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Holi @ the Club

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BOARD OF TRUSTEES Air India • Al Shirawi Group • Amar Traders • Builders Merchants • Geebee Trading International Traders (ME) Ltd • Jumbo Electronics • K M Brothers (Late) Shree Purshottam K. Pawani • (Late) Umrao Singh Singhel Maghanmal Jethanand • Narain Sawlani • Narsingdas Naraindas • Regal Traders (Late) Vashdev Chainani

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Mr. Vasu Shroff • Mrs. Reena Kamlesh • Dr. Ram Buxani Mr. Sanjeev Jain • Mr. Harish Pawani • Mr. Sunil Pathak Mr. Irfan Izhar • Mr. Ketan Rele • Mr. George Mammen

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n’s a m ir Cha ssage Me Dear Members, Warm greetings to all of you…As summer approaches, we at India Club also have heated up the activity levels….

Seven billion acts of goodness...

The region’s oldest and the biggest Badminton tournament has just concluded as I pen this note. In its 38th year, members will be glad to note that we have attracted over 700 entries, the largest so far in its history to play in 26 categories – we also saw 4 seeded players flown in from India and 4 from Malaysia to participate in the Super League. I am glad to see the huge response not only from the participants but also from the members who have been coming in huge numbers to witness the matches. Apart from Badminton, we are also looking at promoting cricket in a big way at the Club.

And have I done even one today... a long shot, nevertheless, quite feasible. Just think about it: If each one of us do even one act of goodness in a day, yes, just one act, we can collectively have Seven billion acts of goodness everyday. So was the message given by Mr. Ram Singhal in his talk which was held at the India Club.

The next couple of months will see major additions and renovations of a lot of sports and F & B outlets in the Club, which will enhance the quality of infrastructural facilities – there will be an elevator to go up to the gym along with a refurbished look, tennis courts are being re-laid and the restaurants will also don a new look. Space permitting, we are also looking at the viability of having a billiards room. We look forward to your valued suggestions to see how the Club can serve as a platform to promote educational activities and medical advice, two areas very close to my heart. We also are eager for your suggestions in case of improvisations in any area of the Club. You are welcome to pass on these suggestions to me or the general manager of the Club.

This and many more such events have seen a busy schedule at our Club, preceding the time everyone takes off on their annual summer break. Something that has kept all of us on tenterhooks is the UAE Open Badminton tournament with a record entry of over 700 local players and a few international ones too. Till we meet again, happy holidays folks. Stay cool and stay blessed !!

Mrs. Reena Kamlesh Hon. Vice Chairperson

Happy holidays to those of you who are travelling and for those of you who are in town, we have enough and more activities lined up during the summer to keep you busy…

Mr. Vasu Shroff Hon. Chairman

Centre: Winners and Runners up of the 38th Annual India Club UAE Open Badminton Tournament ‘15 at the prize distribution ceremony along with sponsors and India Club officials


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• Affiliated Clubs in various cities in India with India Club - Dubai • Mail Bag • Obituary - Mr. Vashu Chainani • New Members

Social Events

• Holi Celebrations • Cheti Chand • Baisakhi Celebrations • Tour of Spain



• Pranic Healing • 7 Billion Acts of Goodness



• STEM Education

CSR Activities

• Earth Hour • Beith Al Kheir Society Box

Kids Club

• Gavel Club • Kids Talekraft - Mar/Apr/May


Ladies Coffee Club • Awareness Talk

Sports Activities

• Annual Sports Day • World Cup Cricket • Bowling Top Scorers • Gym New Timings • UAE Open Badminton Tournament


• MNC Luncheon • Health File • MNC Concert - Ek Haseen Sham Ko • MNC Play - Hum Do Humhare Woh • MNC Movie Nights

Staff News & Outlet Timings • Staff Birthday Parties • Bi - Monthly Staff Awards • New Chairman meets the Staff Members • Training Sessions • Club Timings

GM’s Notes

• Play like a Champion • Simple Acts of Kindness • ISO Audits

LAMA CONTEST Winner : Vinod Thakur (Membership No. 4302) March - July ‘15 For General Club Enquiries Bharat Chachara, General Manager E: For Sports Facilities / Administration Enquiries Simon Varella, Manager, HR & Administration Contact No. 04 3344617 E: Cecil Fernandes E: For Advertisement & Marketing Enquiries Siddharth Vyas, Marketing Manager Contact No. 04 - 3371112 Fax: 04 - 3378880 Mob: 050 8538939 E: 4 India Club

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MAIL BAG We at the India Club magazine, would love to hear from you. Just about anything will do, something you’d like to share with us – a suggestion, a complaint, gossip or simply pure praise! We’ll be happy to put it across for you in your favourite magazine. And what’s more, there’s a reward for your efforts. The best letter gets a fantastic prize – Desert Safari for a couple from Lama Tours. So go ahead and keep writing... and drop in those letters at the India Club mail box now!


Movie – Dil Dhadakne Do

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Any communique from our club is welcome and It was a pleasant surprise to receive an announcement of special screening of the movie Dil Dhadakne Do. At the Cinema Hall it was fun to see the bonhomie amongst members, the meetings, conversations and sharing of smiles and like the movie is a multi-starrer the club members also had the looks of stars. This coming together shows the great bonding and the beautiful idea of Club management to continue providing a platform for us to network and get entertained which is the essence of Club activities. After the club got us in Dil in Dhadakne Do mode, now it's time to say Dil Maange More. Thank you India Club , Keep the fun coming. Appreciated.

Though we have been members of the India Club for a long time now, this was the first time that I actually attended and experienced the spirit of Holi at the India Club. It was truly a “Holi” experience, just like back home. When the fire lights up and the sparks go up in the sky, the feeling of all the negativity being burnt up casts over our being. And with the celebrations and exuberance comes in the positivity and the welcoming of the newer and brighter side of life. The traditional and the modern approach, both nicely blended in the India Club atmosphere. Along with the prayers and the Pooja of the “Holi” fire, there were dances by groups of children and DJ also played music. Kids were busy playing with colour and water. Adults too joined in. There was jubilation all around.

