Dancing into the Guinness pages

January 10 dawned with palpable excitement over Kolhapur and the entire city wore a traditional, festive atmosphere to witness and celebrate a remarkable feat – the creation of the Guinness World Record for performance by maximum number of classical dancers at a time! The event was Rotary Nritya Sanskarr hosted by

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Gifting mobility

The Rotary Viklang Kendra, a ­project of RC Delhi Central, RI District 3010, since 1988, exudes a sense of both competence and comfort. Comfort for the physically challenged who need artificial limbs that are lightweight, flexible and aid their mobility to the maximum. As its Chairman, Dr N

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Library and Toilets for Schools

Rotarian Arvind Agarwal was completing his morning walk when he found “the name board of Rishikul Higher Secondary School broken and fallen down.” He approached his club (RC Allahabad Elite) to renovate the school. Club President Ritesh Singh visited the school and found that the school needed water, toilets and a

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Doing Good in Jammu & Kashmir

The state of Jammu ­Kashmir was reeling in the aftermath of the massive floods that wreaked havoc in September 2014, claiming lives and destroying properties, leaving several homeless. Rotarians pan India and even abroad reached out to the victims providing relief materials and monetary help.

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Smiles after Surgeries

Rotary Sri Lanka, Interplast Germany and Dr ­Neville ­Fernando Hospital, ­Malabe, Sri Lanka, have ­transformed lives of children born with facial and physical deformities through corrective plastic surgeries. At their latest camp they performed 50 surgeries and the youngest child Biyanwila (9 months) was operated for cleft palate. She was on

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Rotary Day – D 3250

Rotary International President Gary Huang and spouse Corinna participated in the Rotary Day celebrations of District 3250 that covers Bihar and Patna. DG Sanjay Khemka welcomed the international guests after which they flagged-off a bike rally, Safar Siksha Ka (Journey for literacy) ­— wherein 10 bikers would cover a distance of

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Girls, plan your future!

Guiding Lamps, a District 3230 Vocational Service initiative, recently held a workshop for career guidance at a city college in ­Chennai. The workshop focused on “What next? — an oft-asked question before we make a career choice,” says Rtn ­Vasanthi ­Ranganathan, District Chair – Career Guidance. “Dreams need to be big,

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A simple, powerful Rotary story

The little figure walked up to the podium at the ­International Assembly to admit in all ­humility that she had no big degrees or ­professional qualifications to address such a ­“distinguished gathering of past, ­present and incoming Rotary leaders.” But she stood there as a “victim of RIPE Ravi’s power for

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