Panel discussion on Family values
Midtown regular meeting started with tributes to
Late Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wodeyar, the scion
of erstwhile Mysore royal family. The meeting start
with Rotarians and Anns offering their respects.
Rtn.Bhanu shared the link of Midtown with the
celebrity. Rtn. Alagappan, Rtn. M. S. Raghu & Rtn. K.
N. Srinivasan offered floral tributes to Late
Srikantadatta Wodeyar's photo.
The evening was slated for an interesting
discussion on “Family values”. Presence of many Anns
added color to the audience. The elite panelists were
Ann. Anupama Ravindranath, Ms. Sindhu Suresh &
Mr. S. Prasad, Rtn. Bhanu first elaborated on the
relevance of the topic and then introduced the
panelists. After a long time Ann. Anupama's official
CV was out and most of us were unaware about the
achievements of the humble personality, there is a
huge treasure trove of experience behind the smiles.
Ms. Sindhu Suresh though a professional herself,
represented as a mother in the panel. Mr. S. Prasad an
advocate and a guest faculty brought in his
professional capabilities to the panel. The interesting
mix of panelists were then quizzed with some thought
p ro v o k i n g q u e s t i o n s b y m o d e ra t o r R t n .
Mr. Prasad spoke elaborately on the questions
shot at him, few of the questions were on “Media
trial”, “Honor killing and law”, “A new law on parents
role in marriages”, “How to stop people from getting
into honor”. Ms. Sindhu Suresh speaking as a mother
of a girl shared her opinions, few of the questions shot
at her were “Media influence on kids”, “How
homemakers can face cross marriages”. Ann.
Anupama shared her frank thoughts on the topics
that were floated, select questions for here were on
“Family preparedness on changing situations”,
“Psychological approach”. Ann. Anupama opined that
while values are changing with changing situations, it
should not be misunderstood as deterioration. She
quoted few practical situations to justify her
thoughts. The Q&A session was exciting as many
Rotarians shot flurry of questions to the panelists.
Rtn. Dr. Prahlad proposed vote of thanks.
December is family month and Midtown
organized this thought provoking panel discussion to
instigate a introspection on the values that we adopt
in our personal lives. (Photo of the meeting will be
published in next bulletin)
President Rtn. Ron D Burton
on the death of Nelson Mandela
Rotary members worldwide are deeply
saddened to learn of the death of Nelson
Mandela, a man who overcame unimaginable
hardships to emerge as one of the greatest
leaders of our time -- and one of our greatest
Mr. Mandela shared Rotary's commitment
to humanitarian service and world peace, and
twice as President of South Africa accepted
Rotary recognition for his commitment to
helping those in need, especially the children
of southern Africa. In 1995, President Mandela
received the Rotary International Award of
Honor. Two years later, he accepted Rotary's
highest award, the Rotary Award for World
Understanding. In true fashion, he donated the
$100,000 grant accompanying the award to
the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund.
Rotary is especially grateful for his strong
support of the global effort to eradicate the
crippling disease polio, our organizaton's
highest priority. Mr. Mandela himself helped
administer oral polio vaccine to the children of
South Africa, which has been declared poliofree.
Our deepest condolences go to Mr.
Mandela's family, to his millions of admirers
worldwide, and especially to the People of
South Africa, including the country's Rotary
members, who knew him as a friend and
staunch supporter of humanitarian service.
Ron D. Burton
President, Rotary International
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The 125th Tournament of Roses Parade,
with the theme “Dreams Come True” is
scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, and
will be hosted on KTLA 5 by Bob Eubanks and
Stephanie Edwards in Pasadena,California.
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Q: According to a survey conducted at
www.rotary.org during oct 2005, which
avenue of service receives the least
attention by clubs?
Tea Host :
11.12.2013 Rtn. Rajesh Shah
18.12.2013 Rtn. Nandakumar
a. Club Service
b. Community Service
c. Vocational Service
d. International Service
Answer : Option C. Respondents said the LEAST attention is given to
Vocational (51%) followed by International (29%), Club Service (11%) and
Date : 29-12-2013 Sunday
Inauguration at 9.30 AM.
Chief Guest - Ms.Malathi Holla, Bangalore.
Valedictory at 4 PM
Venue : Oval Grounds, Mysore
Rtn. P. K. Ramakrishna
1. Is it the TRUTH ?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned ?
3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned ?