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District Chairmen

2019-2020

Sujatha Senthikumaran

District 298

Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in India

Profile

Mrs. Sujatha Senthilkumaran joined Inner Wheel in the year 2000 as a Member of Inner Wheel Club of Tiruchengode, Coimbatore, and served at all Club level posts and became President in the year 2014-15.

She takes part in all the activities of the Club with great enthusiasm. She is nature enthusiast with cultural and spiritual interests. Besides she is passionate about music and dance. Joined Inner Wheel District 298 Executive Committee as ISO, Treasurer, Secretary then Vice Chairman. As District ISO, she conducted the ISO Rally 'Varnajalam' which was appreciated by one and all. With proper learning and good experience, she has proudly led District 298 as the Silver Jubilee District Chairman. She was a Voting Delegate at Triennial Conferences held at Kolkata and Pune. She also attended the South Asia Rally in 2017 at Malaysia. She values friendship and maintains a good rapport amongst IIW Membership.

Madhu Nagpal

District 301

Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in India

Profile

Mrs. Madhu Nagpal joined Inner Wheel Club of Delhi North West. As President of Inner Wheel Club of Delhi North West, she won various awards. She has served as Co-Committee Chairperson for Help to the Physically Handicapped & Mentally Challenged.

More importantly, in the past few years, as a dedicated Member, she has been instrumental in forming 8 new Clubs in the District with almost 200 Members. She has attended 4 Triennial Conferences in Varanasi, Hyderabad, Kolkata & Pune and 1 South Asia Rally in Mumbai. She also attended the International Inner Wheel Convention at Melbourne. In the year 2014-15, she joined as District Editor. As District ISO, and hosted the ISO Meet and the International Inner Wheel Day. As District Treasurer, she hosted the Treasurers’ Meet. She has attended all District functions as well as Installations of Association Presidents, Association Zonal Meets, Intercities organised by other Districts on regular basis. In the year 2018-19, she was alleviated as District Vice Chairman and attended the Incoming Chairmen’s Institute at Vapi.

K. Laxmi

District 302

Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in India

Profile

Mrs. Lakshmi Kuchi joined Inner Wheel in the year 2010 and is a Member of Inner Wheel Club of Visakhapatnam and served at various capacities both at Club and District level, viz. Club Secretary, Club President, Zonal Representative, District ISO, District Treasurer, District Secretary, District ESO and District Vice Chairman.

She has received various awards as Best Club Secretary, Outstanding Club President, Best Zonal Representative including Best District Treasurer from Association. As the Club President, she has a unique record to her name – she has conducted 365 activities i.e. one per day all through the entire year. She has attended and actively participated at 13th Triennial Conference at Hyderabad, 14th Triennial Conference at Kolkata, Multi District ISO Meet at Bhubaneswar, Multi District ISO Meet at Chennai, PDC & EC Meet – Once Upon A Time at Goa, Swarnamanjari Golden Jubilee Celebrations of International Inner Wheel at Varanasi.

Vaijanthi N. Pathak

District 303

Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in India

Profile

Mrs. Vaijayanti Narendra Pathak has joined Inner Wheel in the year 1988. She was inducted as Executive Member in the year 1989 and since then has served Inner Wheel both at Club and District Level.

She became the Vice President of her Club in 1999 and then President in 2000. She has served as District Editor in 2014, District ISO in 2015, District Treasurer in 2016, District Secretary in 2017 and as District Vice Chairman in 2018. She has participated in various activities as Inner Wheel Member such as District Conference Chairman in 2001, Incoming Club Officers’ Institute, Club President Training in 2008 and Secretary Training in 2010. Apart from this she has attended Triennial Conference, 60 years of Inner Wheel in India “Darpan” Diamond Jubilee Celebration, Golden Jubilee Celebration of International Inner Wheel formation, 17th International Inner Wheel  Convention, attended 2 West Zone Meets  and 2 District Officers’ Training Programmes. She has been awarded as Best Club President Award, 12 District Awards 2000-2001; Best Secretary Award– Rotary Club, Akola-2011-12; Special Appreciation for Inner Wheel Connect work for District.

Deepa Kacholia

District 304

Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in India

Profile

Mrs. Deepa Kacholiya has joined IWC Ratlam in the year 2004 and since then her journey has been incredible. Her innings in Inner Wheel started as Member in the year 2004-05.

