Rotary’s sweet Diwali gesture to soldiers The idea of sending sweets to soldiers was conceived last year by Usha Saboo, wife of former Rotary International President Rajendra K Saboo.

MP Kirron Kher, along with PRIP Rajendra K Saboo and other officials of the Rotary Club of Chandigarh, flags off a truckload of sweets for soliders on Thursday. Photo: Nitin Mittal
MP Kirron Kher, along with PRIP Rajendra K Saboo and other officials of the Rotary Club of Chandigarh, flags off a truckload of sweets for soldiers on Thursday. Photo: Nitin Mittal

The Rotary Club of Chandigarh has sent 4.5 quintals of sweets worth Rs 16.5 lakh for the soldiers deployed on the border on the occasion of Diwali.

The first consignment was sent on Thursday (October 12).

This is the second consecutive year that the club has decided to send sweets to jawans in the border areas of Leh, Ladakh and Siachen.

The club dispatched 4,000 sweet boxes with Diwali greetings, informed Club President Rtn PS Matharoo.

MP Kirron Kher flagged-off the truck load of sweets during an event at the Rotary club in Chandigarh.

Kher appreciated the efforts of the club for the thoughtful gesture.

The idea of sending sweets to soldiers was conceived last year by Usha Saboo, wife of former Rotary International President Rajendra K Saboo.

Kawal Bedi, chairperson of the project, informed that the club members came together and generously contributed to make the festival more meaningful.

She thanked all the Rotarians who had contributed for this cause. She also thanked Gopal Sweets for preparing the sweets.

The initiative

The Rotary Club has dispatched 4,000 boxes of sweets with Diwali greetings.

This is the second consecutive year that the club has decided to send sweets to jawans in the border areas of Leh, Ladakh and Siachen.

Source: The Tribune

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