Hindu Heritage Month Act

An Act to designate the month of October as Hindu Heritage Month

This bill was last introduced in the 42nd Parliament, 1st Session, which ended in September 2019.


Deepak Obhrai  Conservative

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)


Introduced, as of Oct. 4, 2018
(This bill did not become law.)


This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment designates the month of October as “Hindu Heritage Month”.


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Hindu Heritage MonthRoutine Proceedings

October 4th, 2018 / 10:10 a.m.
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Deepak Obhrai Conservative Calgary Forest Lawn, AB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-416, an act to designate the month of October as Hindu heritage month.

Mr. Speaker, I would first like to thank my colleague from Barrie—Innisfil for seconding this bill.

I rise today to introduce my private member's bill to designate the month of October of every year as Hindu heritage month. The bill recognizes the importance of the role played by Hindu Canadians in our country's multicultural social fabric and economic growth.

Hindus across the world celebrate significant festivals, such as Diwali, hosted here on Parliament Hill since 1998. It was in Ottawa when the first Diwali took place in the national legislature in the western world. I invite you, Mr. Speaker, on October 30, to please come to the 18th Diwali celebration.

By proclaiming the month of October as Hindu heritage month, the Government of Canada would recognize the contributions of Hindu Canadians as part of the success story that has made Canada the best country in the world.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)