PDG Bagh Singh Pannu, RI District 3090, is on a mission to gift busts of Rotary founder Paul Harris to Rotary clubs across India which have their own buildings, schools or hospitals to display the busts. Till January end he had already gifted 151 busts to clubs in several districts in Punjab, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Chandigarh, Odisha, Maharashtra, Goa, Assam, Nagaland and Karnataka.
“The Paul Harris busts that I gift measures 3ft by 2ft and is made from black metal. The project is entirely funded by me and it was my pleasure to install these busts in RC Calcutta and RC Chandigarh, the two landmark clubs that have given RI presidents from India — the late N C Laharry and Rajendra Saboo,” he said.
Recently Pannu has installed 22 Paul Harris busts in RID 3170 (comprising Goa, Karnataka and Maharashtra); the coordinator of this project is Narinder Barwal from RC Hubli (Karnataka). He hopes to install a total of 800 Paul Harris busts.