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The Lit Gala Raises $60,409 for the Mariam Society!

A Night Filled with Light


Lit Gala guests hear about the work of the Mariam Society

The Mariam Society was the Charity of Choice for the First Annual LIT GALA in Toronto!


On Saturday, November 18th, 2023, Toronto was introduced to the First Annual Lit Gala Diwali Celebration, with all proceeds going to The Mariam Society!

Taking a fresh approach to Diwali, the Toronto Indo-Canadian Community wanted to create a signature event that celebrates its heritage while giving back. Hundreds came out for a night of glamour, beauty, and fun.

After months of meticulous planning, it was an unprescedented success! Guest were treated to delicious foods created by Chef Akshay Shastry, and danced the night away to the beats of DK Biks from New York City.

Guests also had an opportunity to learn more about the important work of the Mariam Society, and how they can support our goal of educating 200 girls living in poverty in rural India, in 2024.

When everything was tallied, the Lit Gala raised over $60,000 in support of the Mariam Society!



A huge THANK YOU to the Lit Gala Committee - Aryan Raj Nigam, Sapna Makhija, Kulin Matchhar, Melissa Krishna, & Akhil Chandan. Thank you for selecting the Mariam Society for your inaugural event, and our girls thank you for giving them the gift of education.


Lit Gala Organizing Committee (left to right): Aryan Raj Nigam, Kulin Matchhar, Akhil Chandan, Sapna Makhija, Melissa Krishna

A special thank you to all the sponsors of the event who made this possible, demonstrating the power of social minded organizations in making a global impact through community giving. Gold Sponsors: BGO, The Babwah Vega Family Silver Sponsors: ranu Bronze Sponsors: Fasken, Kagan/Shastri/DeMelo/Winer/Park Lawyers, Domain Funding, Connect Specialty Pharmacy, Vohra Miller, Good Future, CG Wealth Management, Verma Private Wealth, Ross Nasseri LLP

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