January 31, 2016
Talk on Personal Financial Planning
Part of our community education objective. Shilpa Sanjeev, Financial Consultant, was the lead speaker at this event. Shilpa emphasised the importance of having a custom tailored financial planning. She explained the various retirement saving options, importance and loop holes in various insurance products, critical illness and disability insurance etc.
September 26 , 2015
Tree Planting Event
SNA has been doing this Social Responsibility activity for the past two years and has been positioned at 11th among small organizations category.
Thanks to our dedicated volunteers, SNA planted 200 trees contributing to City of Mississauga plan of planting one million trees by the year 2032.
September 12, 2015.
SNA's Onam Event
The Onam event was a great success with over 600 particpants enoying a sumptuous onam sadya followed by an entertaining evening of cultural and music programmes.
July 25, 2015
Family Picnic and Sports day
We had record participation, quality social interaction, productive arts and craft kiosks, vibrant sports competitions, amazing food and above all kind nature and great weather. What an enthralling combination for a fun filled day.
May 23, 2015
Park Cleaning Event
SNA's participated in the City of Mississauga's Adopt a Park Program fulfilling our collective responsibility for the environment and upholding Narayana Guru's philosophy on the cleanliness of body, mind and environment and overall the Mother Nature.
April 19, 2015
Annual General Body Meeting and Vishu Celebration Event.
Sree Narayana Association held a very well attended Annual General Body Meeting and Vishu Celebration Event.
After a networking luch, the meeting started off with a melodious prayer followed by handing out of Vishukaineetom to kids by Chairman of the SNA Board of Trustees before getting down to business.
March 14, 2015
SNA's Health and wellness event
SNA arranged three very informative sessions for the benefit of members.
- Information Session on Stem Cell Donation presented by Santhosh Thyagu Division of Hematology, University of Toronto &Charlene Goodwin, Territory Manager, Canadian Blood Services.
- Lifestyle and Cardio Metabolic risk,Medical Choices presented by Ampadi BHMS MD(Homeo), Consultant, Homeopath Nutrition House
- Injury Prevention during Winter presented by Bibu Thomas, Physiotherapist
November 29, 2014.
SNA Food Drive
SNA was able to donate 1058 lbs of non-perishable food to Salvation Army Burlington Community and Family Services on November 29, 2014.
SNA is consistently donating to Food Bank since it has identified this as one its major Corporate Social Responsibility in 2011. SNA holds food drives for non-perishable food conducted in December of every year. We were able to donate 422 lbs of non-perishable food to Knights Table Food Bank in Brampton from ourDecember 2013 food drive compared to our previous year’s contribution of 315 lbs to Mississauga Food Bank.
Nov 9, 2014
Talk on Life, Philosophy and Works of Narayana Guru
This event was the first ever public talk on the subject of Sree Narayana Guru in the multicultural social history of Canada.
The main speaker, Sujit Sivanand, presented three introductory modules‘The Life and Works of Narayana Guru’, ‘The What of Vedanta’, and ‘Jeeva Karunya Panchakam’ (Mercy to Living Beings). The module ‘The What of Vedanta’ is the multimedia educational representation of the relevant parts of Guru Muni Narayana Prasad’s book ‘The Philosophy of Narayana Guru’; which is a book of high academic value, originally authored in view of teaching the subject in universities and higher education institutions.
Sept 20, 2014
Our annual Tree Planting Event
On September 20th 2014 Sree Narayana Aaaociation (SNA) volunteers came together once again to take part in the City of Mississauga's plan of planting one million trees by 2032. Volunteers successfully planted 100 trees. SNA ranked 17th among the small organizations. (http://www.onemilliontrees.ca)
Sept 13, 2014
SNA-10th Anniversary Celebration
SNA celebrated in grandeur its 10th anniversary along with Onam celebration on 13th September, 2014. Dipika Damerla, the Hon. Member of Provincial Parliament (MMP) and Associate Minister for Health and Long Term Care was the Chief Guest and inaugurated the evening events. SNA’s 10th Anniversary and Onam celebration offered Greater Torontonians with a splendid display of Athapookalam, a festive feast and an evening full of delightful entertainment.
The evening started with the 100 year old prayer song Daivadasakam. Minister Dipika Damerla also released the ‘SNA Toronto Journal’ a souvenir publication that includes 21 articles by authors from around the world, on subjects such as Life and Philosophy of Sree Narayana Guru, Multicultural life in Toronto, Cultural Exchanges.
July 26, 2014 -
Family picnic and sports day
SNA celebrated its Annual Picnic and Sports Day with record participation, quality social interaction, productive arts and craft kiosks, vibrant sports competitions, amazing food and above all kind nature and great weather.
May 24, 2014
SNA's spring park cleaning event
Annually, SNA organizes two park cleaning events in spring and fall. SNA fulfills its collective responsibilitythe environment and upholding Narayana Guru's philosophy on the cleanliness of body, mind andthe environment. This is an opportunity for young members to bank volunteer hours. SNA regularly promotes similar activities to build a clean and green environment and a socially responsible generation.
April 27, 2014
Vishu lunch and AGM meeting
Sree Narayana Association celebrated Vishu and conducted its Annual General Meeting on April 27, 2014. During SNA’s previous year’s discussion SNA identified the need for a constitution which explicitly states our mission and objects of this organization. Thus a group of dedicated members with this mission in mind worked on our constitution andmodified ourconstitution which reflects SNA’s values, our focus and social objectives.