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Rtn. Nalini Nanjundayya

President -Elect

Nalini Nanjundayya is a second generation Rotarian. Her father (late) Rtn S Subbarao, was a Rotarian in Calcutta, and her mother (late) Rtn. Lalitha Subbarao was a Rotarian with Rotary Club of Bangalore.

Nalini lived in the Middle East, when she was invited to join Rotary Bangalore, in 1991.(Then one of the youngest members to be inducted). She attended meetings when she was visiting India. Subsequently an association with RCB was initiated.

Nalini has held posts on the Board of Directors of Rotary Club of Bangalore, for over 6 years. She has consistently been in District 3190 committees since the past 5 years and has headed Women Empowerment projects in the district.

Nalini has also contributed to Rotary Bangalore Vidyalaya School, by providing dining hall equipment and creating a bright cheerful atmosphere for the children of this Rotary School. In addition, her Trust has sponsored a ‘Happy School’ – the Government School of Akki Thimannahalli, where the whole school was refurbished and upgraded, by providing desks, drinking water, 2 toilets, playground equipment, and freshly painted walls. One of the most interesting projects in Rotary was when Nalini was involved in “the largest classroom on Female Health” for the Guinness Book of world Records.

Nalini is the first lady President of the Rotarians Wine Fellowship of India, where under her Presidentship, RWFI got a special mention from the then District Governor, Rtn Suresh Hari, the best fellowship group in 3190

The Lalitha Subbarao Nanjundayya Memorial Trust is a family Trust started by Nalini and her daughter Niska. The Trust concentrates on education, income generation and covid relief for the needy section of society. Over 5000 families have been looked after by the LSN Trust during March 2020, to the present date, through provision of food, sanitisers, masks, and college fees.

The high point of her life was when she started a school for expatriate children, in Gizan, Saudi Arabia. She handed this to the Indian Embassy when she left Saudi Arabia. The school is still in existence.

While living in Zambia, Nalini worked with the Indian Embassy, curating events with a view to promoting Indo-Zambian relations. She introduced Indian cuisine at the Intercontinental Hotel Lusaka, by training the chefs to cook Indian food.

Nalini has also worked with corporates working on cross cultural sensitivity, etiquette and communication.