Our vision is to become the preeminent organization for promoting and developing a greater understanding and appreciation of the multicultural splendour and heritage of India, in all its facets, among Canadians.


Our mission is to offer the visitors and residents of the National Capital Region a world-class opportunity to experience and personally learn about the traditions, culture and heritage of India – and thus promote multi-cultural understanding, appreciation, harmony and peace; and enhance inter-cultural connectivity in Canada.


  1. Showcase high quality Indian music and dance programs
  2. Engage our patrons with interactive and participatory programs that both entertain and educate about culture and heritage of India
  3. Present nutritious and tasty authentic ethnic food from different regions of India
  4. Present workshops that nourish the Body and Mind: on Wellness, Yoga, Meditation, Music, Arts, Dance and Cooking
  5. Organize discourses, discussions and debates on Indian inspired Culture and Philosophy
  6. Maintain a repository on sources of information on subjects including the Cultures, Festivals, Music and Dances, Philosophies, Literature and Cuisine of India.


His Excellency Vikas Swarup

Board of Directors

Mr. Cuckoo Kochar



Ms. Neelam Charania



Dr. Aly Abdulla


Dr. Balabrahmanandam Madaparthi


Mr. Dinesh Mohan

Prof. Rao Nanduri

Vice Chair


Mr. Sanjeev Chugh



Mr. Jatinder Pal

Chef Joe Thottungal

Ms. Portia Taylor

Mr. Todd Morin


Dr. Nalin Bhargava – Advisor


TGIF 2020 Executive Team

Mr. Bala Brahmanandam Madaparthi


Mr. Udham Singh

PM Volunteer Coordinator  

Mr. Anil D’Souza

VP, Food & Beverages  

Mr. Abhijit Potdar

AVP, Food & Beverages  

Ms. Angie Szola


Ms. Priti Srivastava

VP, Programs


Ms. Priya Chandran

AVP, Programs


Ms. Asha Chandan

VP, Development


Mr. Satish Bansal

AVP, Development


Mr. Ramana Nagineni

AVP, Marketing and Communications


Mr. Ram Gundala

VP, Operations


Mr. Premnath Chiruvella

AVP, Operations


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