Sudhakaran Nair

Membership No. 4469 Dear Mr. Vashu Shroff, Thank you very much for the wonderful party. It was an amazing experience for us! We enjoyed the Food as well as the Venue and Service. Wine selection was also Great. We are also thankful that you came personally to bless us.

Even the stalls had traditional items like hot jalebis, thandai and other delicacies which brought in the flavor of ‘Holi’. In the backdrop of the Holi fire, the smell of colour, water, burnt coconut Prasad, the delicacies and the closeness of loved ones lingered in the air.

We would like to also congratulate you upon your election to the Chairmanship of India Club. With Love & Regards,

It was then that I realized what I had actually been missing all these years!

Kiran Panjabi & Friends

Anagha Trikannad Membership No. 4258

Baisakhi Evening Many Thanks to India Club management and staff for organizing Baisakhi evening at the Club premises on 16th April. The entire evening was truly enjoyable. Krishna Beura and Troupe’s performance was excellent. The members turnout was great. We appreciate Club’s efforts to provide its members a social platform where we all meet and celebrate our cultural festivals. Looking forward to attend many more events.

Jaswinder Singh

Membership No 5426

OBITUARY “Great joys make us love the world. Great sorrows make us understand it .” We deeply mourn the sad demise of

Vashdev Chainani (Board of Trustee, India Club) on May 15, 2015 and offer our heartfelt condolences to his bereaved family. May his soul rest in peace.

The Board of Trustees, Executive Committee, Management and members of India Club. 8 India Club














































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S T N E V E L A I C SO HOLI CELE BRATION S Holi was celebrated at India Club on Thursday, 5th March ’15. DJ Seby played some great Holi tracks besides Bollywood, Pop, Western, Hindi and other latest tracks.

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DANS Avec Nigel & Satyan had a Dance Drama depiction of the history behind Holi being celebrated with colours, “Vrindavan Ki Holi”- the musical depiction that traces back the tradition of using colors to its roots by the legend of Radha and Krishna. Lighting of the Holika was done by the Chairman of India Club, Mr. Vasu Shroff, the Vice Chairperson of India Club, Ms. Reena Kamlesh, Dr. Ram Buxani and other Trustees. The food court included a variety of cuisines including the Holi specials – Ghewar, Jalebis, Rabdi and Thandai. Radha kaise na jaley…

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Over 1000 members attended the Holi event.

S T N E V E L A I C SO Cheti Chand

Maghanmal Pancholia, Dr. Ram Buxani, Kamlesh Bhatia, Narain Sawlani and Reena Kamlesh inaugurating the event

Cheti Chand Ki Hardhik Subhechcha Bato Gud Dhani Bolo Subh Vani Vani Cheti Chand ki Subh Kamnayeh Cheti Chand marks the Sindhi New Year and was celebrated in traditional style with renowned Sindhi artists flown in from India. The event was held at the Sheikh Rashid Auditorium on Thursday, 19th March ‘15. Well known Sindhi Singer, Lata Bhagtani and her troupe from Mumbai mesmerized the crowds with Sindhi songs ( both folk and contemporary ). Lata is known as Junior Sindhi Koel. Mumbai based Lata Bhagtani has over 29 years experience in the music industry. She started her singing career at a tender age of 8 years. She was accompanied by Shishir Dhavle on stage along with four musicians flown in from India. Famous Sindhi Comedian Ashok Sundrani did two comedy rounds for the event. DANS AVEC Nigel and Satyen, Dubai based dance troupe performed on the Sindhi songs. Entry was free for the India Club Members as well as for Members’ Guests for the show. The event was supported by leading Sindhi Business Houses in Dubai. A special food court serving Sindhi specialities was organized for the event.

Bharat Chachara and Reena Kamlesh felicitating the artists


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Mesmerized by the Melodies

Passionate Dancing…

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BAISAKHI NIGHT Punjabis can trace their identity to a land of gaiety that is full to the brim with the advent of festivals like “Baisakhi” when bumper crops bring happiness and prosperity. “BAISAKHI NITE ‘15”, was ushered in at India Club on Thursday, 16th April ‘15 with all the trappings of joy and splendour as revellers were treated to top class entertainment by KRISHNA BEURA who was backed by a six piece live band from India.


KRISHNA BEURA before starting the show, addressed the audience saying that UAE was very close to his heart as well as India Club, as he started his career as an RJ with Umm Al Quwain radio in the mid 90’s.

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Playing at India Club was like a home-coming for the Bollywood singer. He sang some of his popular tracks and mesmerized the audience. Over 600 members and guests attended the event. At the end of the show, the Vice Chairperson Ms. Reena Kamlesh presented a floral bouquet to Krishna Beura. The Punjabi styled food court had the typical DHABA style ambience with tyres all around it and hay stacks. Punjabi Specialities like Sarsoon da Saag, Makhai di Roti, Lassi, etc. were served. The event was sponsored and supported by Malabar Gold & Diamonds,106.2 Hum FM, Rolla Residence Hotel Apartments, Commercial Bank Intl (CBI), Al Dobowi, Prime Vision Studio, Car Fare-Rent-A-Car & Samsung Curved UHD TV.


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The first week of April 2015 saw 50 members travel to Spain on a weeklong journey which took them to the cities of Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia and Toledo. The trip was the 11th International tour organized by the Club since they started in 2009. e Enjoying th


Apart from city panoramic tours and walking tours, members got to experience the country through different experiences which included a Vineyard tour, Segway tour of the city and parks, a gastronomic tour and a Beer bike tour. The tour was organized through Lushescapes.

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Pranic Healing workshop was organized by India Club and was conducted by Grand Master Choa Kok Sui on 14th April ’15. Topics included Pranic healing orientation, free healing camp of physical and emotional ailments and Stress relief meditation for an hour and a half. The event was well received, with over 70 members in attendance.


