RC Gudur, RID 3160, recently distributed large umbrellas to street vendors in Gudur town, Nellore district, to protect them from the harsh sun or mild rain. The brightly coloured umbrellas on the market area will enhance Rotary’s public image, says club secretary Sridhar Reddy Bandi.
The club, chartered in 1963, boasts of having constructed two crematoriums, a clock tower and a Rotary Hall in Gudur. “We established the first college in the town in 1965 with generous contribution from club member Sannapareddy Krishna Reddy. Today it has 1,000 students,” he recalls. The Dvurru Ramanamma Women’s College constructed by the club in 1981 provides quality education to 2,000 young women. Both colleges have been handed over to the government now, he adds. The Rotary Helpage project launched in 2005 by Alluru Adisesha Reddy to support aged destitute people with monthly groceries is still active.
The Rotary Nagar at Puritipalem, a flood-prone locality, has 30 concrete houses constructed with matching grant support initiated by PDG D Bhaskar Reddy.