60th anniversary
Ikebana Asian Regional Conference
Date Venue Entry
Nov 21-25, 2012 Lalit Hotel, Kamani Auditorium, Sai Auditorium, New Delhi Open/invitation

The 12th Asian Regional Conference was held in Delhi on 21st – 25th of November 2012 at Hotel The Lalit, Barakhamba Avenue, Cannaught Place, New Delh-110001, hosted by New Delhi Chapter # 77 of Ikebana International. About 210 participants from all over the world attended the conference. There were various functions & demonstrations presided over by many dignitaries like Mrs. Gurusharan Kaur, spouse of the Hon’able Prime Minster of India, Kumari Selja, Hon’able Union Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment, Mrs. Sheila Dikshit Chief Minister of the Government of NCT of Delhi, H. E Akiko Yagi, ambassador of Japan to India, Madam Takeshi Yagi, Mr. Hajime Hayashi, Deputy Chief of Mission Embassy of Japan, Madam Haruko Hayashi, & Mr. Katsuma Doi, Director General, Japan Foundation.

The Principal Guest Master Demonstrator was Mr. Rishi Otsuka , Iemoto of Katabami Kai School, Tokyo. Mrs. Veena Dass, Director of Sogetsu School, Delhi also demonstrated at the Kamani Auditorium. Mr. Christopher Lim, AIFD Komon from Singapore, was the main demonstrator & displayer at the Sayonara Dinner.

New Delhi Chapter also invited Mrs. K Meenakshi Devi, Mrs. Mona Pingle, Mrs. Indira Misra, Mrs. Nalini Doongursee & Mrs. Mala Agrawal for demonstration. Iemoto conducted the workshop for the participants. All the participants had a great time enjoying & learning Ikebana.