Posted by International Inner Wheel | Nov 13, 2016 |

Gavashni - District Rally

The Multi District Rally of District 313GAVASHNI – The Rally of Good Words – held at Pune, on 18th September 2016, was a grand affair, graced by the presence of IIW Dignitaries, Silver Jubilee celebrations of Host Club IWC Pune Riverside led by Convenor PDC Smita Pingale, and attended by over 500 members.

We were privileged to have in our midst IIW Vice President Kapila Gupta, IIW Treasurer Azhagu Annamalai and our own Association President Prabha Raghunandan, who were accorded due ‘SANMAAN’ (honour)


The proceedings began with ‘SANMAAN’, a ceremonial welcome accorded to the Hon. IW Dignitaries who were ferried in an open Jeep heralded by drums, cymbals and lezims in true Maharashtrian style. They were welcomed on stage by Past IIW Dignitaries, PAPs, PDCs and Dist. EC; introduced and felicitated with flowers and ‘Arti’ and presented with Paithani saris and Puneri ‘Pagdis.’

Then came speeches by Kapilaji, Azhagu ji and Prabhaji – each of them spoke from the heart and Touched the Hearts of all present – filling them with pride in being members of the wonderful organisation that is Inner Wheel and inspiring them to reach ever greater heights in Service and Friendship to All.

This was followed by the Silver Jubilee celebration of IWC Pune Riverside – when each of the 25 Presidents of the club were called on stage , felicitated and presented with Silver Cups. A cake was cut and the Rally Souvenir was released.

The programme continued with a Dance Competition . Each of the performances was truly ‘Dil Se’ and touched the hearts of the onlookers – evoking both tears and laughter! A fitting Finale by the Host Club, the Vote of Thanks and National Anthem sung lustily by all present, and a sumptuous lunch brought to a close yet another memorable District Event of 2016.

All credit to Convenor PDC Smita Pingale and the members of IWC Pune Riverside for being the perfect hosts, looking after each and every guest with warmth and care, and for the well co-ordinated programme where each member played her part with finesse, giving of her best ! Happy Silver Jubilee IWC Pune Riverside ! May Silver turn to Gold !