India 2013 with the AOG 5-8th April 2013
Join the AOG for the 2013 Trip to Chitrakoot India and help work Towards The Greater Good
Have you ever wanted to visit India?
The AOG is dedicated to improving the quality of life for less fortunate people around the globe.
All projects focus on sustainability and aim to enable local communities to become self-reliant.
In 2011, AOG members flew out to Chitrakoot, one of the most deprived areas of India. A treatment centre was set-up and the volunteer practitioners worked from a mobile unit to provide primary dental care to hundreds of the local people.
In 2013, the AOG returned to Chitrakoot for two new projects – one was researching the state of oral health in local communities and the other was involving training local advocates about the risks of smoking / betel quid.
AOG - SPECIALLY SUBSIDISED CONFERENCE & TOUR PACKAGE
The tour was based on:
- Air fare to Delhi return by Emirates (flights are subject to availability and will offer alternatives)
- The cost of the hotel in Delhi (and single supplement)
- The cost of the extended trip (and single supplement)
- The cost of travel insurance and visa service
- Those who were not taking the extension, went to see the Taj Mahal – the rate for a one day excursion
DF1 GROUP TO CIC - INDIA
(FIRST PART – 05th to 08th April 2013 - CONFERECE)
|Conference Package Based on||Rates per person|
|45-50 pax traveling together on twin sharing||GBP 126 per person|
|Single room supplement over cost of twin sharing||GBP 125 per single|
|Cost of hotel-airport-hotel (or railway station) transfer||Complimentary by AOG|
|Cost of Lalit-Le Meridien-Lalit transfer for conference||Complimentary by AOG|
|Airfare from UK to India on Emirates including taxes||GBP 650 per person|
(SECOND PART – 08th to 15th April 2013 - TOUR)
|Tour Package Based on||Rates per person|
|45-50 pax traveling together on twin sharing||GBP 490 per person|
|*Including flight from Varanasi/Delhi on 14th April|
|Single room supplement over cost of twin sharing||GBP 175 per single|
|# Air fares are current apex & subject to change without notice|
(THIRD PART – 08 April 2013 - AGRA DAY TRIP)
|Agra Day trip Based on||Rates per person|
|10-pax traveling together||GBP 65 per person|
|*Delhi-Agra by air-conditioned chair car in train|
|* Services of English speaking guide in Agra|
|*Entrance fees to Taj Mahal and Agra Fort|
|* Lunch in a local restaurant in Agra|
|* Agra-Delhi return journey by vehicle|
|* If you require any accommodation in Delhi or if you want to extend the holiday from 8th April 13, arrangements can be made at extra supplements.|
(FOURTH PART - VISA & TRAVEL INSURANCE)
|Rates per person|
|Services to Obtain Indian Visa subject to approval||GBP 35/-|
|Standard Travel insurance|
|* Indian Visa charges of aprx £93 will be charged on top of the above charges which need to be paid to Indian Embassy|
|* Travel insurance is only for basic cover of Medical and cancellation for travelers under the age of 55|
(FIFTHTH PART - CONFERENCE CHARGES & GALA DINNER FOR SPOUSE)
|Rates per person|
|Conference package -6th & 7th April 2013||GBP 50/- per person|
|Gala dinner price for accompanying person||GBP 40/- per person|
Download Brochures (PDFs)
Clinical Innovations Conference India 5-8th April 2013
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+ Golden Triangle Tour with Ranthambore 8th-13th April 2013
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Students Group to CIC India April 2013
Your chance to make a difference with the AOG
The AOG is a charitable organisation that provides dental professionals a chance to 'give something back' to the community. It all started back in the 1970s's with dental students at the London Hospital in Whitechapel, who formed a friendship and study group called themselves the AOG – originally an acronym for 'Asians on Guinness'!
Since then the group has grown and developed in ways those students could not have foreseen, becoming a fantastic source of social networking, peer review and bespoke courses. The AOG today is a magnet for like-minded dentists of all ages, backgrounds, and past experience, offering an opportunity for anyone to belong to something bigger than just themselves.
Various AOG activities are also arranged throughout the year, designed to raise awareness and donations to improve the quality of life of those in less fortunate situations. These include Summer BBQs, Annual Balls and sporting days, providing fun and games for all the family to enjoy. All funds raised are sent directly into the various projects supported by the AOG, enabling the continuation of sustainable projects in developing communities around the globe.
In the past, AOG members have contributed to the building of schools in Sri Lanka, supported a treatment centre in Chritrakoot India, and founded a dental and educational unit at the Lake Victoria Disability Centre in Musoma, Tanzania. Improving the quality of life of thousands, the AOG is dedicated to its work Towards The Greater Good. Members have also been able to attend various international conferences and events, gaining valuable experiences while helping the local professionals advance their dental skills.
In April 2013, the AOG is offering a trip to Dehli in the North of India, to attend the Clinical Innovations Conference (CIC). Available for anyone, you would arrive in Dehli on 5th April, and the basic three-day trip would include all hotel transfers to and from the conference, with optional tours of Dehli available for any spouses or family members who wish to accompany you. The Conference is designed to help local dental professionals develop their education and learn new skills, which could potentially help them save lives. In developing countries such as India, every piece of knowledge and equipment is crucial for local communities to survive, with the estimated ratio of dentists:patients as low as 1:10,000!
Not only will you have the opportunity to attend the Conference and be a part of the international dental industry, but you will also be able to see a part of the world that you may not otherwise get the chance to visit.
As everyone interested in such a trip may be looking for different experiences from it, there will be two extension packages available in addition to the basic three-day Tour. The first of which includes visits to Khajuraho, Chritrakoot and Varanasi. On the last day of the CIC, those taking this extension will fly to Khajurado, where you will visit the impressive Western Group of Temples, before travelling South West to Chritrakoot for an afternoon. The journey will then continue on to Varanasi to experience the earthen lamps of the Aarti (prayer) Ceremony at the Ganges. A boat cruise will then take you to The Golden Temple in the morning, followed by an excursion to Sarnath – where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermons about the principles of Buddhism –bringing the trip to an end on 13th April.
The second extension option sees you fly to Kochi after the CIC, to visit points of interest such as the Dutch Palace, the Jewish Synagogue, St Francis Church and the Santa Cruz Bastilica. A drive down the stunning Kerala coastline past the traditional 'Chinese Fishing Nets', will take the group to Fort Kochi to discover the Dutch and Portuguese influence in Southern India. You will then have the opportunity to learn about India's history of tea plantations in Munnar, before moving on to the beautiful Periyar. Home to unending hills, spice-centred plantations, free-roaming elephants and baisons and a fascinating wildlife sanctuary, this enchanting place will provide the perfect way to wind down and become one with nature. From Periyar, you will spend the night on one of Kumarakom's famous houseboats, before cruising through an intricate maze of truly memorising backwaters. Once disembarked, you will have time to explore the majestic canals, streams and lakes of Kumarakom. This magical Tour will finish on 13th April, when you will flown back to London and reality!
Whether you would like to just attend the International CIC, or would like to include an exploration of India at its very best, the AOG is offering something for you. You have the opportunity to experience the local Indian life and traditions and lay eyes on some of the most breath-taking scenery in the world, while supporting and contributing to such an influential event as the CIC. Help the AOG helps others, and contact the AOG for more details.
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