She became the Executive Member in 2006-07, Club Secretary in 2008-2009, Club Vice-President in 2009-10 and as Club President in 2010-11. At District Level, she served as District Editor (2013-14), District Treasurer (2014-15), District Secretary (2017-18) and District Vice Chairman (2018-19). She has been awarded as the Best Secretary and Best President at club level and have participated at all the Club events. She has worked with various organizations e.g. Maheshwari Mahila Pragati Mandal (Founder Member); Seva Bharti Ekal Vidhyalaya (Founder Member) and Arogya Samiti (Ex Pramukh and currently active member).

Rachna Sanghi

District 305

Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in India

Profile

Mrs. Rachna Sanghi joined the Inner Wheel Club of Jodhpur in 1984 and consistently she has been working towards raising the flag of Inner Wheel higher. She was the Club President in 2007-08 and awarded the Best President award.

During the same year, she founded Inner Wheel Club Jodhpur Charitable Trust. She joined District 305 as the District Editor, and thereon held the posts of I.S.O., Treasurer and Secretary. In the year 2018-19, she was elected as District Vice Chairman and will now head District 305 as District Chairman (2019-20). She has attended various District Assemblies and Conferences, and Association events including Golden and Diamond Jubilee Celebrations at Jodhpur and Delhi, District Executives’ Training at Anand, West Zonal Meet at Jalgaon and Surat, various Intercity and Literacy meets, Triennial Conference at Kolkata, 2nd A.C. Meet Ajmer, Swarna Manjari at Varanasi and Multi-District rally at Amritsar.

Kalpana Shah

District 306

Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in India

Profile

Mrs. Kalpana Pradeep Shah joined Inner Wheel Club of Dhule as the Charter President in the year 2008 and served for two consecutive years as Club President in 2009 and 2010.

She was awarded the Best President Award in 2010 and did social activities in collaboration of Inner Wheel Club of Bombay Downtown in District 314. She has also attended Installation Ceremonies of PAP Dr. Bina Vyas in 2011, Dr. Rashmi Sharma in 2014 and of Imm. Past Association President Smita Pingale in 2017. In addition, she has attended Triennial Conferences in Mumbai and Hyderabad, 60 Years of Inner Wheel in India “Darpan” Diamond Jubilee Celebrations at Delhi in 2015, and Multi District Rally in 2017. As District ISO, she also attended Sanjiv Kapoor’s Fusion Cooking Competition. Besides being an Inner Wheel Member, she is also a Paul Harris Fellow and Member of Rotary Club of Dhule.

Anita Bhalla

District 307

Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in India

Profile

Dr. Anita Bhalla is an active Member of Inner Wheel Club of Amritsar, District 307 and joined Inner Wheel in the year 2001. She has attended numerous events and programmes. Being creative and innovative, she has actively participated in various competitions organized by different Inner Wheel Districts and has won several awards.

She is a Director Principal of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan SL Public School at Amritsar, Secretary of Sahodaya Schools, CBSE Nominee of various schools, CBSE observer and City coordinator for various CBSE Exams. As an Educationist, she received CBSE Best Principal Award from Ministry of HRD, Best Teacher Award from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mumbai, Red Cross Activities Award (2 times) from Hon. Governor of Punjab, CBSE Mentors Award, State Award from Education Minister Punjab, Best Principal Award from Sahodaya Schools Complex (CBSE organization), and number of other awards. 

Seema Chopra

District 308

Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in India

Profile

Mrs. Seema Chopra is a Member of Inner Wheel Club of Panipat, District 308. She has received numerous awards such as Best President Award, Citation of Excellence by District Chairman, Outstanding Zonal Promotion Chairman and Outstanding Club Treasurer.

She joined District 308 as District Editor and holding various posts. She was elected as District Vice-Chairman 2018-19. The year 2019-20 will see her as the District Chairman. She has served on District Committee to promote Indian Culture, Female Foeticide, Oral Hygiene, Save Wild Life & Bio Diversity, Public Relation & Media Management, and Membership Growth & Retention. She has attended International Convention at Melbourne and has also attended three Triennial Conferences at Varanasi, Hyderabad and Kolkata. Besides, she also attended Swarn Manjri at Banaras and Diamond Jubilee Celebration of Inner Wheel in India at Delhi. She is also a Paul Harris Fellow.

