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Association President

Profile of Saroj Katiyar

Association President 2021–2022
Inner Wheel Clubs In India

Association President Saroj Katiyar

Born in the city of Nawabs, Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh, she received her early education at La Martiniere Girls College and has done M.A. (Honors) in Western History. Saroj is a social worker and an Entrepreneur. She is an Environment enthusiast with a keen interest in gardening, keeping the city-Clean and Green. Her name is synonym to the National flower (Lotus).
Saroj’s mantra says “We lift ourselves by lifting others”.
Her integrity, determination and passion towards Inner Wheel can be judged with the record breaking 40 per cent increment in the number of members during her tenure as President in the year 2008-09.
Thanks to her farsighted vision, she had started an initiative ‘Each One Teach One’ to enhance the schooling experience of underprivileged children over a decade ago, an idea that has become wisdom today.
She is vocal activist against consumption of tobacco and alcohol. To educate and guide the youth of the nation about the hazards of tobacco and smoking she has launched various long term tobacco control awareness campaigns engaging the youth in the city and covering 80% of the schools in Kanpur.
Accolades in her Account:
At Club Level:
Won 26 awards and par excellent Club President.
District Level:
As District Chairman -79 Happy Schools were inaugurated, 159 Toilet blocks constructed, 4500 women empowered through vocational training and skill development programmes.
As District Secretary: Awarded by all PDC’s for Outstanding Work.
As District Treasurer: Awarded by Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in India.
Chartered thirteen new clubs in District as CGR, ESO and District Chairman.
Association Level: As Association Treasurer- recognized for flawless working and highly dedicated disposition of responsibility by Association President.
Participated thrice as Faculty at Incoming Chairman’s Institute.
Imparted training in orientation programs at Club and District Level at COTI.
She is highly active with various other organizations dedicated to social welfare.
As Saroj belongs to a family of Doctors she has voluntarily devoted her time to Free Medical Checkup Camps and Awareness Programs in the city to make India healthy.
Besides this Saroj is:

  1. Director of ‘Prastuti Foundation’ a group for the Education of Girls.
  2. Member of ‘Health Foundation.’
  3. Member of ‘Floriculture Society.’
  4. Member of ‘Asthma Welfare Society’.
  5. Proprietor of ‘3C Pharmacy.’
    She has been organizing fund raising events for the past six years to empower under privileged women by providing a Marketplace for their products and facilitating the creation of a strong commercial chain. The funds raised in these events are only consumed for service projects by clubs, a testament to the processes she put in place during her time as President.
    Saroj embodies hard work, dedication and honesty. She has worked tirelessly towards women empowerment through entrepreneurship and conceptualized SUPER STREE in her year as District Chairman creating a platform for upcoming women led start-ups to grow, innovate and succeed. The initiative continues till present day.
    She is adventurous, loves to travel and is a yoga enthusiast.
    She is blessed with a loving family, husband Dr. S. K. Katiyar a pulmonologist and Ex Principal GSVM Medical College Kanpur, son Dr. Sandeep, a pulmonologist, daughter in law Tanushree, Phd. in Bio Engineering, daughter Swatee and son in law Anand both software engineers and two lovinggranddaughters, Saysha and Sarya.
    Saroj believes, ‘Give to the world the best you have and the best shall come back to you.’



Dear Club Presidents,
It is a great opportunity that I am talking to my dear Club champions who are second to none in terms of their efficiency and dedication, who once committed to a cause can do wonders.Dear friends, this commitment of yours is the strength that has built an enduring Inner Wheel and is propelling it on the path of sustained social work and bringing smile to the face of the needy and underprivileged. Days are not far when Inner Wheel will enter into the next league of the most dedicated, committed, change maker clubs of India.
The role of the projects we have planned is to help, develop and implement educational, humanitarian, and vocational service that will bringchange in the society. I am looking forward to full-fledged participation by each one of you so that we can execute our goals with substantial results. I am confident that the Inner Wheel Organization will exceed all expectations in the Vision year 2021-22.
This is the year for the long-awaited16th Triennial Conference:                                    The Conference – will give all of you a golden opportunity to empower yourself by learning, sharing experiences and meeting the stalwarts of Inner Wheel. It will feature workshops, motivating programs, interactive sessions, quiz contest and outstanding entertainment. Inspire club members to join in large numbers and make it a huge success.
In accordance with the IIW theme -PINK FIRST the goal for our year 2021-22 is SHEROES, where the first letter S stands for Stree Shakti: -Build -Motivate -Grow a vision for empowering women through entrepreneurship.
The focus now is on you and the responsibility of leadership lies on your shoulders:
How many milestones you cover!
How many new members you inspire!
How many lives youare going to change!

depends on you- your enthusiasm, your dedication, your openness to new ideas.
Do remember: no matter how much you accomplish — no matter where this year of service takes you — I can promise you this: the life you change the most is your OWN.
We have begun this journey together and together we will lead our organization to a better future.
Wishing you all the success in future!!!!

GOALS FOR 2020-2021

The Tag Line of year 2020-21 is “Let us make Inner Wheel the symbol of HOPE”.

It is never winter in the land of HOPE. Once you light the desire of hope, everything is possible. Let us bring HOPE to society by serving in following areas:

I would like all Inner Wheel members to touch 4 verticals of environment.

  1. Water conservation – Save Water/ Clean and Revive dead water bodies
  2. Inner Wheel Forests
  3. Use of Alternate Energy Sources
  4. Plastic waste and E-waste Management

Dear members, I leave it to all of you in which area you want to work. This is not a mere project as our survival depends upon clean, green environment and balanced ecology. It is a dire need of the hour. Learn from yesterday, take action today and secure our tomorrow.

Let us make an extra effort to improve the quality of environment
Let us not work out of Compulsion but work out of Compassion!
Let our Interest turn in to Passion and Passion in to Mission!

Inner Wheel Branding – As a dedicated Inner Wheel member, each one of us must work towards creating Brand Inner Wheel. Bring visibility to our work. Use Inner Wheel logo everywhere. Wear Inner Wheel pin with pride. Do projects in collaboration with other corporate and Government agencies.

Membership Growth – Make Inner Wheel strong by increasing its membership. Reach out to various age groups of women and educate them about working and objectives of this prestigious women’s largest voluntary service organization in the world!

IIW Convention – Year 2020-21 is a special year for Inner Clubs of India as for the first time India will be hosting IIW Convention on 3rd- 6th March 2021 in Jaipur and IIW President Dr. Bina Vyas is also from our country. Register in large numbers. Let us put our best foot forward to show our strength and credibility to Inner Wheel world.

As the 45th President of Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in India, I appeal to you to leave no stone unturned to fulfill our goals. Be the symbol of HOPE to rejoice the joy being the executioner to change.

Let us together remind the world – Inner Wheel is the symbol of HOPE!

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