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IAL President Report: Annual General Body Meeting 17 February 2019

Indian Association Lausanne- activities in 2018


1. IAL participated in various initiatives of Government of India, the main were:


•    Holi at residence of Ambassador at Bern


•    International Yoga Day 21 June 2018, along with Heartful Meditation at Lausanne


•    Quiz on Champaran Satyagrah


•    Quiz on Bharat ko Janiye


•    Namastey Geneva, along with IAG, initiative of PMI Geneva


•    Namastey Switzerland at Bern- 5 days celebration and performances by young talent of Indian diaspora. IAL’s performers were very much appreciated and will be awarded at Holi 2019 by Embassy


•    IAL office bearers attended various meetings, seminars, conferences and exhibitions which were organised in Switzerland by Government of India


•    We did not receive much interest for Pravasi Bhartiya Divas. We need to spread awareness about it. We have to target some nominations from Swiss Romandie region for Pravasi Bhartiya Awards.


Indian Embassy Bern participated actively in the IAL events and celebrations. IAL’s efforts were recognised and appreciated by Embassy. We were also granted financial fund of INR 2 lacs for promoting various social and cultural activities in Swiss Romandie region.


2. Solidarity

•    Kerala Floods 2018

•    Medical emergency of Senior Indian Tourist couple Summers 2018

•    Pulwama attack on CRPF convoy Feb 2019


3. IAL events in 2018

•    IAL Holi Milan Samaroh- Cultural, humourous & variety show

•    BollyFood Nite- Food stalls and DJ Harry

•    IAL Sandhya- Talk and advisory on Insurance in Switzerland + Informed Voter Project- NGO from India

•    IAL Picnic and Sports Day at Vidy

•    IAL Cricket Tournament- Winning team & Man of the Match awards

•    Independence Day celebration with Yuva at EPFL

•    Memorable Melodies & open mic- Bollywood singers and IAL members

•    IAL Navratri- Live band singing & playing traditional Garba & Dandiya beats

•    IAL Diwali- only Catered event by IAL & Cultural treat with state of art media equipped hall


4. Media & Communications

Website- Anup Vyas, online & Credit card payments

IAL Mailer, WhatsApp, Facebook- Jasmin Kohli, Sonal Kulkarni & Anup Vyas

The launch of new website and keeping the dialogue on with community was run very efficiently and resulted in better visibility of IAL and increased credibility.



Upcoming IAL events in 2019


•    IAL Logo Contest: IAL is looking for a new logo

•    IAL Holi Milan Samaroh: 16 March 2019

+  Exhibition by Indian Embassy Bern on:

•    Khadi

•    Rumals of Chamba

•    150 years of Mahatma Gandhi (30 mins reel)

•    Ambassador and team Talk on- What does Diplomat do and how to become Indian Diplomat?


•    BollyFood Nite- 29 June 2019


•    IAL Sandhya June/ September 2019- Professional networking (location identified in Montreux)


•    Memorable Melodies & open mic- Dinner at Indian Restaurant - May 2019 (location being  identified)


•    IAL Picnic and Sports Day (Signal de Bougy possibly with IAG)


•     IAL Cricket Tournament- inter Association tournament (Cossonay Cricket Club)


•    IAL Badminton Tournament (possibly at Green Club Badminton Courts)


•    Independence Day celebration with Yuva at EPFL


•    IAL Navratri 28 Sept 2019- Live band singing & playing traditional Garba & Dandiya beats (talks ongoing with IAG, Usha & UK based Band)


•    IAL Diwali- 26 Oct (though the hall is booked, we may move to a bigger and better venue)



Thanks for your attention and participation. This is what makes IAL truly your family in Switzerland!


Best regards,

Divyakshi Gupta Vyas


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