Community Service Recognition Award

Our Artistic Director, Hope McIntyre, and Sarasvàti Productions are proud recipients of the Community Service Recognition award that will be presented as part of the sesquicentennial (150th year anniversary) of Mahatma Gandhi. 

In celebration of this event the Mahatma Gandhi Centre of Canada (MGCC) will be honouring Mahatma Ghandhi by holding two days of activities.

The October 2nd event will be co-sponsored by the CMHR and the Borden-King Institute. Following the garlanding ceremony at the Mahatma Gandhi Statue at 5:30 pm, and a commemorative talk in the CMHR Lecture Hall at 6:00 pm by the Gandhian scholar Professor Vinay Lal of UCLA, USA, there will be a screening of Richard Attenborough’s acclaimed 1982 movie “GANDHI”. This event will be open to the public and free of charge. Complimentary tickets for the event can be obtained online from the CMHR or by phone 204-289-2000.

The Annual Gala Dinner of the MGCC will be held on October 3rd at the Buhler Hall of the CMHR, starting at 6:00 pm. His Excellency Dr. Vikas Swarup, High Commissioner of India to Canada will present the keynote address. Community Service Recognition Awards will be presented to the following: Mr. James Favel & Bear Clan Patrol; Drs. Daya & Chander Gupta; Mr. Bashir Khan; Ms. Hope McIntyre & Sarasvati Productions; Mr. Kishore Modha; Councillor Devi Sharma; and Mr. Sushil K Sharma. A commemorative book entitled “Embracing Nonviolence and Reconciliation”, edited by Ms Manju Lodha will be released. Tickets can be purchased for $75 by emailing

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