NOVEMBER 2010 VOL. # ONE ISSUE #5
ROTARACT DISTRICT 3010
WALK FOR BLOOD
In this issue In an initiative to create awareness about voluntary blood donation, a walk was organized by the Rotary Blood
Bank on 5th December at Rajpath. The event saw the participation of over 300 Rotaractors, innumerable
dignitaries and more than 4000 schoolchildren from 45 schools in the city. The rally was flagged off by deputy
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chairman of planning commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia. Speaking at the occasion, Ahluwalia said, " Let all
healthy adults donate blood regularly and thus act as role models to the school children present today to become
blood donors once they turn 18. It is our social and moral obligation as enlightened citizens."
DDR’s Desk …Page3
Points To Ponder ...Page 8
Just Jotting …Page 9
Rotary International News
Walking together for Blood
With colorful processions of school children, students took part in demonstrations to create awareness for the importance of donating blood. The rally saw the
presence of several dignitaries including CWG gold medalists Krishna Poonia, Ashwini Ponappa and Anisa Sayyed Khan. Special guests attending the event
included Nafisa Ali, Sonal Mansingh and Shibana Narayan.
" Blood donation is a selfless . By organising 'Walk for Blood' we hope to reach out to the young generation and to inculcate among them a sense of
responsibility towards fellow human beings," said Sudarshan Agarwal, chairman of Rotary Blood Bank.
It was great to see the tremendous and enthusiastic participation of rotaractors from all over the district. All of you were the backbone of the event and surely
kept the Rotaract flag flying high. Rtn Dr Tejinder Singh, District Chairperson Rotary Blood Bank Committee, congratulated all participants and acknowledged
their efforts. The District plans to keep working together as a family with more such events. For Details Turn to Page 2.
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WALK FOR BLOOD
“No one shall suffer in and around Delhi for want of Blood”
Rotary Blood Bank, RI District 3010 organised a rally by the name of,
“WALK FOR BLOOD” on a bright Sunday morning. The rally began
from the Rajpath/Rafi Marg crossing at INDIA GATE to create awareness
about the need to donate blood voluntarily. The Walk was aimed to make
sure that no one shall suffer in and around Delhi for want of blood and to
create awareness and educate all sections of society about the need to
donate blood on a regular basis.
The Rally was flagged off by Dr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy
Chairman Planning Commis-sion. Also present to hail the occasion were
Sudarshan Agarwal, Chairman Emeritus Rotary Blood Bank and former
Governor of Uttarakhand and Sikkim and O.P. Vaish, President Rotary
Blood Bank & Senior advocate, Vaish Associates, Ms. Aradhana Johri JS
NACO, CWG gold medalists Krishna Poonia, Ashwini Ponnappa and
Anisa Sayyed-Khan and special guests including Nafisa Ali, Dr. Sonal
Mansingh, Shobana Narayan, Saroja Vaid-yanathan, Rama Vaidyanathan
and Dr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia.
The CWG gold medal winners were felicitated by Rotary Blood Bank for
supporting the cause of voluntary blood donation. Regular blood donors
were also honoured for supporting saving precious lives.
The walk saw participation from various Delhi schools such as Amity
School, Delhi Public School, Modern School, Deepalaya, Adarsh Public
School etc. and corporate organizations and colleges/institutes that
regularly organize blood donation camps with Rotary Blood Bank.
Dr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia addressed the participants by saying, “Let all
healthy adults donate blood regularly and thus act as role models to the
school children present to-day to become blood donors once they turn 18. It
is our social and moral obligation as enlightened citizens.”
Shri Sudarshan Agarwal expressed his aspirations by saying, “Blood
donation is a selfless and divine act. By organizing 'Walk for Blood' we
hope to reach out to the young generation and to inculcate among them a
sense of responsibility towards fellow human beings.”
The rally witnessed colourful processions by schools children. The
demonstrations on blood donations by children were amazing to view that
also carried messages to create awareness on the same.
Rotary Blood Bank‟s blood mobile buses were also part of the procession.
These air-conditioned blood mobiles are equipped with 4 donor couches
and with the best facilities to professionally conduct blood donation camps.
Donate Blood . . . Save Lives . . . Join Us . . . Walk For Blood
From The DRR’s Desk
Dear Friends, THE FOUR WAY TEST
It has been an eventful month for Rotaraact district 3010. I should start with
acknowledging all the clubs who have sent their club reports. All reports were Of the things we think,
beautifully framed with proper project description. say or do…
IDYE team of 5 rotaractors from Tamilnadu district visited us. I must thank and
1. Is it the TRUTH?
acknowledge Rotaract Club of Delhi Riverisde , Delhi North and KIET Sahibabad 2. Is it FAIR to all
for taking the initiative to host them like real dilliwallas. I must thank Rtr. Tarun concerned?
