A report on District Governor Rtn. Suresh Hari’s official visit to RCB
In the Rotary calendar, the Governor’s official visit (GoV) to a club holds pride of place for many a reason. One being that it can showcase all the good work done over the months and also interact closely with the District Governor and other District officials for future and larger projects such as District Grants / matching grants, etc. It is also the day you have the District Governor’s undivided attention! Conversely, it is also the day of scrutiny and inspection of records. Hence it is a visit that is eagerly awaited but with fingers crossed! However, this year, the visit turned out to be quite different.
READY STEADY GO – Creating a Smarter Future
Hosting a HACKATHON? The team said - Great! For a group of young minds in a competitive format where-in several teams compete to create an environment that innovates on a theme. The ever active Committee of RCB – Vocational Service driven by Rtns. R. Raghunathan, Dileep Pillai and Nitin Wagh with their Committee Members mooted an idea to create a startup Ecosystem involving Final Year Graduate students coming from various streams to pursue Entrepreneurship. In the process the team approached NSRCEL– a Startup hub at the IIM Bangalore, who instantly partnered in making this ambitious project to bring it to reality.
On Friday 8th Feb, 2019, Rtn Vijay Rajan sponsored two Anganwadis and touched the lives of over 40 Children this year and every year for years to come. In Nagasandra, at the extreme end of a narrow street where tiny bylanes were also converted into so called “housing units”; within a locality where the breadth of the road was narrower than that of the width of a car, was where we handful of Rotarians ventured to find just a single housing unit that sparkled.
The Gold in our Hands
Our Monday speaker, Kunal Sachdev is a multifaceted social entrepreneur committed to skilling and upskilling of India’s artisans, who through Caravan Evolved Craft- his company, focus on revitalisation of their traditional, sometimes dying craft and enable these to reach international levels of quality, and tap into global premium markets
RCB’s Tribute to the Martyrs at Pulwama
The mood at RCB was sombre. The silence during the evening was reflective of the sadness in every RCBian's heart. The Pulwama tragedy that caused the death of forty brave hearts of our country brought out a sense of deep gratitude among members for the supreme sacrifice of our CRPF soldiers in the service of the nation. The evening was dedicated rightly to the memory of the fallen soldiers in their line of duty.The photographs of the slain sons of the Nation on the screen kept the gaze of every Rotarian fixed as if reading a message from each one of them for us and the Nation.
RCB lends a hand in rehabilitation of flood affected people in Kerala
Any calamity and RCB is the first to initiate efforts to support the affected persons. The Kerala floods and the devastation inspired many an RCBian to contribute towards the revival of livelihoods and providing assistance to get back to their routine. Upon discussion with PDG Rtn. Sunil Zachariah, it was felt that once the calamity has passed, supporting rehabilitation would be a great challenge and hence we were advised to await the report from the local Rotary Clubs who had set up shelter and rehabilitation camps for the affected persons.
MYAT LEI (MAGIC) IN MYANMAR
Myanmar / Burma / Myanma – different names to one country with beautiful Pagodas, landscape and Buddhist temples.
Six Rotarians left on 8th Feb and landed in Mandalay. They took the nine hour cruise on Yerawaddy river to reach Bagan. Bagan is the beautiful old heritage city with 3500 Pagodas, built between 11th and 13th century to spread Buddhism.
War of Words at RCB
The vibrant energy and thrilling anticipation at RHF on Monday evening, 25th February 2019 was palpable. The hall reverberated with the sound of sharp verbal assaults and counter attacks. The finals of the 30th year of the Annual Rotary Yadalam Nanjaiah Setty Inter Collegiate Debate was on.
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