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High Commission of India partners for 7th Annual Kingston Multicultural Arts Festival (KMAF) on 11th September, 2016

1.   High Commission of India in Ottawa partnered with Kingston Immigration Partnership, Kingston Community Health Centre, Kingston Economic Development Cooperation to celebrate KMAF 2016 on 11th September, 2016 at Confederation Park, Kingston. This is for the first time a foreign embassy partnered for such an event in Kingston.

2.   The festival showcased diversity of Canada and propagated the ethos of co-existence of Canadians of diverse nationalities in Kingston.  It was also an unique opportunity to convey the message of India’s unity in diversity and the prospects that the new India offers to potential Canadian businesses, tourists and investors to visit, trade and invest.  It was also an opportunity to showcase India to people of other nations since IMAF 2016 has pavilions from 17 countries/region.

3.   The inaugural ceremony was attended by dignitaries representing Kingston City Office, the local MPP Sophie Kiwala and the local MP Mark Gerretsen.  Addressing the gathering, Acting High Commissioner Arun Kumar Sahu drew the attention of the gathering to the rapidly changing India as a destination for tourism, trade, investment and collaboration in education and innovation. AHC Sahu specially emphasized on Prime Minister’s flagship programme Make in India.  

4.   The day-long festival is one of the biggest annual gatherings of its kind in Kingston attended by visitors, travelers, business houses, academics and senior government officials.



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