Celebrating Gandhi!

Join us on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at the East India Company Restaurant (349 York Avenue, Winnipeg, MB) for an evening of celebration to raise funds for the statue of Mahatma Gandhi at The Forks. In 2004, the Gandhi statue - created by renowned sculptor Mr. Ram Vanji Sutar - was gifted to Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (Friends) by the Government of India.

The statue was damaged a few years ago. Help us in repairing and maintaining this significant statue by attending the event or making a donation.

We are grateful to have Vikas Swarup, India's High Commissioner to Canada as an Honorary Patron to the Celebrating Gandhi! event. The writer and diplomat is best known for his work Q&A, adapted in film as Slumdog Millionaire. Mr. Swarup has expressed great support for repairs to the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Winnipeg. 


Thank you to our incredible co-presenting sponsors: East India Company Restaurants and Ventura Custom Homes

Thank you to our partner sponsors: Winnipeg Nephrologists Dr. Paul Komenda, Dr. Navdeep Tangri, and Dr. Jay Hingwala.



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