Speaker: Mr. S. M. Gavai, High Commissioner of India
Date of the Event: Sunday, April 26, 2009

Topic: "The Evolution of India – Myths and Realities":

Mr. S. M. Gavai graduated in History from Fergusson College, Pune, India. He joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1975. Since then, he has served in several important assignments in India and abroad.

In the Ministry of External Affairs, Mr. Gavai has been Head of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Division, Head of Administration Division, Head of Northern Division and India’s Chief of Protocol.

Mr. Gavai has served in India’s Diplomatic Missions in Yugoslavia, Hungary, Zimbabwe, Indonesia, Germany, Scotland (as Consul General), Maldives (as High Commissioner), and in Houston, USA (as Consul General). He joined as India’s High Commissioner to Canada in November 2008.

Mr. Gavai is married to Rina and they have two sons.

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Speaker: Mr. S. M. Gavai, High Commissioner of India
Date of the Event: Sunday, April 26, 2009
Topic: "The Evolution of India – Myths and Realities"
Mr. S. M. Gavai, High Commissioner of India
Q&As— Mr. S. M. Gavai & Dr. Indu Gambhir
Welcome address by Malti Kesarwani, Chair
Speaker Introduction by Brian Dickson

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