2012-13 Events Calendar


May 2013

Saturday, 25-May-2013

Nizami Bandhu at Embassy of Slovak Republic at 7:00 pm.

Musical evening of Sufi & Qawwali and cocktails & dinner hosted by H.E. Marian Tomasik and Mrs. Alexandra Tomasikova Please contact club office for donor passes.


Friday, 17-May-2013

Club Assembly at Hotel Shangri-La at 1:00 pm.

We will review activities of the 2012-13 Rotary Year and plans for remainder of the 2012-13 Rotary Year. No Guests please.


Saturday, 11-May-2013

Project Visit to Don Bosco Ashalayam, Dwarka at 1:00 pm. 

We will be distributing T-shirts and Trousers donated by Rtn Manjari Saxena to each of the 100+ residents of the Don Bosco street shelter. Members will get a chance to interact with the residents and tour the facility.


Friday, 10-May-2013

Luncheon Meeting at Hotel Shangri-La at 1:00 pm. 

Guest Speaker: Thomas Richardson, Head IMF India  

Topic: Global Economic Outlook and its Implications for India


Friday, 3-May-2013

Luncheon Meeting at Hotel Shangri-La at 1:00 pm. 

Guest Speaker:  H.E. Tarek Azouz, Ambassdor of Tunisia to India

Topic: Arab Spring & Recent Developments in Tunisia



April 2013 

Friday, 26-April-2013

Luncheon Meeting at Hotel Shangri-La at 1:00 pm. 

Guest Speaker: Gardiner Harris, South Asia Correspondent, New York Times

Topic: Developmental Challenges for India : A Foreign Journalist's Perspective


Tuesday, 23-April-2013


Blood Donation Camp organized by the 

State Bank of Patiala at their corporate office at NBCC House, Lodi Road, near Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium from 10.00 a.m. onwards on the occasion of their Foundation Day.


Saturday, 20-April-2013

Fellowship Dinner at 8:00 pm

Hosts: Suneeta & Dilip Trivedi


Tuesday, 9-April-2013

Blood Donation Camp organized by  IMM Rotaract Club at their campus. Institute of Marketing & Management, B-11, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi-110016. 10:00 am onwards.


Sunday, 7-April-2013

Polio National Immunisation Day at Badarpur from 10.00 a.m. onwards. As on the previous two occasions, we will depart at 10:15 to administer vaccine to children at Bhatt Camp.  Directions: On Mathura Road on way to Faridabad, 500 meters after you pass the National Thermal Power Station, there is a State Bank of India. The  Mother &Child Welfare Centre is adjoining the State Bank of India - it serves as the coordination centre to serve the whole constituency of Badarpur (Note: Please do not ascend the Badarpur flyover starting from NTPC, instead take the service lane alongside). Please let Mr. Taneja know if you will be attending the Polio NID.

 

Friday, 5-April-2013

Luncheon Meeting at Hotel Shangri-La at 1:00 pm. 

Guest SpeakerDonald Lu, Deputy Chief of Mission, US Embassy Delhi

Topic: The Next Big Thing in Indo-US Relations


March 2013

Friday, 22-March-2013

Luncheon Meeting at Hotel Shangri-La at 1.00 p.m.  

Guest Speaker: Martin Howard. A retired British naval officer and a former head of Rolls Royce Aerospace in India, Martin has dedicated himself to setting up and running a village school - the Gairatpur Baas Panchayat school - just outside Gurgaon. Martin will share his experiences related to running the village school. Martin is also a former president of the Rotary Club of Delhi Garden City.   

Topic: Village Schools in India


Saturday, 16-March-2013
21st Annual International Goodwill Golf Invitational Awards & Fellowship Dinner: 8 pm. 
Hosts: Deepika and Venkatesh Babu

Friday, 15-March-2013

21st Annual International Goodwill Golf Invitational at 8:00 am at the Delhi Golf Club between Heads of Diplomatic Missions and Club Members. We look forward to your participationin this golf match against the Ambassadors. Rotarians who are members of theDelhi Golf Club are requested to sign for one Ambassador as their guest. Pleaseconfirm your participation to Mr. Taneja by Friday 8th March.


