Vision

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.

Mission

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.

Objectives

  • Showcase high quality Indian music and dance programs
  • Engage our patrons with interactive and participatory programs that both entertain and educate about culture and heritage of India
  • Present nutritious and tasty authentic ethnic food from different regions of India
  • Present workshops that nourish the Body and Mind: on Wellness, Yoga, Meditation, Music, Arts, Dance and Cooking
  • Organize discourses, discussions and debates on Indian inspired Culture and Philosophy
  • Maintain a repository on sources of information on subjects including the Cultures, Festivals, Music and Dances, Philosophies, Literature and Cuisine of India.

TGIF Achievements

TGIF has become a landmark event in the Nation’s Capital, due to its dedicated

Volunteers, magnificent and spectacular performances by renowned artists.

TGIF to-date has hosted over 300 music, dance and performing art shows, 200+ workshops and 100 Art Exhibits and has sponsorship support from over 100 organizations.

TGIF provided strong encouragement and a platform for numerous budding as well as established Canadian Talented Artists.

The festival is well known among the International Cultural Community and has been able to attract eminent artists from India like Sujatha Mahapatra, Kavitha Krishnamurthy, Raghu Dixit Group, L.Subramanyam to name a few.

Our festival is recognized as one of the top 40 Cultural festivals in North America.

TGIF Achievements

TGIF conducted a successful virtual event stepping up to the challenge posed during the 2020 pandemic crisis. 12000 patrons participated and many Artists performed to support our festival.

Increasing number of patrons annually, with over 20,000 in 2018 reflects the high quality and attractiveness of our programming.

TGIF has hosted its own program in Canadian Tulip Festival for more than five years.

TGIF is recognized by Federal, Provincial and Municipal governments as a valuable asset to Canadians, through their grants to the Festival.

We were able to reach to more than 100,000 people through our various programs in the National Capital Region and neighboring cities.

Our festival was covered by few popular International Television
Channels and also was broadcast live reaching out to millions of world-wide audience.

Patrons

His Excellency Ajay Bisaria 

High Commissioner of India to Canada

Mr. Cuckoo Kochar

President, CEO and Founder of
DCR/Phoenix Group of Companies

Board of Directors

Prof. Rao Nanduri

Chair

Dr. Bala Brahmanandam Madaparthi

President

Ms. Priya Chandran

Secretary

Dr. Pallavi Swaranjali

Treasurer

 

Executive Team

Dr. Bala Brahmanandam Madaparthi

Mr. Udham Singh

Ms. Veena Sharma

Ms. Swetha Jonnalagadda

Mr. Mridul Dubey

Mr. Girish Subramanya

Dr. Pallavi Swaranjali

Ms. Supriya Girish

Ms. Kalpana Bhardwaj

Dr. Rashmi Venkateswaran

Ms. Janani Mahendran

Ms. Sri Lakshmi Vadlamani

Ms. Aruvita Aggarwal

Organizing Team

Aishwarya Srivatsan

Amit Cherian

Angie Szola

Anupama Potdar

Aruna Chagarlamudi

Deepa Srinivasan

Girija Waghray

Jagruthi Bandaru

Kavitha Menon

Kaviya Varuvel

Lakshmi Tata

Mala Nag

Mansi Gaur

Nisha Mapara

Nitin Rao

Prasann Buddhadev

Premji Kerai

Priti Luhadia

Priya Chandran

Priya Puri

Raghavendra Rampur

Ramana Nagineni

Riddhi Hariyani

Ruth daCosta

Sangeetha Kamath

Sekaran Krishnan

Sheela Parthanarayana

Shibu Varghese

Smitha Venkata Upamaka

Sreelakshmi Sudeesh Kumar

Sudhamani Madaparthi

Suman Mahajan

Swapna Gopalan

Swathi Sreedharan

Thankamoni Valliayangoor

Usha Ahuja