I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Canadians of Indian heritage as they celebrate India Republic Day.
On January 26, 1949, the Constitution of India was adopted, marking the transition of India from a British protectorate to a Republic.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish members of the Canadian Tamil community Happy Thai Pongal and Pongal Vazhthukkal.
Pongal, which falls on the first day of the Tamil month Thai is a harvest festival that coincides with the winter solstice. Pongal is dedicated to the Sun God Surya and marks the beginning of the northward journey of the sun from its southernmost-limit, a movement referred to as ‘uttarayana’.
Eastern Orthodox Christmas
Statement by the Honourable Jim Karygiannis,
Member of Toronto City Council
I would like to take the opportunity to wish members of the Eastern Orthodox, Coptic, Armenian and other Christian Communities a Merry Christmas.