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President’s Visit to India – 4th November — 22nd November 2019
A Brief Report
Arrival – IIW President Phyllis Charter along with Rtn Paul Charter arrived In India on 4th November 2019 at New Delhi – received by Association President & NR Mamta Gupta and District Chairman Sadhana ( D311 ). Proceeded to Agra to see The Taj Mahal – one of the Wonders of the World.
District 311 On 5th November.2019 (morning) inaugurated Toilet Blocks at the Autism School in Agra. After that went to Mathura. Under the aegis of National Project Mission Mamta -Orphan Free India, Full Year’s for 4 orphan Children of Vatsalya Gram , Mathura ( an orphanage ) was given in her presence.
District 301 -6th November 2019 – Morning – Attended Rhapsody – District Intercity Meet on Transgender at Delhi– Dinner was hosted by District Chairman Madhu Nagpal at The Banyan Tree, Gymkhana Club – Wedding Anniversary of IIW President and Rtn Paul was celebrated. PIIW Presidents , Past District Chairmen and Overseas Guests were present.
7th November 2019 – Morning- First International Joint Project “ Ghungroo” Mass Marriages of 51 couple was held, IIW President gracing the Event. In the Evening – visit to Akshardham Temple. 8th Morning departed from Delhi.
District 303 District Chairman – Vaijayanti Pathak)- 8th November 2019– at Akola - A Road Rally on Mission Mamta -Orphan Free India was organised in which about 650 people participated . A 100 metre Flag was put on display. District Rally and Conference ‘Rallycon’ – Chaitanya held on 9th and 10th November 2019 was graced by the IIW President. 17 Orphan Girls of Gayatri Balika Ashram were adopted by the 3 Clubs of Akola. An Amount of Rs 2.55 lakhs was sponsored for the education of the Girls. Adoption of a girl was done by the hands of IIW President Phyllis E Charter and Association President Mamta Gupta.
District 320 – IIW President attended the Golden Jubilee celebration of District 320 “ Swarna Bandhan” on 11th and 12th November,2019 held at Hotel Le Meridian, Coimbatore. Pink Auto Project was held in which 5 Auto rickshaws were donated to Women for financially empowering them (under the IIW Project – Caring for women and girls) . 750 delegates attended the programme in which all the Past District Chairmen were felicitated. ( District Chairman- Anitha Srinivas)
District 315 – IIW President attended the District Conference “ Vijetha” and Felicitation Programme “Vihitha – Pioneer” organised in her honour held on 13th and 14th November 2019 at ITA Hall, Guntur . Along with campaign on adoption the Event had projects like promotion of Cotton vegetable bags, walk to Ban Plastic, Inauguration of Inner Wheel School and donation of various commodities like water filters and sanitary napkins. An orphanage was adopted and E learning centre was inaugurated. The District. Conference was also attended by IIW President with Association President Mamta Gupta. ( District Chairman - Vinita Harnathka).
IIW President Phyllis Charter graced the National Event ‘Miration’ on 17th and 18th November 2019 at Ananta Resorts, Udaipur hosted by District 305. The event was organised to celebrate the 65th years of the first IWC of INDIA Ahmedabad. It was attended by more than 800 delegates from all over India and a few overseas guests which included Association EC Members, Past IIW Presidents, Past Association Presidents, District Chairmen, Past District Chairmen.
The two day event had felicitations, Mission Mamta Rally , ISO Meet, IIW Convention Committee Meeting , PAP Forum Meet , Cultural Programmes, Shopping Arcade . IW Quiz Book and History Book of the Association were released by IIW President Phyllis and Association President Mamta Gupta. National Commission for Protection of Child Right Chairperson Priyank Kanoongo and VHP Secretary Prashant Hartalkar and Actor Raja Murad as Speakers were invited too.
District 314 – The Golden Jubilee Celebration – Golden Tapestry ‘A woven vision’ was graced by IIW President at Renaissance Convention Centre, Powai on 19th and 20th November 2019. The two day celebrations included felicitation of PDCs and District Rally . 707 delegates attended the programme set on a stage with Madhubani Painting on the theme – Marriage rituals and Ashta Laxmi . Colourful Cultural bonanza was organised (District Chairman – Dr Devangi Vakharia).
Association President Mamta Gupta accompanied IIW President Phyllis Charter and Rtn. Paul Charter all through their visit to India.
IIW President Phyllis was bid adieu with a silent vow to meet again and again at the Inner Wheel Events and many more.
Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in India takes pride in the Global Leader Phyllis for her grace, her knowledge, her amiability, her human touch and most of the spirit she spreads ‘ together we can’.
Thank you President Phyllis E Charter for your accepting my initiation to visit India. I am sure you had a great time in India. I will always cherish this meeting with you and Rtn. Paul.