Rajni Katia

District 309

Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in India

Profile

Mrs. Rajni Katia is a Member of IWC Bathinda Central. She held various posts at Club as well as at District Level as Charter Secretary (2012-13), Club President (2013-14), District Editor (2015-16), District Treasurer (2016-17), District Secretary (2017-18) and District Vice Chairman & DLCC (2018-19).

In her Presidential year, she started free stitching Centre and Beautician Centre for needy girls to make them independent. She celebrated annual sports day for Club Members and other age mates to make them aware towards health fitness. Her hard work made her received Best President Award and Best Club Award. As the District Editor, she published Inner Wheel Cookery Book compiling recipes by Inner Wheel Club members from all over India, inviting 1198 Clubs of India. As a Secretary, she was awarded with the title “Pillar of Strength”. She attended South East Asia Rally at Mumbai and Multi District Rally at Lucknow.

Rohini Kansal

District 310

Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in India

Profile

Mrs. Rohini Kansal joined Inner Wheel Club of Moradabad Midtown in 2005. She has served at all posts at Club level and bagged many awards as Diamond Secretary, Diamond President.  Won 20 Awards for Best Project Sub-Committee Chairman Award. 

Her Club hosted District Event Image Building Seminar. She has received Appreciation Award from NYC and Prayas School. She joined District as District Editor in the year 2014-15 and served at the post of District ISO, District Treasurer, District Secretary and District Vice Chairman.  Attended and participated Zonal Meets and Multi-District Rally of other Districts as well.  She also attended Golden Jubilee Celebration of Inner Wheel in India and the 15th Triennial Conference at Pune.

Sadhana Rastogi

District 311

Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in India

Profile

Mrs. Sadhna Rastogi is a member of IWC Budaun. She has worked as Club President and got Certificate of Appreciation.

She was the Sub-Committee Chairman of Promotion of Indian Culture & Heritage Art & Craft and Civic Sense and Co-Chairman of Girl Child Education. She has received various awards as Excellent President, Certificate from Rain Water Harvesting by Association, 2nd prize in District ISO Competition, 1st Prize in Inter District ISO besides wining many prized in District competitions and best District ISO Award in ‘ANANDITA’. She has attended Diamond Jubilee of Inner Wheel in India “DARPAN”, 14th Triennial Conference in Kolkata and served as “STEWARD” during Business Session.

Rita Bhargava

District 312

Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in India

Profile

Mrs. Rita Bhargava joined IWC Lucknow West in 1996. She has served as Club President (thrice), and organised programs on health, environment and women empowerment in Lucknow Jail.

While serving as District Editor, she had two publications: District Directory “Alankrita” and District Souvenir “Amritash”. As District Treasurer, she was instrumental in obtaining PAN for District 312 and as District ESO, she formed seven new Clubs.  She attended IIW Convention in Turkey and three Triennial Conferences in Varanasi, Hyderabad and Kolkata. As Association President, she hosted Triennial Conference in 2009 in Varanasi and Convener of Golden Jubilee Celebration of IIW Swarn Manjari in Varanasi in 2017.

Saylee Khandeshe

District 313

Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in India

Profile

Mrs. Sayleek Khandeshe is a partner in family business and looks after human resources and planning functions.

Apart from this, for last twenty five years she is studying food and nutrition and also giving lectures and guidance on this to anganwadi sevikas for improvement in diet of slum area children as well as others. Her basic theme is healthy and nutritious food need not be costly. In the recent past, she has been serving at ‘Snehalay’ a rehabilitation centre for children of prostitutes and home to AIDS patients. She joined Inner Wheel to fill colours in the lives of under privileged and destitute in the society, through helping hands and kind hearts.  With art in hand as well as in heart, returning to nature, flora, fauna, woods and water is the successful recipe for her to rewind and rejuvenate. 

Devangai Vakharia

District 314

Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in India

Profile

Dr. Devangi Vakharia has joined the Inner Wheel in the year 2000 and became President of IWC Bombay Sea-Coast in the year 2008. She received Best President Award and rewarded with 13 trophies.

