Project Vignettes – December 2022

Say No to plastic

School children collecting plastic waste with the help of the J-Hook.
School children collecting plastic waste with the help of the J-Hook.

To encourage a safe method for disposing plastic waste, RC Nasik West, RID 3030, has taken up a J-Hook project. These hooks are distributed to schoolchildren, who are asked to collect plastic waste at home or on the streets using these hooks and give it to the Nashik Municipal Corporation, which in turn will adopt suitable and safe disposal methods.

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A tree plantation scheme

Villagers plant palm saplings.
Villagers plant palm saplings.

The Environment team of RI District 3231 has started a campaign to arrest the fast disappearing forest wealth of India. As a first step, the team under the leadership of DG J K N Palani planted 250,000 palm seeds. Vellore district collector P Kumaravel Pandian participated in the programme, along with villagers around Vellore, including 50,000 women.

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Madurai club helps flood-affected in Pakistan

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RC Madurai Metro Heritage, RID 3000, has made a modest donation for flood relief in Pakistan to RC Lahore Shaheen, through assistance from past president Dr Tina. The picture shows a man cooking food in a flood-hit area. “The money we sent from our club was used for food grains and medicines. As the water receded, gastroenteritis, dengue, malaria, skin, eye and ear infections, snake bites etc were rampant. Andleeb Sandhu, past president of the Lahore club co-ordinated,” said C R Venkatesh, president of RC Madurai Metro Heritage.

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Bicycles for girls

PRIP Shekhar Mehta and Rashi hand over bicycles to students.
PRIP Shekhar Mehta and Rashi hand over bicycles to students.

PRIP Shekhar Mehta distributed bicycles sponsored by RC Muzaffarnagar Midtown, RID 3100, to 200 school girls in the presence of project chairman Suneel ­Agarwal, club president Ankit Mital and secretary Sushobh Bindal.

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