Letters to the Editor – March 2016

Jaipur Institute

January-2016The January magazine was very interesting with your outstanding editorial and RI ­President’s Report Card. ­Institutions these days need men of such stature at the helm. But his remark that the RI dues of $57 need to be hiked, will adversely impact membership, particularly in Asian ­countries. It was very exhilarating to know that our two PRIPs were ­decorated with Rotary Crystals. Wonderful! A festive news. Raja Saboo is perfectly right to hope that Rotary International will get the Nobel Peace Prize for its contribution to a ­polio-free world. Your coverage of Rotary Institute at Jaipur was wonderful – A feast of colours and packed with information.

Rtn Korukonda Butchi Raju
RC Anakapalli-D 3020

The January editorial ­Gender Sensitivity at Jaipur was not only a reflection on the ­deliberation at the Rotary ­Institute in Jaipur, but it was a message highlighting this terrible malaise. Your views on women’s emancipation and the burning problem of gender discrimination speak of the existing realities. Your editorial columns are always ennobling my mind and that of my fellow Rotarians.

Rtn Arun Kumar Dash
RC Baripada-D 3262

Wonderful Coverage

Hats off to the wonderful coverage of the different avenues of services in the February issue. The key note speech of the incoming TRF Trustee Chair Kalyan ­Banerjee stressing the various aspects of Rotary was simply wonderful. In the article Tell our Foundation story to the world, he spoke about ­combating breast cancer, the goals to strengthen all Rotarians’ ­knowledge, ­engagement and financial support to TRF. I am happy to say that I am amongst the first batch of DGs, who had worked to support the TRF towards a polio-free world.

Let us all follow the guidelines of incoming TRF Trustee Chair and “Be a gift to world.”

PDG K Nagabhushanam
RC Anantapur Central-D 3160

 

I went through the article A wish list from Raja Saboo, where he expressed his desire that Rotary should get the Nobel Peace, and I firmly believe this will happen by 2020. He was the first to take a team of doctors for medical ­missions to Africa from District 3080 to serve the poor people. Under his ­leadership, the image of Indian Rotary Clubs has flourished.

Rtn T D Bhatia
RC Delhi Mayur Vihar-D 3012

 

RI Director Manoj Desai’s ­column was very inspiring. Going by the universal values of non-­violence, tolerance and peace preached by the Mahatma, he added his own ­understanding of those values which was refreshing. “If you ­continue to ignore the rage within, the storm ­outside will never subside.” Let’s practise and preach these values till they become a habit.

Rtn P Balasubramaniam
RC Karur Amaravathi-D 3000

 

Congratulations on the well-­covered news and articles in the monthly Rotary News magazine. Whenever my morale is down the reading of Rotary News elevates my spirit. To join any organisation may be easy and interesting, but to keep and sustain the tempo and spirit is not easy. Here comes the monthly Rotary News to enthuse and motivate us to work with more gusto. At RC Bajpe we had a course ­similar to that of RC ­Ankleshwar’s women’s empowerment centre, where we offered tailoring classes to ­marginalised women.

Rtn PHF Robert Franklin Rego
RC Bajpe-D 3180

 

Thank you for sharing different ­projects done across India. We love reading Rotary News every month.

Rtn Dr Aruna Tantia
RC Salt Lake
Metropolitan Kolkata-D 3291

 

I am a regular reader of Rotary News and there is a ­remarkable improvement in the quality and content under your editorship. My hearty ­congratulations. My affair with Rotary began in 1986. I was the ­president of my club during 1994-95. For many years now I send a gift to my lady love (TRF) on Valentines Day, and this year too I have sent a cheque of Rs 6,600.

Rtn Dilip M Jani
RC Bombay Harbour-D 3140

Praise for Rotary Samachar

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Every month I wait eagerly for the arrival of the Rotary ­Samachar magazine and ­reading it has now become a habit. I have always enjoyed reading the noble thoughts of the RI President and the RI ­Director in their monthly columns. Cheers to Rotary Samachar!

Rtn Suahil Poddar
RC Patna Mid Town-D 3250

I am proud to say that I am a ­regular reader of Rotary ­Samachar/Rotary News for ­several years, but from the day you have taken over this ­magazine as Editor, your ­articles have changed its face. They are both interesting and informative. I believe writing is an art which you have perfected. In the January issue, the coverage of the Jaipur Institute was extremely detailed and interesting. The beauty of your articles is that you compel us to read them till the end. I am confident you will take this magazine to greater heights. I pray to God to grant you greater success.

PDG PN Agarwal
RC Agra-D 3110

I enjoy reading your editorial in Rotary Samachar and the ­magazine has become more and more readable. Looking forward to read more interesting articles in the forthcoming issues.

Rtn Ramesh Chopda
RC Ratlam-D 3040

A past RI President lauds Rotary News

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PRIP Charles C Keller

I have been receiving The ­Rotarian magazine and regional publications for many years and I enjoy them because they give a full picture of what Rotary is doing worldwide. I have just ­finished reading the January issue of Rotary News and find it one of the best issues of a regional publication I have ever seen.

To start with, the ­colour ­pictures were extraordinary and very attractive. The ­various reports on the Jaipur Institute were interesting and ­informative. The coverage of the Centennial plans for the Rotary Foundation were well done. I think the ­article on how Rotary International chooses its presidents, written by PRID Thomas, was interesting and exceptionally informative. President Ravi’s “Report Card” was very well done.

Over all, it gave a very enlightening picture of how Rotary performs and develops in India. It honestly reports the pluses and the minuses, the tremendous service activity on the one hand and the election disputes on the other hand. I write to congratulate you on an outstanding issue.

PRIP Charles C Keller
1987-88

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