A record 110 Rotarians gathered at Nazrul Manch in Kolkata on July 1 to be sworn in as Club Presidents for the current Rotary Year. It is the first time in the 97-year history of D 3291 that so many presidents were installed on a single day in the same place, says DG Shyamashree Sen, who was also installed to the post on that day by her immediate predecessor Jhulan Basu, in the presence of PRIDs Y P Das and Shekhar Mehta.
The occasion also had philanthropic activities such as financial contribution by Rotarians for rehabilitation of 12-year old Anjali Roy, a cancer survivor, and a donation of Rs 1 lakh for the welfare of the HIV+ children residing at Arunima Hospice.
Record 7 New Clubs
Rotary Club of Ambarnath, D 3142, has established seven new Rotary clubs during 2015–16, breaking the earlier Rotary world record of six clubs formed in a year by another club.
A total 210 charter members were introduced to Rotary by President Laxman Pawar last year in RCs Ambarnath West, Badalapur, Ambarnath North, Murbad, Thane Angels, Ulhasnagar Elite and Badalapur Rural.