Pranic Healing is no touch, no drug energy based healing system that uses life energy or prana as the medium of healing. Pranic healing is non-invasive and complementary in nature. It is not meant to replace orthodox medicine. It will accelerate the rate of healing. The energy body, commonly known as the aura and its energy centers are healed by removing deceased energy. Chakras are energy centers that control and energise the vital organs. The chakras could malfunction because of internal or external factors. When they malfunction the organ they control also malfunctions. So in pranic healing life energy from the natural sources (air, the sun and the earth) is transferred to these energy centers and enable them function at optimal levels. This method is called cleansing. Pranic healing provides systematic treatment for several health problems such as Migraine, hepatitis, respiratory problems, problems of the skeletal and muscular system, arthiritis, spondylitis, digestive system issues, diabetes, hypertension, nervous system problems, eye problems, etc. It is also effective in healing psychological ailments such as stress, depression, anxiety, grief, etc.


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Rajyoga Workshop By Shri Ram Singal

7 Billion Acts of Goodness

The 7 Billion Acts of Goodness is a global initiative created to raise awareness how we can tap our own potential to make a difference; learn simple yet powerful methods to contribute and begin your journey towards self transformation that will lead to world transformation. Mr. Ram Singal is one of the very few people in the world who has demonstrated and proved that a positive attitude, determination and faith can help overcome any situation whatsoever. A Professional Engineer, Ram works as the Director of Engineering Services in a design consulting firm in New York. Born in India and having lived in New York for 38 years now, he is one of the survivors of the world’s worst terror attacks ever.

Mr. Ram Singal greeted by Vashu Shroff

Mr. Ram has been practising Raj Yoga Meditation for the last 40 years and has gained immense success in his personal and professional life by applying its principles. Journey towards Self Transformation... 18 India Club

Mr. Ram Singal gave a talk in India Club on Saturday, 9th May ‘15. Over 60 members attended.



STEM Education

Imagination is more important than knowledge - Albert Einstein The ever changing face of education has given birth to a totally new yet familiar concept of education called STEM education. Its application to real life situations gives it the edge over the traditional education system. Think about it - who would want to study a boring Science or Mathematics subject ? But, if the same is incorporated into technology, given that we live in a technologically advanced time, majority of students will love it.

STEM which stands for study in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics is a much awaited and welcome change from the traditional teacher centered classroom setup and focuses more on pro active learning. Its curriculum is more logical and emphasizes mainly on how to be creative and think out of the box. Not just to follow the academic pattern but to think critically and rationalize, something that will help the students go a long way in shaping their professional life as well. Before the discovery of STEM education, Science and Maths were taught as different subjects. Now the blend of the two has wonderful advantages as it can be used to complement the study of Engineering and Technology well.

Statistics show that STEM related jobs have grown by three times in the USA and about 72% of all UK businesses rely on people with STEM skills. In the UAE too, STEM education is to be introduced in Classrooms in the Public schools in an attempt to attract the Students towards the fields of Science and Technology. Fun Robotics (also conducted at India Club) is the first KHDA approved specialized Robotics Centre in Dubai which specializes in combining STEM education with a fun learning aspect. Hence it can be safely said that STEM education is the future in education and the demand for STEM related jobs is on the increase worldwide. Worldwide research also proves that the fastest growing and highest paying jobs will definitely be in STEM related fields, in the near future.

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India Club joined many other institutions and individuals in Dubai and other cities worldwide to commemorate

Earth Hour on Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 8.30pm to 9.30pm.

The movement, started in Sydney, Australia in 2007 encourages everyone to switch off nonessential lights for 1 hour on the last Saturday of March every year as a symbol of their commitment to the planet. The Club has been participating in the Earth Hour since 2008.

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Beit al Kheir Society Donation Box As part of the Club’s CSR activities, a donation box for the Beit al Kheir Society has been placed at the Club’s Main Reception area. The society assists a number of local charitable projects and schemes which have an effective and positive impact in the country for low-income citizens.

1) If the BMI for an adult male is 25.6, then this Person is: Underweight Obese Overweight

3) Which of the following Massages can be used for slimming treatment? Lymphatic drainage massage Swedish Massage Shiatsu

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Rules and regulations: This competition is open to India Club members only. Only the original entry coupon may be used. Entries postmarked after this date will not be accepted. The prize will be awarded to the first two lucky winners. No cash alternative is available. The winners will be notified by India Club. The decision of India Club is final and no correspondence can be entered into.

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Young Voices Gavel Club - Young and Growing!


On March 28th ‘15, the Young Voices Gavel Club had their annual club contest. The event was conducted in the presence of senior Toastmasters and, of course, Gaveliers. The Contests conducted were:

Toastmasters International is an organization based in the U.S that promotes leadership and communication skills. What is interesting about this program is the manner a member not just improves and becomes a better individual but also is exposed to an ambience of goodwill, compassion and mutual support. The Gavel program follows the fundamental practices of Toastmasters, but focuses on the communication and leadership development of youngsters in the age group of 12 to 17.

The Gavel Club of India Club, Dubai is called The Young Voices Gavel Club which was started in 2012 by Ms. Usha Bolan. It is currently being handled by Ms. Seetha Sagaran who is the Club’s Counselor. It is ably supported by senior and distinguished Toastmasters like TM Abdul and TM Ramesh.

1) The Table Topics Contest 2) The Humorous Speech Contest 3) The Evaluation Speech Contest 4) The International Speech Contest The Gavel Club members gave impressive performances and the winners were: 1) The Table Topics Contest First Place – Amulya Shankar Second Place - Vivek Rao Third Place – Aryan Shah 2) The Humorous Speech Contest First Place – Aryan Shah Second Place – Kevin Thomas 3) The Evaluation Speech Contest First Place – Gayathri Sanjay Second Place – Amulya Shankar Third Place – Sanjana Gupte 4) The International Speech Contest First Place – Amulya Shankar Second Place – Gayathri Sanjay Third Place – Keagan Fernandes

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In an ongoing series to stimulate creativity amongst kids, India Club in association with Talekraft organizes a story and craft session on a monthly basis titled “Festival of India series”.


