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.


 

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Mr. Aditya Tawatia meets H.E. Ajay Bisaria

Mr. Aditya Tawati visited Indian High Commission-Ottawa. He had interaction with H.E. Ajay Bisaria-High Commissioner of India in Canada.  

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Mr. Aditya Tawatia meets with the Honourable Mr. Erin O’Toole in Montreal

Mr. Aditya Tawatia meets with the Honourable Mr. Erin O’Toole, the new leader of the Conservative party of Canada along with Alupa Clarke who is the Senior Advisor to Mr.Erin O’Toole. They had a very [...]

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Virtual 6th Yoga Festival & Health Expo organized by Mr. Aditya Tawatia

Mr. Aditya Tawatia, Founder-Yoga & Health Expo organized the 6th Yoga & Health Expo on 20th June 2020. The event was virtual due to COVID-19. Prominent and renowned speakers and performers from all over the [...]

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Mayor’s message on 6th Virtual Yoga Festival & Health Expo

Mayor Kennedy Stewart congratulated and wished all the best to the 6th  Yoga Festival & Health Expo held virtually, due to COVID-19, on 20th June 2020 in Vancouver, Canada. Speakers and performers from all different parts [...]

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Mr. Aditya Tawatia with Honorable Kerry-Lynne Findlay and Indian Consul General on Indian Independence Day

Mr. Aditya Tawatia accompanied Honorable Kerry-Lynne D Findlay (Member of Parliament: South Surrey-White Rock) to the Indian Consul General Office on Honorable Consul General Abhilasha Joshi’s farewell meeting.   On this occasion, Honorable Kerry-Lynne Findlay [...]

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Mr. Aditya Tawatia on Honorable Deepak Obhrai’s memorial

Honorable Deepak Obhrai's (the longest continuously served 6 terms as Conservative MP and was appointed as dean of Canadian parliament) memorial was held in Calgary, yesterday. The gigantic, humble, giant of Canadian politics, who strongly [...]

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Mr. Aditya Tawatia hosted an intimate meeting with H.E. Vikas Swarup

Mr. Aditya Tawatia, Convener- Canada India Global Forum, British Columbia team hosted an intimate meeting with H.E. Vikas Swarup, High Commissioner of India to Canada, Mrs. Aparna Swarup, Hon. Abhilasha Joshi, Consul General of India [...]

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Yogic Gala dinner bash, 2019 hosted by Mr. Aditya Tawatia

The dinner was hosted by Mr. Aditya Tawatia, Founder of the International Yoga Festival and Health Expo Foundation (www.yogahealthexpo.com).  The event was organized after the great success of the 5th International Yoga & Health Expo.  [...]

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Successfully hosted 5th International Yoga & Health Expo, 2019 organised by Mr. Aditya Tawatia

Mr. Aditya Tawatia, Founder of Yoga & Health Expo successfully hosted 5th  International Yoga & Health Expo, 2019. Prominent Yoga Gurus and Performers performed and cheered the atmosphere.     Indian Consulate General, HonorableAbhilasha Joshi was [...]

Mayor’s message on 5th International Yoga Festival & Health Expo organised by Mr. Aditya Tawatia

Mayor Kennedy Stewart has extended his warm wishes to 5th International Yoga Festival & Health Expo, 2019.  

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Mr. Aditya Tawatia as a Guest Speaker in the 7th edition of Canada Gas & LNG Exhibition and Conference (CGLNG)

Mr. Aditya Tawatia was invited as a guest speaker in the 7th edition of Canada Gas & LNG Exhibition and Conference (CGLNG) that was held in Convention centre, Vancouver. As the only event of its [...]

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Mr. Aditya Tawatia in Make in India event hosted by Indian Consulate in Vancouver and Canada India Global Forum

Mr. Aditya Tawatia congratulated Indian Consulate and Canada-India Global Forum for successfully hosting Make In India event.       The event was graced by the presence of Consul General of India - Mrs Abhilasha [...]

