Vivek Canada presents Gala of Hope – Friday, September 6

Vivek Educational Foundation of Canada (Vivek Canada) will be hosting Gala of Hope – a fundraising dinner in support of education for rural children in Uttar Pradesh, India. 

The event takes place on Friday, September 6 at Khanna Banquet Hall (11267 125A Street, Surrey). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are: $35/adult and $20 for children 6-12.

India Cultural Association (ICA) of Vancouver is the organizing partner.
The evening will feature: 
– live music
– cultural performances
– scholarships
– Indian cuisine
– prizes 

Vivek Canada will also be recognizing and celebrating Dr. Darbari Lal Sharma with a Lifetime Community Excellence Award for his contributions and service to the community.
To promote gender equality and empower local youth, Vivek Canada will award two scholarships of $1,000 each to two female students of South Asian heritage enrolled in a post-secondary institution in B.C. The scholarship recipients will be recognized this evening.
For event information and purchase tickets online, visit:
To purchase tickets in person, contact:

Devinder Sikka 604-591-2295 
Rahul Sood 604-445-6377
Harmesh Sidher 604-589-2127
Neeraj Kumar 604-363-2370
In 2006, Vivek Educational Foundation of Canada (Vivek Canada) became an incorporated and registered charitable society in B.C.
To improve health, sanitation and education services, they work with villagers in remote and disadvantaged regions by encouraging their participation in rural development projects. They provide free elementary school education to girls and boys in remote regions of U.P.
For more information about Vivek Canada, visit: