|Devinder Das Chopra||
Joined Dec 22 2011
82 years old
DOB: 11. 07 . 1934 (LAHORE)
Schools- Sacred Heart/ St Anthony's in Lahore: Church High School in Delhi
B.A. Hons, & M.A. St Stephens/ Delhi University 1949 - 1955
UNESCO Fellowship to Egypt and Lebanon 1955
International Voluntary Workcamps in Europe & studies in London 1955 - 1957
Voluntary service in Russia, and in East Europe 1958
Served as Assistant to Int. Secy. Service Civil International-based in Paris 1958 – 1959
Appointed Asian Secretary S.C.I. based in Delhi, Bangkok and Singapore 1959 – 1964
Tibetan refugees’ relief work and other voluntary services 1965 - 1967
Served the American Peace Corps as Asstt.Director, & Deputy Director-India 1967 - 1974
Served the UNICEF in India – Special Child Relief Programme (SCR) 1975- 1976
Served as Director Christian Childrens Fund (CCF) in Delhi
(HQs Richmond Virginia) 1977- 1980
Served the United Nations Childrens Fund in India as Deputy Chief of Urban Dev. 1980-1984
Zone Rep. for South East India Office for Andhra Pradesh and Orissa 1984–1990
Served as a Senior Programme Officer and Asstt, Representative in
Aden and San’aa, Yemen 1990- 1994.
Retired from UNICEF on 31 July 1994.
(In 1967, christened as ‘Dev Chopra’ by the US Peace Corps Volunteers and Staff.)
Since 1995: President SCI-India, Nominated Member of the Int. Ex Committee/SCI,
Atrended IECMs in Barcelona/Catalunya in March and Marieflores/Madrid-Sep.’05.
“Attended” the SU-1 in Bustraviejo/Marieflores/Spain. 3-7 Sep ’05.
Founder Member of India Alliance for Child Rights, Ex Committee Member of Gurgaon Consumer Forum, Active with the Resident Welfare Associations in Gurgoan/Haryana, founder member of Mission Gurgaon Development- Gurgaon.
Editor for 5 years: UNICEF Retirees Magazine “LINK”-- published from New Delhi.