It was a colourful intro of the next Zone Institute at Kochi by RI Director and Convener Kamal Sanghvi, and PDG Sanjay Khemka who will be the chairman of the Institute to be held from Nov 26–28. Earlier in the day, RI President Mark Maloney inaugurated the Kochi Institute booth which was colourfully and creatively done with a typical Kerala boat crafted and brought from God’s own country. Decorated with spices and coconuts, it enticed Rotarians to quickly register for the next Institute and get an early bird discount.
Inviting Rotarians to attend the Kochi Institute, which will be held at the Grand Hyatt, Bolgatty Island, Convener Sanghvi recounted the many attractions of the southern city, calling it “a quaint city, a city of spices and Chinese nets as well as big bucks, large buildings, delectable sadhya and a mix of world cuisines. But it is also a very modern city.” He added that Kochi was also known as the Venice of the East and promised that Chairman Sanjay Khemka would ensure them an “Institute of love and friendship… an Institute of the heart… where you renew old friendships and make new ones.”
Khemka added his pinch of spice by alluring participants with promise of “a variety of curries, appams and other delights for a truly gastronomical experience. Add to this the serenity and magic of the backwaters and boat rides, and Kochi is truly a traveller’s paradise.”
While the co-chair of the Kochi Institute is PDG T V R Murthy, Institute Secretary is PDG John Daniel and Master Planner PDG Sandeep Narang. PDG Anirudha Roy Chowdhury is the Vice-Chair.
The promo ended with the entire Institute team, and their spouses dressed in lovely, traditional Kerala sarees, as well as RIPN Shekhar Mehta and Rashi, dancing to the Malayalam hit song jhimki kamal.
Online registrations can be made at www.rotaryinstitute2020.org.
Pictures by Rasheeda Bhagat