Rotary makeover for Kovalam village

One of the ­objectives of ­Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is to make India an open ­defection free (ODF) country. But it is ­easier said than done given the ­enormous ­challenges being faced by policy ­planners, civic officials and the voluntary sector working towards this aim. For example, a

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Empowering women in Bilaspur

Rotary Club of Bilaspur Queens, RID 3261, in association with the Bilaspur Police, are helping ­destitute women in Chhattisgarh become self-reliant under an ­initiative named Pink Line. It is a global grant project, executed with RID 5300, USA and TRF, where electric rickshaws were given to 15

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RC Mapuca creates a Guinness record

Rotary Club of Mapuca, RID 3170, has become another Rotary entity to create a ­Guinness World Record. This time it is for forming the ‘Largest Human ­Representation of a Text’. There was a twin objective in attempting this record; Rotary International’s 114th birthday in

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Pune Rotarians set up a human milk bank

The D Y Patil Medical ­College Hospital and Research ­Centre in Pune now has a ­dedicated Mother’s Milk Bank, thanks to the ­initiative of RC Nigdi-Pune, RID 3131. The 100-member club joined hands with Rotary Clubs of ­Finland and Wien, Austria, and TRF, to ­establish this life-saving facility

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Creating better awareness among girls

Rotary Club of ­Sonepat Midtown, RI District 3012, under its project ‘W-1000’ trained and skilled 1,000 girl students from government schools in and around Sonepat, Haryana, with lessons aimed at ­building their confidence and motivated them to achieve bigger goals. The girls were ­sensitised

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Better technology to the rescue

Better technology and ­innovative ideas are now being used more and more by Rotary districts in India to train incoming district officers. According to the staff at RISAO, the DGEs of at least two RI Districts, 3170 and 3240, have tried to use “new age technology tools”

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A roof over their heads

People in Kerala are still trying to pick up their lives after the recent floods washed away their belongings. The rains displaced nearly a million people across the State. “Everything is lost. I have no more tears left in my eyes,” is a common

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