Friday, 8-March-2013

Club Assembly at Hotel Shangri-la at 1.00 p.m. 

We will review activities of the last 4 months including the Charity Ball and International Goodwill Golf Invitational, and plans for remainder of the 2012-13 Rotary Year.



Sunday, 3-March-2013
Fellowship Lunch: 12:30 pm at DLF Farms, Chattarpur 
Hosts:  Soma & Hari Mamak, Meena Sethi & Veena & Krishan Kumar


Sunday, 3-March-2013
Project Visit: MCD Girls School, Srinivaspuri at 11:30 am.  
Inauguration of the Medical room and Arts & Crafts Room developed in collaboration with the students and teachers of the American Embassy School. We had painted theschool and setup a library and computer room last year. On Saturday, wewill be inaugurating a Medical Room and Arts/Craft room at the 800-girl school- developed jointly with the students and teachers at the Scrubs Club at theAmerican Embassy School. Club members Rajni Sood and Kavita Sharma havecoordinated the renovation activities this year at the School. 


February 2013


Sunday, 24-February-2013

Polio National Immunisation Day at Badarpur from 10.00 a.m. onwards. Like last time, we will depart at 10:30 to administer vaccine to children at Bhatt Camp.  Directions: On Mathura Road on way to Faridabad, 500 meters after you pass the National Thermal Power Station, there is a State Bank of India. The  Mother & Child Welfare Centre is adjoining the State Bank of India - it serves as the coordination centre to serve the whole constituency of Badarpur (Note: Please do not ascend the Badarpur flyover starting from NTPC, instead take the service lane alongside). Bhatt Camp is opposite the State Bank of India. Please let Mr. Taneja know if you will be attending the Polio NID.


Friday, 22-February-2013

Luncheon Meeting at Hotel Shangri-La at 1.00 p.m.  

Guest Speaker: H.E. Tariq A KarimAmbassador of Bangladesh. A career diplomat since 1967, Tariq A Karim was Ambassador of Bangladesh to the United States of America, High Commissioner to South Africa and Ambassador to Iran. He served as Additional Foreign Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Deputy High Commissioner in New Delhi and Deputy Chief of Mission in Beijing. Topic: TBD


Friday, 15-February-2013

21st Annual International Goodwill Golf Invitational Awards & Fellowship Dinner: 8 pm
Hosts: Deepika and Venkatesh Babu
Rescheduled due to inclement weather

Friday, 15-February-2013

21st Annual International Goodwill Golf Invitational at 8:00 at the Delhi Golf Club between Heads of Diplomatic Missions and Club Members.

Rescheduled due to inclement weather


Friday, 8-February-2013

Luncheon Meeting at Hotel Shangri-La at 1.00 p.m.  

Guest SpeakerMaja Daruwalaexecutive director of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, an international NGO based in New Delhi, which works for the practical realization of human rights. Her interests lie particularly in the area of systemic reforms. She has concentrated her energies on issues of accountability, particularly promoting police reform and the right to information. Ms. Daruwala is the founder and chair of People's Watch in Tamil Nadu and sits on several charitable boards, including The Open Society Institute-Justice Initiative and the International Women's Health Coalition, both in New York. Born in India, Ms. Daruwala has lived and worked in England, Singapore and Sri Lanka. Back in India, she practiced for a short while in the Supreme Court and then went to the Ford Foundation where she worked as a program officer for South Asia. TopicPolice Reforms


January 2013

Sunday, 20-January-2013

Polio National Immunisation Day at Badarpur from 10.00 a.m.onwards.  Directions: On Mathura Road on way to Faridabad, 500 meters after you pass the National Thermal Power Station, there is a State Bank of India. The  Mother & Child Welfare Centre is adjoining the State Bank of India - it serves as the coordination centre to serve the whole constituency of Badarpur (Note: Please do not ascend the Badarpur flyover starting from NTPC, instead take the service lane alongside). Please let Mr. Taneja know if you will be attending the Polio NID.


Friday, 18-January-2013

Luncheon Meeting  at Hotel Imperial at 1.00 p.m.  