She held post of District Editor in the year 2014 and was the Coordinator in Hospitality Committee at the South Asia Rally, Mumbai. She organised an Inter-District ISO Meet to showcase culinary innovativeness. As a District ISO, she was also selected to participate in the open forum of ISO Meet titled as “EKA”, where she spoke “For” on Walk Alone than Together at the Triennial Conference at Kolkata in 2016. As District Vice Chairman, she took up the Asmita – proudly Indian project which focused on educating children across schools about the lesser known facets of our country. She has opened a menopause ward at Sion hospital.

Vinitha Harnathka

District 315

Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in India

Profile

Mrs. Vinita Harnathka joined Inner Wheel Club of Guntur in the year 1996. She was the Club Secretary during the year 2003-2004. She was awarded as Best Club Secretary.

She was elected as President for the year 2004-05. She continued as President for the year 2005-06 also. She was awarded as Best Club President also. In the District she served as ISO/ESO/District Treasurer/District Secretary/Vice Chairman. She is the Chairman for the year 2019-20. She was awarded Best Secretary.

V.L. Srivalli

District 316

Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in India

Profile

Mrs. Vedamlakshmi Srivalli joined Inner Wheel Club of Anantapur in the year 2001. She served various posts at Club level. As Club Secretary, she conducted District Rally for the first time by IWC Anantapur.

She received Best Secretary Award and Outstanding President Award. In District, she served as District Editor, District ESO, District Treasurer, District Secretary and currently serving as District Vice President. She has been awarded as Empowered Woman at South Zone Meet in VJA and Brand Ambassador of District 316 (2017-18). She attended 3 Triennials, 3 South Asian Rallies and IIW Convention in Melbourne. Inner Wheel is her second home and she feels Inner Wheel has given her large family, great friends, satisfaction through service for lifetime.

Nanda A. Zadbuke

District 317

Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in India

Profile

Mrs. Nanda Arun Zabduke is a Member of the IWC Sangli Midtown. She was the Charter President in 2007.

She held various posts as Club President, Chairman of Senior Citizen Committee in District, Chairman of District Rally, District Editor, District ISO, District Secretary, District Treasurer, District Polio Plus Chairman, Chairman of District Conference “Gunjan” in 2017. As District ESO, she has formed two new Clubs and at present is serving as District Vice Chairman. She is also the District P.P. Chairman.

Anuradha Nandakumar

District 318

Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in India

Profile

Mrs. Anuradha Nandakumar is working for the cause of inclusive employment opportunities for persons with intellectual disabilities in Mysore by conceiving a logistic for the same called Saadhya,

where a group is placed with a special teacher for their day to day training. She has nurtured her philanthropic activities in Inner Wheel Mysore Mid-Town, since 34 years. She is the 50th District Chairman of Inner Wheel District 318.

Lalna Murthy

District 319

Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in India

Profile

Mrs. Lalana Murthy joined Inner Wheel Club of Bangalore South Parade and is the Club’s Charter President. She was a Program Committee Member of the Multi-District Rally in 2011.

She has attended the International Inner Wheel Convention at Copenhagen in 2015 as a Voting Delegate. She has attended 4 Triennial Conferences, as District Voting Delegate. She has also attended 3 South Asia Rallies. As the District Editor; she has compiled and edited the District Directory and the Souvenir. As the District ISO, she has attended Multi District Rallies and District ISO Meets in Chennai, Vijayawada and Delhi and was part of three Fellowship Friendship Meets. As the District Secretary, she was a part of the Working Committee during the 2nd AC Meeting held in Bangalore. As the District ESO, she was instrumental in starting two new Clubs.

Anitha Srinivas

District 320

Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in India

Profile

Mrs. Anitha Srinivas joined Inner Wheel in the year 2000 and took up all positions and was Club President in 2008. She was Club Secretary – Inner Wheel District Orientation Seminar, Conference Treasurer- Green Shoot, CGR - Group 4.

She was elected as District Editor in the year 2014-15 and has since served as District ISO, Treasurer, Secretary and Vice Chairman. She has attended Training Seminar for the District Executives at Trichy, 14th Triennial Conference at Kolkata, South Asia Rallies at Sri Lanka & Kuala Lumpur, IIW Golden Jubilee Celebration at Varanasi, IIW Convention at Melbourne, Australia. She was a Voting Delegate for business sessions at IIW Convention and Triennial Conference, and was a Steward during the Business Session at 14th Triennial Conference.