Loving messages from the Little Angels


Easter Creative ways to celebrate! Here’s Easter bunny for you!

Mother’s Day 9th May

Talekraft organized a heart warming story trail with mothers and their loved ones! The story revealed the super powers each mother has. Children surprised their mothers with a special gift, a stack of redeemable coupons, equivalent to little joyful moments which for sure every mother will savor.

Mother’s Day


14th March It was indeed a wonderful session of Holi in the Festivals of India. It made the kids put their thinking hats on and propelled them to think what can be improved in their lives. The "Colour your Vices Card" that the kids brought back and showed every parent carried the theme on.


18th April

From the Easter folklore to Easter celebrations in current times, Talekraft did spin tales on all aspects. The “Easter Bunny Envelope Craft” which was carried back home by all the children continued the Easter theme.


18th April

Talekraft’s mention of Baisakhi’s celebration as a harvest festival was an eye opener for a majority of Dubai bred kids who hardly have visited fields and experienced the charm of a village life. India Club 23



India Club in association with Medeor 24x7 Hospital Dubai, held an Awareness Talk on 4th April ‘15.

Dr. Shiva Harikrishnan enlightening the members

Our members with the Guest Speaker

Dr. Shiva Harikrishnan, a renowned Consultant & Head of Obstetrics And Gynaecology, Medeor Hospital was the Guest Speaker, who spoke on “Abnormal Uterine Bleeding.” The ladies were enlightened on the causes, risk factors and treatment options of Abnormal Uterine bleeding. Factors such as age, hormonal imbalance, pregnancy were explained in simple language for the easy understanding of our members. The importance of timely screening and follow up was emphasized.

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ANSWER THE QUESTIONS & WIN GIFT HAMPERS 1. How many Dhow Cruises does Lama Tours have? A –3 B –1 C –2 2. How many locations have the Lama Kiosk installed? A –2 B –3 C –4 3. What is the Fleet (Transport/Vehicles) strength of Lama Tours? A – 50 B – 75 C – 130

Lama Tours have made it easier for the local crowd and tourists to come and book their desired leisure activities, by placing kiosk machines around the 4 prominent locations in Dubai. What could be more romantic than a Dhow dinner cruise along Dubai Creek? The elegantly decorated dhow (wooden boat) glides under the moonlit sky... Intriguing glimpses of the city skyline are interspersed by illuminated souks, Heritage village and modern buildings.

Dinner is served with complimentary soft drinks and mineral water. An impressive variety of international cuisine is complemented by genuine Arabian hospitality. The Dhow Cruise is a great idea for off-beat Corporate parties, Board Meetings, Product launch events or a family get-together. Lama Tours have 2 Dhow Cruises of their own. Lama Tours being one of the biggest Tour operators in the region, have a huge fleet of vehicles to take care of their large groups. Groups can range from anywhere between 200 to 1000 people at a time. Lama Tours fleet strength is 130 vehicles.

Suite 201, 202, 203, 204 Al Sayegh Building,Bur Dubai P.O.Box 20808, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Tel : 97143344 330 / 335 7676 Fax : 9714 3344232/3357111 Email :

Membership No. ……………………...…........ LAST DATE FOR RECEIVING ENTRIES : AUGUST 31, 2015 Rules and regulations: This competition is open to India Club members only. Only the original entry coupon may be used. Entries postmarked after this date will not be accepted. The prize will be awarded to the first two lucky winners. No cash alternative is available. The winners will be notified by India Club. The decision of India Club is final and no correspondence can be entered into.

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CLUB ANNUAL SPORTS DAY The Annual Sports day was held on Friday, 13th March 2015. It was more of a family day out and was presented with a difference. The day’s events started at 10.30 am. Besides the sports and fun games, there were face painters and balloon twisters. Lucky draw was held and vouchers for Dhow Cruise, Desert Safari, Mobile Phone as well as India Club Vouchers were given out. Members relished the Friday Brunch as well.

Winners & Runners Up

BADMINTON Doubles Family Winners: Mr. Clifford Crasto/ Miss. Tanisha Crasto Runners Up: Mr. Roby Varghese / Miss. Neha Varghese Doubles - Semi Professional Players Winners: Mr. Clifford Crasto / Miss. Tanisha Crasto Runners Up: Mr. Girish Chand / Mr. Shanker Vasudeva BOWLING Under 12 Years (Mixed) Winner: Miss. Anushka Kelshiker Runner Up: Mast. Gautam Ganesh Under 13 Years to 16 Years (Mixed) Winner: Miss. Sanjana Gupte Runners Up: Mast. Keagan Fernandes/Mast. Tanishq Lakhani Above 16 Years (Ladies) Winner: Mrs. Rashmi Kelshiker Runner Up: Mrs. Vaishali Gupte Above 16 Years (Gents) Winner: Mr. Akshay Bhatia Runner Up: Mr. Avinash Rao

Champs of India Club

CRICKET Family Cricket Winners: Sharad Matrawala & Fly Runners Up: Krishna Bhat & Fly TABLE TENNIS Juniors Singles Winner: Mr. Yash Nair Runner Up: Mr. Pankaj Suresh Seniors Doubles Winners: Miss. Henna Mohnani / Mr. Avinash Rao Runners Up: Mr. Naresh Mohnani / Mr. Purshotam SQUASH Juniors Singles Winner: Mr. Jonathan Mascarenhas Runner Up Mr. Neel Dadlani Seniors Doubles Winners: Mr. Nikhil Jain / Mr.Sanjeev Jain Runners Up: Mr. Vinay Mehta / Mr. Manish Khiara

