Over 6,000 Rotarians and their families in District 3140 came together at the Mahalaxmi Race Course, Mumbai to Light up Rotary by organising ‘Race for Humanity’ an event for fellowship and contribution. The promotion and publicity of this event had caught the attention of 1,00,000 people from various walks of life. About 1,500 membership kits, including Rotary’s success stories were distributed to non-Rotarians at the fund raiser.
Eight races, fashion shows and an AV presentation on Rotary India and The Rotary Foundation were the highlights. The event not only helped Rotary raise funds, strengthened District Fellowship, reinforced Rotary’s goodwill, but also highlighted Rotary’s reach and network in the society and its overall image. The largest ‘human horse’ made the next day’s headlines.
“I remember how PRIP Kalyan Banerjee and I were sceptical when this idea was mooted. But it turned out to be one of the most significant events that I have witnessed in my 42 years of service in Rotary. Well done RI District 3140. Keep it up…” said Chairman, Rotary Foundation India, (2012–15) Ashok Mahajan.