Monga – District director International service and Rtr. Ankit Gupta –District
Treasurer for putting in so much efforts in initiating and organizing this visit. We 3. Will it build GOODWILL
were more than obliged to host them. We are looking forward to have more IDYE and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
programs in future.
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to
I would like to acknowledge clubs like ASET , Dadri city , Delhi South and Delhi all concerned?
Vivek for being a part of the Polio eradication drive on 14th November. You have
done a remarkable job by participating in this noble cause.
Last but not the least , I would like to thank and acknowledge each every rotaractor
Service Above Self
who participated in walk for Blood event organized by Rotary Blood bank on 5th
December at Rajpath , India Gate. Presence of more than 300 Rotaractors , was
remarkabale. Rotaractors were the backbone of the event and worked selflessly in
organizing the 3000+ school children. A team of 250+ Rotaractors was deputed to be
the different groups of children , another team for security of the VIPS and rest were
running around to take care of the water and medical needs of the children. The
Rotary International Theme
whole atmosphere was just so energetic . Special thanks to Rotaract club of IILM
,SGGSCC and NSIT who participated in huge numbers to support for this divine For 2010- 2011
cause. The real strength of rotaract in our district could be seen on this day.
Last but not the least , RYLA is around the corner on 25th-26th December at Sonepat.
We wish to have the same level of participation from all clubs for this grand event.
Best of Luck!!
Rtr. Manik Gupta
DRR Dist. 3010 – Learning Through Fellowship
Rotaract District 3010 Theme
Rtr.Manik Gupta, DRR 2010-11
ROTARACT CLUB OF DELHI SOUTH
Delhi South Club participated on the “Polio Day” with full zeal. We went
to Madrassi Camp, near Nizammudin Station on November 14, 2010.
The Rotaractors reached the camp around early and went around the area
asking the parents to bring their children to the camp to give them Polio
drops. The rotaractors also went into the slums around the Nizammudin
Station giving polio drops to the kids who did not turn up for the camp.
A Dental Camp was organized by Rotary Delhi South at "Cheshire
Homes” on November 13, 2010.
A Dental Camp was organized by Rotary Delhi South at "Sarvodhya
Kanya Vidhalaya No.2" at Indrapark, New Delhi on November 20, 2010.
A mobile dental clinic (bus) came to the school with a couple of dentists
Dental Camp by RC DELHI SOUTH
ROTARACT CLUB OF ASET
A week long mela was held from 26th October to 3rd November on the
auspicious occasion of diwali. It was conducted by RC ASET to generate
funds for the various charitable events.
On 14th November, Rotaract Club ASET organized a „PULSE POLIO
CAMP‟ at Majnu Ka Tila. The Rotaractors achieved a new height in this
effort by immunizing more than 400 children.
On 25th November rotaractors organized the much awaited event of the
year 2010 , a Blood Donation Camp. It was for the first time that more
than 150 units of blood were collected.
Blood Donation Camp, RC ASET
ROTARACT CLUB OF
As part of diwali project, visited a special school Okhla Centre and
celebrated diwali with those children.
Apart from community it was the time for the college as well to celebrate
Diwali. Rotaractors made a very beautiful rangoli and the room was
decorated with the diyas all over.
It was the day of the official installation ceremony of Rotaract Club Of
Amity Physiotherapy. Rtr Vir Philip(DRR ELECT) and Rtr Roopak were
the guests for the ceremony.
RC Amity Physiotherapy, Diwali Celebrations
ROTARACT CLUB OF DADRI CITY
Rotary club Dadri & Rotaract club Dadri city members saw a
Movie. It was a good endeavour to build fellwoship.
Club organised a “TREE PLANTATION” in which approx.
200 saplings were planted.
Club also organised a “POLIO CAMP” at bus stop, Dadri,
in which 540 children were vaccinated.
RC Dadri City, Polio Camp
ROTARACT CLUB OF IILM
Organized free health checkup, medicine distribution and blanket
distribution in AICHER village,Greater noida. 60 blankets were
distributed. Above 100 locals were dignosed and provided medicines.
15 members were registered at district.
President Rotaract club of IILM was part of walk for blood meeting at
Rotary blood bank and was selected as a part of the core team for
Health Checkup Camp, RC IILM
ROTARACT CLUB OF NOIDA
The month started with the Rotaractors helping their parent Rotary club to
organize a talk with the well known and eminent public speaker
Mr.Arindham Chaudhary. The seminar was held in Cambridge School,
Noida on the 12th of November, Friday.
Another seminar was organized by Rotary Club in collaboration with the
Rotaract Club on the topic: “Innovative Projects for the Rotaractors and
Interactors”on 28th November Sunday at The Fortune Hotel Noida.