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Media Coverage on Mr. Aditya Tawatia’s trade mission to India

https://www.asianjournal.ca/trade-and-business-talks-to-strengthen-the-bond-between-canada-and-india/?fbclid=IwAR0fE1S25v5eYyFJ-_bigxotEuVC_Dj4V832-9A2c2ap2HV6ATEwQ67163M

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Aditya Tawatia on lunch meeting with His Excellency, Mr. Vikas Swaroop

Aditya Tawatia had an interactive lunch meeting with his excellency Mr. Vikas Swarup (High Commissioner of India to Canada) and Ms. Abhilasha Joshi (Consul General of India in Vancouver) on Feb 5, 2019, with the [...]

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Lunch organised by Mr. Aditya Tawatia for Ministry of Commerce of India, Mr Suresh Kumar Makhijani

A great and extremely gainful lunch facilitated by Aditya Tawatia of Canada India Global Foundation to boost trade among India and Canada. Spreading awareness and uniting individuals for Indus food export out with the ministry [...]

Yoga Festival 2018

Successful Yoga Festival & Expo held on 16th June 2018 at SFU. Sincere thanks to all the participants and well-wishers. Hon. Deepak Oberoi PC specially came from Ottawa for Yoga event and brought a congratulatory [...]

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BC Cricket Championship T-20 at Chilliwack, British Columbia

BC Cricket Championship T-20 2020 was held today in Chilliwack, British Columbia. Mr. Aditya Tawatia, Convener of Canada-India Global Forum- British Columbia was invited as a Chief Guest to inaugurate the tournament. In his inaugural [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Yoga celebration a grand success

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

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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) [...]

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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, [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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

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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 [...]

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Exclusive Interview of Aditya Tawatia president of OFBJP with SW Media Group

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3D6fObm4s8&fbclid=IwAR3-hK8c8KtXg-8exbn16RhlW2wsRuLqxXQRARdPbiodzKcLGOZ3LLa0-TQ

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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 [...]

Indo-Canadian News & Events

2508, 2020

Mr. Aditya Tawatia with Honorable Kerry-Lynne Findlay and Indian Consul General on Indian Independence Day

Mr. Aditya Tawatia accompanied Honorable Kerry-Lynne D Findlay (Member of Parliament: South Surrey-White Rock) to the Indian Consul General Office on Honorable Consul General Abhilasha Joshi’s farewell meeting.   On this occasion, Honorable Kerry-Lynne Findlay [...]

2508, 2020

Mr. Aditya Tawatia on Honorable Deepak Obhrai’s memorial

Honorable Deepak Obhrai's (the longest continuously served 6 terms as Conservative MP and was appointed as dean of Canadian parliament) memorial was held in Calgary, yesterday. The gigantic, humble, giant of Canadian politics, who strongly [...]

2508, 2020

Mr. Aditya Tawatia hosted an intimate meeting with H.E. Vikas Swarup

Mr. Aditya Tawatia, Convener- Canada India Global Forum, British Columbia team hosted an intimate meeting with H.E. Vikas Swarup, High Commissioner of India to Canada, Mrs. Aparna Swarup, Hon. Abhilasha Joshi, Consul General of India [...]

2408, 2020

Mr. Aditya Tawatia in Make in India event hosted by Indian Consulate in Vancouver and Canada India Global Forum

Mr. Aditya Tawatia congratulated Indian Consulate and Canada-India Global Forum for successfully hosting Make In India event.       The event was graced by the presence of Consul General of India - Mrs Abhilasha [...]

2408, 2020

Media Coverage on Mr. Aditya Tawatia’s trade mission to India

https://www.asianjournal.ca/trade-and-business-talks-to-strengthen-the-bond-between-canada-and-india/?fbclid=IwAR0fE1S25v5eYyFJ-_bigxotEuVC_Dj4V832-9A2c2ap2HV6ATEwQ67163M

908, 2020

Lunch organised by Mr. Aditya Tawatia for Ministry of Commerce of India, Mr Suresh Kumar Makhijani

A great and extremely gainful lunch facilitated by Aditya Tawatia of Canada India Global Foundation to boost trade among India and Canada. Spreading awareness and uniting individuals for Indus food export out with the ministry [...]

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