RC Vijayanagara Mysore, RID 3181, hosted a multidistrict Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI). RI Directors Raju Subramanian and Anirudha Roychowdhury inaugurated the programme and addressed the 50 delegates from across the country.
RID Subramanian emphasised the importance of Rotarians attending leadership institutes, and said that many of them were not well-informed about Rotary and its global activities. He highlighted the recommendations of the RI Board and CoL which underlined the importance of the programme, and added that “excellent club leadership is vital for Rotary’s future in an ever-changing world.”
RID Roychowdhury shed light on the origin of RLI, describing it as a dedicated programme to develop potential leaders within a club. Established in 1992, RLI has grown into a worldwide programme with presence in every continent. “RLI stands apart from other RI training programmes as it offers a general education about Rotary and leadership skills, rather than position-specific training,” he said.
H M Harish, district secretary, Training, and the programme’s organiser, said that this three-day comprehensive course is “beyond a basic course and offers in-depth seminars on vital Rotary subjects. Any Rotarian may attend these courses, or if a club identifies its members as potential leaders, it can sponsor them for the programme.” RLI’s mission is to empower Rotarians with understanding of Rotary’s global reach and to nurture the leadership skills required to drive Rotary’s mission forward.
RID 3181 DG H R Keshav, DGN P K Ramakrishna, RID 3170 DG Nasir Borsadwala, RID 3191 DG Udaykumar Bhaskara, RID 3192 DG Srinivas Murthy, PDGs Rajendra Rai and Nagendra Prasad, and RID 3203 DG Sunder Rajan attended the event. The training was led by Mohan Kumar, Guru Nagesh, Prasad and RLI coordinator Prakash Belavadi.