1) Health Concern
1. We (Rotary Midtown Diabetic Clinic) arranged a special
health awareness programme arranged for diabetic patients
of Rajkot on 13th November, in association with Juvenile Diabetic
Foundation. Lectures were given to Diabetic patients on health
education, Foot care in diabetes and Diet awareness in diabetic
patients at Arvindbhai Maniyar Auditorium from 9 AM to 2 PM
by expert physicians, Dieticians and Diabetic Foot specialist
Rtn. Dr Vibhakar Vachhrajani. This programme was specially
organised for awareness and celebration of World Diabetes
Day which is celebrated worldwide on 14th of November.
2. Diet education programme for diabetic patients was arranged
on 27th November at Diabetic clinic by eminent Dietician Mrs
3. Talk by world famous Diabetologist Dr Suresh Mehtalia from
Mumbai on Diabetes and lifestyle on 27th November.
4. Diabetic related health awareness bulletin. Diabetic clinic,
a permanent project of our club - is publishing monthly bulletin,
named "MADHU" for diabetic patients, where in information
regarding diet, physical health concern, latest invention
for diabetic related remedies, Recipe of diabetic food etc.
Project implemented: 1. A Diabetic camp during the month.
Please find report in community service section below.
2) Public Image
Service and fellowship activity:
a. PP Vikram Sanghani was invited by All India Radio to talk
on Rotary International, the centennial convention, Rotary
Club of Rajkot Midtown and Rotary Midtown Dam. This talk was
aired on 26th November from Rajkot station. The interview
lasted for 20 minutes and PP Vikram highlighted Rotary's relentless
dedication to community service.
b. On 4th November we had a gala New Year
celebration meeting. Midtown Family met in a most congenial
get-together & exchanged festival greetings.
c. 12th November was a very special day for us. "RED
LETTER DAY". Our beloved DG Ashis and first lady Meera
officially visited our club. DG Ashis & first lady Meera
Roy spent the entire day with us. From morning 8.00 AM till
7.00 PM they continuously visited our various projects. DG
kindly appreciated our endeavours.
The day started with a delicious breakfast
at President Dr Animesh's home. At least 18 Rotarians got
together and enjoyed the breakfast.
We started our day from meeting our one of
the Interact club members at Maharani Laxmibai School. Interactors
collected a large stock of medicines for our medicine bank.
DG Ashis and first lady Meera accepted it from them. DG gave
water bottles to all Interactors as a part of our Safe Drinking
From Maharani Laxmibai School, DG visited
our 3H project "Rotary Midtown Dam".
After their visit to Rotary Midtown Dam,
DG visited our Rotary Midtown E-learning Centre at Rajkot's
150 year old Lang Library. Here he also inaugurated one of
our safe drinking water projects for the library.
DG Ashis and first lady Meera Visited Rotary
Dolls Museum after the Lang Library and Rotary Midtown E-learning
centre. This was their first visit to this International Dolls
museum. They were very impressed with the project and both
of them enjoyed here. They appreciated the work and efforts
of all Midtowners and project chairman PP Deepak Agrawal.
They also saw Cinematheque, foreign language learning centre
and children creativity centre.
There was an excellent, interactive club
assembly after lunch where DG Ashis emphasised on literacy
and appreciated the plans of the year. AG Bhuvanesh also gave
his feedback about the club.
Soon after the assembly, DG visited our permanent
vocational training centre for women "Swashray".
He saw every class properly and talked to the students. He
also gave good suggestions to improve our services.
Three sewing machines were given to the needy ladies at the
hands of DG Ashis at Swashray as a part of our Micro credit
Visit to Rotary Midtown Medical Centre and
Rag picker children centre was the next programme. Rotary
Midtown Medical Centre is run by Pujit Rupani Memorial trust.
Mr Rupani, the managing trusty, informed DG about the activities
of the centre. DG visited the centre and handed over some
laboratory equipments worth Rs 10,000 (Ten Thousand) and Toys
for the mobile toy library worth Rs 5,000 (Five thousand).
He also visited mobile toy library there.
DG then visited the project of second century,
the Rotary Midtown Library. PP Deepak Agrawal, one of the
project co-ordinator, informed the plan of the upcoming library.
The new concept of the library along with research zone and
free computer access and internet connectivity is the novel
thing and such library is not there in the entire region.
DG Ashis and AG Bhuvanesh liked the concept.
Rotary Midtown Diabetic Clinic was the next
place of visit. The project details were explained. DG Ashis
and AG Bhuvanesh were impressed by the project.
Than DG Ashis and AG Bhuvanesh visited our
Rotary Midtown Dental Clinic, Rotary Midtown Ear Clinic and
Rotary Midtown Medicine Bank.
d. DG Ashis gave an inspiring address in
our regular club meeting. Many district dignitaries including
our Assistant Governor Bhuvnesh Malik graced the occasion.
DG also felicitated the PHFs of the last
year and handed over the PHF pins to them.
A perfect gentleman, great motivator and
an inspiring leader made this day a memorable one for all
e. The next meeting was TRF seminar. Please
see details in International service section.
f. A well known comedian, mimicry artist
and a singer, Shri Kirit Vyas, was the speaker in our speaker
meeting on 25th November. He gave his music and songs studded
speech and made us laugh till everybody got stomach-ache.
He sang old to new ones, remembered K. L. Sahgal to Kishor
Kumar and even Kumar Shanu. More than 95% Midtowners attended
and enjoyed the fellowship and the speaker.
We launched the brochure of Business Relation
Seminar, a seminar on Capital Market, which will be held n
11th December. The theme is
"Indian Capital Market
- Boon or Bane?"
3) Reporting of Permanent Vocational Training projects.
ü RC Rajkot Midtown is running Permanent
Women's Vocational Training Centre" Swashray". Various
training classes are conducted for Sewing, Beautician, Dandia
Raas, Embroidery and Computer class where in poor and needy
women of nearby areas have an opportunity to learn the proper
and scientific method of the courses offered by the qualified
and experienced trainers.
ü Rangoli Competition was organised
at Swashray amongst women trainee of Swashray on 18th November.
16 ladies participated in this competition. 8 Anns visited
and 3 Anns judged the Rangoli.
ü Our Micro-Credit programme started
with giving 3 sewing machines to Swashray trainees on 12th
November at the hands of DG Ashis.