Canada: Panorama India to digitally showcase 74th Independence Day celebrations on Aug 15 & 16
Toronto/IBNS: Panorama India, with support from the Consulate General of India, Toronto, would celebrate 74th India's Independence Day digitally on August 15th and 16th to showcase Indo-Canadian Unity in Diversity, media reports said.
The special two-day event ‘India Day 2020 and Virtual Grand Parade’ would feature 14 hours of unique programming including over 100 artists from all over Canada, with more than 28 Indian States representing a virtual grand parade, and the highlight event of the weekend ‘Toronto Laughs with Sunil Grover’.
“This is the biggest ever digital celebration of India Day and I am overwhelmed by the community participation this year. We have over 100 phenomenal performances lined up and 28 states represented in our Virtual Grand Parade,” said Sumeeta Kohli, Co-chair, Panorama India in a news release.
Panorama India’s India Day 2020 event would commence with the opening ceremony of Saturday at 12 PM and conclude on Sunday with a special Grand Finale episode of ‘Namaste Live with Panorama India’ announcing competition and float winners.
Toronto Laughs with Sunil Grover, the special presentation, would be telecasted at 6 PM on Saturday.
Guest appearances by many Bollywood celebrities would mark Panorama's Virtual Parade Marshalls throughout the event.
A platform for public voting has been created by the organization for the first time, which includes scoring from the judges for the top three floats.
“I am so proud that the Pandemic is not stopping us from showing our love for our country. This is going to be a grand celebration of our heritage and culture,” said Apoorva Srivastava, Consul General of India in Toronto, in a news release.
The India Day 2020 celebrations had kicked off on August 10 on Panorama India’s Facebook and YouTube channel with attractive competitions such as Mera India Photography, Sabse Pehle Safety Face Mask Painting, India Trivia, and Rang De India Painting contests.
Panorama India, with the support of, Consulate General of India, invites all of you to India Day 2020 & Virtual Grand Parade. The live feed of India Day 2020 is now available on your favourite TV channels. Please see below. @IndiainToronto pic.twitter.com/2WBYIJJrR7— Panorama India (@PanoramaIndia) August 13, 2020
In addition, ‘In Conversation With’ series of talks with community leaders and Panorama India Past Chairs, and the daily programmings would showcase what is being brought to the audience on August 15th and 16th.
In the news release, Anuradha Grover Tejpal, Director, Digital Media & PR, Panorama India said that it is an honor to be able to achieve a large-scale digital distribution of the event and added, "We are going live on our social media channels, Facebook and YouTube as well as on your local favorite channels on Cable and IPTV.”
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)