Friday, September 05, 2008


Hello everyone,

I hope everyone had a very successful summer. We are happy to announce the dates for PARICHAY-2008. This year Parichay will be held on 27th September at St Joseph's High School.
Parichay makes a platform for introducing the new students coming from India to our community. I hope everyone is looking forward to welcome them to our family with a warm heart.
For tickets and more information please see the attached poster
I request all members to inform everyone they know about this function and help us in selling the tickets.
We also request everyone to inform all the new comers to register for this function and make it a success.


ISA committee.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

ISA Summer Picnic

Dear all ISA folks,

We are pleased to inform you that ISA summer Picnic is arranged at Pike Lake on Saturday 5th July 2008.

Please book your spot before 3rd July 2008. either email or call to Ashok Jadhav, or Ph. 477-2714.

The cost of trip per adult is $ 8.00 and Kids between 5 to 15 yrs. $ 5.00.

Lunch will be free -Barbeque and snacks.

Also lot of fun activities and games will be there during the picnic.

Thanking you,
ISA committee

Sunday, June 15, 2008

New ISA Executive Committee for 2008-2009

Dear Friends,

We have got nominations for the new ISA executive committee for 2008-2009.

It seems that this will be the final committee for ISA-2008-2009. Congratulation to all new committee members of ISA-2008-2009, and wish you all the best.

President – Dr. Atul Desai

(PhD student, Veterinary Microbiology - Veterinary Medicine)

Vice-President – Mr. Amitoz Singh Ralhan

(Master student, Mechanical engineering)

General Secretary –Mr. Varun Bangar

(Undergraduate final year student, Biotechnology)

Treasurer – Dr. Sanjeev Anand

(Master student, Department of Veterinary Microbiology, VIDO)

Social Secretary –Mrs. Parul Jain

(PhD student, College of Agriculture)


1. Jugal Gandhi

(Master student, Department of Pharmacology)

2.Niraj Makadia

(Master student, Department of Veterinary Microbiology, VIDO)

Web-master – Venkat Aveen Reddy

(Master student, Computer Science)

With Regards,

ISA committee

Saturday, May 10, 2008

ISA Elections to Select Executive Committee for the Year 2008-2009

Dear All ISA folks,


The present ISA committee (2007-2008) will be successfully completing it's one year term soon. Your support during last one year is greatly admired. On behalf of all executive members I would like to thanks each and every member of ISA for there support through out the period. Also we are greatful to those members who involved in the promotion of activities of India student's association to shine the association in the university as well as in the community.

Regarding, ISA summer trip-2008, we are working on the plan and once we decided the destination we will inform you as soon as possible (probably planning in the month of June 2008).

The following positions are present for ISA committee (2008-2009),

  1. President
  2. Vice-President
  3. Social Secretary
  4. General Secretary
  5. Treasurer
  6. Web Master
  7. Member-at-Large

Anyone interested in standing for any of the above positions must e mail to Ashok Jadhav, or

Please send your nominations by Wednesday, 21st May 2008. Depending on multiple candidature for the position the election will be held, otherwise the committee will be formed unanimously.

The final declaration of new committee will be declared on the ISA summer trip 2008.

Thaking you,
ISA executive committee

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

International Week-2008 Food fair

Hello everyone,

Hope everyone is busy and doing well in their winter session.

This is to inform everyone, that our association is setting up a food stall on 31st of Jan (thursday) following International week-2008. Our stall will be in the global commons in lower Place Riel from 11.30am - 1.30 pm.

We will be serving delicious Indian food.

This year on our menu we have Vegetable Biryani, Chickpea masala and samosas.

We request everyone in the association to inform their friends and lab-mates about our stall, as it is one of the biggest fund raising event for India Student Association (ISA).

We are looking forward to see you all on our stall.

Please make a note of the place & time and dont miss a chance to have delicious lunch together on thursday.

Thanking you.

ISA committee.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Annual chess & carrom competition

Hello guys,

I hope everyone is looking forward towards having a good time for Christmas and New year.
Indian Students Association is happy to announce the annual Chess and Carrom competition commencing on 29th December till 30th December 2007. We are also arranging a Movie and Pizza night on 1st of Jan-08.

Everyone is invited to take part in the games. Anyone interested to participate is requested to send an email to the ids given below not later than 27th of December. Draws, timing and location of the scheduled games will be posted on gradusask on 28th of december.

prizes for the games are as follows:

1st prize for chess and carrom(singles): 75 dollars.

