Aditya Tawatia is a dynamic individual who came to Canada in 1995 and now has carved a niche for himself in Canadian Diaspora. He is an accomplished businessman who devotes his time to social issues as well. He is diligently working to strengthen the relationship between his birth country, India and his adopted country Canada. His father, Shri Rajpal Shastri was a teacher and Aditya’s inspiration. His father’s teachings have left an indelible mark on Aditya’s mind and soul.  To this date, his every action and decision is based on what he has learned from his father.

Once in Canada, Aditya saw that the knowledge about India, its people, and its culture still did not reflect the real India. So Aditya took the road which was not taken yet. He took it upon himself to spread awareness about India and also inform Indians about Canada, its people and culture. In 1997, bought a weekly English newspaper – ‘The Link’. For a number of years, he worked in making the newspaper a brand. Even today the Newspaper is one of the leading ethnic newspaper of Metro Vancouver. Currently, he serves as President of Aditya Tawatia PREC providing real estate residential services in Lower Mainland.

Following the age-old adage that  ‘When in Rome do as Romans do’  he adopted the lifestyle, culture of Canada with an open heart but he never compromised on Indian values. Even in the face of adversity, he kept the values taught by his parents intact. His father’s fortitude and his mother’s unwavering support inspired him to achieve success in this new land. Aditya successfully settled into the Vancouver lifestyle, which shows that as an individual he is able to adapt to new environment easily.

Today, Aditya has become the face of Indian Diaspora in Western Canada, he is the bridge between the Federal Government of Canada and the Government of India. He has been instrumental in taking the voice of NRIs living in the west coast of Canada to The federal government of Canada in Ottawa.  Aditya has invited to the swearing-in the ceremony of Prime Minister Modi, which was in recognition of the work he has been doing in spreading the information about ‘ Bhartiyata’ for last many years. 

What drives Aditya to keep working in the community and for the community is his firm belief that every individual, every citizen has the right to a good and decent life and it is the responsibility of people like him to come forward and help those in need by offering their time and efforts. He has the vision to spread the values and principles of peace, harmony, self-less devotion towards the community, the ethics of  ‘Bhartiyata’ or ‘Indianness’ in the Western world.

Indo-Canadian relations have always been cordial without ever being in the foreground of the foreign policy of either country. Aditya Tawatia, as the President of Overseas Friends of Bhartiya Janta Party (OFBJP, BC) and Indo-Canadian Socio-Economic Association, hopes he can change that to bring into focus the tremendous potential of this fledgling partnership.


 

Press Releases

208, 2019

HRD Minister Visits Vancouver

https://www.asianjournal.ca/hrd-minister-visits-vancouver/ Vancouver: Consulate General of India to Vancouver, Mrs. Abhilasha Joshi, hosted Indian Federal Human Resource Development Minister Mr. Prakash Javadekar during his visit to Vancouver for the 17th World Sanskrit Conference held on July 9 [...]

208, 2019

Indo- Canadian Socio Economic Association and Yoga Festival Vancouver’s third Gala dinner

https://www.asianjournal.ca/indo-canadian-socio-economic-association-and-yoga-festival-vancouvers-third-gala-dinner/ In VanDusen Botanical garden, Vancouver IC-SEA celebrated their 3rd Annual Yogic Dinner celebration. In jam packed hall with renowned Yoga Gurus, enthusiasts, supporters and sponsors. In his speech IC-SEA President Aditya Tawatia said that our [...]

208, 2019

68th Republic Day celebrated by Consul General of India at Aria Convention Centre in Surrey

https://www.asianjournal.ca/68th-republic-day-celebrated-by-consul-general-of-india-at-aria-convention-centre-in-surrey/ Rajiv K. Chander (Consul General of India – Vancouver), Dr. Shalini C. Chander, Jatinder Virk, Hon. Harjit Sajjan (Defence Minister) and Amrik Virk (MLA of Surrey – Tynehead). Rajiv K. Chander (Consul General of [...]

