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 Ajay Bisaria 


TGIF 2020 Board of Directors

Prof. Rao Nanduri



Mr. Gautam Subra



Ms. Priya Chandran


Chef Joe Thottungal

Vice Chair


Dr. Bala Brahmanandam Madaparthi


Mr. Satish Bansal



Mr. Dinesh Mohan


TGIF 2020 Executive Team

Mr. Udham Singh

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. Phaneendra Rao Mane

VP, Marketing and Communications


Mr. Ramana Nagineni

AVP, Marketing and Communications


Mr. Ram Gundala

VP, Operations


Mr. Premnath Chiruvella

AVP, Operations


TGIF 2020 Organizing Team



Anubhav Babbar


Arpan Bhargava


Deepika Bhargava


Priya Puri


Shailesh Kapadia


Vivek Srivastava

Marketing & Communications


Gowri Naresh


Mariya Mubeen


Rahul Tomar


Rupkatha Ganguly




George Garby


Reena Kadari


Usha Ahuja


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