Marching with determination

FUN GAMES Lemon & Spoon Race (Kids 5-8) 1st Hajesh / 2nd Kriti Shankar / 3rd Rajveer Masrani Balloon Race (Kids 5-8) 1st Nikunj Bhantia / 2nd Karan Nair / 3rd Paul Pereira Skipping Race (Girls Below 18 Years) 1st Sydelle Varella / 2nd Tushinka Pereira / 3rd Rubein Frog Race (Boys Below 18 Years) 1st Mohamed Saad / 2nd Mohamed Anas 3rd Ashmit Ribeiro Sack Race (For Gents Above 18 Years) 1st Mohamed Ilyas/ 2nd Rakesh Rachwani 3rd Amar Singh Tiles Winners: Sanjeev Jain & Family Runners Up: Rakesh Rachwani & Family Family Tie Breaker Winners: Krishna Bhat & Fly Runners Up: Sharad Mathrawala & Rakesh Fly Lemon Race (For Ladies Above 18 Years) 1st Yogini Udeshi / 2nd Yogini Sagar 3rd Swati Mathrawala Basket Ball Shots Winner: Mr. Tanishq Sughnain 1st Runner Up: Mr. Akshay Bhatia 2nd Runner Up: Mr. Afif Bellikunhi Tug Of War Winners: Yogini Sagar & Team Runners Up: Swati Mathrawala & Team GYMNASIUM Arm Wrestling 18 Years To 30 Years Winner: Mr. Nikhil Jain Runner Up: Mr. Avinah Rao Above 30 Years To 45 Years Winner: Mr. Mohamed Ilyas Runner Up: Mr. Vivek Kelshiker

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Team India

ICC Cricket World Cup

The ICC World Cup cricket matches from quarter finals onwards were shown on giant screen at the Crystal Lounge. Quarter Finals – India v/s Bangladesh ( 19th March ) Semi Finals – India v/s Australia ( 26th March ) Finals – New Zealand v/s Australia ( 29th March )


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Team India fans came to Cheer the Indian Cricket Team.

Bowling Monthly “Top Scorer”

March 2015

Under 12 years Boys & Girls Boys - Mast. Vihan Tripathi ( M’Ship No. 3757 ) Girls - Miss. Anuskha Kelshiker ( M’Ship No. 4642 ) 12 years - 15 years Boys & Girls Boys - Mast. Tanishq Lakhani ( M’Ship No. 3528 ) Girls- Miss. Rishika Tripathi ( M’Ship No. 3757 ) Above 15 years Men & Ladies Mr. Ganesh Sundarraju ( M’Ship No. 4510 ) Mr. Avinash Rao ( M’Ship No. 3982 ) Ms. Savita Shivkumar ( M’Ship No. 5281 )

April 2015

Under 12 years Boys & Girls Boys - Mast. Soumyo Sathyanarayanan ( M’Ship No. 5132) Girls - Miss. Arushi Jain ( M’Ship No. 5030) 12 years - 15 years Boys Boys - Mast. Pashan Sidhwa ( M’Ship No. 4802 ) Above 15 years Men Mr. Vipul Kothari ( M’Ship No. 5402 )


16 hours of

NON-STOP Exercise!

May 2015

Under 12 years Boys Boys - Mast. Ansh Adnani ( M’Ship No. 4785) 12 years - 15 years Boys Boys - Mast. Arman Jasuja ( M’Ship No. 4920 ) Above 15 years Men & Ladies Mr. Chandan Kumar ( M’Ship No. 3571 ) Ms. Pramila Satish ( M’Ship No. 5014 )

We are glad to announce that the Gymnasium is now open from 6.00 am to 10.00 pm. Gymnasium will remain open from 10.00 am to 10.00 pm on Fridays & Public Holidays. The new timings have come in effect from 1st April 2015.

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38th Annual India Club UAE Open Badminton Tournament 2015


The Press Conference for the 38th Annual India Club UAE Open Badminton Tournament 2015 was held on 28th April ‘15.

It was addressed by Mr. Sunil Singh (Head of Badminton Tournament Organising Committee), Dr. Nawab Shafi Ul Mulk (Director, Global Hawk Imaging & Diagnostics LLC ), Mr. Wales Thomas and Mr. Dinesh Nair (Tournament Organising Committee Members).

The tournament was inaugurated on 18th May ‘15

by H.E. Anurag Bhusan, the Consul General of India to Dubai, Mr. Vasu Shroff, (Hon. Chairman, India Club), Ms. Reena Kamlesh (Hon. Vice Chairperson, India Club), Dr. Nawab Shafi Ul Mulk, (Director, Global Hawk Imaging & Diagnostics LLC). Also present were other VIPs, Dignitaries, Members, Guests, Players and representatives of the sponsors. The Badminton Tournament Committee comprised Sunil Singh, Wales Thomas and Dinesh Nair assisted by Suresh Menon, Siyad Mohammed & Sanjay John. A team of 45 Officials was also set up for the tournament. This tournament started in early 1978.

L to R: Mr. Irfan Izhar, Sunil Singh, Dr. Nawab Shafi Ul Mulk, Vasu Shroff , HE Anurag Bhushan and Reena Kamlesh

A record number of 712 participants in the Mens, Ladies, Boys & Girls, and Veterans categories vied for top honours in the 26 categories. All the matches were played in the 21 points format in line with rules & regulations of the Badminton World Federation (BWF). The UAE Open Finals were played on Friday, 5th June ‘15. The Super Leagues Finals were played on Friday, 12th June ‘15. On an average 40 matches were played daily for 26 days, with a very receptive audience everyday of approximately 300 including

Officials of the Badminton Tournament

There was a separate pool for the Blue Collared Workers (Men’s Singles Category) in which employees from Emrill LLC and Dulsco LLC played in the tournament.

Club Members/Badminton Players/ Guests. A record number of 96 matches were played on Friday, 22nd May. In all the 26 categories, 712 entries were received. Besides the participation at the UAE Open level, there was also a super league for Men’s Singles & Men’s Doubles with four ranked players from India and four ranked players from Malaysia who were invited by India Club. Names of Indian Players - Anup Sridhar, Moheet Kamat, Harshit Agarwal and Siddharth Thakur. Names of Malaysian Players – Mohamad Razlan Shah, Muhammad Hafiz Bin Hashim, Nur Izzudin Bin Mohamed Rumsani and Zairul Hafiz Bin Zainuddin.

