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 .
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 .
A formal dinner with the Ambassadors of all countries is always a royal affair .Great interaction and hospitality !This picture is with the MInister of State for External Affairs Ms Preneet Kaur ,flanked by Mr K.L Malhotra ,Ms Ratan Kaul and Kavita Ashok .
An evening to remember .
The national day of Africa was celebrated at Vasant continental with a gathering of all Ambassadors and delegates .Surprisingly I could spot a few kids too ,now that is sweet because it was really a celebration in the true and complete sense ! HRD minister Dr Shashi Tharoor presided the event, chased by media .This was followed by dinner ,though it was hot in the open lawns even at 8pm .Spotted were Ratan kaul ,Mr K.L Malhotra and Kavita Ashok from ICUNR and ICHR,Renu Malhotrs,Mr Suresh Kumar and Kallol Bhattacherjee from The Week .
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 ,