Club Matters – October 2017 issue

RC Kumbakonam East — D 2981

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A dengue awareness programme was held in ­association with the Tamil Nadu health department in over 13 villages, and in a government primary school. The Rotarians also distributed footwear to the students at the school.

RC Omalur — D 2982

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A sports meet was organised for students of the panchayat middle school in Omalur and ­certificates were given to all participants. The club distributed lunch boxes to all the students to motivate them to attend school regularly.

RC Dindigul — D 3000

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The club, in partnership with Rotaract Club of PSNA College of Engineering and Technology, Dindigul, conducted a blood donation camp. Over 450 units of blood was donated by the students and staff at the mega camp held on the college premises.

RC Nagpur North — D 3030

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A ‘Drive to save water’ from Kanyakumari to Ladakh, covering a distance of 8,500 km in 21 days, was organised by the club. The journey created awareness among three lakh people, said the Project Director Nalin Majithia.

RC Bikaner — D 3053

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The club donated benches and desks to two ­government schools at Nathusar Bass and Goga Gate in Bikaner. This is an ongoing project funded by a global grant over the last three years.

RC Jaipur — D 3054

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An interactive session on protecting women’s rights was held in which a range of gender discrimination issues were discussed. Justice Vinod Shankar Dave, former Judge of Rajasthan High Court, and NCW ex-chairperson Mamta Sharma shared their views with the Rotarians.

RC Chandigarh Midtown — D 3080

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Under a global grant, the club, along with RC Edwards, US, and TRF, provided solar ­electricity to remote villages of Ladakh. While the direct ­beneficiaries will be over 400 rural people of the ­Himalayan villages, the project will indirectly benefit 4,000 people including trekkers, tourists and shopkeepers.

RC Meerut — D 3100

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Vriksha Mitra Abhiyan, a programme to plant saplings, nurture and protect them, is being executed with the involvement of 75 children in Meerut. These children, called Vriksha Mitra (friends of trees), carry extra bottles of water to water plants on the way to school, install tree guards to protect saplings and nurture them with organic manure.

RC Shahjahanpur — D 3110

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A dental camp was held for students and staff of the Madrasa Faizan-E-Madina. Rtn Dr K P Saksena gave a demo on brushing teeth to the students and urged them to brush their teeth twice a day for better oral hygiene.

RC Pune Kothrud — D 3131

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DG Abhay Gadgil presented the Rotary Excellence Award, instituted by the club, to Kailash Katkar of Quick Heal Technologies for his contributions in the field of IT security and furthering the ‘Make in India’ campaign.

RC Proddatur — D 3160

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Club President Ayub Khan presented a cheque of Rs 30,000 to help celebrate the wedding of a couple hailing from a poor background. The Rotarians also gifted the couple few household items.

RC Puttur City — D 3181

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Over 350 commuters were screened for diabetes at a camp held at a bus stand. Those detected with the disorder were given suitable medical advice by the doctors and gave referrals for further treatment.

RC Kadur — D 3182

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A fancy dress competition was held at a Rotary nursery school to celebrate Janmashtami. Fifty children dressed up as Lord Krishna on the occasion. The club distributed prizes to the all the participants.

RC Silk City Ramanagara — D 3190

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Over 40 students were given books at the Lakshmipura Government College .The students were very happy with this gift and thanked the club members.

RC Coimbatore West — D 3201

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Rotaractor Dhandapani went on a bike ride from Kashmir to Kanyakumari to spread awareness against child abuse and also promote the Clean India mission. The club feted him on successful completion of
his tour.

RC Udumalpet Tejas — D 3202

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Sports equipment worth Rs 5,000 and books for libraries were donated to the municipal middle schools in the town. The Rotarians also honoured the teachers with gifts to commemorate Teachers Day.

RC Sivakasi Central — D 3212

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The club members are distributing bread, fruits and biscuits to patients at the Sivakasi Government Hospital every Thursday. They have been providing this service for over 60 weeks now.

RC Burnpur — D 3240

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The club organised a camp to detect liver fibrosis and cirrhosis through a special test called Fibroscan. About 75 people registered for the camp.

RC Ballygunge — D 3291

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An eye camp was held at Munsirhat in Howrah where 138 patients were screened and 38 of them were found to be in need of IOL implants. The surgeries were performed at the M P Birla Eye Foundation in the town.

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