Regional Co-ordinator, Asia: Peter Mann

Peter Mann20170420 224751 220xPeter Mann was born in England and read English at Exeter College, Oxford. He served in the Hong Kong Administrative Service for 25 years in the fields of transport, housing, security, environment and tourism. He is currently Chairman of The Royal Commonwealth Society, Hong Kong Branch, and author of the memoir, Sheriff of Wan Chai


Peter Mann: [email protected]

Regional Youth Co-ordinator, Asia: Dhanesh Basil

Dhanesh Basil 220xDhanesh Basil graduated as Bachelor of Accounting from Multimedia University, Malaysia and is currently pursuing his Master’s in Economics at University Malaya. Dhanesh was the Co-ordinator for the Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC) Secretariat which oversees the complete operation of the CYC in accordance with the direction established in the CYC strategic plan. He was also a former Malaysian Youth Parliament Representative under the International Relations and Diplomacy Committee. Dhanesh was a Perdana Fellow to the former Minister in the Prime Minister's Department and was then selected by the Prime Minister’s Office to be part of the Planning and Implementation Committee of the Malaysian Indian Blueprint, focusing on empowerment of the Indian community; he has also worked on several projects pertaining to the Transformational National 2050 with the Ministry of Youth and Sports Malaysia. Dhanesh holds several portfolios in various organisations nationwide including as National Youth Delegate to: CYC General Assembly/ Commonwealth Youth Forum 2015 (Malta) and UN Economic and Social Council Youth Forum 2017 (New York), having also been the Member of the SGI Network, High Commission of UK in Malaysia and Director of Youth Affairs, Royal Commonwealth Society Malaysia.

Dhanesh Basil: [email protected]

Regional Co-ordinator, India: Shivani Wazir Pasrich

Shivani Pasrich Wazir 220Shivani Wazir Pasrich is an Economics Honours & Law graduate, a former Miss India World Wide, an Actress, an Odissi dancer and she is actively involved with social concerns.

Shivani helped launch Lok Sabha (Parliament of India) TV channel and has anchored various television programs and produced and directed documentaries on the Girl Child, Education and Dance. Her production house SWP Productions works to raise awareness on issues that plague society. Their conservation project, 'I am the Tiger' uses performance, art and sport to raise awareness about environmental concerns.

Shivani was awarded ‘Pride of the Nation’ in 2009 and in 2013 she received the Universal Humanity Award. She was also the recipient of the India Foundation award for excellence in her field and the Women Achievers recognition from TIE.

Shivani Wazir Pasrich: [email protected]

Regional Youth Co-ordinator, India: Hari Om Dahiya

Hari Om Dahiya 220Hari Om Dahiya is driven by a passion for learning and action for social change, particularly through informal education and youth projects. He has worked in areas including intercultural dialogue, youth participation, girl child education, and gender and leadership development in Canada, the UK, Singapore, Maldives, Bhutan, Nepal and India. Hari Om is currently President & Youth Chairman of The Commonwealth Students’ Welfare Group of India (CSWGI) having, for the past 12 years, given vision and leadership to the Indian Youth Community and across the Commonwealth. He has worked with a number of International and National Youth Organisations and government bodies. 

Hari Om is recipient of a number of awards for outstanding contribution and achievements in the youth sector: IIIS Star Impact Award, Distinguished Social Service Award, Visionary Leadership Award, Best Innovative Youth of the Year, Distinguished Social Service and Leadership Award and is also Board Member to a number of youth and child rights organisations in India and abroad. He is an alumnus of St. Stephen’s College (Economics & Philosophy) and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in International Law and Diplomacy from the Indian Society of International Law, New Delhi.  He is working with a coalition of youth networks on Cross-cultural Commonwealth Youth projects, which aim at formulating and stimulating youth interest in Commonwealth SDGs and International Affairs.

Hari Om Dahiya: [email protected]

RCS Bangladesh Branch
68/2, Purana Paltan
Dhaka 1000

Mr Syed Shukur Ali
General Secretary
T: 88-02-9555036 or 88-02-8058552
M: 8801711146848

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Commonwealth Society of Bangladesh
House 4, Road 76, Apt 5/A
Dhaka 1212

Mr A J M Enamul Islam
M: +(880) 1711521180

[email protected]

RCS Hong Kong Branch
GPO Box 11749
Hong Kong

Mr Peter Mann
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Executive Secretary
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Commonwealth Society of India
907 Naurang House
21 KG Marg
New Delhi 110001

Mrs Shivani Wazir Pasrich
T: +91 11 2332 2000

[email protected]

Mrs Asmita Madan
T: +91 98 1001 0880

The Commonwealth Students' Welfare Group of India (CSWGI)
D-183 Sarita Vihar 
New Delhi 110076 

Mr. Hari Om Dahiya
President & Youth Chairman
T: +91 11 2694 1001
F: +91 11 4101 3126
M: +91 97183 89595

[email protected]

Ms Chhaya Kain
Vice President
M: +91 98117 25044

[email protected]

RCS Japan Branch
4-14-15 Aogein
Minoh shi
Osaka fu, 562-0025

Mr David Syrad

T: 00 81 72 727 5622
[email protected]

RCS Malaysia Branch
Commonwealth House
No. 4 Jalan Birah
Damansara Heights
50490 Kuala Lumpur

Ms Bernice Narayanan

Mr Benjamin Joseph
Operations Manager

T: 0060 3 2094 4089 
F: 0060 3 2093 3722

[email protected]

The Commonwealth Peoples Friendship Association of Pakistan

28/2, Street 29
Phase V Ext. Khayaban e Shamsher
DHA Karachi

Mr Syed Masroor Ali 

Mr Pardeep Kumar Bashani 

Mr Shahid Mohiuddin
General Secretary   
M: +92 345 2161605

[email protected]

RCS Singapore Branch
23 New Industrial Road
#07-04, Solstice Business Centre

Dr Tony Yee

T: 0065 62410248
M: 0065 96270233

[email protected]

RCS Sri Lanka Branch
10E Elibank Road
Colombo 00500
Sri Lanka


Mr Suden Ediriweera
T: + 94 11 5531611 
M: + 94  777 324700
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