KREEDA HABBA 2019
The fifth edition of Kreeda Habba, an annual sports meet for I to VII standard primary school students from Malur Taluk, was conducted by Rotary Club of Bangalore with the enthusiastic support of Rotaract Clubs of Bangalore and Bangalore-Seshadripuram, on 5th January 2019 at Malur Honda stadium.
Rotary Club of Bangalore invited members of its Sister Club viz. Rotary Club of Petaling Jaya, Malaysia for a Rotary Friendship Exchange in this month. A nine-member delegation led by President Rtn. Olivia Lim Chwee Tin and comprising of PDG Rtn. David Ho Kwong Choog, Ann Elsie Ho, Past Asst. Governor Rtn. Dato’ Seri Dr. N. Krishna Moorthy, Asst. Governor Rtn. Capt. Sasidharan Harichandran, PP Rtn. Rianne Chin Wai Lee (TRF Director), Mr. Martin Wong, Rtn. Usha Gopalan (President Elect) and Annette Jayneal Dharan Menon visited Bengaluru between 6th and 12th January 2019.
KALA FOR VIDYA:A canvas of visual delight
Kala for Vidya ! A concept as beautiful as it sounds. Started in 2005-2006 by PP Rtn. G.V. Radhakrishnan and Rtn. Sridhar Chari, it has grown over the years like a banyan tree, gradually spreading its roots and standing stronger with the passage of time. The first Kala for Vidya(K4V) was held at RHF, mainly to benefit two issues concerning underprivileged sections of society: education for rural children; and artists with an abundance of talent, but yet, not making enough to eke out a decent livelihood. RHF was transformed into a red carpeted art gallery bedecked with beautiful paintings.
The Heritage Primary School at Budikote is a ‘Happy School’, thanks to Rtn. B N Rajasekhar
Budikote is a village near Bangarpet in Kolar district, with a population of about 3000 comprising 600 families. Some ninety kilometres from Bengaluru, it is the birthplace of Hyder Ali and has a fort. The village boasts of a higher primary school, which being over a hundred years old is a heritage school. It attracts close to 500 children from about eight or nine villages in and around Budikote.
Team Anganwadi and Community Services Committee are happy to report that four more Anganwadis have been transformed into ‘Happy Anganwadis’. All of these located in the Peenya area were inaugurated on the same day, 18th January. They all now enjoy the facilities which RCB has prescribed for them to be called as such, namely Clean Toilets, Proper Play Equipment, A clean Kitchen, Clean drinking water with RO plant, chairs, sleeping mats and vitrified tile flooring and painting.
Exceptional Republic Day at RBV
Republic Day 26th January 2019 was a lovely day,cool with a mist . Children of our school the Rotary Bangalore Vidyalaya were up and about,getting ready for performances at their school. The children had rehearsed for this day and put in a lot of effort to show they were the future of our country.
RCB Honors Top Donors for its great projects
It was yet another evening to remember at the Rotary House of Friendship on Monday, 28th January 2019 as the Rotary Club of Bangalore rolled out a Red Carpet to the hundreds of donors, who have over the years opened their purse strings to the large number of projects that have benefited thousands of people in the community.
On 2nd of January, my friend Rajesh Hosali and his family - his wife Tamara, daughter Manisha and son Louis - from Switzerland visited the school sponsored by his son Louis Siddharth Hosali. Louis had walked 200+ kms in Europe which took about a month to raise money for this Happy School. In his note below, he narrates his experience. His school was nick-named “Sid for Kid” by PP Rtn.Ranga Rao.
Treasured kits for moms to be.
A Rotary LSN project for expectant mothers.
PP Rtn. Zarir Batha and Rtn. Nalini Nanjundayya visited Magadi Road Maternity Hospital to distribute 10 sets of baby & maternity clothes to the expectant mothers. These women would have their babies within the fortnight.
The recipients were wives of construction workers, masons, autorickshaw drivers,etc. It was with much gratitude and happiness that they collected these sets from Rtns. Zarir and Nalini.
Rtn.Nalini spoke to them about the cleanliness and hygiene they should maintain while looking after the newborn. PP Rtn.Zarir spoke warmly on how they should welcome this baby with a lot of love irrespective of the baby being a boy or a girl. He pointed out that the lady helping them in their pregnancy was once a baby girl; likewise the lady distributing the kits. And who knows one day we might have a prime minister amongst them! Zarir and Nalini also talked of the benefits of breastfeeding.
The idea of this project emerged when PP Rtn. Zarir Bhata visited the hospital during the Pulse Polio Programme. Doctors requested that these poor women may be given some clothes for their just delivered babies. The hospital was unable to provide them anything, and the
pregnant mothers would deliver their babies and wrap them in their sarees or dupattas and take them home.
PP Rtn. Zarir was able to get some money from a Rotary Club in the UK. With LSN Trust of Rtn. Nalini also being a part of the project, we hope to make it ongoing and Rtn Nalini will
co-ordinate this project with RCB and PP Rtn. Zarir.
The baby sets comprise - 6 nappies, 4 vests, 1 baby blanket, 1 plastic sheet, 1 blanket for the mother, 1 nightie with front opening for the mother, 1 packet sanitary napkins.
Program from Rotaract Club of Bangalore Seshadripuram
The Rotaractors of RCBS under the leadership of President Rtr. Apoorva conducted a Personal and Women Hygiene Session on January 1. The session was conducted at the Government Higher Primary School, Satanur which was attended by around 60 students.
The personal hygiene session was handled by Rtr.Srinidhi S U, President Elect, RCBS while the Women Hygiene session was taken by Rtr.Apoorva.
Rtr Bindu, Sergeant-at-Arms, Rtr.Gowri Sinha, Director, Public Relations and Rtr. Prajwal Balaji participated in conducting the session and handed out WinS Book Mark to the students. The Headmistress greatly appreciated the session. Posters printed by Zone Iris was handed out to the school by the President.
Rtr.Srinidhi S U
Specialist Health Camp at RMMAH
A Health Camp was conducted at Rotary Muthappa Memorial Hospital, Channasandra on 29.01.2019 together with the Dept. of Community Medicine, Rajarajeswari Medical College & Hospital.
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