Club Matters – May 2017 Issue

RC Mannargudi Midtown — D 2981

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A general medical camp at ­Melathiruppalakkudi ­village was organised by the club. Of the 600 ­people screened, 200 patients were diagnosed for ­specific ­disorders. The camp was held jointly with with the Thanjavur Meenatchi Hospital. A ­dermatology camp was held for the ­students of the SBA Matric School in the town.

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RC Bhopal Hills — D 3040

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Four hundred children of the Gandhinagar Nayi Basti in Bhopal were given polio drops on the National ­Immunisation Day. Club President Anil Agarwal and his team urged the parents to regularly bring their children for polio immunisation and gave gifts to the children.

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RC Ahmedabad West — D 3051

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The club distributed sanitary pads to 300 girl ­students in six municipal schools as part of ‘Project Dignity’, through which it aims to cover all the 445 municipal schools in the city at an overall cost of Rs 45-50 lakh. Nine million adolescent girls miss a week of school every month, for lack of sanitary pads, says Club President Rakesh Bhargava.

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RC Gwalior Galav — D 3053

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The club organised Vastra Vitran ­Karyakram (cloth distribution) in Kaser village and ­distributed woollen clothes to nearly 400 people to keep them warm ­during the winter months. This project was ­implemented at the onset of winter.The ­Rotarians also advised the villagers to keep their surroundings clean for healthy life.

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RC Amritsar Aastha — D 3070

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The Rotarians gave a pep talk to the students of Gurukul Sanstha in the city to pursue education despite all odds and distributed stationery, school bags and caps to them.

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RC Karnal Midtown — D 3080

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Nearly 150 schoolchildren took part in a cycle rally organised by the club in association with the ­Millenium Schools and Firefox Cycles. The rally ­highlighted the themes — Save environment and Be healthy and happy. Project Chairman K K ­Gambhir ­encouraged the participants to adopt cycling as a healthy exercise.

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RC Rajpura Greater — D 3090

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The club solemnised the wedding of 12 ­couples from poor families. PDG Vijay Gupta and DGN Rajiv Garg presided over the ceremony. Besides providing sumptuous breakfast and lunch to the guests, the club gifted utility items to the newly-wed couples.

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RC Thane Skyline — D 3142

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The club distributed white canes and jute ­shopping bags to the 275 visually-challenged members of Andha Apang Pragati Samiti at Thane.

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RC Rayachoty — D 3160

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Rtn Koppala Nagi Reddy gifted sarees and ­dhotis to 50 elderly people at ­Vruddashramam, an old age home near Chitlur village, Andhra Pradesh. The club members interacted with the inmates at the home.

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Rotary E-club Belgaum — D 3170

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The club is performing polio corrective ­surgeries at Belgaum with a global grant of $46,750 and supported by three overseas districts in the US, Australia and New Zealand. Club member Dr Anil Patil has treated 11 polio victims out of the target 50 patients.

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RC Bangalore Lakeside — D 3190

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The club sponsored a portable Echocardiogram machine to Fortis Hospital for early detection and diagnosis of congenital heart disease among ­children. Regular screening camps are organised by the club jointly with Aishwarya Trust. The funds for this hi-tech ­equipment was arranged through a Global Grant from TRF.

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RC Kizhakkambalam — D 3201

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A new house built at a cost of Rs 8 lakh was given to a homeless family of an old mother and her 22-year-old daughter who was mentally-ill. The new home was handed over to them by DG Prakash Chandran.

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RC Udumalpet — D 3202

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The club along with its Inner Wheel members and Rotaractors donated uniforms to 66 women ­sweepers of the municipality. The uniforms were ­sponsored by Rotarians K Balasundaram, T ­Sivakumar, M Jayakumar and Muruganandhan.

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RC Madras Midtown — D 3230

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A Rotary Rural Run was organised at ­Gummidipoondi taluk in which over 1,000 ­people participated. It was a mini-marathon aimed to promote sports and ­fitness, identify talents and fight lifestyle diseases.

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RC Chanchal — D 3240

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The club inaugurated a handwash station on the campus of Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyashram in Malda district of West Bengal as part of the WinS project. The students were given a number of toiletries for adopting hygienic practices.

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RC Raipur — D 3261

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The club set up an adult literacy centre in Baktara village near Raipur, in partnership with the State Resource Centre. A computer and an LCD projector were also given to promote digital awareness in the village.

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RC Berhampur — D 3262

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Young Artist, a drawing and painting ­competition on the theme of Swachh Bharat – Swachh Vidyalaya, organised by the club, saw the participation of over 300 students. The event was conceived to create awareness on WinS ­programme among schoolchildren.

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RC Purulia — D 3291

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Two homeopathy camps were held at Sonathali village in Purulia district in which 52 patients were examined and provided free medicines. A total of 13 camps were organised so far this year and 650 patients were treated free of cost by Dr Prasenjit Sengupta.

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Rotaract Club of Newroad Pokhara — D 3292

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A nine-day inter-club Youth Exchange programme was organised by the Rotaract Club to coincide with its ninth District conference. It was a hectic schedule with daily visits to schools, tourist spots and heritage centres. The participants felt happy interacting with the community and striking new bonds of friendship.

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