Sat, 24 June|
Roger of the Raj
One of the most eagerly anticipated events on our Club Calendar, ‘Roger of the Raj’ returns in 2023. We took Tiffin to dinner and dressed it up. The result is a celebration of Anglo-Indian cuisine, history and culture.
Time & Location
24 June 2023, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Adelaide, 111 Hutt St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia
About the event
One of the most eagerly anticipated events on our Club Calendar, ‘Roger of theRaj’ returns in 2023.
The title is based on a 1970s Michael Palin ‘Ripping Yarns’ parody of the BritishRaj in India. It has been a vehicle for the revival of the traditional Club ‘CurryTiffin’, which was historically a luncheon that featured in CommonwealthServices Messes the world over, for generations, but has come to representcultural fusion.
We took Tiffin to dinner and dressed it up. The result is a celebration of Anglo-Indian cuisine, history and culture. The food prepared by our very wellcredentialled Back of House team, will be memorable and the evening will beinformative, entertaining and fun.
Our Guest Speaker is Major General Vikram Madan, OAM, VSM*, a prominentmember of the Indian diaspora in South Australia. Vikram’s entirecommissioned service in the Indian Army has been with the famous warriors, theGurkhas, and tonight he will tell us the story of “The Gurkhas Then and Now “.
Book early to avoid disappointment!
TIME: 1900 FOR 1930
PRICE: $97.00 MEMBERS; $107.00 NON-MEMBERS
(PRICE INCLUDES THREE COURSE DINNER AND CLUB BEVERAGES)
DRESS: BLACK TIE/BRITISH INDIA PERIOD COSTUME
RSVP: BY WEDNESDAY, 21 JUNE 2023
CANCELLATION POLICY - BOOKINGS CANCELLED AFTER THE RSVP WILL INCUR A 50% CHARGE OF THE TICKET PRICE
More Information about the Guest Speaker
Vikram served with the elite Gurkha Regiment of the Indian Army for nearlyforty years. He rose to the rank of Major General and retired in 2006. Hemigrated to Australia in 2007 and has lived in Adelaide since then. He wasdecorated twice by the President of India with Vishist Seva Medal (Distinguished Service Medal)
On Australia Day 2019 Vikram was awarded the Medal in the Order of Australia(OAM) for his outstanding contribution to multicultural affairs.
Vikram’s entire commissioned service has been with the Gurkhas known theworld over as the bravest of the brave. He has seen their prowess both in combatand other challenging situations. He has trekked extensively in Nepal, the homeof Gurkhas, and had the privilege of a diplomatic posting with the IndianEmbassy in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Vikram has post-graduate degrees in Defence & Strategic Studies, Managementand International Relations. He also fluently speaks five different languages ofthe Subcontinent including Nepalese.
Vikram was one of the commissioners of South Australian Multicultural andEthnic Affairs Commission for 8 years from 2010 to 2018. He has been on thePassenger Transport Standards Committee of the Government for the past 12years. He is the immediate past Chair of the Multicultural Aged Care andcurrently their Ambassador. He is on the Board of Maltese Aged Care of SA. Forthe past 4 years he is also Australia Day Ambassador and Ambassador for Oz AsiaFestival for past 11 years. Vikram is the past President of Indian AustralianAssociation of South Australia.