Rotary District 3250 celebrated their District Conference, Sitarey, at Delhi in the presence of RI Director C Basker, his spouse Mala and TRF Trustee Sushil Gupta. PDG J B Kamdar was the RI President’s Representative. Over 1,200 delegates attended the event.
Three service projects that included setting up an advanced cancer diagnostic centre in Patna, a retinopathy centre in Muzaffarpur and a dialysis centre in Kodarma were launched during the conference. “We are doing these projects with global grants,” said DG Vivek Kumar, adding that the retinopathy centre will specially help treat premature babies born with retinal disorders and it will serve as a referral hospital to six Rotary eye hospitals in Bihar.
Director Basker appreciated the district Rotarians for the initiative.
The district also contributed ₹1 lakh to RC Pilkhuwa, D 3012, for setting up the Rotary Bhawan and Pathology Centre in Pilkhuwa, UP.
Speakers such as Shiv Khera, Magsaysay awardee Shanta Sinha, spiritual guru Rishi Nityapragya inspired the audience with interesting talk. Mitty Chang, Member — RI’s Rotaract-Interact Committee and IPP of Rotary E-club of Silicon Valley, D 5170, spoke about how his involvement with Rotary has shaped his personal growth. He has transitioned from being an Interactor in 2005, a pro-active Rotaractor in 2007 and to eventually charter his club in 2016.
“It was a wholesome event and I felt happy when Trustee Gupta commented that he was surprised to see a full audience even on the last day. Such meetings are platforms which will encourage better bonding and motivate us to reach for the stars,” said Vivek Kumar, summing up the success of the conference.