The Rotaract clubs of RI District 3141 came together to organise health camps in five localities — Sion, Chembur, Dharavi, Parel and Byculla — under Project Aarogyam. Around 500 people were screened for various ailments and medicines were prescribed. Those who needed further treatment were referred to hospitals with which Rotary had a tie-up.
Twenty-five Rotaract clubs, in association with the Think Foundation, organised Jeevandaan, a mega blood donation camp, and it helped to collect 700 units of blood. “This is a legacy project of our district. In these tough times, even the smallest bit of help could create a significant impact. We are happy to see people coming up to donate blood through our donation drives,” says Aastha Parekh, the district’s chairman-Publication. A vaccination drive conducted by the district, along with Rotaract Club of Mumbai Ghatkopar, benefitted 50 people.
PRID Bharat Pandya’s advice was apt for the present era, for not only our journey in Rotaract, but everything we take a step ahead in.
– Aastha Parekh, Chairman-Publication
In tune with RI President Shekhar Mehta’s focus on empowering girl child, the district, along with the Rotaract South Asia MDIO, distributed baby kits comprising essentials and hygiene products to 100 families with daughters.
The clubs together raised ₹30,000 to distribute 100 ration kits to people in Kolkata affected by Cyclone Yaas. The distribution was done in coordination with the Rotaract clubs of RID 3291.
The Rotaract Yellow Pages can be used to connect with Rotaractors of various districts around the globe to identify partners for service projects, and further friendship.
Around 50 Rotaractors and 10 Rotarians led by PDRR/Rtn Rohan Dalmia went on an industrial visit to Kisan Mouldings, a polymer manufacturing company in Tarapur. “The trip helped in developing a bond between Rotarians and Rotaractors,” says Aastha. Rotary Clubs of Bombay Midcity and Mumbai Downtown Sealand led the tour and it was cohosted by RACs Mumbai Downtown, SNDTWU, Medicrew, UCOE and Bombay Powai. Sanjay Aggarwal, the CEO and managing director of Kisan Mouldings, received the delegates to his factory.
Rotaract Yellow Pages
The district has published a digital ‘Rotaract Yellow Pages’ with details of district governors, DRRs and international service directors of all districts of South Asia and few international districts. It’s a tool that can be used to connect with Rotaractors of various districts around the globe to identify partners for service projects, and further friendship, says Aastha. The directory was designed by Rtr Shreehari Nair.
The 54th district assembly was held with fanfare at Mumbai. PRID Dr Bharat Pandya, the chief guest, spoke on the ‘3Cs’ — Confidence, Competence and Commitment. “His advice was apt for the present era, for not only our journey in Rotaract, but everything we take a step ahead in.” DG Rajendra Agarwal adorned a pin on DRR Bharat Patel and shared his vision for the year. He urged the Rotaractors to focus their service projects on RI President Mehta’s thrust area — empowering girls. DGE Sandip Agarwalla and DRRE Gemin Shah were also present at the Assembly.
The district organised the Governing Officials Advanced Leadership Summit (GOALS), a three-day training programme for district council members, Rotaract club presidents and secretaries. PDRRs Pankaj Phatarphod and Ravi Kiran Apte and district trainer Kushal Bhuva, and other district Rotaract officials were the resource persons. DG Agrawal and Rotarians Rajan Dua, Kamlesh Kharade and Mohit Agarwal were also present. “The sessions were motivational and informative. The programme was universally appreciated by the Rotaractors,” says DRR Patel.