Welcome Message

Dear Inner Wheel Members,Renu Balijee, International Inner Wheel Convention Coordinator

Warm Greetings!!!

I would like to welcome you to our extended Inner Wheel Family from all over the world to the 18th International Inner Wheel Convention in Jaipur from 3rd to 6th March, 2021.

There is this very popular saying in India, Guests come in a form of God and guests should always be treated like one. We plan to leave no stone unturned to help you get the best hospitality for many years to come.

India is a diverse country, just existing amid the crowd may overwhelm you, yet leave you fascinated and wanting for more of its vibrant colours. India's rich heritage and culture is exceptionally phenomenal with varied cultures, each different in almost every state. The East, West, North and South have their own distinct traditions and costumes carving out its own cultural niche. In the north, the grandiosity of the mighty Himalayas lives up to its legend being the highest mountain in the world. Flanked by arid desert, the west has an expansive sand dune and glistening Arabian Sea. The south joins the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal forming into an Indian Ocean. And the east, offers something unique and awe inspiring, quite different from the rest of India. India offers an extremely vibrant and unique experience to its visitors.

The Convention is being organised in the UNESCO World Heritage city of Jaipur, Rajasthan, in the state of the art Jaipur Exhibition and Convention Centre. The state of Rajasthan is famous for heritage and culture, forts and places, shopping and food. The land of Kings and Queens is a treasure trove set in the golden sands of a barren desert landscape. People in bright vibrant clothes and beautiful jewelry live in rural places. But not far from the rural Rajasthan, are metropolis, dotted by towering modern buildings amidst the ancient forts and palaces. Jaipur is also known as the Pink City because of the colour of the stone used exclusively in the walled city. Every day in Jaipur is a shopping fiesta with artistes and shop owners selling embroidered leather shoes, blue pottery, tie and dye scarves and other exotic wares. Of course, while in such a historic state, you’ll have to take time out for sightseeing historic attractions in some of most influential cities. Udaipur, the city of Dawn is a breathtakingly stunning place around the azure lake Pichola and surrounded by the lush mountains of the Aravalli. Udaipur has a kaleidoscope of fairy-tale palaces, shimmering lakes, vibrant temples, lush gardens and enchanting narrow lanes strewn with stalls that carry the flavour of a heroic past, epitomizing valour and chivalry. The city of Jaisalmer is home to the Thar. Expansive sand dunes surround the city with staggering windmills and one of the stunning forts. The Camel Safaris are the most exciting activity to do here giving you a chance to explore the Thar Desert while sitting on the back of the swaying Camel. Come and see the largest fort in Rajasthan, the Chittor Fort at Chittorgarh and replete with amazing legends of romance and heroism you can delve into the blue city of Jodhpur.

The famous Taj Mahal in Agra and India's capital city New Delhi are two of the prominent cities worth a visit. These are only a few places close to the Convention City but if you have a lot of time at your hands then your trip to India can be tailored depending on what you want to do and see. Pre and Post Convention tours have been planned for all of you and Convention Secretariat will be too eager to help you to make your tours a lifetime experience.

With an aim to offer a unique opportunity to the members to meet and greet friends from across the globe besides deliberating on important Inner Wheel issues, we organize International Inner Wheel Convention once in every three years. In order for your inner growth and to and for our Organization, do participate in these discussions. Members of Local Convention Committee feel privileged to be part of the administrative machinery of an Organization that has touched the lives of so many people from all over the world and extend a warm invitation to all of you.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you require assistance in organizing your trip.

Renu Baljee
International Inner Wheel Convention Coordinator
India