Greeting from Minister Navdeep Bains
February 17th, 2018
I am delighted to extend my warmest greeting to everyone attending the Grand Gala of Canadian Tamils 2018. I’d also like to applaud all the members of National Council of Canadian Tamils for hosting a remarkable event.
In January the Tamil community celebrated the festival of Thai Pongal, symbolizing the end of the harvest season and beginning of a new year. During this wonderful celebration, friends and family gather to celebrate thanks for the prosperity of the year past and the year to come. I wish you all a joyous Thai Pongal.
I would like to congratulate all community members being celebrated tonight for their efforts and achievements in areas of statesmanship, education, arts and human rights. Your hard work and dedication to the community is greatly appreciated. I wish you continued success in the future.
Our country is stronger and more prosperous because of the diversity of communities and individuals who have come to call Canada home. Tamil-Canadians are no exception.
Hon. Navdeep Bains, P.C, M.P