Lions to roar in India
Lions Clubs International’s (LCI) 105th conference will be held in Delhi from July 1-5, 2022. This LCIcon will be the biggest international conference in India
Lions Clubs International announced its first LCIcon in India that will coincide with celebrations of 75 years of independence of India in 2022. To be held in Delhi from July 1-5, 2022, LCIcon 2022 will be one of India’s biggest ever international conventions which expects to host more than 35,000 Lion members from more than 120 countries over five days, informed Dr. Naresh Aggarwal, First Vice President, Lions Clubs International, who will take charge as the 101st Worldwide President for the Clubs on July 4, 2017. Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Tourism Minister, Government of India presided over the announcement of the conference as Chief Guest and said, “It is a matter of great pride for us that India will be showcased on the international tourism map through this conference. The Lions Clubs International’s philanthropic activities are a sign of giving back to the society and we are very privileged to be the host of the biggest international conference.”
Expressing his pleasure over the announcement, Aggarwal said, “The ministry of tourism has not only committed the total cooperation to organise this mega event but has also extended support to formulate a nodal body of Ministry of
Social Justice and Welfare, Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Sports, Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Home, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Finance for smooth execution.” He further elaborated that this is an achievement which has come through with the support of the government and association bodies like ICPB and only after a rigorous bidding process where India competed with Mexico, San Francisco, Brazil etc. Tourism worth $50 million during five days and much more during pre and post trips of visitors in India is expected. “Indira Gandhi Stadium, Pragati Maidan (ITPO) and almost 10,000 hotel rooms are already booked well in advance in all 5-star hotels in New Delhi,” informed Aggarwal. Also, the inauguration parade for the conference will be held at Janpath, Delhi in the evening. Lions Clubs International plans to focus on social welfare activities in India for the next five years.
The Lions Clubs International’s philanthropic activities are a sign of giving back to the society