208, 2019

Yoga celebration a grand success

https://www.asianjournal.ca/yoga-celebration-a-grand-success/

208, 2019

Komagata Maru commemorative events held in Vancouver

https://www.asianjournal.ca/%EF%BB%BFkomagata-maru-commemorative-events-held-in-vancouver/ Vancouver: As part of Komagata Maru centennial celebrations, a commemorative dinner sponsored by Ministry of Culture, Government of India was held at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver on May 28th.  The Consul General of India in Vancouver [...]

208, 2019

International Yoga Day celebrated by IC-SEA

https://www.asianjournal.ca/international-yoga-day-celebrated-by-ic-sea/ Vancouver: Last weekend International Day of Yoga brought a perfect blend of excitement and a calming energy to the lower mainland in British Columbia, atmosphere was charged with positive energy. Friday got kicked off with [...]

208, 2019

Indian PM Modi projects confident India during Canada trip

https://www.asianjournal.ca/indian-pm-modi-projects-confident-india-during-canada-trip/ Visited KDS Gurudwara and Laxmi Narayan Temple in Vancouver Vancouver: Prime Minister Narendra Modi headed home after ending his three-nation tour, with the final day spent here in Vancouver. He visited Khalsa Diwan Society (KDS) [...]

208, 2019

United Indian diaspora warmly welcomed PM Modi in Canada

https://www.asianjournal.ca/united-indian-diaspora-warmly-welcomed-pm-modi-in-canada/ Toronto/Vancouver: Historic Canada visit of Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi just concluded with state dinner hosted by Canadian Prime Minister in downtown Vancouver. During this 3 day visit Modi was in three different cities, [...]

208, 2019

Khalsa Diwan Society Gurudwara prepares to welcome Modi in Vancouver

https://www.asianjournal.ca/khalsa-diwan-society-gurudwara-prepares-to-welcome-modi-in-vancouver/ Indian PM will be accompanied by Canadian PM Harper Vancouver: BJP cadre in Canada are in full spirit to welcome Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Modi will visit Canada from April 14 to 16, making [...]

208, 2019

Interview: Aditya Tawatia, President of OFBJP British Columbia, shared details of preparations by OFBJP on Modi’s visit

https://www.asianjournal.ca/interview-aditya-tawatia-president-of-ofbjp-british-columbia-shared-details-of-preparations-by-ofbjp-on-modis-visit/ Q: Aditya in your opinion what is the significance of Indian Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Canada? Aditya: This is an historical and proud moment for all Indo Canadians, after more than 4 decades an [...]

2607, 2019

Senator Yonah Martin delivering greetings from Minister Jason Kenney’s remarks commemorating India’s Independence Day!

Senator Yonah Martin delivering greetings from Minister Jason Kenney's remarks commemorating India's Independence Day! - August 15, 2014 Mr. Aditya Tawatia has shown us the way and now it is my turn. His event is [...]

2607, 2019

With our Minister of citizenship and Immigration Chris Alexander during a community meet at Grand Taj Banquet Hall.

With our Minister of citizenship and Immigration Chris Alexander during a community meet at Grand Taj Banquet Hall. - July 21, 2014

2607, 2019

Oath ceremony of Honorable Narendra Modi Ji, his cabinet, with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Vivek Oberoi

It was a great honor to receive a VIP invitation to attend the Oath ceremony of Honorable Narendra Modi Ji and his cabinet. I'm with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Vivek Oberoi. - May [...]

2607, 2019

Indo-Canadians join campaign for India election

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/indo-canadians-join-campaign-for-india-election/article18475367/ Surrey truck driver Gurpal Dhillon comes home from work, picks up the phone and dials a number in India – where the battle for the world's largest democracy is under way. Somebody answers the [...]

2607, 2019
2607, 2019

Events around the town

2607, 2019

Miss world Canada

2607, 2019

Overseas Friends of BJP organised a ‘Talk over tea’ event in support of ‘Namo’

Chai Pe Charcha coverage by media in Vancouver,British Columbia Ofbjp Canada. https://www.asianjournal.ca/overseas-friends-bjp-bjp-organised-talk-tea-event-support-namo/ Vancouver:Overseas Friends of BJP (OfBJP) British Columbia organised a “Talk over tea’ event to galvanize support for BJP led government in India. Aditya [...]