2nd prize for chess and carrom(singles): 50 dollars.

Please send an email with your name and contact details as soon as possible to the following ID: - Atul Desai Venkat

This is a nice opportunity to show your skills and have fun at the same time.

Hoping to see everyone.

Thanking you,
ISA committee.

Important: Anyone with who has chess boards are requested to bring them on the day of their game. Please let us know if you are willing to give it to us for two days. They will be kept in safe hands and retured as soon as games are over.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Adapting to Canada Survey

Dear India Student Association Members,

A Master’s student is psychology is looking for participants for his Adapting to Canada Survey. He is looking for any individuals who were born and raised outside of North America or Europe and came to Canada any time after their 13th birthday. While there has been some support for this study, the researcher needs more support. In the next month, he will need to find 100 international students and 100 immigrant students that are willing to complete the 30-minute survey. Each participant is entered into a draw of $100 and has a 1 in 75 chance of winning. The information that participants supply will be used to better help and support international students adjust to Canadian society.

If you were born and raised outside of North America or Europe, or you know someone who was, then please support this survey. Come to the International Student Office in the Global Commons, Room 60 Place Riel and ask for a survey. Or for further information or to request a package, you may also contact the researcher directly at:

Stryker is currently handing out surveys at the Global Commons International Student Office and can answer any questions about the survey during the following times.

Monday – Wednesday – Friday: 10am to 2pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 1pm to 4pm

Thank you for your support,

Stryker S. Calvez
Department of Psychology
University of Saskatchewan
Supervisor: Dr. Louise Alexitch

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Seminar on Public Speaking

Dear Friends,
There is a seminar on public speaking on october 25, 2007. Go through the poster for details.


Monday, September 03, 2007


Dear friends,

After a successful start of the year, we are proudly announcing the day of this year's welcome function, PARICHAY -2007. The main aim of this cultural gathering is to make new members of our family feel home away from home. We welcome everybody to make this function a big success. Lets be a part of this event to make it a great memory.

Different committees have been formed as follows

1. Cultural Committee

2. Food committee

3. Stage Management committee (decoration, slide presentation and Anchoring)

4. Fund raising, Tickets and Sales committee

5. Reception Committee

We are looking for Volunteers (members) to each of these committees and anybody who is interested in making PARICHAY successful by becoming volunteers/members to any/all of the committees can contact following individuals.

Atul Desai - (881-5882)

Pardeep Garg - (382-6130)

Chirayu Soni -

Lakshminarayanarao Bachu -

Varun Bangar -

PS: To cover all new students we request all members of this group to inform all new students in your contact ( from PARICHAY 2006-07)


India Student's Association
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Canada

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

BALVIKAS 2007-2008

Dear Friends/Parents
Information about this year BALVIKAS 2007-2008


Non-religious, Universal, Value-based Education


Open to Everyone

For the children of age group 5-15 yrs

Organized By:

Sri Satya Sai Baba Centre of Saskatoon

Love All Serve All

Help ever Hurt never

The word Education comes from the Latin root word "Educare" which means "to elicit" or "to draw out". Thus, the main aim of this program is to develop and nurture the spiritual and moral values in the child that help to unfold the inherent "Divinity" and let it blossom in all directions to the best of its ability.

This educational movement was launched by Sri Sathya Sai Baba to blossom today’s children into citizens and leaders of tomorrow. Founded in 1969 it has grown into an international movement. It trains children from the age of 5 to the age of 15. It complements the school education. The primary objective of this program is to develop character based on Love, Peace, Non-violence, Truth and Right Conduct.

Sathya Sai Baba asserts that the purpose of education is not for the acquisition of knowledge or material possessions, but first and foremost for moral character development and service to humanity. Before academic and scientific knowledge can be of use to the individual, the basic human values of truth, right action, love, non-violence and peace must be inculcated from a young age. Only then can the worldly knowledge gained through education be of positive, constructive use to the individual and society.

Broad outline of the curriculum includes:

  • Teaching and practising Human values
  • Stories from all culture and heritage, Stories from other religions and religious leaders, emphasizing the underlying unity of all religions e.g., Christianity, Buddhism, First Nation’s Spirituality, Judaism, Sikhism, Islam and Hinduism,
  • Importance and Inner significance of various festivals,
  • Value Songs
  • Silent Sitting
  • Group Activities e.g., Role-play, value games, debates etc.