Guest SpeakerGilian Sorensen,  is a Senior Advisor at the United Nations Foundation, and is a national advocate on matters related to the United Nations and the United States-United Nations relationship, addressing audiences as diverse as Rotary International and the United States Air Force Academy; university students; staff and Members of Congress; journalists and leaders of civil society. Topic: TBD

Meeting jointly hosted with the Rotary Club of Delhi Midtown


Friday, 11-January-2013

Luncheon Meeting at Hotel Shangri-La at 1.00 p.m.  

Guest Speaker:  Syed Shahid Mahdi, Retired IAS and Former VC of Jamia Millia Islamia University. Shri Mahdi is a Trustee of Pratham, the largest non-governmental organization in India working to provide quality education to the underprivileged children of India. TopicRight to Education & Educating India's Underprivileged Children


Friday, 4-January-2013

District Golf Tournament  at Lado Sarai Golf Course at 7.00 a.m.  Interested Golfing Members may send their names to Mr. Taneja.  



December 2012

Friday, 21-December-2012

Annual Christmas Lunch & Plum Cake Giveaway at Hotel Shangri-La at 1:00 pm.


Thursday, 20-December-2012

Christmas Celebration with the children at the Basti Vikas Slum School at 12:30 pm.


Wednesday, 12-December-2012

Interact Club Inter-School Debate hosted by the Interact Club as Kulachi Hansraj Model School. Due to the huge participation of schools, this year this Extempore debate has been broken into a prelim and final round on 10-December and 12-December respectively.  The Final round will be held at 9:30 am on 12-December.


Friday, 7-December-2012

Luncheon Meeting: at Hotel Shangrila at 1.00 p.m.  

Guest SpeakerPadma Shri Prakash Singh,  Former Director General of Police in Assam & UP and also former Director General of the Border Security Force. Shri Singh is an authority on Anti-terroism & counter insurgency. He is also the architect of police reforms in India and one of his current work agendas is to assist the judiciary with de-criminalizing Indian politics.

Topic

 "India's Emerging Internal SecurityScenario


Saturday, 1-December-2012

13th Annual Charity Ball at the Embassy of Spain, New Delhi. Details to be announced later.



November 2012


Friday, 23-November-2012

Luncheon Meeting: at Hotel Shangrila at 1.00 p.m.  

Guest Speaker: Shri Prakash Chandra, Former Chairman, Central Board of Direct Taxes. Topic: Role of Ombudsman in Income Tax Department


Monday, 12-November-2012

Diwali Celebration with the children at the Basti Vikas Slum School at 12:30 pm


Friday, 9-November-2012

Club Assembly at Hotel Shangri-la at 1.00 p.m. 



October 2012

Friday, 26-October-2012

Fellowship Dinner: 8:00 pm at the Poolside Deck at the 5th Floor, India Habitat Center. Hosts: Anshu & Sanjiv Narayan.


Saturday, 20-October-2012

Blood Donation Camp: Organized at the Syndicate Bank Regional Office at Bhagwan Das Road, New Delhi. 


Wednesday, 17-October-2012

Luncheon Meeting: at Hotel Shangrila at 1.00 p.m.  

Guest SpeakerB. K Taimni, Former Secretary, Ministry of Food & Public Distribution, Government of India and former Member, National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission. Mr Taimni has also served as a consultant to the CAG of India to review the progress of PDS and Poverty Alleviation Programmes. Being an expert on Food Security, he was invited to speak on the subject at an international conference in Manila on the subject of’ "Threat perceptions to Security to Asia in 21st Century". Mr. Taimni has authored three books - ‘Food Security’, War on Poverty’ and ‘Agriculture in 21st Century’. Topic:  "Consumer Disputes & Efficacy of Delivery of Public Services"


Saturday 13-October-2012

Health Camp at the Balgram Orphanage, Village Rai, Sonepat in collaboration with the Lanco Foundation.


Tuesday & Wednesday, 9 & 10-October-2012

Blood Donation Camp: 2-day camp organized by the Rotary Club of Delhi Garden City at the GLA University, Mathura. GLA University has over 4,500 students and we were able to collect 464 units of blood at the camp - the largest total in our club's history.


