BY RENU MEHTA, TORONTO:
Long-time veteran Kanta Arora was honoured by the Member of Parliament’s Canada 150 Award for Citizenship. She was among a select group of 20 constituents of Don Valley West at a Canada Day celebration privileged to receive a pin specially designed by Heritage Canada to mark the occasion.
“Kanta’s name has become synonymous with media, volunteerism, social work, community commitment, integrity and credibility,” said Rob Oliphant, Member of Parliament who nominated Arora’s name for the award. “Kanta has served as member and director for many charitable, social non-profit and professional organizations; Canadian Museum of Hindu Civilization, South Asian Family Support Services, Scarborough Chamber of Commerce, Education Committee to name a few. She is President of the Toronto Netralya Lions Club. She is a strong advocate for senior’s rights, women’s rights, children’s rights and the fight against domestic violence. For these reasons, and more, she is presented with the Member of Parliament’s Canada 150 Award for Citizenship.”
The award ceremony was held at the Toronto Botanical Gardens as a part of the annual Canada Day celebrations.
The Canada 150 Award for Citizenship has been inaugurated to both celebrate this historic milestone, and honour people who have built the country through their contributions in leadership, community service, sport and countless other ways.
“I believe it is important that we recognize those people who have quietly, selflessly and tirelessly continued the work of building a Canada that we can all be proud of and celebrate,” Oliphant said.