Rotary opens toilets, handwash stations in Nashik

Thirty toilets and two handwash stations were inaugurated by RC Nasik Road, RID 3030, at the Vidya Prashala High School and Junior College in Talegaon, 25 km from Nashik.

This global grant project was carried out by the club with funding support from its international partners — RCs Box Hill Central, RID 9810; Warnambool East, RID 9780; Cobar, RID 9670 — from Australia; and Amesbury, RID 7930; and Clayton, RID 7710, US.

TRF Trustee Julia Phelps, who was in Nashik as the RIPR for RID 3060’s district conference, handed over the new sanitation facilities to the school authorities.

Rotarians of RC Nasik Road with the Australian partners at the project site. PDG Dattatraya Deshmukh is also in the picture.
Rotarians of RC Nasik Road with the Australian partners at the project site. PDG Dattatraya Deshmukh is also in the picture.

The sanitation project was completed within 60 days as the date for the handing over ceremony was finalised before the work began. Along with Julia, a host of Rotarians from partnering clubs — Stephen McKenzie, PDG Jennifer Coburn, Roger Coburn, PDG Brian Martin, PP Don Sweeney, Anita Sweeney, Mark Balla and Anne Balla, all from Australia — and DG Pinky Patel, RID 3060, attended the inaugural ceremony.

This school serves about 1,200 students who come from 17 villages walking or cycling their way for up to 6 km each way. PDG Dattatraya Deshmukh and DGE Rajendra Bhamre were also present on the occasion.

The students gave a warm reception to the delegates and performed a traditional Lazeem dance. An exhibition of vocational skills being provided to the students, and some of the science projects done by them were shown to the delegates.

One comment on “Rotary opens toilets, handwash stations in Nashik

  • Aug 25 2019 at 8:23 am

    It was a great ‘Service above self’ offered to the needy, thus extending support to the helpless people. Many schools in villages don’t have proper toilets and clean water, thus exposing the children to the risk of diseases. They have to travel long distances to fetch water. If Rotary is giving a helping hand to these communities, long live Rotary clubs the world over.

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