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UN Day Celebrated by Lions Club; 25 Ambassadors honored with achievement awards

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New Delhi (Nov. 6, 2014): Lions Club International District 321-A1 celebrated United Nations Day in the capital at a glittering program organized at Samarat Hotel, Chanakya Puri, New Delhi.

Senior BJP Leader & Chairman UN Day Celebrations Lion Vijay Jolly coordinated the program. Lions Club District Governor Lion Rajeev Mittal, PMJF presided. Tax guru Lion Subhash Lakhotia conducted the program. The inaugural address was delivered by Lion Aruna Oswal from Mumbai & Past District Governor & Current Lions Club Multiple Secretary Lion Kusum Gupta spoke along with PDG’s Lion Tejpal Singh Khillon & Lion S.K. Madhok. The award ceremony was conducted by Lion (Dr) Rita Bakshi. Lion K.L. Malhotra read a message from UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon. Vote of thanks was delivered by Lion J.C. Verma VDG-I.    

Ambassadors & High Commissioners of 25 nations attended the UN Day celebrations where they were honored with Lions Club Int’l Life Time Achievement Awards. Traditional Indian headgears, multi red-colored scarf’s and Lions Club Int’l Life Time Achievement Awards were presented on the occasion to eminent diplomats in the capital by Lion Vijay Jolly & Lion Rajeev Mittal.

The prominent among the diplomats honored were Mrs. Elizabeth Paula Napeyok (Uganda), Shaida Mohd. Abdali (Afghanistan), Ton Sinh Thanh (Vietnam), Dr. Deepak Jain (Tuvalu), Kinzang Dorji (Bhutan), Sanjaasuren Bayaraa (Mongolia), Toni Atanasovski (Macedonia), Mrs. Florence Weche (Kenya), Aykut Renda (Turkey), Sanjeev Aeren (Haiti), Jorge Cardenas Robles (Bolivia), Mohd. Hacene Echarif (Algeria), Mohd. Naseer (Maldives), Vitaly Prima (Belarus), Indrek Erikson (Estonia), Justinas Bakunas (Lithuania), Yogesh J. Karan (Fiji), Dr. Sanjay Dewan (Cape Verde), Ahmed Ibrahim (Qatar), Ioannis Raptakis (Greece), Tomasz Lukaszuk (Poland), Frank H.D. Castellanos (Dominican Republic), Freddy Svane (Denmark), Felix Nagoma (Congo), Dr. Janice Darbari (Montenegro), OFBP Netherland Convenor Rajkumar Jagbandhan & OFBJP Russia Convenor Sammy Kotwani. 

The Indian National Anthem was played on the occasion. And all diplomats congratulated Lions Club Int’l District 321-A1 for promoting Goodwill, Friendship & Understanding and the great efforts of Lion Vijay Jolly for keeping them engaged in various service projects for the humanity.