Mother and Child Care

A health camp "Mother and Child Care" was organized in association with Fortis Hospital as part of their CSR activities at Colony no. 5 on 21st Dec 2011. The camp was attended by more than 100 beneficiaries of our Rotary Roshni Centre (a centre for adult literacy classes for women).

Before the check up, Dietician Nivedita Singh, educated mothers about the common health problems such as anemia, constipation and protein and calcium deficiency prevalent in economically backward classes. Oral examination, eye check up, BP and ENT examination were conducted. After the check up, calcium and folic acid tablets were also distributed to the mothers and refreshments to the children.  The Fortis members who participated were: Dr. Monica, Dr. Sunil Kochar, Sister Deepika and Sister Pavittar. President Neena Singh motivated the women to give priority to their own health as well as the health of their children. The camp was very well organised by Surinder Kaur the teacher of our Roshni Adult Female Literacy Center. 

Youth should help create a better, safer and happier world: Kalyan Banerjee

Rotary is spending nearly US$ 5 Billion every year on humanitarian projects.

Rotary spends nearly US$ 5 billion annually around the world on humanitarian service projects alone, informed Kalyan Banerjee, the world President of Rotary International.
Talking to the media in JW Marriott, Kalyan Banerjee felt that Rotary's strengths include its ability to attract leaders from different vocations around the world, as well as its role in promoting peace.
My goal is for Rotary to become the preferred organization for today's generation to join and participate in, to make the world better, safer and happier," he said.
He informed that it was for the first time that Rotary was invited to World Economic Forum at Jordan and Mumbai which he addressed and would be participated in the last week of January at Davos, Switzerland, to engage the businesses in the humanitarian services.
As president of Rotary International, Banerjee oversees Rotary’s top priority of eradicating polio, a crippling and potentially fatal disease that still threatens children in Africa and Asia.
Since 1985, Rotary club members worldwide have contributed more than US$1 billion and countless volunteer hours to the effort. Rotary is also working to raise an additional $200 million to fulfill its commitment for a $355 million challenge grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Great progress has been made, and the incidence of paralytic polio infection has plunged worldwide from 350,000 cases in 1988 to fewer than 1,300 in 2010, he said, and already even earlier endemic states like UP and Bihar had no polio case reported for the last over 18 months.
The third Indian to be the world president of world's largest humanitarian service organizations, Rotary International, Kalyan Banerjee, arrived in Chandigarh today for a two-days visit, and addressed a meeting of over 1000 Rotarians in the morning at Shivalik Public School, Mohali.
Banerjee is a director of United Phosphorus Limited, the largest Indian agrochemical manufacturer, and the chair of United Phosphorus (Bangladesh) Limited, who took over the reigns of Rotary International on 1st of July 2011, and gave to the Rotary world the theme, “Reach Within to Embrace Humanity”.