2016-2017 Board

Kriti Dewan

Kriti Dewan is a Marketing professional with a passion for Arts and Culture. She has an MBA degree in Marketing and Finance and leads the festival’s Marketing & Sponsorship strategy. She has served as a Board Director for the Diwali Celebration Society since 2011 and has been part of the...

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Soutomi Kundu

Soutomi Kundu is excited to celebrate her immense love for arts and culture with this wonderful community during her sixth Diwali Fest. As a pediatric occupational therapist by profession, Soutomi has enjoyed bringing the light of Diwali to the hundreds of children she serves throughout BC. Growing up in Botswana,...

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Sahil Bhrany

A recent resident of Vancouver, this is Sahil’s second year with Diwali Fest. Currently working in the Financial industry as an investment representative with QTrade. Sahil brings his analytical & technical skills and share his expertise in website development for the festival.  Diwali has always been a big part of life...

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Chirag Vesuvala

Chirag was born in India but grew up in Dubai. Growing up in a Parsi household, he has celebrated Diwali as a time to go house-hopping – from one friend’s house to the next – catching up and stocking up on Mithai (sweets)! Chirag brings an outside perspective to the...

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Gurpreet Sian

Gurpreet Sian is the Executive Director of South Asian Arts Society. As a performer he has performed at various international platforms like Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics and Juno Awards at Rogers Arena. His productions have gained critical success with ‘Bollywood Wedding’ being voted ‘The Best Outdoor Interactive Theatre Event’ by...

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Gurdeep Birdi

Gurdeep has been an IT professional for more than 20 years and has been doing numerous amounts of volunteer work with government organizations as well as with numerous spiritual organizations. He is a life-long learner and a self-proclaimed ‘one of the original foodies’. He is also a strong believer in...

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