Vasu Shroff, Reena Kamlesh ,Sunil Singh, Dr. Shafi Ul Mulk, Prem Sagar, Irfan Izar, Ketan Rele, Bharat Chachara, winners and runners up at the closing and prize distribution ceremony

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Present at the closing ceremony were Mr. Vasu Shroff, Ms. Reena Kamlesh, Mr. Sunil Singh, Dr. Nawab Shafi Ul Mulk, Mr. Prem Sagar (Air India, Country Manager Dubai & Sharjah), Mr. Irfan Izar (Sports Secretary), Mr. Ketan Rele (Joint Sports Secretary), Mr. Ahmed Ibrahim Ahmad, Manager – Marketing, Partnerships & Communication, Dubai Sports Council. All the above presented the prizes & trophies. Over 400 spectators witnessed the finals of the Tournament.



38th Annual India Club UAE Open Badminton Tournament 2015

• Main Sponsor: Global Hawk Imaging & Diagnostics LLC • Hospitality Partners: Rolla Residence Hotel Apartments • Apparel & Equipment Partners: Yonex • Media Partners: 106.2 Hum FM / Sport 360 • Associate Sponsors: E-Max Electronics • Other Sponsors: Consolidated Shipping Group, Carrera Sunglasses – Safilo Group, Air India & Supervision Opticals.

Men’s Doubles Winners Ketan Chahal & Alex Eapen

Winners and Runners up (Juniors Category) along with the sponsors and India Club officials at the closing and prize distribution ceremony

Men’s Singles Winner Imam Adi Kusuma Admaja

(L-R) Prem Sagar, Reena Kamlesh, Ahmed Ibrahim Ahmad, Vasu Shroff, Dr.Shafi Ul Mulk, Anup Shridhar (Winner of the Mens Singles-Super League). Sunil Singh, Irfan Izhar, Ketan Rele, Wales Thomas, Dinesh Nair and Bharat Chachara

BADMINTON TOURNAMENT 2015 FINAL RESULTS SUPER LEAGUE CATEGORY Mens Singles Winner – Anup Shridhar Runner Up – Dea Adi Rangga 3rd Place Imam Adi Kusuma Admaja 4 thPlace Muhammad Hafiz Bin Hashim

Mixed Doubles Winners – Avinash Kumar / Haritha M. Harinarayanan Runners Up – Kornelius Mujiono / Meeta Bhandari

Girls Singles – Under 12 Years Winner - Zainaba Reem Siraj Runner Up – Kavya Uchil Boys Singles – Under 12 Years Winner – Udyat Jain Runner Up – Fazim Abdu Anzar

Ladies Singles: Winner - Haritha M. Harinarayanan Girls Singles – Under 14 Years Runner Up - Amritha Kuttikrishnan Winner – Sara Siraj Ladies Doubles: Runner Up - Tanisha Crasto Winners – Haritha M. Harinaray- Boys Singles - Under 14 Years Mens Doubles anan / Teena Mary Cherian Winners – Mohammed Winner - Adarsh Dinesh Nair Munawar / Nandagopal Kidambi Runners Up – Saima Waqas / Runner Up – Adrian Mathews Runners Up – Nur Izzuddin Bin Palwasha Bashir Girls Singles - Under 16 Years Mohd. Rumsani / Zairul Hafiz Girls Singles - Under 8 Years Winner – Deborah R. A. Rebello Bin Zainudin Winner - Danica Ferrao Runner Up – Tanisha Crasto Runner Up – Neeta Mariam UAE OPEN Boys Singles - Under 16 Years Abrahim Winner - Abdulla Shaheer Mens Singles Boys Singles – Under 8 Years Runner Up - Stefan Crasto Winner – Winner – Muhammed Zayan Imam Adi Kusuma Admaja Girls Singles – Under 18 Years Runner Up – Joel James ( Indonesian, based in Dubai ) Winner - Sara Siraj Girls Singles – Under 10 Years Runner Up - Deborah R. A. Rebello Runner Up – Dea Ali Rangga Winner – Rinitha Rajith Mens Doubles Boys Singles - Under 18 Years Runner Up – Thayibah C. B. Winners – Ketan Chahal / Winner – Joshua Yap Boys Singles - Under 10 Years Runner Up – Roshan Joseph Alex Eapen Runners Up – Dea Adi Rangga / Winner – Aadit Jain Runner Up – Dev Vishnu Kornelius Mujiono

Boys Doubles – Under 18 Years Winners - Akhil Pradeep / Rohan Joseph Runners Up – Abdulla Shaheer / Rohan Jyotish Masters Singles (40 Years & Above) Winner - Xavier Raphael Runner Up - Reji Thomas

Veterans Doubles (45 Years & Above) Winners – Rafeek P.K. / Fayhani Rianto Runners Up – Dr. Shafi Ul Mulk / Xavier Raphael Veterans Mixed Doubles (45 Years & Above) Winners – Alamsyah Masra / Rosamay Asignor Runners Up – Roby Varghese / Meeta Bhandari

Masters Doubles (40 Years & Above) Winners – George Thomas / Veterans Doubles Jaseel P. Ismail Runners Up – James Varghese / (Men Above 50 Years) Winners – Lalmoney K. / Suresh Sajayan P. B. Kumar Masters Mixed Doubles Runners Up – (40 Years & Above) C. P. Kamaludheen / Musthafa Winners - Jaseel P. Ismail / Therwath Amritha Kuttikrishnan Runners Up – James Varghese / Super Veterans Doubles (Men Above 55 Years) Dilhani De Silva Winners - Lalmony K. S. / Veterans Singles Suresh Kumar S. (45 Years & Above) Runners Up – Abdul Salam A. A. Winner – Xavier Raphael / Musthafa Therwath Runner Up – Fayhani Rianto

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Newsflash July 2015


Members Networking Centre

India Club in association with Unesta Homes organized a luncheon for its members & spouses on Saturday, 11th April ‘15.