Laxshmi Varthini Rajeswaran

District 321

Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in India

Profile

Mrs. Lakshmi Varthini Rajeswaran joined Inner Wheel Club of Ramnad in 2008-2009 and was the Charter Vice President for two consecutive years. She became the President of the Club in 2010 and received many awards of Excellence and the Best President Award for her service at Club level.

She was the District Project Chairman of special care for special people in 2011, CGR in 2012 and Secretary for District Rally and Intercity Meet. At District, she served as District Editor in 2013-2014. As District ISO (2014-2015), she compiled a booklet called “Role of Club ISO”, guidelines to Club ISOs. As District Treasurer (2015-2016), she received the outstanding District Treasurer Appreciation Certificate from the Association. She had attended the 14th Triennial Conference at Kolkata in 2016 and the Golden Jubilee Celebration of IIW formation held at Varanasi in 2017.

Nalni Olivannam

District 323

Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in India

Profile

Mrs. Nallini Olivannan, a lawyer turned Entrepreneur, joined Inner Wheel Club of Madras North in the year 1995 as Charter Secretary and later on became Club President.  She entered District in the year 2013-14 as District Editor.

Being the District ISO she was instrumental in re-opening the country ISO celebrations for Clubs.  As District Treasurer, she won the 10 star awards from Association Treasurer in the year 2015-2016. Nallini conducted a Joint Club Wellness Program for Inner Wheel Members that focused on cancer diagnosis, as District Secretary. As District Extension Service Organiser, she motivated Members to start New Clubs and 4 new Clubs were inaugurated.  

Sumita Som

District 324

Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in India

Profile

Born on 7th of December to Mr. Mrinal Kanti Podder (renowned planter) and Mrs. Chinmoyee Podder. She graduated in English and law. In the beginning of her carrier she was teacher in the renowned school of Silchar.

Since 1990 she is a practicing lawyer at Silchar. Sumita is a Chartered Member of Inner Wheel Club of Silchar. She is also a Notary. She is married to Rtn. Debasish Som and blessed with two daughters, Tanusree Som is a fashion designer and Tanisha Som is in class IX. Sumita Som has served as Editor, Joint Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President, and President at the Club level. At District level she served as Editor for two terms, Treasurer, Secretary, Vice President. She loves to travel. Painting and stitching, gardening, and cooking.

Sarita Prasad

District 325

Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in India

Profile

Mrs. Sarita Prasad served IWC Patna on various posts and was the President for the year 2008-09.

She joined the District EC as District Editor for the year 2013-14. She has attended the IIW Conventions at Copenhagen and Melbourne, Three Triennial Conferences, the Installations of three Association Presidents, and many Multi District Events and Association Events.

Jagurati Doshi

District 326

Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in India

Profile

Mrs. Jagruti Doshi joined Inner Wheel Club of Dhamtari in the year 2003-04 and since then served Club and District at various posts.

She was awarded as ‘Outstanding President’ and the Club was awarded as Best Club for ‘World Breast Feeding Promotion Network of India, Chennai.  Has served as STEWARD in one Triennial Conference out of the two she has attended. Had performed Odissi group dance at 17th International Inner Wheel Convention 2018 at Melbourne, Australia.

Ruchi Gupta

District 329

Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in India

Profile

Dr. Ruchi Gupta, a doctor by profession, joined Inner Wheel Club of Calcutta South in 1995. She has served Club at different positions as Editor, ISO, Secretary, Vice President (twice) and President.

In the year 2014-15, she entered Inner Wheel District 329 and has served as Editor, ISO, Treasurer, Secretary and Vice President. As Club President, she shifted focus to a village Deara where a deep tube well was constructed to provide drinking water for the villagers. Later the village was adopted by the Club. Thereafter it became a Joint Project for 3 years. Passionate about Social Service, Inner Wheel provided the platform for meaningful work. She is a member of Saroj Nalini Dutt Memorial Association, Country Women’s Association of India, Calcutta Sorority Circle and Ex Board Member of AHEAD. She has served as Secretary of National Association of Soroptimist International (2010-2012).

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