MISS ENGLAND BHASHA MUKHERJEE PHOTO DIARY OF INDIA TOUR WITH THE
COVENTRY MERCIA LIONS CLUB
Photos supplied by Lion Davinder Prasad
The Coventry Mercia Lions Club sponsored Bhasha Mukherjee’s Miss Englands memorable trip to India in March 2020 to showcase the various charitable projects the club supports. The planned tour was almost complete just before the Lockdown in India by PM Modi took place . The idea was conceived in January and no one could imagine that the whole world would come to a halt in just couple of months time. The announcement of total lockdown of India as well as UK came as a total surprise.
The last day of the Coventry Mercia Lions tour was a visit to Vidya Centre for Learning on 20th March. Following this, Bhasha had decided she wanted to go home & re-join her work colleagues after hearing the how the NHS was appealing for all doctors and nurses to go back to work.
The 2nd part of the Humanitarian trip had been a visit to Pakistan with a team of Doctors a few days later on a medical trip . Between this Bhasha had planned to visit family but after trying to get back to the UK , she ended up being stranded in India for over a week after spending hours on the Tarmac at Delhi Airport after the plane she was on was grounded due to the lockdown begininng …
Soon Media throughout the world started to cover Bhashas story as she was one of many British Nationals stranded in India due to Covid-19 and Lockdown . The fact that Bhasha is a NHS Doctor as well as the reigning Miss England created an inspiring story .
Visit Bhashas own website for some of the article’s & google Miss England News to find out more
Here are some of the diary photos from the projects supported by the Coventry Mercia Lions Clubs & the wonderful people Bhasha met during her trip …
Thank you to Lion Dr Rakesh Sachdev, Lion Davinder Prasad, Lion Ravinder Sandhu , Lion Lord lali Sokhi ji, Lion Saudagar Nagra ji and all members who supported this memorable trip for Doctor Bhasha Mukherjee and her mother Meeta .
First morning of the tour at the Ramada Hotel
(Pictured above ) Dr Bhasha Mukherjee presenting a cheque on behalf of the
Coventry Mercia Lions Club to the Management Committee of project called ” Bachpan”
Dr Bhasha Mukherjee accepting Souvenirs hand crafted by residents of an old peoples care home called “Anand Ashram” in Udaipur Rajasthan
Dr Bhasha Mukherjee receiving blessings from a 95 year old resident of an Old Peoples Care home called “Anand Ashram” in Udaipur Rajasthan
Dr Bhasha Mukherjee, Miss England 2019-20 fell in love the the music of this Rajasthani Folk mucisian who was playing traditional music, Udaipur, Rajasthan.
Red Saree by Arinder Bhullar
Dr Bhasha Mukherjee, Miss England 2019-20 could not hide her happiness during the boat cruise in Lake Pichola in front of City Palace in Udaipur, Rajasthan
A special award to Lion Saudagar
With Lion Saudagar With The Eye hospital staff
A visit to an Orphanage for abandoned girls Thank you to the Lions Club Nakodar
The Eye hospital doctor thank Bhasha for visiting with flowers and a special drum
DR BHASHA PRESENTING A CHEQUE TO THE RURKA KALAN SURGICAL EYE CLINIC
Pictured above – L-R Dr Rakesh Sachdev President of Bopa , Dr Bhasha Mukherjee , Lion Davinder Prasad, Vie President of Coventry Mercia Lions Club & Lion Ravinder Sandhu , 2nd Vice District Governor , Lions Club International District 105CW
Pictured above Dr Bhasha Mukherjee Miss England 2019 with teachers of “Academy Heights Public School – Educational Project Supported by the Coventry Mercia Lions Club
A SPECIAL VISIT TO THE UNIQUE HOME FOR GIRLS
The Last day at the Vidya Centre in Faridabad
A warm welcome for Bhasha , she was greeted with flowers from the students
Welcome speech and photos
Chatting to the young students
Bhasha with the all the children of the Vidya Centre for Learning
Group leader Shristhi (left) introduced the group to Miss England
Thank you to Davinder Prasad and all the members of the Coventry Mercia Lions club for the wonderful hospitality and memorable trip for Miss England & her mother Bhasha & Meeta