Come March 21, 2020, Dr Bina Vyas will be chairing the International Inner Wheel (IIW) Convention in Jaipur as its President, the seventh Indian woman to reach this coveted post. Currently its Vice-President, Bina said for the first time India will be hosting this global convention. Started in 1924 in Manchester, UK, the Inner Wheel is present in 104 countries with a global membership of over one lakh.
The IIW has close association with the UN and in India, they have adopted 1,570 villages in a flagship programme. “We have 46,000 members across 1,350 clubs in India divided into 27 IW districts. Our vision mantra is orphan-free India which we will achieve in a decade or so,” she said.
In polio and literacy projects, “our women are more active than Rotarians. We have been associated with Rotary for over 25 years in its efforts to eradicate polio and are active partners in literacy programmes.”
As IW clubs are doing projects with Rotary hand-in-hand, “my request to Rotary is to recognise IW as your ‘partner in service’ which will further enhance our image,” said Bina. She is also a Rotarian being the charter president of RC Anand Milk City, RID 3060. With moral support from her husband, PDG Mayur Vyas, she is looking forward to lead the international women’s movement.