THE Times of Canada organized a Diwali Mela on November 3 at Surrey’s York Centre where media partner Radio India broadcast the event live.
The Times of Canada presented 12 gifts worth more than $30,000 to the draw winners.
Vinay Sharma of The Times of Canada, Devinder Benipal and the team from Radio India and Prof. Avtar Singh Virdi hosted the event. Bollywood actor Rajat Bedi was also present on stage. Famous Punjabi singers Balvir Boparai and Maqbool entertained the audience. Satish Kumar from Golden Ears Insurance Services Ltd., the main sponsor of the event, declared the event open.
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Karamjit Singh Deol, resident of Surrey, won the first prize which was a brand new Honda Civic LX 2013 sponsored by Surrey Honda.
Navodit Chumber won the second prize, a diamond ring sponsored by A.C.C. Jewellers.
Mandeep Kaur Tak won the third prize, an LCD TV sponsored by Mayur Arora from OneFlatFee Realty.
The other nine prizes were a Samsung Galaxy Tab sponsored by Delta Rise, an iPad sponsored by Thind Properties, a digital camera sponsored by Karan Goyal, an Acer tablet sponsored by Golden Ears Insurance Service Ltd., a stove sponsored by Jindal Appliances, an area rug sponsored by Carpet Gallery and a gift basket each by Save on Foods, Advanced Genomics and S.W. Media.
The winners of these prizes: Manjit Singh Athwal, Santa Singh Mattu, Kuljit Kaur Johal, Sukhwinder Kaur Gosal, Harjinder Singh Gill, Dalbir Kaur Rai, Ramaljit Khaira, Gurdawar Singh Dhaliwal and Mandeep Singh Dhaliwal.