In Memoriam


(August 29, 1948  –  May  24,  2017)

Mr.Chandravadan Bodalia came to Vancouver in April 1976 from India.  He was a renowned artist and photographer who gave his services free of charge to societies and associations in the lower mainland. We have all known him for the many years of community service he has provided through his countless photographs!  The Gandhi Committee would like to express our sincere tribute to Mr. Bodalia, whose dedication and passion provided us with many memories of the Gandhi Jayanti events through his beautiful photos. His dedicated work will always be remembered by us, and his absence will be very noticeable every October 2nd for years to come.


(March 5, 1945   –   June 29, 2017)

Mr. Narendra Surti came to Vancouver from Zambia in 1991.  He was a successful builder and in his spare time, he gave his service to the Indian community with a smile. Mr. Surti has been a stalwart member of the Gandhi committee for many years! Despite the variable weather conditions, he was always present with a smile guiding people to the parking lot for all Gandhi Jayanti events. Every October 2nd we will fondly remember him for all his humble services!

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