Lions Club International celebrated UNO day at Chanakyapuri on 4th of November where 18 diplomats were felicitated with Lifetime achievement award for their unparalleled work and unceasing efforts for humanity and their nation.
The spirit of the event was very high as we cherished the fruits of our hard work .
Diplomats from Uganda,Kenya,Belarus,Mongolia,Turkey ,Palestine,Cape Verde,Estonia,Dominican Republic,Bolivia,Tovalu,Algeria,Qatar and Poland were amongst the ones who were honoured.
This was followed by high tea .
The Russian Embassy hosted the most fabulous and larger than life welcome party for 2014 !
Attended by the who is who of the city and the diplomatic circle,the evening was a treat with food ,wine ,music ,great guests , ambassadors and diplomats dressed in costumes .Some were beyond recognition !I still am guessing who it was under certain disguises !!
Rabindra sangeet filled the hall and all were mesmerised with the dance performance which told the story of Bangladesh’s independence .Political leaders,diplomats and arty guests filled the hall and it was an evening to remember .The HH Mr Mehboob played a good hearty host .
Ougoing Ambassador Salman Bashir and his beautiful wife Tarannum were given a farewell party at the pakistan High Commission .The evening saw many bigwigs of the Indian circuit enjoying Qawali by Rizwan and Muzzam Ali Khan . Mr.Ram Jethmalani,Hansraj Hans,Uma Vasudev ,Uma Sharma and Ratan Kaul were some elegantly dressed guests who added charm to the farewell .Mr Shashi Tharoor made a brief appearance too.
Celebrated athe embassy of Indonesia,the evening’s highlight were the beautiful traditional costumes of the Ambassador and his wife !I could not hold myself from complimenting them !Food,wine ,music,dance and a great ambience made for a good evening !
The Indian Council for United Nations Relations presented a momento to HE Dr SamuelK Mbanto of Nambia on his farewell dinner at Vasant Continental ,New Delhi.President Ratan Kaul ,Mr KL Malhotra and me represented ICUNR and ICHR .Mr Navin Jindal presented the momento on our behalf .Ambassadors of all African states were present .Manish vij,Dr Mukul Jain ,Nidhi Jain added grace to the occassion ,