Helping TB patients in Chandigarh

In alignment with the government’s fight against tuberculosis, RC ­Chandigarh Midtown, RID 3080, is striving to eradicate the disease at Hallomajra village through monthly distribution of nutrition bags to TB patients.

The club’s community service director Manjushri Sharma led her team’s awareness drive about TB and the need to take regular ­medicines among the patients in this ­village. “A total of 21 nutrition packs were ­distributed in the third round of ­Project Sakha (friend). And this month’s package was sponsored by Maninder, a friend of our ­member Dr Anurag Sharma,” said Anup Sharma, club secretary. State TB Cell, ­Chandigarh, officials were also present at the distribution of nutrition packs.

Nutrition kits being given to a woman suffering from TB.

Around 100 blankets and socks were distributed for the less ­privileged families with the help of ­Rotaractors for three days under ­Project ­Garmaahat (warmth) in different localities of Chandigarh as a shield against wintery nights. Apart from this, the project team distributed 100 edible packets consisting of peanuts, popcorns and revadi (sweet balls made with sesame seeds and jaggery) to enjoy the spirit of the Lohri season.

Girls who have passed out of a six-month beauty technician course at the Rotary Vocational Centre, ­Haripur, were given certificates. Some of them have got placement as assistant technicians in beauty parlours. FPAI Centre chairperson Anita Batra was the chief guest at the convocation event. Club president Jeeten Bhambri, Vocational Service director Anupam Jain and Rtn Vinod Kapur were also present at the event.

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