An online CSR conclave on water, sanitation and hygiene was hosted by EMGA Suresh Hari, and his team to provide an opportunity for Rotarians to interact with the RISAO staff and non-Rotary professionals. Trustee Gulam Vahanvaty gave the inaugural address on ‘TRF Connect’ and this was followed by a series of presentations by company officials including E R Ashok Kumar, president, Give India; Debraj S Roy, regional CSR head, Sony India; and Deepak Prabhu Matti, global head, employee volunteering programme, Cognizant.
PDG Ramesh Aggarwal, member, Area of Focus-Gift Initiative, TRF, crisply presented how Rotary is making a difference in the community through WASH. Rtn Pankaj Patel highligted Rotary’s partnership with Tata Technologies for a mega water harvesting project. “It was a successful global grant project achieved through meticulous planning and involvement of clubs in the zone,” he said.
Ravishankar Dakoju, past president, Rotary Bangalore Orchards, who has given the largest individual pledge to TRF till date gave a prerecorded video talk on why Rotary was his choice of giving. EMGA J B Kamdar, RRFCs John Daniel and Lakkaraju Satyanarain partnered with Hari to make it a successful webinar.