Thursday, May 03, 2007

Message to ACA from Bharat Agnihotri, MLA, Edmonton

Culture, the acquainting ourselves with the best that has been known and said . . . thus with the human spirit.
- Matthew Arnold

As the member of the provincial legislature for Edmonton Ellerslie, I congratulate the association on the creation of your web site. The site will be a valuable tool in your work of preserving and promoting the culture of Andhra. As citizens in a multicultural society, each community has the opportunity to do as Arnold suggests, acquaint themselves and others, with the best that has been known and said in their culture. Whether exploring and encouraging the language, literature, history, arts or customs of Andhra you are helping lift the human spirit. I wish you every success in your work.

Continued success in all your endeavors.
Bart Agnihotri, MLA
Edmonton Ellerslie

Bharat Agnihotri was elected to his first term as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for the constituency of Edmonton-Ellerslie on November 22, 2004. He is currently a member of the Private Bills Committee.

Mr. Agnihotri has been an Edmonton realtor since 1997, during which time he was recognized as the top five per cent realtor in Edmonton and the top one per cent realtor for Sutton Polaris Realty. As one of the top-selling realtors in Edmonton, Mr. Agnihotri earned a number of distinctions in his career, including the prestigious Medallion Club award, the Chairman’s Club award and the President’s Club award. Born and raised in India, Mr. Agnihotri earned a bachelor of arts degree, majoring in economics and political science, from Guru Nanak University in Amritsar.
Since coming to Edmonton, Mr. Agnihotri has been active in the community both culturally and politically for the past 14 years. Believing it is important to give back to the community, Mr. Agnihotri is a member of a number of charitable organizations. He was previously involved with the Mill Woods Presidents’ Council and a volunteer at the Grey Nuns Hospital.

Mr. Agnihotri is married to Rita. During his free time he enjoys watching cricket matches, playing table tennis and cricket and taking long walks.