During a two-day visit to Dhule in northwestern Maharashtra, bordering Gujarat, RI President Shekhar Mehta inaugurated a slew of service projects being implemented by Rotary clubs in RID 3060. A dental clinic for the prisoners at the Central Jail, Dhule, was inaugurated by Mehta in the presence of RI director Mahesh Kotbagi, DG Santosh Pradhan and legislator Kunal Patil. The project was done by RC Dhule Femina in partnership with the Jawahar Medical Foundation.
Project Suvidha at the Civil Hospital, Dhule, is another grand project (₹35 lakh) which has helped set up a drinking water station, borewell, constructed toilet blocks, installed dustbins, and given a facelift to the hospital park, apart from providing benches and cleanliness plaques on the premises. The project was inaugurated by Mehta in the presence of DG Pradhan, RID Kotbagi, district magistrate Jalaj Sharma and Dr Bhadange, civil surgeon. A mammography van, a GG project of RC Chikhli and 17 other clubs, was flagged off at the Dhule Charitable Society.
Project Sanjeevani from RC Dhule Cross Road has set up a pathology lab, physiotherapy centre and an ambulance through a global grant. Mehta distributed 25 sewing machines and virtually inaugurated a women’s empowerment centre and a Happy School. Dhule mayor Pradeep Kharpe felicitated Mehta and Kotbagi. A commitment for three Endowment Funds worth $100,000 was given by Rotarians at a dinner reception given to Mehta and Kotbagi. The district also pledged to sponsor 1,000 Asha Kiran students in this Rotary year under the Rotary India Literacy Mission.
Mehta presided over a foundation laying ceremony for late Rtn Atul Ajmera Memorial Rotary Cross Road Vocational Centre. The visit of RI president was made possible with the efforts of DRFC PDG Ashish Ajmera, past president, RC Dhule Cross Road, and he was supported by other club members in this endeavour.