The villages around Gulbarga and the underprivileged community of the town have benefitted from the humanitarian services of Rotary Club of Gulbarga Suncity, D 3160. The club, sponsored by RC Gulbarga Midtown, was chartered in June 2013 with 60 members and today the team of 104 Rotarians are involved in various community projects. Their routine health camps bring relief to several sick villagers who cannot otherwise afford medical treatment; they provide monetary and material donations to the school for the visually-impaired and old age homes in the locality. The Rotarians’ donation of books, stationery items and uniform sets have encouraged village children to go to school, and new clothes and bedsheets distributed to the poor have brought them comfort.
“Our flagship project of the year — the hepatitis B vaccination camp — saw 800 people from nearby villages being inoculated against the disease, and we have completed the mandatory three doses of the vaccine recently,” says club President Anand Shah. The club’s first project was a volley ball court and the club also provided sports kits to an orphanage at Gulbarga.
“The club has sponsored an Inner Wheel club and a Rotaract club. Our team is charged with fresh energy as we won the ‘best new club’ award in Zone 5,” says incoming president Jagdish Malu.