Panorama India hosted the unique & historical India Day Drive Thru Parade

Asha Bajaj
6 min readAug 18, 2021

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Mississauga/Canadian-Media: With the support of the Consulate General of India, Toronto, Panorama India celebrated India’s 75th Independence Day on Aug 15 by organizing the first-ever grand India Day Drive Thru Parade, featuring over 9.5 hours of cultural and celebratory programming presented by ICICI Bank Canada’s Indian@Heart Club in partnership with Tourism Mississauga.

Panorama India Logo. Image credit: Website

The event conducted keeping safety and protocols in place was attended throughout the day in their cars by several dignitaries, community leaders, and the larger community and were able to experience the culture and heritage of India by this first-ever unique drive-thru experience.

This unique drive-thru experience not only allowed the community to come together safely in person in their cars but also virtually via 36+ TV and digital media channels live streaming the entire day.

The event received an overwhelming amount of appreciation and gratitude from the community for creating a safe experience where they were able to come out and celebrate this very special occasion.

“It was such a pleasure to see such a positive response from the community and I commend Panorama India for bringing everyone together again successfully and safely” shared Apoorva Srivastava, Consul General of India in Toronto.

The day kicked off with an opening ceremony with limited dignitaries from the community, political leaders, and sponsors in attendance due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Panorama India’s chairperson, Sumeeta Kohli welcomed the audience both in person and watching live, sharing greetings from the board and the entire organization.

Sumeeta Kohli. Image credit: screenshot

After the chair’s speech, Apoorva Srivastava shared her greetings followed by Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) Nina Tangri, on behalf of Doug Ford, the Premier of Ontario. Mayor of Mississauga Bonnie Crombie and Mayor of Brampton Patrick Brown also…

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Asha Bajaj

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