The Canadian Club of Vancouver is pleased to announce that Vikas Swarup, High Commissioner of India to Canada, will be the guest speaker for a special luncheon on February 8, 2019. The luncheon will be held at the Terminal City Club in Vancouver from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm.
Mr. Swarup’s presentation topic will be: The New India – Where Democracy Meets Technology.
Mr. Swarup was born in Allahabad and graduated from the University of Allahabad. He joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1986. In his career spanning more than 30 years, he has served in diplomatic assignments in Ankara, Washington DC, Addis Ababa, London, Pretoria and Osaka-Kobe. Mr. Swarup has served as the Desk Officer for Southern Africa, US & Canada, Director (Pakistan), Director (Nepal and Bhutan) and Director in charge of the Office of the Minister of External Affairs.
After serving as Joint Secretary United Nations (Political), he was appointed the official spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs in April 2015. He served in this capacity until he was appointed as the High Commissioner of India to Canada. In helming the External Publicity and Public Diplomacy Division of the Ministry, he significantly upscaled the Ministry of External Affairs’ social media outreach.
Mr. Swarup is also the author of three novels, Q&A, which was adapted as the multiple Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire, Six Suspects, and The Accidental Apprentice. His books have been translated into more than forty international languages.
What: Luncheon with High Commissioner Vikas Swarup
Where: Terminal City Club, 837 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC
When: Friday, February 8, 2019
Time: 12:00PM – 2:00PM
Members: $85.00 (plus GST)
Non-members: $95.00 (plus GST)
Table of 8: $680.00 (plus GST)
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