Lions Clubs International, District Cabinet Installation, District 321-C1 of took place in the auditorium of Tula’s Institute, here. The ceremony was presided over by our Chief Guest Raju V. Manwani – International Director of Lion Club International from Mumbai and our Installation Officer Nilofer Bakhtiar of Pakistan former International director and former tourism minister. They felicitated the lions for their tremendous efforts in their field.
It is not able to know that Raju V. Manwani, from Mumbai, India, was elected to serve a two-year term as a director of Lions Clubs International at the association’s 96th International Convention held in Hamburg, Germany July 5 through 9, 2013. A member of the Mumbai Sol Lions Club, and a Lion since 1983, he has held many offices within the association, including the president, club membership chairperson, district governor and council chairperson.
Nilofer Bakhtiar, of Rawalpindi, Pakistan, was elected to serve a two-year term as a director of The International Association of Lions Clubs at the association’s 82nd International Convention, held in San Diego, California, USA, June 28-July 2, 1999.
Speaking on the occasion Sunil Kumar Jain District Governor stated that, it was due to efforts of all the Lions of the district that we were able to establish a record and fulfil our promises made at the international meetings. At the same time this year, 10 Melvin Zone Fellows had been converted into Fellero.
Raju V. Manwani spoke in length about the importance of being a Lion Member. It was a very charismatic address which elaborated various facets of serving as a lion member and at the same-time stressed on how responsible a position it is, while Nilofer Bakhtiar stressed about the responsibilities of the Lion Member apart from sharing her experience as the past International Director.
On the occasion, 2 new clubs, “Lions Club Dehradun Tula’s Campus’ and ‘Dehradun Home Town’ were established. Soon, 5 more clubs will also be added. Three Leo Clubs were also established – Leo Club Dehradun Tula’s, Rishikesh Divine, Gangotri Greater.
Raju V. Manwani and Nilofer Bakhtiar conducted the installation of the Cabinet of District 321-C1. After their address, both Mr Manwani and Mrs Bakhtiar made the current cabinet of Governor PMJF Sunil Kumar Jain Distt. 321-C1 take an oath and appraised them about responsibilities which are attached with the Installation of the new District Cabinet. On occasion, many cultural programmes were organized. The masters of ceremonies at the programme were MJF Lion Anita Gupta, MJF Lion AvtarKishan and Lioness Poonam Jain.