Mississauga, CA, June 22, 2021 – With the support of the Consulate General of India, Toronto, Panorama India announces a first ever and first of its kind, India Day Drive-Thru Parade 2021. Presented by ICICI Bank Canada’s Indian@Heart Club and in partnership with Tourism Mississauga, the Drive Thru Parade will be a historic event held on Sunday August 15, 2021, at the Paramount Fine Foods Centre in Mississauga from 11:00am to 7:00pm. “I am excited to see Panorama India put such an event together that is safe and brings out our community to celebrate this auspicious occasion” said Hon. Apoorva Srivastava, Consul General of India in Toronto.
“India Day is a celebration for the community and ICICI Bank Canada’s Indian@HeartClub is proud to be the presenting sponsor for the India Day Grand Parade” shared Sandeep Goel, President and CEO of ICICI Bank. We invite all to come and experience India from the safety of their car. The event is free to the public. There will be a pre-registration link that will be shared at the end of July for the larger community to access and to register their cars. Panorama India is pleased to announce that the event will be tied to a food drive. All attending will be asked to bring a food donation that can be dropped-off at the entrance for pick-up by the food banks. We are pleased to declare that the donations will be directly supporting both Seva Food Bank and Sai Dham Food bank.
“Panorama India is pleased that in an effort to bring back the feeling of live celebration and yet ensure safety and all COVID protocols we are working diligently to deliver a successful event. Panorama India is proud to be working with such passionate community float partners and sponsors who all want to make the first ever India Day Drive Thru Parade a unique and special event” stated the Chairperson of Panorama India, Sumeeta Kohli. Once again, we are pleased to announce the “Best Parade Float competition.” All who attend can participate in public voting for their favourite float. A voting link will go live on the day of the Parade, Sunday, August 15th.
“Tourism Mississauga is thrilled to sponsor the Panorama India Drive Thru Parade. Mississauga is home to people and cultures from around the world, and we invite everyone to come and celebrate the diversity that our beautiful city has to offer. As we slowly start to reopen, we are excited to welcome people back to visit Mississauga and this event is a great way to experience something new, celebrate India Day, and spend the day in the city – safely” shared Victoria Clarke, CEO of Tourism Mississauga.
Join us for this once in a lifetime event that is safe and full of live performances, India State Pavilions, and lots of giveaways! “When you attend you will be able to see live performances from the States of India from the safety of your car. This will be a different but fun experience” shared Anusha Iyer, Director of Programming at Panorama India. In addition, the event will be live streamed directly to the 24-27 Digital Media partners across Canada, US and India. “We want to ensure, whether it is in person or at home, you can experience the India Day 2021 celebrations with us” stated Sanjay Agarwal, Vice Chair – Sponsorship and Vendor Management at Panorama India.
“It is important to us that most, if not all, states and languages are represented in this celebration, and we are thrilled at the response of all the community organizations working hard to create their state pavilions. We can’t wait for you to come and experience all of India in one day from the safety of your car” said Thomas K. Thomas, Director of Community Relations and Logistics.
“Panorama India’s website will have all the latest information, voting links and access to the vendor fair” stated Tanvir Kaur, Director of Digital Media and Logistics at Panorama India.
Panorama India will be releasing more information on social media throughout the month of July as we get closer to the India Day Celebration kick-off on August 1, 2021. The link to register for the India Day Drive-Thru Parade will be released through our various channels. “Secure you spot, as it’s first come first serve” shared Shibani Sahney, Director of Social Media at Panorama India.
“Panorama India is a non-profit organization and conducts all events for free. We can only do this with the help of our sponsors and community organizations. Thank you to our Diamond Presenting Sponsors – ICICI Bank Canada and Tourism Mississauga. We also want to thank our Gold Sponsors – HSBC Bank Canada, SBI Bank Canada, City of Mississauga and Kotamarti Group” stated Janak Bhawnani, Chief Finance Officer at Panorama India.