India Club 50th anniversary book being gifted to the Guest Speaker by Reena Kamlesh

Mr. Vikram Goyal, CEO of UNESTA Homes Ltd., which has been at the top of the Indian Real Estate sector catering to the NRI community for the past 10 years, gave a talk on ‘Grow Your Property Portfolio in India Real Estate’ at Ashoka Hall followed by Luncheon.

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Health File

India Club, as a part of its awareness-building initiative in the field of Healthcare, is dedicating a page exclusively for this topic from this issue onwards...

You are never too young or too old to take care of your heart.

Preventing heart disease (and all cardiovascular diseases) means making smart choices now that will pay off for the rest of your life.

Nonsmokers are up to 30 percent more likely to develop heart disease or lung cancer from secondhand smoke exposure at home or work.

Lack of exercise, a poor diet and other bad habits can take their toll over the years. Anyone at any age can benefit from simple steps to keep their heart healthy during each decade of life. Here’s how:

In Your 30s

All Age Groups

• Make heart-healthy living a family affair. Create and sustain heart-healthy habits in your kids and you’ll reap the benefits, too. Spend less time on the couch and more time on the move. Explore a nearby park on foot or bike. Shoot some hoops or walk the dog.

No matter what your age, everyone can benefit from a healthy diet and adequate physical activity. • Choose a he althy eating plan. The food you eat can decrease your risk of heart disease and stroke. Choose foods low in saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, sodium and added sugars and sweeteners. As part of a healthy diet, eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, fiber-rich whole grains, fish (preferably oily fish at least twice per week), nuts, legumes and seeds. Also try eating some meals without meat. Select fat-free and low-fat dairy products and lean meats and poultry (skinless). Limit sugar-sweetened beverages.

Juggling family and career leaves many adults with little time to worry about their hearts. Here are some ways to balance all three.

• Know your family history. Shake your family tree to learn about heart health. Having a relative with heart disease increases your risk, especially if the relative is a parent or sibling. That means you need to focus on risk factors you can control by maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, not smoking and eating right. Also, keep your doctor informed about any heart problems you learn about in your family.

• Be physically active. You can slowly work up to at least 2½ hours (150 minutes) of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity (like brisk walking) every week or an hour and 15 minutes (75 minutes) of vigorous intensity aerobic physical activity (such as jogging or running) or a combination of both every week. Additionally, on two or more days a week you need muscle-strengthening activities that work all major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest shoulders and arms).

• Tame your stress. Long-term stress causes an increase in heart rate and blood pressure that may damage the artery walls. Learning stress management techniques benefits your body and your quality of life. Try deep breathing exercises and find time each day to do something you enjoy. Giving back through volunteering also does wonders for knocking out stress.

In Your 20s

If heart health hasn’t been a priority, don’t worry. Healthy choices you make now can strengthen your heart for the long haul. Understand why you need to make lifestyle changes and have the confidence to make them. Then, tackle them one at a time.

Getting smart about your heart early on puts you far ahead of the curve. The things you do — and don’t — are a tell-tale sign of how long and how well you’re going to live. • Find a doctor and have regular wellness exams. Healthy people need doctors, too. Establishing a relationship with a physician means you can start heart-health screenings now. Talk to your doctor about your diet, lifestyle and checking your blood pressure, cholesterol, heart rate, body mass index and waist circumference. You may also need your blood sugar checked if you are pregnant, overweight or have diabetes. • Be physically active. It’s a lot easier to be active and stay active if you start at a young age. “If you’re accustomed to physical activity, you’ll sustain it.Keep your workout routine interesting by mixing it up and finding new motivators. • Don’t smoke and avoid secondhand smoke. If you picked up smoking as a teen, it’s time to quit smoking. Even exposure to secondhand smoke poses a serious health hazard.

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In Your 40s

• Watch your weight. In your 40s, your metabolism starts slowing down. But you can avoid weight gain by following a heart-healthy diet and getting plenty of exercise. The trick is to find a workout routine you enjoy. If you need motivation to get moving, find a workout buddy. • Have your blood sugar level checked. In addition to blood pressure checks and other heart-health screenings, you should have a fasting blood glucose test by the time you’re 45. This first test serves as a baseline for future tests, which you should have every three years. Testing may be done earlier or more often if you are overweight, diabetic or at risk for becoming diabetic. • Don’t brush off snoring. Listen to your sleeping partner’s complaints about your snoring. One in five adults has at least mild sleep apnea, a condition that causes pauses in breathing during sleep. If not properly treated,

sleep apnea can contribute to high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke.

In Your 50s Unlike the emergence of wrinkles and gray hair, what you can’t see as you get older is the impact aging has on your heart. So starting in the 50s, you need to take extra steps. • Eat a healthy diet. It’s easy to slip into some unhealthy eating habits, so refresh your eating habits eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, fiber-rich whole grains, fish (preferably oily fish-at least twice per week), nuts, legumes and seeds and try eating some meals without meat. • Learn the warning signs of a heart attack and stroke. Now is the time to get savvy about symptoms. Not everyone experiences sudden numbness with a stroke or severe chest pain with a heart attack. And heart attack symptoms in women can be different than men. • Follow your treatment plan. By now, you may have been diagnosed with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes or other conditions that increase your risk for heart disease or stroke. Lower your risk by following your prescribed treatment plan, including medications and lifestyle and diet changes.

In Your 60s+ With age comes an increased risk for heart disease. Your blood pressure, cholesterol and other heart-related numbers tend to rise. Watching your numbers closely and managing any health problems that arise — along with the requisite healthy eating and exercise — can help you live longer and better. • Have an ankle-brachial index test. Starting in your 60s, an ankle-brachial index test should be done every one to two years as part of a physical exam. The test assesses the pulses in the feet to help diagnose peripheral artery disease (PAD), a lesser-known cardiovascular disease in which plaque builds up in the leg arteries. • Watch your weight. Your body burns fewer calories as you get older. Excess weight causes your heart to work harder and increases the risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol. Exercising regularly and eating smaller portions of nutrient-rich foods may help you maintain a healthy weight. • Learn the warning signs of a heart attack and stroke. Heart attack symptoms in women can be different than men. Knowing when you’re having a heart attack or stroke means you’re more likely to get immediate help. Quick treatment can save your life and prevent serious disability.


