J. Emelda Joe
An Arts Graduate and a businesswoman, Emelda has held several posts in IWC of Cuddalore
and in District 298, which she entered in 2009 as District ISO. She is married to Rtn. P.J.X.
Vedanayagam, enjoys reading books and listening to music. She aims to develop her District
into one that is service oriented and would like to attract new friends into the Inner Wheel
A gold medallist post graduate in Political Science, Sangeeta followed the footsteps of her
mother who was an Inner Wheel Member and joined the Inner Wheel in 2000. Under her
presidentship, her Club received 14 Awards including the outstanding President Award
received by her. Married to Arvind Bharti , a businessman, she is blessed with a son and a
daughter. Her hobbies are writtng, reading, travelling and painting.
S. Pramila Rani
Born near Vijayawada and brought up in Madras, Pramila Rani learnt Kuchipudi Dance from
the famous dance exponent Vempati Chinna Satyam. After working with a local Woman’s
Service Organisation where she learnt a lot about women’s issues, she joined IWC of
Vijayawada East. She entered the District in 2007-2008 and has held all the posts. She is
married and settled in Vijayawada and has three married daughters.
Varsha Ashwinikumar Kotpalliwar
Varsha joined IWC of Chanda Fort as Charter Secretary in 1994, held several posts and won
many awards for her club. During her term as District I.S.O., her Club organized a memorable
District Rally, “HARSHWARDHINI”. As District Treasurer, she received the Outstanding
Treasurer Award from the Association. As District Secretary, she created E-mail ids for all
the Clubs in the District. She is married to Ashiwinikumar Kotpalliwar.
A strong belief in service to society inspired Aruna into joining IWC of Indore Uptown in
1990 as a founder member, where she held several posts and received the Best Editor and
Best President awards. In the District she took up many posts and has proudly spearheaded
many community engagement projects such as Pulse Polio, Education for Underserved
People, Elderly Nursing Home and many more.
An active Inner Wheel member, Kanan has held several posts at the Club and District levels.
Her husband, Dr. Prakash Golecha, is an E.N.T. Surgeon and they are blessed with 3 children;
the eldest daughter is an M.D. (Anaesthesia), the second daughter a Bachelor in Fine Arts
and their son is a Public Relations Consultant in the entertainment industry. Her hobbies are
making friends and cooking.
An outstanding student through school and college, Sejal works with many organisations
for the betterment of women and children and provides employment to 35 women through
her Boutique, Seven’s. She held all the posts at IWC of Dhrangadhra and the District and
won many awards. Married to Rotarian PP Atul Halani, she is blessed with a daughter and a
son. She loves gardening, reading, writing, travelling and making friends.
A Post Graduate in Anaesthesia, Nancy is an active social worker who received a Gold
Medal and State Award from the Punjab CM. She took up every post in IWC of Damtal and
District 307, and bagged many awards. She attended two South Asia Rallies, two Triennial
Conferences and was a voting delegate at the 15th I.I.W. Convention in Istanbul, Turkey. She
enjoys reading, cooking, gardening, making friends, travelling and music.
A topper in school and a graduate from Hissar, Shalini was drawn towards charity by her
philanthropist father. She joined IWC of Kaithal, served various posts at the Club and District
levels and received many awards. “Dainik Jagran” awarded her “Best Social Worker of the
City”. Married to PHF Rtn. Sandeep Chaudhry, she is blessed with two sons. Shalini has
authored a book titled, “Chaudhry Pariwar aur Parampara”.
An M.A. in Economics with a B. Ed from Punjabi University, Patiala, Kailash was a lecturer as
well as the Principal of a school. She is Charter President of IWC of Mansa greater. Married to
‘Service above Self’ Awardee, Prof. Dr. M.L. Gupta, she is blessed with two daughters. A lover
of nature and deep rooted in spirituality, she is fond of cooking, travelling and making friends.
A post graduate in English and a life member of many socio-cultural organizations, Saroj
joined IWC in 1984, held all posts at Club and District levels and got many awards, including
that of Diamond President twice. She attended two Triennial Conferences and enjoys
travelling, reading, making friends, gardening, cooking, craft and music. She is married to
Rtn. Mangal Vinaik, and is blessed with two children and two grandchildren.
An M.A. in Economics, Manju has held all the posts in IWC of Agra and the District and won
several awards. She has attended most District Assemblies, Conferences, Rallies, Intercity
meets, etc. Married to PHF (PP) Rtn. Suresh Chand Jain (C.A.), she is blessed with a son. Her
hobbies are reading, social work, music, travelling, cooking and participating in newspaper
& television contests in which she has won many prizes.
A post graduate from Lucknow University, Alka held various posts in IWC of Lucknow and
her District and is one of the youngest District Chairmen in District 312. Early exposure to
sports made her a team player with a deep sense of duty to family and society. Passionate
about music and culture, her role models are Swami Vivekanand and Dr. Abdul Kalam.
Married to Sumit Bansal, a businessman, she is blessed with one son.
A post graduate in Hindi from Jalna city, Varsha joined Inner Wheel in 1993 and held every
post at Club and District level. She bagged the Best President Award, and was the 1st lady
District Rotaract representative in Maharashtra. Qualiﬁed in Reiki and Kundilini Meditation,
her hobbies are socialising, gardening and reading, and she plays the Sitar. Married to Rtn.
