None other than the Mayor of Mississauga, Bonnie Crombie, inaugurated MAHOTSAV, The South Asian SummerFest.
The first half of the festival included local talented dance groups danceShala, Bollywood Emotions, Afsana Dance Group, Gabru Rangeelay bringing art form to life along with interactive activities by Geetanjali Musical Group breaking out into Garba and Dandiya on the dance floor. Lastly, making everyone sweat it out was Bollywood Zumba instructor Sneha Kapadia.
MAHOTSAV drew in a star-struck crowd from all over the GTA, to catch their favourite personality. The lucky ones had the chance to meet, take photos even dance on stage with the charming actor from ZEE TV’s most popular TV series Kumkum Bhagya, “Abhi” also known as Shabbir Ahluwalia. People of all ages enjoyed a live concert from Indo-Canadian vocalists Shweta Subram, The PropheC, Parichay and joined by International artists an upcoming rapper from Orlando Zeshan, Bollywood’s “Baby Doll” Kanika Kapoor and Punjabi Powerhouses Nindy Kaur and Manj Musik.
This was a fund-raising event for Maple Diversity Foundation, a not-for-profit organization committed to meaningful and early settlement of new immigrants and promotion of cultural diversity in Canada. MAHOTSAV promises to make this an annual event bringing bigger, better entertainment for the South Asian community.
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