2607, 2019

OFBJP – British Columbia

OFBJP - British Columbia, an event hosted by Aditya Tawatia.

2607, 2019
208, 2017

IC-SEA President’s Message

The Indo Canadian Socio Economic Association (IC-SEA) was founded on the belief that India and Canada have the potential to be one of the strongest partnerships in the world. Both the nations share some great [...]

208, 2017

Indian Presidential Election 2017

There was a lot of speculation around the Presidential candidate that the NDA would put up and there was an expectation that the opposition would unite and oppose whoever it would be. Modiji and Amit [...]

3006, 2016

Second International Day of Yoga British Columbia 2016, Message from Aditya Tawatia President of Indo-Canadian Socio-Economic Association

Dear Friends, At the outset, I would like to congratulate you all on this 2nd anniversary of the international day of Yoga being held in Vancouver. This is a significant day for all Indians across [...]

2606, 2015

International Yoga Day celebrated by IC-SEA

Vancouver: Last weekend International Day of Yoga brought a perfect blend of excitement and a calming energy to the lower mainland in British Columbia, atmosphere was charged with positive energy. Friday got kicked off with [...]

2905, 2015

Komagata Maru commemorative events held in Vancouver

The events were sponsored by Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India Vancouver: As part of Komagata Maru centennial celebrations, a commemorative dinner sponsored by Ministry of Culture, Government of India was held at Fairmont Hotel [...]

2404, 2015

State Dinner hosted by PM Harper in honour of PM Modi

  Source: asianjournal.ca

1704, 2015

United Indian diaspora warmly welcomed PM Modi in Canada

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with OFBJP - BC President Aditya Tawatia, Daljit Thind, Paul Arora, and Aashritha Royyuru, past title holder for Miss Teenage Southern British Columbia with her mother.Photos: Submitted Toronto/Vancouver: [...]

1704, 2015

Indian PM Modi projects confident India during Canada trip

Visited KDS Gurudwara and Laxmi Narayan Temple in VancouverVancouver: Prime Minister Narendra Modi headed home after ending his three-nation tour, with the final day spent here in Vancouver. He visited Khalsa Diwan Society (KDS) Gurudwara, [...]

1704, 2015
204, 2015

Khalsa Diwan Society Gurudwara prepares to welcome Modi in Vancouver

Sohan Singh Deo, President of Khalsa Diwan Society Vancouver with Aditya Tawatia, President of OFBJP BC Indian PM will be accompanied by Canadian PM Harper Vancouver: BJP cadre in Canada are in full [...]

204, 2015

Interview: Aditya Tawatia, President of OFBJP British Columbia, shared details of preparations by OFBJP on Modi’s visit

Aditya Tawatia, President OFBJP BC, OFBJP Head Sri Vijay Chauthaiwale with Mr. Vishnu Prakash, High Commissioner of India to Canada and others.Photo: Submitted Q: Aditya in your opinion what is the significance of [...]

2811, 2014

OFBJP organized a fund raising dinner to support charities involved in child welfare

Surrey: OFBJP (Overseas Friends of Bhartiya Janta Party) unit of BC, Canada organized a fund raising dinner on November 22nd 2014 to support charities that are working to improve conditions of children around the globe. [...]

711, 2014
1010, 2014

2nd Annual Diwali Gala of TiE Vancouver and C-IBC held at Fairmont Vancouver

Vancouver: TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) and Canada- India Business Council (C-IBC) organised a grand Diwali Gala and Networking event in Vancouver on Oct 3rd. The event was held at The Fairmont Waterfront Hotel. Finance Minister Mike [...]

2208, 2014

Aditya Tawatia President OfBJP congratulates Indo-Canadian community on Independence Day

Asian Journal: How did the thought to celebrate India’s Independence day occur to you? Aditya: First, I would like to congratulate Indo Canadian community and the OfBJP team for the success it was team decision [...]

Indo-Canadian News & Events

711, 2015

Festival of Lights and Fund Raiser Organized by OFBJP

Source: Asian Journal

2808, 2015

IC-SEA and OFBJP-BC felicitate CM of Haryana at a glittering reception in Surrey

Surrey: Hundreds of prominent members of the South Asian community welcomed the Honourable Chief Minister of Haryana, Mr Manohar Lal Khattar, Industry Minister of Haryana, Captain Abhimanyu and the high powered business delegation travelling with [...]