On the Occasion of World‟s AIDS day on December 1, rotaractors decided
to create awareness about this noble yet taboo topic. We made and distribute
red ribbons to people around McDonalds in sector 18 Noida.
World AIDS Day, RC Noida On 28th November Sunday, organized an ART COMPETITION in Saksham
school in Nithari.
ROTARACT CLUB OF DELHI RIVERSIDE
The club also had a fellowship meeting at Rotractor Ankit Gupta‟s
Office on 10th November 2010 to discuss the projects for the month.
The Great Education Wall Project: This is a project undertaken by Aviva
life Insurance. The organization is organizing books donation camps, which
are then used for the elementary education and those unused are recycled.
The club donated around 450+ books.
During the month of November, 4 Rotaractors from District of Tamil Nadu
and Kerala visited delhi for IDYE program. Our Club hosted the rotractors
for one day during theirstay in delhi i.e on 27th November.
RC Delhi Riverside,with visiting Rotaractor
ROTARACT CLUB OF SAHIBABAD KIET
Distribution of warm clothes to the poor children on the occasion of
Hosted the first day of IDYE with Tamilnadu and Kerala District.
RC Sahibabad KIET, hosting IDYE
ROTARACT CLUB OF DELHI VIVEK
Our Lives, Our Rights: Fight against HIV/AIDS Stigma &
Save Environment, Say no to Crackers: Two day event spreading
awareness for eco-friendly Diwali.
Organized free Eye checkup camp, about 86 Patients were diagnosed
and provided medicines.
Awareness & prevention of Polio Program.
Project – “Peepal-Kalpabrikccha”: Awareness on Global Warming &
Save the Environment.
RC Delhi Vivek ,”Utho Achhe Swasthya Ke Saath”
Project- “Utho Acchye Swasthya ke saath”: Awareness on Health &
ROTARACT CLUB OF SGGSCC
A meditation and rangoli making session was organized for all the
members in Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce on
November 1, Monday.
Distributed amongst the members booklets for collection of funds for
The members of parent club, Rotary Club of New Delhi, meets every
Thursday at the Ashoka hotel for interacting with each other, and all
the rotractors were welcomed in this regular get-together.
Meeting with parent Rotary Club, RC SGGSCC
ROTARACT CLUB OF NSIT REGENCY
The Club had organized a session in the college premises, on
November 7 where the seniors briefed up the 1st year students for the
upcoming examinations, the last year papers and notes were also
shared to all.
A community visit was planned by the students, in the slums of
Dwarka just to share some joyful moments with them.
One of the Club Members, Rtr.Vishnu Chawla is working with
Deepalaya on a community based project in Mayur Vihar.
Club members made an audio presentation of club‟s project for the
year, that has to be presented at Rotasia.
RC NSIT Regency , Community Visit
October Club Performance
Clubs Of The Month
500 October Club
Points To Ponder
Here’s a tally of points awarded to the
Rotaract clubs based on the projects done,
participation in district events,
communication level and the quality of Communication With District
the reports sent.
Star Clubs Of The Month 200
Rotaract Club of 100
50 Communication with
Delhi Vivek 0 District
Projects Of The Month
Pulse Polio Camps by Rotaract Club of
ASET ,Delhi South,Dadri City.
Total Performance Level
Eye Checkup camp for Underpriviledged
by Rotaract Club of Delhi Vivek
AIDS awareness program by Rotaract 3000
Club of Noida 2500
Women Empowerment awareness 1500
campaign by Rotaract Club of Delhi 500
Vivek 0 Total Performance Level
Blanket Distribution to underprivilged -
Rotaract Club of IILM and Sahibabad
Well Done Rotaractors . . .!!! Keep UP The Good WOrk
“ Together, together, together everyone
Together, together, come on let's have some fun
Together, were there for each other every time
Together together come on let's do this right. …”
Yes, together we can!!! And this is what we showed this
month in the first major District event of the year.
“WALK FOR BLOOD” proved to be a major success all
because of your enthusiastic participation. Cheers to you
guys for making this a great event. Although no major Rtr.Jyoti Bhatt District Editor 2010-11
event is devoid of minor hiccups, I‟m glad to say all
participants kept our motto “Service Before Self” in mind
and gave their best efforts even through inconvenient
situations. Dear Rotaractors, you surely did us proud!
After the success of “Walk For Blood”, we‟ve bonded as
a District but now it is the time to meet friends from all
over the world and establish international relationships. Its
now time to enjoy fun and sun in Goa . Rotasia 2011 is the
mega event of this Rotaract year and we hope to catch all
of you there.
However you‟ve disappointed us with your lack of
participation in the newsletter. Guys this is your newsletter
and we would love to have your articles as a part of this.
