Meera Gandhi's RNID investiture in NY

March 1, 2010

Publication: New York Social Diary

Two weeks ago at Clodagh Design at 670 Broadway, Clodagh hosted the investiture of Meera Gandhi as a Centenary Councillor of the UK's Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID). She was invested by RNID's Centenary Director, Philip Bonn who flew over from England for the occasion.

The RNID was founded by Leo Bonn, (who was deaf) in 1911, the father of WW 1 hero, the late Major Walter Basil Louis Bonn, DSO, MC; and the Founder was the grandfather of the late Major Christopher Leslie Leo Bonn.

RNID is currently the UK 's largest charity, and HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, has been its Patron for over 50 years; while The Right Honourable Lord Ashley of Stoke is President. Chief Executive, Ms. Jackie Ballard, is a former Liberal Member of Parliament.

Meera Gandhi who currently lives in New York, London and in Hong Kong will host a centennial event at her London home in June 2011 for RNID. She recently founded The Giving Back Foundation and has completed a film called "Giving Back" featuring global names like Kerry Kennedy, Deborah Norville, Clodagh, Vikram Gandhi, Steven Rockefeller and Viveck Vaswani. �Her motto and that of the foundation is "We are to the universe only as much as we give back to it." The foundation will release the film on DVD at the end of May as well as a CD and coffee table book, with body and bath products to follow -- 100 per cent of proceeds going to the foundation.

Patty Raynes and Meera Gandhi

Ayesha Hakki, Farber Robinson, Lloyd Robinson, and Gary Miller

Chardonnay Pickard

Shahana Kanodia and Ajid Hutheesinj

Meera Gandhi and Kabir Gandhi

Lloyd Robinson and Farber Robinson

Clodagh with Ellen Sweeny

Janet League Katson

Ajid Hutheesinj and Anit Kanodia

Ben Castillio and Meera Gandhi

Daniel Aubrey, Christine Kennelly, and Serge Mercado

Meera Gandhi and Cavalier Philip Bonn

Juliet Hanlon and Cavalier Philip Bonn

Helena Greene, Janet League Katson, and Meera Gandhi

Stella Karananlis and Liana Makkos