TPS Represents at Indian Independence Day celebrations

Photo of the blog author By Constable Jennifer Sidhu,
Toronto Police Service
Published: 3:24 p.m. August 17, 2015
Updated: 3:25 p.m. August 17, 2015

On Sunday, August 16, 2015 the Panorama India celebrated the 69th India Independence Day at Yonge and Dundas Square.

Officers in uniform posing for a photo, about a dozen officers.
Toronto Police Officers join in the celebrations at Yonge and Dundas Square.
  • Officers in uniform posing for a photo, about a dozen officers.
  • An officer next to a man in traditional indian wear.

The downtown core had the aroma of Indian cuisine, the sound of traditional Indian music, and an abundance of traditional outfits worn throughout the various regions of India all on display.

Jake Dheer from Rogers Television was the MC for the day and said, “It is always such an honor and pleasure to see the Toronto Police Service representing at the India Day Parade. These officers volunteer on their own time to support the community and it is much appreciated.”

India's rich display of diversity was clearly visible as they danced, sang, and even did some yoga throughout the day.

Superintend Sewlyn Fernades of 32 Division coordinated the event and said, “This is an opportunity for Toronto Police Service South Asian officers to interact with their own community. We always receive such a great response from the community and the organizers for being here.”

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