In 2016, the Government of Ontario declared the month of November each year as Hindu Heritage Month. Canadians of Hindu faith have greatly contributed to civic life in Canada for decades, and are a vibrant part of the growth and prosperity of Toronto, Ontario and Canada. On April 18, 2018, the TDSB Trustees voted to recognize the month of November as Hindu Heritage Month.
The theme chosen for the inaugural year is Namaste. Namaste is a way of showing respect and that you are equal to one another. It means, the divine in me bows to the divine in you. It is used with all people one meets, from young and old to friends and strangers. The bowing down of the head is a gracious form of extending friendship in love, respect, and humility. We are pleased to share a poster in the upcoming week that was created by our student through an open contest available to all students. This poster will also distributed to all our schools.