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Lata Pada receives pretigious award from India

By Samantha Mehra
  • Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil and Lata Pada / Photo courtesy of the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India

SAMPRADAYA Dance Creations Artistic Director Lata Pada, C.M., was awarded the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman by the President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, on January 9th, 2011 in New Delhi, India. She is one of fifteen individuals to receive the award, which recognizes lifetime accomplishments by members of the global Indian diaspora. Pada was commemorated for her exceptional contributions to the promotion of Indian dance in Canada, as well as her support of an inquiry into the 1985 bombing of Air India Flight 182 (Kanishka), and her role as an advocate for anti-terrorism legislation.

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