So put on your thinking caps and come up with new and
innovative ideas. We‟re waiting…!!!!
District Editor 2010-11
The only way of finding the limits of the possible
is by going beyond them into the impossible.
Interested to be a part of DAC 2011-12 ??
We must look forward and prepare for the next rotary year as well. Rtr. Vir
Philip, DRR Elect, will be tentatively having a meeting on December 21, 2010
in the evening. This meeting is for those who are interested to know and learn
about the roles and responsibilities of the DAC team. This date and time will be
confirmed only once we get maximum response that this date suits all of you.
We encourage all those who would like to apply for the DAC team to please
respond to this and attend this meeting.
Send in your responses to : Rtr.Vir Philip <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From what we get we make a Living ; from what we give we make a life .
DONATE BLOOD FOR RTN.’KAPS’
THE ROTARY CLUB OF
(RI DISTRICT 3010)
WE WISH TO INFORM YOU THAT THE 16TH
DAC Team wishes all of you. . .
RTN. KAPS‟ KAPUR MEMORIAL BLOOD DONATION
CAMP WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY 19 DECEMBER
2010 AT SUNDER LAL JAIN HOSPITAL FROM 11:00AM
TO 2:00 PM.
DO JOIN US IN REMEMBERING A TRUE ROTARIAN
AND SINCERE FRIEND.
LOOKING FORWARD TO MEETING YOU.
RTN. DR. HARISH NAVAL
ROTARY CLUB OF DELHI UPTOWN
SUNDAY 19 DECEMBER 2010, 11:00 AM ONWARDS
SUNDER LAL JAIN HOSPITAL, ASHOK VIHAR-III,
DELHI – 110 052
Every day holds the possibility of a miracle.
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Progress for Rotary's US$200 Million
Challenge for polio eradication
Rotary International News -- 7 December 2010
A s of 30 November, Rotarians and Rotaractors have raised about $155.3
million for Rotary's US$200 Million Challenge. These contributions will help
Rotary raise $200 million to match $355 million in challenge grants received
from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The resulting $555 million will
directly support immunization campaigns in developing countries, where polio
continues to infect and paralyze children, robbing them of their futures and
compounding the hardships faced by their families.
As long as polio threatens even one child anywhere in the world, children
everywhere remain at risk. The stakes are that high.
Read more about Rotary International's polio eradication
efforts – www.rotary.org/endpolio
Celebrating the Family of Rotary
Rotary International News -- 7 December 2010
Y ou can see it in their faces. The joy that spills forth as Rotarians take part in service projects, locally or internationally, says volumes about why
more than 1.2 million people around the globe belong to Rotary clubs and are committed to making the world a better place.
Throughout the year, Rotarians have and continue to share pictures of their Rotary experience on our Family of Rotary group pool on Flickr. The above
photo gallery is a sample of the more than 500 photos (and counting) that have been added to our Flickr group. See the whole collection on the Your
photos page, or upload a photo of your own.
Family Month celebrates the family of Rotary, which, in addition to individual Rotarians, includes all of those who are involved in Rotary's work from
Rotary Foundation program alumni to participants in Rotary youth programs in thousands of communities around the world.
Spouses and children of Rotarians play a vital role in Rotary too. Rotary clubs benefit immensely when they strive to achieve a balanced interaction
between Rotarians and their families, enhancing home lives and family interactions.
BITS ‘n PIECES
Rtr.Akshay Jain, The International Service Director, of R.I.D. 3131, unveiled their new project “GREETO-RACTORS “. This project involves
sending greetings to all the rotaractors of the world on their Birthdays. This is the project which RID 3131 initiates in building an elephantine
network of rotaractors around the globe by wishing them for their future endeavours on their birthdays. It will not only help in the wishing them but,
will convene everyone to come together and celebrate the day with other thousands of rotaractors too. R.I.D. 3131 would like to have full support
from all of us in this and would like to have a successful project with us all.For this we need to have information of our district rotaractors. Kindly
check the following things and revert back with the details. We will require,
Name of Rotaractor and Club name which he/she belongs to.
His/Her Birth date
His/Her Email address
His/Her home mailing address
We would like to urge to all the Club Leaders to kindly come up with the details of the rotaractors of your club and mail us the MS Word or Excel
Sheet attachment as soon as possible.
Mail the details to: Jo_groove@yahoo.com
Rotaract is a Rotary-sponsored service club for young men and women ages 18 to 30. Rotaract clubs
are either community or university based, and they’re sponsored by a local Rotary club. This makes
them true "partners in service" and key members of the family of Rotary.
Through the Rotaract program, young adults not only augment their knowledge and skills, but they
also address the physical and social needs of their communities while promoting international
understanding and peace through a framework of friendship and service.
Membership starts with you! Invite friends, family and co-workers to become members of Rotaract
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