Club Matters – March 2020

RC Pondicherry Central — RID 2981

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A neuro scan doppler machine worth ₹18 lakh was donated to the Rajiv Gandhi Maternity ­Government Hospital. The gadget would be of immense help to monitor the health of newborns and those suffering from heart diseases. PDG S Piraiyon was present during the handover ceremony.

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RC Periyakulam — RID 3000

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Three Rotarians — S Baskaran, U Thirunaukarasu and M Sathakathullah — trekked the Anamalai forest and gave polio drops to children of tribal families in the remote hill areas.

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RC Ghaziabad — RID 3012

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Gender-segregated toilet blocks with handwash stations were inaugurated by DG Deepak Gupta in a government school. The project was completed with a CSR grant.

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RC Rajahmundry River City — RID 3020

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Over 1,000 students took part in multiple events ­including chess, table tennis, elocution, essay ­writing, drawing and poster presentation during New ­Generations, a themed programme. Two motivational lectures were arranged.

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RC Ballarpur — RID 3030

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A PolioPlus campaign was held jointly with the Rural Hospital, Ballarpur. End Polio Now stickers were distributed to all the 52 booths. The club took up the campaign at busy areas such as bus terminus and railway station with teams of volunteers.

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RC Ujjain — RID 3040

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A water seminar titled Rastriya Jal Sammelan was ­organised with the support of other NGOs. Water ­conservationist Rajendra Singh was the chief guest at the event inaugurated by Vikram University ­Vice-Chancellor B K Sharma. A rally was taken before the seminar to create awareness on water conservation.

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RC Alwar — RID 3053

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School uniforms were distributed to 100 children at the Government Upper Primary School, Pithrody, with the support of Rotary Charitable Society. Rotarians engaged the students with inspiring speeches.

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RC Chikhli Riverfront — RID 3060

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The club, in association with RC Gandevi, donated two RO plants to D E Italia Sarvajanik High School and another school in Khergam, Gujarat. More than 2,000 rural and tribal children will get safe and pure drinking water due to this project.

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RC Mussoorie — RID 3080

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Shoes, blazers and sweaters were distributed to students of three government-aided schools to protect them from harsh winter. The club’s Community Service Director D K Jain and TEACH Committee Chairman Pankaj Jain organised the event.

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RC Varanasi Central — RID 3120

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More than 800 families across 10 villages were given around 1,000 woollen blankets to keep themselves warm against the cold wave. DG Sanjay Agrawal was the chief guest at the programme. The beneficiaries included women of Jansa area on the city outskirts.

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RC Ahmednagar Priyadarshini — RID 3132

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Rotary’s Four-Way Test was printed on 3,000 notebooks and distributed to Interactors at five schools. Further, Rotarians explained the importance of this thumb rule to the students who took a pledge to follow it in their everyday life.

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RI District 3141

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DG Harjit Singh Talwar, along with PDG Bansi Dhurandhar and RID 3142 DG Dr Mohan ­Chandavarkar, presented postal stamps and  covers to RI President Mark Maloney at the ­Centennial Summit in Kolkata. The stamps ­bearing Maloney’s photo were released at the district conference in Mumbai recently.

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RC Sirsi — RID 3170

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Club President Dr K V Shivaram received the Rotary WinS 1-Star Award at the district conference in Hubli, while the district got five WinS 1-Star Awards for implementing a number of hygiene projects in rural schools. PDG Ganesh Bhat, member, WinS-National ­Recognition Committee and DG Girish Masurkar ­distributed the awards.

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RC Bantwal — RID 3181

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Two toilet blocks for girls and special children, along with a water purifier, were inaugurated by AG Rithesh Baliga in a joint project with three clubs in Norway, RID 2275. Rtn Tobjon Vik took the initiative and roped in 13 individuals from Norway who pooled in for the sanitation facilities.

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RC Payyanur — RID 3202

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A mega LN-4 prosthetic arm camp was held with a turnout of 365 amputees who were fitted with artificial hands. NSS volunteers from Payyanur College supported the Rotarians. DG A Karthikeyan inaugurated the camp in the presence of PDG V G Nayanar.

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RID 3231

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The district organised a grand Pongal celebration with a slew of cultural shows and stage programmes. ­Rotarians from district clubs took part in large numbers and exchanged greetings for the harvest festival. The event gave an opportunity for youngsters to showcase  traditional skills.

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RC Dimapur — RID 3240

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RI Director Kamal Sanghvi launched a hearse van in the presence of PDG Chandu Agarwal, Club President Ashok Agarwal and other NGOs. Former Nagaland Governor P B Acharya was also present on the occasion.

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RC Jamshedpur East — RID 3250

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A mega medical camp was organised at Mahulia, a remote village, with Club President Dr Anup Gupta and a team of doctors led by Dr Tamal Deb screening the patients. More than 500 villagers were examined for ­various health issues.

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RC Central Calcutta — RID 3291

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An amount of ₹1 lakh was donated to Dr Sindhutai ­Sapkal, a social worker known for raising orphaned ­children. Sit and draw competitions for visually-­challenged, ­thalassaemia and differently-abled children were organised.

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