Rajendra K. Asthana, Chair for IEEE Region 10 Life Member Committee

The continuance of Covid-19 pandemic has compelled Life Members AG to continue with activities in virtual mode. During the period ending on 30th April 2021, Region 10 LMAGs have reported 44 activities.

.For the year 2020, 5 LMAGs in R10 (Delhi, Kerala, Hyderabad, South Australia and Tokyo) had conducted 6 or more activities during the pandemic period against the 2 stipulated by MGA. Efforts of these 5 LMAG Chairs had been appreciated by Life Member Committee and the following Chairs had been awarded Life Member Shirt by the Life Member Committee:

 P V Ekande Delhi
 K M M Rao Hyderabad
 Madhu Mangal Kerala
 Don Sinnott South Australia
 Tadashi Takano Tokyo


During the first quarter, 3 new Life Member Affinity Groups had been formed at Singapore, Taipei and Kolkata Sections. During this year 4 LMC Meetings have been conducted in virtual mode and the 5th meeting is scheduled for 4th June 2021. In order to cater to Life Members of those Sections which do not have LMAGs, and also to encourage these Sections to form LMAGs, Councils & Sections were requested to nominate Life Member Coordinators from such Councils and Sections to take care of their Life Members. 2 virtual meetings have been organized for these Council/Section Coordinators and the modus operandi discussed in detail. Taipei LMAG was formed immediately after the 1st meeting of these LM Coordinators, followed by Kolkata LMAG.

.2 virtual meetings have been conducted by the Region 10 LM Committee. After deliberations, nomination calls were issued for 2021 Region 10 Awards & Competition. Call for R10 Outstanding Life Member Award was issued on 10th March 2021 with the closing date on 30th May 2021. Awardee will be handed over a “Plaque” and Runner up a “Certificate” during the 2022 R10 AGM..

The call for R10 Life Member Photography Competition was issued on 8th April 2021 with closing date being 15th June 2021. The first awardee will get a certificate and cash prize of USD200 and the second awardee will get a certificate and cash prize of USD100. Prizes will be awarded by December 2021. All Life Members in Region 10 are eligible to participate. Awardees of both awards will be notified by the end of September 2021..

Region 10 Operation Manual (2019) for life Members was revised during April 2021 and the revised manual is available at the Region 10 website. Region 10 Life Members currently do not have a website, but it is under development. The draft is ready and under review and is likely to be uploaded by June 2021.