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Greetings on the Buddha Purnima by Zile Singh Ambassdor (retd.)

“Believe nothing, no matter where you read it or who has said it, not even if I have said it, unless it meets with logic and common sense.”- The Buddha.
Buddha Purnima, May 07, 2020 (Full Moon Day) marking the birth, enlightenment and Nirvana of Gautama the Buddha was celebrated worldwide. Siddhartha Gautam was born into a royal family in Lumbini, in Nepal, in 563 B.C. As a Prince, he was brought up in a kingly luxurious environment. To read more click here.......

The greetings of Prime Minister of Canada on Buddh Purnima


Buddha's birthday is a Buddhist festival that is celebrated in whole world commemorating the birth of the Prince Siddhartha Gautama, later the Gautama Buddha, the founder of the Buddhism . It actually commemorates the birth, enlightenment (nirvāna), and death (Parinirvāna) of Gautama Buddha. The festival is known as Buddha Purnima. Purnima means full moon day in Sanskrit. 


Chetna offers assistance to the international students of India

In face of COVID-19, everyone is facing many challenges.  However, international students are facing even greater hardships.  To help with alleviating some of these challenges, Chetna Association of Canada plans to extend help to students in Vancouver by offering basic groceries during the month of April this year.

"Dr. Ambedkar, Father of India's Constitution and founder of many institutions such as Reserve Bank of India, was also an international student who faced many hardships.  As birth anniversary falls on April 14, we decided it would be  more fitting to celebrate his 129th birth anniversary year by offering help this year to international students from India", announced Surinder Ranga, president of Chetna Association of Canada.


To register for help or to volunteer for this cause,  please e-mail at

or phone Mr. Surinder Ranga at 604-657-1778.

The Breast Tax (Mulakkaram or mula-karam in Malayalam) was a tax imposed on the lower castes and untouchable Hindu women by the Kingdom of Tranvancore (in present-day Kerala state of India) if they wanted to cover their breasts in public, until 1924. Watch the video below on this brutal custom.......