A true measure of a Rotarian’s success and fulfilment comes not from receiving awards and recognition, “but from making a meaningful and positive impact on the lives of those in need in a community,” said RI director Raju Subramanian, speaking at the installation of Namrita Parmar as the new president of RC Roopnagar, RID 3080. He laid emphasis on the need to care for the well-being of others, rather than personal gain or recognition. “Let us nurture a humanitarian spirit where the primary goal is to alleviate suffering and improve the quality of life of the less fortunate,” he said.
Service with compassion, showing empathy and understanding the struggles and challenges of people are the hallmarks of a Rotarian, he said. Two qualities that a Rotary leader must have are modesty and humility. “Arrogance and ego have no role in Rotary leadership. We give hope to people in need through our small acts of service. Serve as much as you can and in every avenue of service,” he urged the gathering. The installation event was also addressed by PRIP Rajendra Saboo and his spouse Usha.