Thank you to everyone who attended and supported this wonderful event in support of the Gandhi statue by the entrance of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights at the Forks.
We are happy to have raised more than $20,000 towards repairing and maintaining the statue - in large part thanks to the hard work of the event committee, led by Romel Dhalla.
We are grateful to 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: Amarjeet Warraich, Mr. Darshan Kaila, Tetrault Wealth Advisory Group, The University of Manitoba Students' Union, the India Association of Manitoba, Amit Kapoor - Owner of McDonald's 994 Keewatin St. and 1301 McPhillips St., Amenity Health Care, Auto List of Canada and Winnipeg Nephrologists Dr. Paul Komenda, Dr. Navdeep Tangri, and Dr. Jay Hingwala.
A special thank you to Achal Khanna and Indians in Winnipeg.
When you make the choice to support Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, you take an active role in ensuring a better world today and for the future.
You will touch the lives of hundreds of thousands of Canadians and many visitors from around the world every year – ensuring that lessons learned from the past and present inspire visitors and give them the tools to make a difference in the lives of others.
Visiting the Museum, I felt like we had tapped into something bigger than us. It was amazing to get a full-scale view of human rights around the world. The Museum puts these issues right in your face, the way it needs to be so we all pay attention.
– Yoad, Grade 10