About Kolkata

Kolkata, the city of joy, is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. Kolkata has long been known for its literary, artistic and revolutionary heritage. It's the place to make friends with, to taste variety of local cuisines, to enjoy a poem or drama, to debate, to relish a football match, to participate in 'adda' and to be happy!

  • Venue: Netaji Indoor Stadium Friday11/03/2016
  • Venue: Netaji Indoor Stadium Saturday12/03/2016
  • Venue: Netaji Indoor Stadium Sunday13/03/2016
11:00 AM

Registration at Netaji Indoor Stadium

Registration at Netaji Indoor Stadium Networking at the House of Friendship at Khudiram Anushilan Kendra (adjacent to Netaji Indoor Stadium)

01.30 PM

Delegates to be seated

01:45 PM

Inspirational videos

01:55 PM

RTE Anthem

02:00 PM

Literacy Hero Awards

Literacy Hero Awards Session Chair, PRID Shekhar Mehta.
Our National Heroes Shadow art by Prahlad Acharya

02:05 PM

Our Literacy Heroes

PRID Shekhar Mehta, Chair

02:15 PM

Address of the Chief Guest Sri K.N. Tripathi, Hon’ble Governor of West Bengal

02:30 PM

Selecting the Literacy Heroes

PDG Ramesh Chander and PDG Anil Agrawal

02:35 PM

Comments by Jury Representative

02:40 PM

Literacy Hero Awards Presentation

03:30 PM

Expression of Gratitude

Rajani Mukerji, Secretary Presidential Conference

03:35 PM

India's Greatest Hero

Presentation by I Rock Group

03:40 PM

Tea Break

04:15 PM

Inaugural Session

Musical presentation by Sapphire Dance Group
Session Chair, RID Dr. Manoj Desai
Presidential Conference called to order

04:25 PM

Welcome

RID Dr. Manoj Desai, Convenor

04:35 PM

Our Journey

PRID Shekhar Mehta, Chair

04:45 PM

Hosting this Mega Event

PDG Kamal Sanghvi, HOC Chair

04:50 PM

WASH IN SCHOOLS (WinS)

WinS Chair Trustee, PRID Sushil Gupta

05:00 PM

Film on Sachin Tendulkar

05:05 PM

Address by Special Guest Sraddhalu Ranade

05:20 PM

Address by Guest of Honour

TRF Trustee Chair Ray Klinginsmith

05:30 PM

Address by Chief Guest

Rotary International President K.R. Ravindran

05:50 PM

Expression of Gratitude

PDG Anirudha Roychowdhury, Secretary, RILM

05:55 PM

Symphony of South Asia by Sapphire Dance Group

06:15 PM

Kaleidoscope

(Presenting India's most outstanding talent)
Featuring:
Manik Pal
X1X Dance Group
Yogeswari Mistri
I Rock Crew
V Company

07:15 PM

House of Friendship and Entertainment

07:30 PM

Departure for Presidential Dinner at Taj Bengal (Ticketed event)

Please note buses will leave sharp at 07.30 PM

08:00 PM

Arrival at Taj Bengal

08:30 PM

All seated for Presidential Dinner at Taj Bengal

M.O.C. - Presidential Dinner Chair PDG Ashok Gupta
Welcome by Conference Chair Shekhar Mehta
Address by Director Dr. Manoj Desai
Address by RI President K.R. Ravindran
Vote of thanks by Presidential Dinner Co-chair Utpal Majumdar

09:30 AM

Musical Presentation

Shadow Art by Prahlad Acharya (Do not miss these outstanding shows)

10.00 AM

Rabindranath Tagore Session - Plenary 1 E-Learning

Opening remarks by Session Chair Trustee Thomas M.Thorfinnson

10:00 AM

Film on E-Shiksha

10:05 AM

The Gujarat Initiative

PDG Ashish Desai

10:10 AM

Our Partnership

Anubhav Kapoor

10:20 AM

Ekta Sodha

10:40 AM

Expression of Gratitude – PDG Vijay Jalan

10:50 AM

Pandit Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar Session - Plenary 2 Adult Literacy

Session Chair PRID Ashok Mahajan

10:50 AM

Lets live the dream

PRIP Kalyan Banerjee, Trustee Chair Elect

11:00 AM

Opening remarks by Session Chair

PRID Ashok Mahajan

11:05 AM

Adult Literacy, a presentation through Film

PRID Ashok Mahajan

11:10 AM

Accelerating Literacy though Global Dream

Dr Sunita Gandhi

11:20 AM

New dimensions in Adult Literacy

Prof. Dr. S. Y. Shah

11:35 AM

Expression of Gratitide

PDG Benjamin Cherian

11:45 PM

Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa Session - Plenary 3

Opening remarks by Session Chair PDG Kamal Sanghvi

11:50 AM

100 Million for 100 Million

Kailash Satyarthi

12:30 PM

Expression of Gratitide

PDG Angsuman Bandyopadhyay

12:35 PM

Mahatma Gandhi Session - Plenary 4

Wash in Schools (WinS)
Opening remarks by Session Chair TRF Trustee PRID Sushil Gupta, Chair WinS

12:40 PM

WASH in Schools

Building the Context

12:55 PM

Rotary's commitment to WASH in Schools

PDG Ramesh Aggarwal

01:05 PM

Swachh Bharat Swachh Vidyalaya : Achieving the outcomes

HRD, Government of India

01:25 PM

Expression of Gratitude

PDG Vinay Kulkarni

01:30 PM

Lunch

2:45 PM

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Session - Plenary 5 Teacher Support

