TPS Celebrates with Indian Community

Photo of the blog author By Superintendent Sam Fernandes,
Toronto Police Service
Published: 2:59 p.m. August 11, 2016
Updated: 2:59 p.m. August 11, 2016

Chief Mark Saunders and several Service members attended a community event on August 7 to celebrate India’s 79th independence anniversary.

Women dressed in traditional Indian saris' and suits with a man in the middle wearing a police uniform
Supt. Sam Fernandes with members of the Indian Community
  • Women dressed in traditional Indian saris' and suits with a man in the middle wearing a police uniform
  • Women and men wearing traditional clothing dancing on a float
  • Several men dressed in a traditional Indian attire dancing on a float
  • Group of men wearing police uniforms standing on the street

“This is the fastest-growing community in Toronto and the Chief and our officers were extremely happy to be there for the celebration,” said Superintendent Sam Fernandes of 32 Division.

“We also had Auxiliary officers of Indian descent and 51 and 52 Division Community Response Unit officers.”

The cultural festival and parade at Dundas Square attracted nearly 20,000, throughout the day, who were treated to Indian music, dance and tasty cuisine.

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