Surendra, she is blessed with a daughter and 2 sons.
An Art & Law Graduate who practiced Civil Law in the Bombay High Court, Mrudula joined
IWC of Mumbai Ghatkopar as Charter Club Correspondent, served at all Club and District
Levels, and won various awards. Besides devoting her time to social activities, she enjoys
handling various operational aspects of the family business in Media & Entertainment and
is also an active Rotarian and Paul Harris Fellow.
A Sub Divisional Engineer with BSNL and Secretary of Women Welfare Association of
BSNL, Hyderabad, Padma held all positions in IWC of Warangal and the District. Married
to M. U. M. Sarma, she is blessed with two daughters. A part-time Yoga, Beauty & Aroma
Therapist and Pranic healer, she believes that, “Challenges are what make life interesting
and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”
A post graduate from S.V. University, Tirupathi, B.V. Rathnamma has held many posts in her
Club and District. As District E.S.O., she started two new clubs in District 316. She attended
the Triennial Conference and other Inner Wheel events. She is married to Rtn. PHF B.T.
Reddy, Past President and Present District oﬃcer in 3160. They have one son. Her hobbies
are reading good books, making friends and doing social service.
Revati P. Huilgol
An MSc in Statistics, Revati is an Associate Professor and awaits her doctorate on “Women
Empowerment, a Statistics cal Investigation-case study of Bagalkot District”. An award winning
Charter President of IWC of Bagalkot, she held all the posts in District 317. She enjoys
reading, particularly Mythological and Religious books, painting and music. She is married
to Rtn. Dr. Pralhad Huilgol and is blessed with two sons.
Educated in Bangalore, Shameem was President of IW Mangalore North in 1993-94. She
was Past President of AGE Mangalore (an NGO for senior citizens); Past Charter Director of
DK Mahila Co-operative Bank and Director, Preethi Neethi Trust (an NGO for the rehab of
Leprosy and AIDS patients). Married to PHF A.R. Kunil, she is blessed with two daughters
and a son. She currently runs a Play School in Mangalore.
A charter member of IWC of Vijayapura, Asha held all District posts and, as Dist ESO, added
2 new clubs. She was a voting delegate at two Triennial Conferences and the IIW Convention
at Istanbul, Turkey. As best NCC Cadet, she went solo gliding and ﬂew Powerﬂy & Microlite.
Married to PHF Rtn Shailendra Kumar, she has a son and a daughter. She owns a Pre-School
and has participated in many TV Shows.
A graduate in Business Administration, Saraswathi joined IWC of Tirupur South in 1998 as
Charter Member, took over as Club President in 2004-05 and entered the District in 2008.
She is married to Major Donor Rtn. A. Kannan, a businessman and an active Rotarian. They
are blessed with two daughters and a son. Her hobbies include reading, listening to music
and making friends.
A psychology graduate, Kayalvizhi was inspired by Mother Teresa and joined IWC of
Tiruchirapalli in 1995. She held most of the posts at the Club and District levels and received
several awards. Her goal is friendship, service and woman empowerment. Married to Rtn.
PHF S. Arivazhagan, she is blessed with a son and daughter. She loves entertaining people
and her hobbies are gardening, counselling, art, music.
A special educator and trainer, Mallika is a member of IWC of Madras Central. She has
organised many programs and brought in many innovations in her District. She believes in
leaving as few carbon footprints as possible, and has adopted several practices to conserve
natural resources. She believes ‘women’s empowerment’ is not complete until women are
Founder President of IWC of Tura, Jayanti held several posts at the Club and District levels. An
educationist, she runs Denovo School in Tura, where she has enrolled many ﬁrst generation
students. Married to Rtn. Utpal Dutta, retired Professor of Chemistry, she is blessed with a
son, a daughter, and a son-in-law. Jayanti likes to read, listen to Rabindra Sangeet, catch up
with friends, and follow various creative pursuits.
Dr. Mridula Narayan
A practicing Clinical Psychologist attached to AKANKSHA, an Institute for the Mentally
Challenged at Bodhgaya, Mridula has served IWC of Gaya and District 325 in all posts and
was awarded Best ISO, Eﬃcient Secretary and Outstanding President. She is a Rotarian too.
She is married to Dr. C. L. Narayan, a renowned psychiatrist of Bihar. They are blessed with
two daughters and a son.
Charter Secretary of IWC of Bilaspur Central, Sapna held most Club and District posts and
won several awards. A voting delegate at two Triennial Conferences, she attended the
South Asia Rally in Sri Lanka and the IIW convention at Istanbul, Turkey. Married to Rtn. Ravi
Shanker Jaiswal, she is blessed with a daughter. Currently pursuing her PhD and adept at
French, she aspires to create a happier world by reaching out to children.
A Human Resource Development Consultant with a training and corporate background
from the U.K., Chandrika runs her own organisation associated with Career Counselling and
SoŌ Skills training. A member of IWC of Calcutta Mid West, she entered District 329 in 2008-
09. She is also associated with many socio cultural organizations and is fond of travelling,
reading and interior designing.