Mumbai, Almaty Rotarians hold joint meet

It was a moment of pride for members of RC Bombay Hanging Garden (RC BHG), RID 3141, as their club organised a four-day sightseeing tour to Kazakhstan for around 150 Rotarians from the district under the leadership of DG Shashikumar Sharma. And to cap it all, they had a joint meeting with RC Almaty, a part of Turkish RID 2430, at the end of their memorable visit.

RID 3141 Rotarians with DG Shashikumar Sharma and spouse Rita at a scenic spot in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
RID 3141 Rotarians with DG Shashikumar Sharma and spouse Rita at a scenic spot in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

PDG Rahul Timbadia gave an overview of the various projects and community initiatives taken up by RID 3141. DG Sharma expressed his keenness on a global grant project with RC Almaty for upgrading sanitation facilities for tourists in his district. The exchange of Rotary flags between the visiting and the host club members was done amidst cheers.

RC Almaty President Tolkyn Abildayeva reciprocated the sentiments of DG Sharma and her club members too talked on similar lines. A couple of Rotaractors from Almaty also shared their thoughts on Rotary and fellowship.

DGN Sunil Mehra thanked Rotarians for having joined this foreign tour and especially mentioned Rtns Sameer and Sonia Karnani from the lead club for making the travel arrangements.

Visual treat

During their visit to the Central Asian Republic, the Mumbai Rotarians were taken around some captivating places including the Kok Tobe, a scenic mountain; the Charyn Canyons, the second largest after the Grand Canyons of Colorado, US; Shymbulak Ski Resort amidst the Alatau mountain ranges; a peek into the falcon show; and finally, the shopping blitz. “We are thankful to Rtn Amrish Daftary for coordinating, arranging and rescheduling this meeting with RC Almaty which was a first-of-its-kind between RIDs 3141 and 2430,” says Dilip Shah, President-elect of RC Bombay Hanging Garden.

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