Setting new benchmarks for his RID 3160, IPDG Thirupathi Naidu is happy to have achieved all that he aimed for at the start of his tenure. He had inducted 400 new Rotarians, including 125 women, and chartered five new clubs. Naidu was instrumental in executing service projects worth ₹25 crore by the district clubs. “We installed 5,000 refurbished computers in government colleges. PRIP Shekhar Mehta laid the foundation for a blood bank and an ICU ambulance at Hospet,” he said. The ICU ambulance (₹48 lakh) was sponsored by Naidu in memory of his late father V Rami Reddy.
Around 1.5 lakh Covid vaccine doses were administered with the support of Infosys and Cognizant Technologies. Around 30,000 physiotherapies were done by various medical centres run by the club.
“Under a global grant project, we have done 138 paediatric heart surgeries at the Sri Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Hospital, Raipur, in a joint project with RID 3150. We paid ₹2.1 crore to the hospital for the surgeries,” he said. The dialysis centres in RID 3160 have done 5,000 sessions for patients. Naidu collected $37,000 from the clubs for TRF, “probably the highest so far from the district.”