2606, 2015

International Yoga Day celebrated by IC-SEA

Vancouver: Last weekend International Day of Yoga brought a perfect blend of excitement and a calming energy to the lower mainland in British Columbia, atmosphere was charged with positive energy. Friday got kicked off with [...]

2905, 2015

Komagata Maru commemorative events held in Vancouver

The events were sponsored by Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India Vancouver: As part of Komagata Maru centennial celebrations, a commemorative dinner sponsored by Ministry of Culture, Government of India was held at Fairmont Hotel [...]

2905, 2015

Komagata Maru commemorative events held in Vancouver

The events were sponsored by Ministry of Culture, Govt. of IndiaVancouver: As part of Komagata Maru centennial celebrations, a commemorative dinner sponsored by Ministry of Culture, Government of India was held at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver [...]

1704, 2015

United Indian diaspora warmly welcomed PM Modi in Canada

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with OFBJP - BC President Aditya Tawatia, Daljit Thind, Paul Arora, and Aashritha Royyuru, past title holder for Miss Teenage Southern British Columbia with her mother.Photos: Submitted Toronto/Vancouver: [...]

1004, 2015

Indo-Canadian Community of British Columbia

Source: asianjournal.ca

204, 2015

Khalsa Diwan Society Gurudwara prepares to welcome Modi in Vancouver

Sohan Singh Deo, President of Khalsa Diwan Society Vancouver with Aditya Tawatia, President of OFBJP BC Indian PM will be accompanied by Canadian PM Harper Vancouver: BJP cadre in Canada are in full [...]

204, 2015

Interview: Aditya Tawatia, President of OFBJP British Columbia, shared details of preparations by OFBJP on Modi’s visit

Aditya Tawatia, President OFBJP BC, OFBJP Head Sri Vijay Chauthaiwale with Mr. Vishnu Prakash, High Commissioner of India to Canada and others.Photo: Submitted Q: Aditya in your opinion what is the significance of [...]

2811, 2014

OFBJP organized a fund raising dinner to support charities involved in child welfare

Surrey: OFBJP (Overseas Friends of Bhartiya Janta Party) unit of BC, Canada organized a fund raising dinner on November 22nd 2014 to support charities that are working to improve conditions of children around the globe. [...]

2208, 2014

India’s Independence Day celebrated by OFBJP in Surrey

Surrey: OFBJP British Columbia, Canada chapter, led by its President Mr. Aditya Tawatia and supported by team members - Parveen Goel, Vivek Vashishta, Harb, Gill, Gagan Grewal, Robinder Moe and many other volunteers organized a [...]

2208, 2014

68th Independence Day Celebrated by OFBJP

Source: Punjabi Journal

2006, 2014

OfBJP President meets Modi’s Cabinet

New Delhi / Vancouver : “It was great honour to receive VIP invitation and to represent OFBJP Canada. I want to thank BJP leadership and OFBJP Global convener Mr. Vijay Jolly to invite me, says, [...]

604, 2014

Overseas Friends of BJP (Of BJP) organised a ‘Talk over tea’ event in support of ‘Namo’

Vancouver: Overseas Friends of BJP (OfBJP) British Columbia organised a “Talk over tea’ event to galvanize support for BJP led government in India. Aditya Tawatia, president of Of BJP British Columbia chapter said, “We organised [...]

404, 2014

Chai Pe Charcha

Source: Asian Journal

2303, 2014

Aditya Tawatia calls Canadians of Indian origin to join them in Namo 272+ Campaign

Aditya Tawatia, President Overseas Friends of BJP (OfBJP) British Columbia issued a following statement: Very soon we are going to witness the biggest democratic carnival in the world; India is going to choose its next [...]

2510, 2013

At The Community Excellence Awards 2013

Source: asianjournal.ca

2009, 2013

Events Around The Town

Source: Asian Journal

1005, 2013

Miss World Canada

Source: asianjournal.ca