RC Chandigarh Midtown, RID 3080, held a new member orientation programme called Rotary ki Pathshala (Rotary classroom) at the Rotary House in Panchkula, Chandigarh. The event witnessed over 100 registrations from 15 clubs. Past president B L Ramsisaria and president Jeeten Bhambari provided guidance for the event.
PRIP Rajendra Saboo spoke on the importance of values and ethics for Rotary members and unveiled the 2023 Classification Roster. The book Know About Rotary, authored by Ramsisaria and sponsored by DG Arun Mongia, was distributed to all participants.
Dr Rita Kalra was the event chair. Twelve faculty members mentored the new members on a range of topics, including the history of the organisation, TRF-giving, grant programmes, membership induction procedure, involving members’ families, meeting attendance, fellowship, the 4-Way Test, Rotary Code of Conduct, Rotary themes, branding and public image, as well as Rotarians’ privileges and obligations, insight on My Rotary and Rotary India portals, along with social media strategies. The event also covered the five avenues of service, seven focus areas, structured youth and international programmes and fellowship such as RFE and RAG.
The club inaugurated a new toilet block at Singhpura School, located on the outskirts of Chandigarh. Despite limited facilities and inadequate sanitation, this school caters to 250 students. The club has also renovated the classrooms and provided furniture and educational equipment to the school.
Following a request from RC Sundernagar, RID 3070, the club provided 50 tarpaulins and 400 woollen blankets to the flood victims in Mandi district. In collaboration with the National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation, the club organised an organ donation awareness rally from Delhi to Chandigarh and back. Around 200 participants, including Rotarians and Rotaractors from RIDs 3080, 3011, 3012, and 3100 participated in the rally.