Games Bond ’15 – Chennai

February 15, 2015

Kittu 2015Games Bond ’015 was the brainchild of the late, much-loved, world president of the International Fellowship of Cricketing Rotarians (IFCR) Kittu Krishnaswami (known generally as Kittu) of Chennai, India.

His concept of a cultural and sporting festival was executed brilliantly in his home city between February 1 and February 6 this year with cricket and tennis events bringing together Rotarians from many different countries.

Fifteen Rotarians from Bangladesh led by PDG Ishtiaque who had their first taste of Rotary cricket added an extra element to the games while nine Rotarians and partners from Lithuania participated in the cultural side and the wheelchair tennis demonstration.

A special celebration of the life of Kittu was held on February 4 with many of his long-term friends paying tributes to him and Nandini, his wife of 50 years.

IFCR is a large fellowship worldwide and it holds international cricket festivals every two years in different countries and also Australian national festivals in various states on a biennial basis.

Rtn J Krishnan, known generally as JK, picked up the organising role from Kittu and did a splendid job with it.

Rotarians wishing to know more about IFCR should contact the Board secretary Richard Groom at rgroom@iinet.net.au.

Below are some photos of the activities at Chennai.

DSC_9612  The stump goes flying

Chennai Cricket Blind Boys  The handicapped boys who enjoyed their cricket greatly

DSC_9384  Is it heads or tails?

DSC_0105   The Bangladesh contingent

Chennai Ishtiaque with wife  PDG Ishtiaque and his wife enjoying the social day

rsz_Lithuania  Lithuanian leader Regina with Ishtiaque and JK

Kittu celebration  All the Games Bond’15 participants at the celebration

IMG_7359  Nandini and family at the celebration