Skal International Mumbai South, the association’s second club in Mumbai, launched last Friday with 35 members.
Key members of Skal International India, including president Ranjini Nambiar, first vice president Carl Vaz and secretary Shekhar Divadkar were at the ITC Maratha hotel, Mumbai International Airport to grace the occasion, along with distinguished membre d’honneur Jason Samuel and secretary of the the Skal Asian Area Arun Raghavan.
Speaking at the event, Nambiar said: “(The) growth of Skal India in the last six months has been phenomenal, we have opened three clubs taking the count to 14 clubs with 1,183 members. Our vision was 20 clubs by year 2020, (now it) looks like we have to raise our bar higher to reach out to potential members across the length & breadth of this vast country.”
Raghavan joined the accompanying distinguished guests in a traditional lamp lighting ceremony to signify the opening of the new club.
Including VIP guests and spouses, 52 people were in attendance for cocktails, inauguration formalities in the ballroom and dinner in the adjoining gardens.