I also recited a philosophical poem from her book “Mansvini”. The title of the poem was “जीवन रूपी चाय” which inspires us to be in present moment and enjoy every bit of life.

A meetup was also created and many members of India in Metro Vancouver joined the event and had fun.

Soulful Indian Music & Dance Event at Anvil Centre, New Westminster

Soulful Indian Music & Dance Event at Anvil Centre, New Westminster

I am proud to be part of this Indian Cultural event happening at Anvil Centre in New Westminster, BC.

Please join us for an unforgettable evening filled with the soul-stirring melodies of Indian Classical Singing, the rhythmic beats of the Tabla, the harmonious tunes of the Harmonium, and the captivating grace of Kathak & Bharatanatyam dances. Immerse yourself in India’s artistic heritage and experience the magic that unfolds when music and dance come together.

Following local well known artists of Metro Vancouver are going to perform at this event.

  • Neeraja Aptikar – Hindustani Vocals
  • Sunny Matharu – Tabla
  • Mohan Bhide – Harmonium
  • Prajakta Trehan – Kathak Performance
  • Sujit Vaidya – Bharatanatyam

What: Sangeet Nritya Sajeevana – An Evening of Vibrant Indian Music & Dance
When: Sunday, December 3, 2023; 3PM – 5PM
Where: Anvil Centre Theatre, located at 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster
Tickets: Secure your tickets online

Health & Wellness Day in Burnaby by LMBCS

Health & Wellness Day in Burnaby by LMBCS

I would like to invite the community members to this Health Day organized by the Lower Mainland Bengali Society (LMBCS). The event includes Free Yoga & Meditation Class, Talk on Mental Health, Lunch & Fun Games. As the saying goes “Health is Wealth”. Please join and take control of your Wellness.

Seniors (55+) attends free, for others there is a small fee. Registration is required for this event.

What: Health Day
Where: Bonsor Recreational Centre, Burnaby
When: December 2, 2023; 10am-3:30pm
Tickets: Registre online

Diwali or Deepawali Celebrations in Burnaby

Diwali or Deepawali Celebrations in Burnaby

Vancouver Kannada Koota is celebrating Deepawali Utsava 2023 at Michal J Fox Theatre in Burnaby on November 5, 2023. Deepawali, also known as Diwali, is a major Hindu festival celebrated in India and other parts of the world including Canada. It signifies the triumph of light over darkness and good over evil. It is a time for family gatherings and signifies the renewal of life and the beginning of a new year in some Indian calendars.

Vancouver Kannada Koota Deepawali Utsava 2023 Flyer


What: Deepavali Utsava 2023
Where: Michael J. Fox Theatre, Burnaby
When: November 5, 2023; 1pm onwards
Tickets: Click Here to register for the Deepavali event

Touching Lives Foundation Christmas Fundraiser Party 2023

Touching Lives Foundation Christmas Fundraiser Party 2023

Touching Lives Foundation is going to present 6th Annual Christmas Fundraiser Party on December 9, 2023. This year they moved the location from Burnaby to Surrey. The event is going to take place at Empire Banquet Hall located at Unit 210, 12888 80 Avenue, Surrey, BC

Every year they pick an organization to support. This year the net proceed from the fundraising event will be given to SARA for Women. SARA is a feminist non-profit society providing safe refuge and community-based resources for women in the Fraser Valley. Sara promotes and supports women’s efforts to achieve domestic, political, and social equality.

6th Annual Christmas Party Fundraiser by Touching Lives Foundation

About Touching Lives Foundation

Touching Lives Foundation is a registered society and a non-profit corporation founded by two friends with the intention to give back to the society. We have both been involved in a number of community initiatives in various roles with the intent of raising awareness and promoting causes that impact the south Asian community. Through the foundation, we have organized several fundraising events in the past few years including the annual Christmas parties where all proceeds are donated to a specific charity. Past charities have included Coast Mental Health, Women shelters, and Guru Nanak Free Kitchen. More information about us and the causes we have supported in the past can be found on our website at

Upcoming Community Events October-November 2023

Upcoming Community Events October-November 2023

October-November is a busy time for the Vancouver Indian Community with respect to events. Events such as Navratri Garba, Durga Puja, Diwali take place around this time of the year. I am proudly supporting some of the following community events that you would like to attend

The Joy of Giving – Annual Charity Dinner by Friends For Cause Foundation (FFCF)

This year The Joy of Giving annual charity dinner is taking place on October 13, 2023. FFCF runs organizes free eye camps and offer free eye surgeries to underprivileged people in rural India. Read more about the event here

Bharat Utsav 2023 by BKSP

Bharatiya Kala Evam Sahitya Parishad (BKSP) brings its annual signature event Bharat Utsav on October 14, 2023. The event highlights the rich and varied culture of India and showcases the local talent from the Vancouver Indian Community. Read more about this event here

Navratri Garba 2023 by CDACC

Canadian Desi Arts and Cultural Club (CDACC) brings Raas Garba Ramzat this year, a two day event on October 20 & October 21, 2023. Read more about this event here

Sharod Utsab / Sharodotsav / Durga Puja by LMBCS

Sharodotsav or Durga Puja by Lower Mainland Bengali Cultural Society (LMBCS) is a Free event for the entire community happening on October 20 to October 22, 2023. Read more about it here

Diwali Celebration in Port Coquitlam

City of Port Coquitlam (PoCo) having its first culturally focused and inclusive Diwali Celebration on November 4, 2023. It is a day-long event including activities for kids & seniors, dance workshops for everybody and beautiful musical, instrumental and cultural performances, standing exhibits on Indian history and saree parades. Read more about this event here

Neeraj Kumar Real Estate Team always supports selective community based events in Greater Vancouver Area. Connect with Neeraj Kumar if you are looking for support in organizing an event for the community.