Let’s celebrate Rotary’s 100 years in India

My Dear Rotarians,

I am proud that each day, our members pour their passion, integrity and intelligence into completing projects that have a lasting impact. We persevere until we deliver real, lasting solutions.

Over 110 years, we’ve bridged cultures and connected continents to champion peace, fight illiteracy and poverty, promote clean water and sanitation, and fight diseases.

We are resolved to rid the world of polio forever. There is no greater glory than to finish the race; so let’s make the final push for a polio-free world.

Our President Mark Maloney is urging leaders to grow Rotary by creating new Rotary and Rotaract clubs that take advantage of innovative membership models “so that we can achieve more.”

We roll out Rotary’s strategic plan this year which ensures that our future is as strong as our past, ensuring that we continue to be known as a respected, dynamic organisation that advances communities worldwide. The plan unifies the direction of both RI and TRF and identifies three strategic priorities supported by 16 goals including supporting and ­strengthening clubs, increasing humanitarian service and enhancing public image.

This year we celebrate 100 years of Rotary  in India. The spotlight of Rotary fraternity will be on India and I am confident that Rotarians across India are inspired and motivated to do service activities like never before.

It is a year that should see new heights in all aspects of Rotary in India; sustained growth in membership, a surge in TRF contributions and bigger, better and sustainable projects. We will have to dream big and set our goals high and then work tirelessly to achieve those goals.

District governors have already set unprecedented high goals, but friends, the real work will happen at the club-level. Each one of you will make Rotary’s 100th year in India an outstanding year. This is our year to show to the Rotary world the shining star that India is.

Alone I can only say,

But together we can shout,

Alone I can only smile,

But together we can laugh,

Alone I can only live,

But together we can celebrate

And Connect the World.


Kamal Sanghvi
RI Director, Zones 5 and 6

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