Festival of India Ottawa is a premier annual cultural event, with an objective to enhance inter cultural connectivity and to promote multicultural understanding, appreciation, harmony and peace by providing a platform for all the communities to come and enjoy in a family friendly environment. We showcase the culture and heritage of India through multifaceted programs covering music, dance, arts, handicrafts, workshops, food, discussions, movies, documentaries – many of them interactive and all them educative and entertaining. It is one of the few Festivals in Canada with this distinction of covering so many different broad areas packed with many programs in 3 days.
To increase inter-cultural awareness, understanding, appreciation and respect, and promote harmonious living together.
What the world needs now!
The essay should be around 2000 words, to be submitted in word document or pdf. The competition is open to all. We encourage submissions from high school as well as college and university students. Please mention your grade, if you are a school student. Please provide your name, address, e-mail, and phone number along with the submission.
Essay must be original and have not been published anywhere. Essay must provide references of sources cited. Entries will be assessed on clear expression of ideas as well as logical layout of arguments.
Winning entries will be announced during the Festival of India, August 11, 12, 13 – 2017. Authors of the winning submissions will receive prizes and their submissions may be published in local newspapers and posted on Festival of India website. There will be 2 prizes for school students (grade 12 or lower) and 2 prizes for the rest, for a total of 4 prizes. The first prize will be a cash award for $200, and the second prize will be a cash award for $100 – in each category.
The due date for submissions is July 7, 2017. Entries are to be submitted to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The winners of the contest FIO 2016
Sponsored by Indo Canadian Community Centre [ICCC], Ottawa
First Prize - Open Category: Mr. Megh Gandhi
First Prize - Student: Ms. Catherine McIntyre
Second Prize - Student: Ms. Kieran Barewal Holmes
FESTIVAL OF INDIA, OTTAWA is a premier Indian organization in the National Capital Region that celebrates Canada's multicultural heritage and provides opportunities for various cultures to meet annually face to face, to showcase their cultures in various ways, to appreciate and respect all cultures, and to make Canada the best place for all.
Festival of India, Ottawa accomplishes its vision and goals through:
The three day extravaganza features superb musical and dance acts from India and North America, more than sixty workshops Yoga to Bollywood Dancing. In addition, more than twenty vendors satisfy the needs of their patrons with their wares ranging from Indian jewellery to quality handicrafts. There are Panel Discussions on important current topics by distinguished scholars. To top all these activities, the famed Indian cuisine from all regions of India, freshly prepared on site, delights the most demanding of palates.
AS MAYOR JIM WATSON SAID:
“I AM DELIGHTED TO LEND MY SUPPORT TO THIS PREMIER FESTIVAL SHINING THE SPOT ON LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS OF INDIAN HERITAGE, IN ADDITION TO SHOWCASING THE DIVERSITY OF LANGUAGES, CULTURES AND TRADITIONS OF INDIA THROUGH CLASSICAL, FOLK, FUSION AND MODERN DANCE, SONG AND MUSIC PERFORMANCES.”
Festival organizers are busy preparing for the 2017 events which will take place on August 11th, 12th and 13th at Ottawa City Hall.
For more information on this years highlights please take a look at our FACEBOOK.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL IN AUGUST 2017.