Wednesday, 3-October-2012

Luncheon Meeting: at Hotel Shangrila at 1.00 p.m.  

Guest Speaker: Dr. Alka Pandey, Consultant Arts Advisor and Curator of the Visual Arts Gallery at the IndiaHabitat Centre in New Delhi.  She will be addressing our club on "The ABC of Art".  

Abstract: The talk centers around the idea of aesthetics, buying and collecting of art. Art in India has moved from the sacred to the commercial and the journey has been a dynamic and challenging one. Is there a conflict of interest between commercially expensive art and good art? What defines good art? Does good art have to be ugly and difficult to comprehend?  While the definition of art is changing from the traditional to contemporary practices, the patron of art too are changing. From the temples to the royals, art is often looked as commodity of investment. The talk will attempt to contextualize the co-existence of Lakshmi and Saraswati - the aesthetics in the commercial - of art in India.



September 2012


Wednesday, 19-September-2012

Luncheon Meeting: at Hotel Shangrila at 1.30 p.m.  

Guest SpeakerH.E. Gustavo de Aristegui,  Ambassador of Spain on "India's Economic & Geo-Political Importance in the World"



Wednesday, 12-September-2012

Rotaract Installation: Institute of Marketing Management, Qutub Inst Area

 We will be visiting Institute of Marketing & Management, B-11 Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi at 4.00 p.m. for the installation of the new team of IMM Rotaract Club.  Please let Rtn. Sundeep Khanna, Director, New Generation and Rtn. Amrit Dhingra, Chairperson Rotaract know if you will be attending the program.


Saturday, 8-September-2012

Project Visit:  Don Bosco Ashalayam, Dwarka. 

Apart from interacting with the children of the Ashalayam, we will be delivering audio  mixers and amplifiers, Christmas decorations donated by the scouts from Troop 60, Boy Scouts of America. In addition we will be supplying sanitary napkins to girls hostel adjacent to he Ashalayam. Please let Rtn. Monica Kumar or Mr. Taneja know if you are interested in attending. We will assemble at Delhi Gymkhana Club at 10.00 a.m. to car pool together, and expect to be back by 1:00 pm.


Thursday, 6-September-2012
District Meet: DILA (District Interact Leadership Assembly)

The month of September is designated for New Generation Service where the focus is on the development of the young children to help them become better human beings, citizens and leaders of the future.  District 3010 is organizing the District Interact Leadership Assembly (DILA) at Apeejay School, Sheikh Sarai between 8.30 AM to 1.00 PM. Our Interact Club of Kulachi Hansraj Model School is participating in the event.  District has appealed that Rotarians also attend the event, particularly President, Secretary and New Generation Team members to show the Interactors that Rotarians care for their development and future growth.”


Wednesday, 5-September-2012
Lunch Meeting at Hotel Shangrila at 1.00 p.m.   

Guest Speaker: Continuing with our theme to celebrate Delhi’s 100 years, our guest speaker will be noted historian, Mrs. Nayana Goradia, who will be speaking to us on “Calcutta to Delhi : Transfer of a Capital – Some Vignettes from the Raj


August 2012


Tuesday, 28-August-2012

Interact Installation: Kulachi Hansraj Model School, Ashok Vihar, Phase III.  

We will assemble at Delhi Gymkhana Club at 10.15 a.m., pool our vehicles and proceed to school, so as to reach there by 11.30.  It will be a one hour function followed by lunch at the school.  Dr. Veena Bali, Chairperson, Interact Committee is coordinating the program.


Wednesday,22-August-2012

Lunch Meeting at Hotel Shangrila at 1.00 p.m.  

Guest Speaker: Mr. Nayan Chandra, well known author, columnist & Director Publications and Editor, Yale Global Online Magazine at the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization. He will be speaking to us on "The History of Globalization".The word “globalisation” evokes a visceral reaction like no other. It is accused of unemployment and inequality in the West,of increasing global poverty throughout the world, and hastening ecological catastrophe through unbridled exploitation of natural resources. However, while concerns are justified, they are not the result of some policy called “globalisation”, but the consequences of an accelerated process of interconnectedness. 