Classes start from Sept. 8th, 2007.

Time: Every Saturday

1½ hrs: 2.30PM to 4.30PM

Venue: Presbyterian Church

925 Mckercher Drive

For further details about registration please email at sssbcentre.saskatoon@ /

Or contact the following persons

Umashankar, Das -373-6105(H), 966-6358(Off)

Valarmathi Balakrishnan – 477-1717

Kumudini Lakshman – 374-1413

Ranganathan, Ranga – 244-1568

Eshwari Selvaraj -955 -0467

This year "DYANAMIC VALUE PARENTING" course will be given along with the Balvikas classes at the same time, same venue, every saturday. This course is strongly suggested for all parents registering their children. This class is a good "HUMAN VALUES" experience for all youth and adults. This practical training enables everyone to understand and practise human values of truth, right action, love, peace and non-violence. Gurus Ranga and Lakshman will be teaching this course. For further details contact Ranga at 244-1568.



Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Canadian open International 2007

Dear friends

Canadian Open Badminton Championships

World class badminton is coming to Saskatoon this fall with the Canadian Open, a major international event sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation, Pan-Am Badminton Federation and Badminton Canada. The Canadian Open is part of the World Badminton Federation’s International Challenge Series and participants will be competing for prize money totaling $15,000 USD and qualification points for the 2008 Summer Olympics.

The tournament includes draws for both men and women in singles, doubles and mixed doubles events. Preliminary qualifying rounds for all events will take place on Monday September 3rd and Tuesday September 4th. The main event draws begin on Wednesday September 5th, with quarter final rounds taking place on Thursday September 6th, semi final rounds on Friday September 7th, and all finals being played on Saturday September 8th.

Volunteer positions available for driving, looking after the venue, working at the draw desk, etc. Volunteers who work more than 12 hours will get an event pass for free.

For more information visit or contact for details.


Friday, August 10, 2007

Folk festival

Dear friends,


AUGUST 16, 17, & 18!
Saskatoon Saskatchewan

Your Passport To The World

For three days every year Saskatoon comes alive with the sights, sounds and tastes of Saskatchewan's nationally recognized cultural heritage! Come visit each pavilion and discover the unique traditions of other countries.

Marvel at the timeless art of skilled craftsmen. Shop for unique souveniers and gifts. Catch the exuberance of spectacular folk dancers talented singers and musicians. Learn new skills from volunteer demonstrations. Savor the exquisite tastes of authentic cuisine
from around the world.

for further details visit

India pavillion needs volunteers during folk festival
Timings for all 3 days:
For food services :4.30 pm - 8.30 pm & 8.30 pm - 12.00 am
Passport and booking stall : 4.30 pm - 8.30 pm & 8.30 pm - 12.00 am

Please contact Ashok Jadhav as early as possible for further details ; ph : 477-2714.


Thursday, August 09, 2007

Independance Day Celebration 2007

Dear Friends,

India student`s Association is Celebrating India`s 61st Independance Day on wednesday 15th august 2007 at Souris Hall, University High rises. ISA cordially invites everyone to attend the function. Please see the below attachment for further details. Also visit ISA website


Monday, July 30, 2007

ISA Executive members (2007-2008)

Dear Friends,
Thanks one and all for the support and co-operation during the pike lake trip on Saturday and New ISA committee members introduction meeting on Sunday. I hope we had a nice time at Pike Lake. Below are the details of the new executive member list 2007-2008. I wish them good luck in their future endeavors.

President - Ashok Jadhav (PhD student, Department of Medical Physiology - Health Science)

Vice-President -Atul Desai (PhD student, Veterinary Microbiology - Western college of Veterinary Medicine)

General secretary - Pardeep Kumar Garg (PhD student, Department of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering)

Treasurer - Raghavun Premkumar (Master student, Department of Animal Science, Agricultural Building)

Social Secretary -Varun Bangar (Undergraduate final year student, Biotechnology)

Member-at-Large 1. Cheerayu Soni (Master student, Department of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering)
2. Laksminarayanarao Bacchu (Master student, Department of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering)

Cultural Co-ordinator - Mita Dasog (Undergraduate final year student, Chemistry)

Web-master - Venkatasubramaniyan (Master student, Department of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering)


Srinivas Seekallu