It was a memorable four days at the grand Impact Convention Centre that hosted the 103rd Rotary International Convention. There was a large contingent from India to cheer their RI President Kalyan Banerjee, and reaffirm their commitment to Rotary's mission of 'Service Above Self'.
On Monday, the 7th May 2012, exactly 2,012 Rotarians put on yellow and blue hooded jackets and formed biggest smiley at the convention centre, which qualified it to get into Ripley's Believe It Or Not. The number of participants, 2,012 in forming this human smiley was to celebrate the year 2012 when Rotarians have been able to exceed the Rotary's US$ 200 million challenge for eradicating polio.
The event was splashed across various newspapers published in Thailand the next day giving Rotary's image a great boost.