On 14 July 2018, a Traffic awareness camp for women safety was organised at HSJ Dental College, Sector 25, in association with Chandigarh traffic police and Rotaract club Dental College. The focus was on use of helmets and no honking. The event was inaugurated by Rtn Dr. Jagat Bhushan, Principal, HSJ Dental college.
The inaugural speech was given by SSP traffic, Mr.Shashank Anand, who highlighted the use of helmets for safety of women. SHO of traffic police highlighted the issues of safety while driving and explained various road safety signs.
Among the Club members present were: President A.P. Singh, Rtn Sartaj Lamba, Rtn Dr. Santosh Gupta, PP Kewal Seth, Rtn O.P. Sukhija, and Rtn G.P.S. Bhalla.
Bhavan Vidyalaya, Chandigarh contributed Rs 1,52,711.00 to Indian Development Foundation (IDF), a NGO dedicated to the upliftment and education of leprosy affected patients and other health issues.
The young volunteers from Interact Club made a spirited effort to generate awareness about the social cause. All the students from classes VI to XII participated in this drive. The cheque was presented to Ms. Anushree Rastogi, representative of IDF, by Sr. Principal, Mrs. Vineeta Arora.
On 10 July 2018, a MOU for the cremation ground toilets block renovation, expansion and provision of hand washing and bathing facilities was signed between Municipal Council Chandigarh and four partners (three corporate entities and Chandigarh Rotary Club Service Trust).
The partners providing funds are: PRIP RK Saboo, Rtn Jagesh Khaitan and Rtn PJ Singh through their companies/trusts, and RC Chandigarh through its Trust.
The project cost is Rs 40 lacs which will be contributed equally by the partners.
This project was initiated by PRIP Saboo on a request and a suggestion by the advisor, UT Chandigarh, and on a further request by the Commissioner MC. It is a first of its kind project where the total cost is being met by CSR and NGO funds. While providing better facilities to people who join in the last journey of those who leave this world, it will be an example of how partnership between the government and the governed can create meaningful infrastructure in the city.
RI President Barry Rassin’s theme for 2018-19, Be the Inspiration, asks Rotarians to inspire change in the world and in each other. “I ask all of you to Be the Inspiration to help Rotary move from reaction to action — to take a hard look at the environmental issues that affect health and welfare around the world and do what we can to help.”
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