Today the problems emerge at unprecedented speed and are more visible, leading one to blame the process rather than the driving force behind it. What are the economic and technological forces driving globalisation? How did the history of science, politics, commerce and religion create today's international system? What is the past and what lies in store for globalization? These are some of the questions that will be addressed from a historical perspective. 


Speaker Nayan Chanda was previously with the Far Eastern Economic Review for almost 30 years as editor-at-large, editor and correspondent. He is the author and co-author of a dozen books. His most recent book Bound Together: How Traders, Preachers,Adventurers and Warriors Shaped Globalization, published in India by Penguin Books has been translated into seven languages. He is the 2005 recipient of the Shorenstein Award for journalism presented jointly by Stanford and Harvard Universities. He writes a regular column for Business World and Times of India.


Saturday, 18-August-2012

Project Visit to Balgram  Orphanage at Rai (Sonepat)

We will assemble at Delhi Golf Club at 1.00 p.m., pool our vehicles and proceed to Balgram to reach there by 2.30 p.m. We should be back by 5.00 p.m. Rtns. Pranav & Ameeta Ranade, Chairpersons of the Balgram Project Committee are coordinating the program. We will be distributing the kitchen supplies donated by the US Embassy, Delhi to the children at Balgram.


Tuesday, 14-August-2012

Project Visit to Basti Vikas Slum School, Srinivaspuri at 12:30 pm to celebrate Independence day with the children.


Friday, 17-August-2012

District Meet: Polio Plus Orientation & Planning Meet at 2.30 p.m. at PHD Chamber, Khel Gaon Marg, followed by high tea.  This will be the best opportunity to meet the Assembly Coordinator & Surveillance Medical Staff.  President, Secretary, Chairperson of the Polio Plus Committee should attend this meet alongwith other interested members.


Wednesday, 8-August-2012

Lunch Meeting at Hotel Shangrila at 1.00. 

Guest Speaker, Mr. Atul Dev, Founder Director ofthe Indian Institute of Public Relations.  Our fabulous capital is a 100 years old! To celebrate this, we have planned a series of talks on Delhi covering a range of issues. The first of these will be given by Mr. Atul Dev who will give us a short presentationon “I Love My Delhi” sharing with us our city’s nuances & secrets.


 

July 2012


Sunday, 29-July-2012

GOV (Governor's Official Visit) at The Suryaa at 6:00 pm

District 3010 Governor Rtn. Ramesh Aggarwal accompanied by his team will paid an official visit to our Club at The Suryaa at 6:00 pm.  The Governor’s Official Visit (GOV) is a very important event in the Rotary calendar. During this visit, the Governor met Club leaders, Board of Directors and Committee Chairpersons to apprise himself of our club’s activities and plans. Accompanied by the District 3010 Leadership team, DG Ramesh Aggarwal suggested several ways for us to enhance our club's contribution and align with the District and RI goals for the year.


Installation Ceremony at The Suryaa, Delhi at 7:30 pm

The Installation Ceremony of President Rtn. Sanjiv Narayan and his team for the year 2012-13 was held at The Suryaa, New Friends Colony at 7.30 p.m. The ceremony was chaired by Former Chief Justice of India, Justice J. S. Verma while DG Ramesh Aggarwal was the Guest of Honor. We would like to thank Rtn. Sunita & Lalit Malhotra for graciously hosting the Installation Ceremony at The Suryaa.



Wednesday, 25-July-2012

Club Assembly at Hotel Shangri-la at 1.00 p.m. 

This meeting will be a Club Assembly to discuss our clubs plans and programs for the 2012-13 Rotary year.

 

Wednesday,11-July-2012
Lunch Meeting at Hotel Shangri-La, New Delhi at 1.00 p.m. 
Guest Speaker: Pawan Sinha, Professor of Vision Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prof. Sinha has set up Project Prakash in India with a goal to bring light into the lives of curably blind children and, in doing so, illuminate some of the most fundamental scientific questions about how the human brain develops and learns to see. Prof Sinha will present his experiences with combining community service at Project Prakash with cutting edge vision research at MIT.


Joint Meeting with RC Delhi Midtown, January 2013
Board of Directors & Committee Chairperson at the Installation Ceremony, July 2012