INDIA CLUB in association with Heart and Soul events organized a SADHABAHAR GEET CONCERT

“EK HASEEN SHAAM KO” On Saturday, April 25th at Sheikh Rashid Auditorium (Indian High School).

The event was a tribute to 2 legends of Indian music industry, Mohd Rafi and Madan Mohan. Artists Antara, Sarvesh, Somdatta and Ishika rendered popular songs and paid tribute to the 2 Legends.

Narain Sawlani

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India Club organized a play for its members on Thursday, 28th May, ‘15 starring Anup Soni and Smita Bansal of ‘Balika Vadhu’ fame .

Audience all set to watch the play…

The Event was well attended. The play “Hum Do Hamare Woh” conveyed a wonderful social message to the members in a humour-packed manner.

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The comedy-drama film directed by Zoya Akhtar boasts of a multi-star cast including Anil Kapoor, Shefali Shah, Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh, Farhan Akthar and Anushka Sharma, and was received well by the over 360 members who attended the screening.

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The Club hosted a special screening of the Movie ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ for MNC members and their spouses on June 6, 2015 at the Novo Cinema Complex.

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Training o n Food & Hygiene by Mr. Ram Chitewale

Awareness and training session for the Dubai Human Development Award conducted by Mr. Balaji Nagabhushan

DH DA Work conducted shop for Applicants of by Ms Ind the 2015 Manageme u Singhal of Emirates Cycle nt Internatio nal Consult Business ants



Chaat Chowk - All Days 12.30 pm to 11.30 pm Aangan Sat-Wed 07.30 pm to 11.55 pm Thu/Fri/Holidays 12.30 pm to 03.00 pm 07.30 pm to 11.55 pm

10.00 am to 01.45 pm 04.00 pm to 09.45 pm Library books are now issued on Fridays



Madhushala 12.30 pm to 03.00 pm 07.30 pm to 11.55 pm Splash Bar 03.00 pm to 11.55 pm

ADMINISTRATION OFFICE Sat - Thur 10.30 am to 1.30 pm 05.30 pm to 08.30 pm

SPORTS FACILITIES Swasth Sundaram (The Gym) 06.00 am to 11.00 am 01.00 pm to 10.00 pm Fri / Holidays 10.00 am to 10.00 pm

COOL SPORTZ CRICKET Thurs/Fri/Sat Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday

03.00 - 06.30 pm 06.45 - 10.00 pm 06.45 - 08.45 pm 07.45 - 10.00 pm 03.00 - 05.00 pm 09.00 - 10.00 pm

HOCKEY Sunday Monday Wednesday Saturday

Sauna / Steam Men / Women 06.30 am to 10.45 am 01.30 pm to 09.45 pm Fri / Holidays 10.00 am to 09.45 pm Swimming Pool 07.00 am to 10.00 am 02.30 pm to 09.00 pm Fri / Holidays 10.00 am to 10.00 pm Kids Club All Days 04.00 pm to 10.00 pm Tennis, Badminton, Squash, Table Tennis 06.00 am to 10.00 am 01.00 pm to 10.00 pm Fri / Holidays 10.00 am to 10.00 pm

FOOTBALL 03.00 - 04.00 pm 09.00 - 10.00 pm 05.00 - 06.30 pm 06.45 - 07.45 pm

Saturday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Typhoon, the Bowling Alley 02.30 pm to 10.00 pm Fri / Holidays 11.00 am to 10.00 pm - Minimum one player per lane. - Children under 7 years not permitted to play. - Last booking by 09.15 pm on all days. ProShop Sat – Thursday 02.00 pm to 10.00 pm

MEMBERS NETWORKING CENTRE Weekdays 10.00 am to 09.00 pm (Friday closed)


07.45 - 04.00 pm 04.00 - 05.00 pm 04.00 - 07.45 pm 07.45 - 08.45 pm 06.45 - 10.00 pm 06.45 - 10.00 pm

Tuesday Sunday Monday Wednesday

03.00 - 04.00 pm 05.00 - 06.30 pm 05.00 - 06.30 pm 06.45 - 07.45 pm

Note: In case there are no bookings in any of these time slots on a particular day, members booking at that time will have the option of playing either handball, hockey or football during those time slots.

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S E T O N S ’ M G

Play like a Champion

The last one month has seen us on literally our toes. Apart from the regular events, the largest Badminton tournament in the region in its 38th year, which attracted 712 entries, was held at our Club.

Simple acts of kindness But what gladdened our heart the most was the exhibition matches played by students from the Special Needs Future Development Centre and the Dubai Autism Centre.

Participants from Special Needs Future Development Centre and the Dubai Autism Centre along with officials and organisers

We also had blue collared workers from the Dulsco & Emrill Labour Camps playing exhibition matches. All the participants were given a medal, certificate and a special gift for participation. We intend getting more schools and labour camps involved in the tournament next year.

Quality at its best…

Officials from India Cl ub, Badminton Tourn Committee Members ament Orga along with the Child ren & Officials from SN nising F Development Centr e

The half yearly audits for re-certification of ISO 14001:2004 and ISO 9001:2008 were held recently and as expected we came out with flying colours. India Club is the first Club in the region to obtain these certifications in 2001 and 2012 respectively. Reena Kamlesh, officials from India Club along with employees from Dulsco and Emrill

We plan on going in for the HACCP (Hazard analysis and critical control points) certification shortly along with the DHDA award next year. At the Club, quality is a way of life because we want nothing but the best for our members.

Happy Holidays… India Club Officials with the ISO Audit Team

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General Manager

India Club July 2015  

A quarterly newsletter of India Club July 2015