Vision

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.

Mission

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.

Objectives

  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.

Patron

His Excellency Ajay Bisaria 

 

Board of Directors

Prof. Rao Nanduri

Chair

 

Mr. Gautam Subra

Treasurer

 

Ms. Priya Chandran

 

Chef Joe Thottungal

Vice Chair

 

Dr. Bala Brahmanandam Madaparthi

President

 

Mr. Satish Bansal

Secretary

 

Mr. Dinesh Mohan

 

TGIF 2021 Executive Team

Dr. Bala Brahmanandam Madaparthi

President

 

Ms. Priti Srivastava

VP, Programs

 

Ms. Priya Chandran

AVP, Programs

 

Mr. Anil D’Souza

VP, Food & Drinks

 

Mr. Abhijit Potdar

AVP, Food & Drinks

 

Ms. Angie Szola

Director, Food & Drinks

 

Ms. Sumana Achar

VP, Development

 

Mr. Premnath Chiruvella

VP, Operations

 

Mr. Ramana Nagineni

AVP, Marketing & Communications

 

Ms. Siddhika Bhandari

AVP, Marketing & Communications

 

Mr. Udham Singh

Volunteer Coordinator

 

Ms. Roopa Sree Tungaturthi

VP, Athenaeum