Opening remarks by Session Chair
PRID Panduranga Shetty

2:50 PM

Teacher Support, an Audio Visual

02:55 PM

Panel discussion

PDG Devang Thakore with Chaitali Moitra, Macmillan and Mrigank Mukherjee, British Council

03:10 PM

Teachers – the Mainstay of the Education System

Dr. Rukmini Banerji

03:25 PM

Expression of Gratitude

PDG J.B. Kamdar

03:35 PM

C.V. Raman Session Plenary 6 Happy Schools
Swachha Bharat – Our Commitment
Past Rotary International President Raja Saboo

Session Chair PRID Yash Pal Das

03:45 PM

Opening remarks by session Chair

PRID Yash Pal Das

03:50 PM

Inner Wheel Shines

Mamta Agarwal - IWAP

03:55 PM

Empowering the Girls-- PRID Sudarshan Agarwal, Former Governor of Uttarakhand and Sikkim.

04:05 PM

Every child deserves a Happy School

Vinayak Lohani

04:20 PM

Presentation of Mementoes

PDG Deepak Shikarpur

04:22 PM

Synergy with RILM's Happy Schools

A Panel discussion by PDG Ravi Vadlamani
SBI, Sanjukta Raiguru, Mr. Prajodh Rajan (Euro Kids),
Ishteyaque Amjad and Meenakshi Batra, CAF India

04:37 PM

Expression of Gratitude

PDG Deepak Shikarpur

04:50 PM

Breakaway Sessions

Teacher's Support
E-learning
Adult Literacy
Child Development
Happy School
WinS 1
WinS 2

06:15 PM

Move to Main Hall

06:30 PM

Musical Evening

07:30 PM

House of Friendship and Entertainment

07:45 PM

Move to TRF Chair's dinner at Lalit Great Eastern (Ticketed Event)

08:00 PM

Arrival at Lalit Great Eastern

08:30 PM

All seated for TRF Chair's Dinner at Lalit Great Eastern

M.O.C. – TRF Chair’s Diner – PDG Bharat Pandya
Welcome by TRF Trustee PRID Sushil Gupta
Address by TRF Trustee Chair Elect Kalyan Banerjee
Address by TRF Trustee Chair Ray Klinginsmith
Vote of thanks by PDG Jogesh Gambhir

09:30 AM

The wonder boy on Drums

Angshuman Nandi

09.45 AM

South Asia Presentation

Session Chair PDG Aziz Memon
Pakistan : PDG Faiz Kidwai
Bangladesh : PDG Salim Reza
Nepal : PDG Tirthaman Sakya

Expression of Gratitude : PDG B. Rajan

10:10 AM

Plenary 7 WinS

Opening remarks by Session Chair by PRID P. T. Prabhakar

10.15 AM

Standardising school level interventions

Ms. Mamita Bora Thakkar

10.25 AM

WASH in Schools – A game changer

PDG Carolyn Johnson

10.45 AM

Role of Partnerships

Srinivas Chary Vedala

10.45 AM

Partners in progress : Rotary and World Vision

Mr. Cherian Thomas

10.55 AM

WinS in In India -International Support

Rtn. Mark Balla

11.05 AM

Expression of Gratitude

PDG Sanjay Khemka

11.15 AM

Munshi Premchand Session - Plenary 8 Child Development

“Taare Zameen Par” – Presentation by Asha Kiran Children

11.20 AM

Opening remarks by Session Chair

PRID Shekhar Mehta

11.25 AM

WinS Overview

PRID Sushil Gupta,Chair WinS

11.35 AM

T-E-A-C-H Overview

PRID Shekhar Mehta, Chair

11.45 AM

Address by Hon'ble HRD Minister

Smt Smriti Zubin Irani

12.15 PM

Recognition and MoU signing

12.30 PM

Expression of Gratitude

PDG Manjunath Shetty

12.35 PM

Closing Session

Session Chair RID Dr. Manoj Desai, Convenor

12.35 PM

The Road Ahead

PRID Shekhar Mehta, Chair

12.45 PM

Get Set Go

RID Dr. Manoj Desai, Convenor

12.55 PM

Carrying on the baton

RIDN N.C Baskar

01.00 PM

Closing Remarks

Ray Klinginsmith Trustee Chair

01.05 PM

The Last Word

RIP K R Ravindran

01.15 PM

Conference Adjourns

01.15 PM

Closing presentation Adieu

Upto 04.00 PM

House of Friendship At Food Court

Organizing Committee

Convernor
Dr Manoj Desai
Director, Rotary International
Chief Adviser
Kalyan Banerjee
Past President, Rotary International
Patron
Raja Saboo
Past President, Rotary International
Chair
Shekhar Mehta
Past Director, Rotary International
Advisor
Sushil Gupta
Past Director, Rotary International
HOC Chair
Kamal Sanghvi
Past District Governor, Rotary International
Secratary
Rajani Mukerji
Past District Governor, Rotary International
Treasurer
Angsuman Bandyopadhyay
Past District Governor, Rotary International
Chair IGNITE
Anirudha Roychowdhury
Past District Governor, Rotary International
Secratary IGNITE
Deepak Shikarpur
Past District Governor, Rotary International

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