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International Youth Exchange is a very age of 15 & 18 years. Now that is termed as important part of The Rotary International, as it 'the long term exchange'. From just one is all about, The New Generation – the candidate from our club then, today we had a YOUTH. Investing in youth is undoubtedly the total of 30 candidates. This itself speaks for best investment. And probably that is the the popularity of the program. Of course a lot reason that this program has grown, not only of credit for this goes to Mamta Jaiswal & Gita in size (the number of Out bounds & Inbounds) Rao the chairpersons, (whose convincing but also in concept. Today we have variations powers cannot be questioned) under the in the program what with the New Generation, dynamic leadership of Director in charge, The long Term & The Short Term programs. Anmol Badjate. The panel for the orientation & the Don'ts & of course The Financial Placements are also coming in from USA, All consisted of stalwarts in the field. Current
Obligations. The parents of the prospective over Europe, UK, Australia, and Brazil. District Chair – Rajendra Singh Khurana, Past Attending the orientation meet on Thursday District Chairs – Sushil Sharma, Sudhir candidates had a lot of questions, ably
stthe 21 instant widened my knowledge Bhiwapurkar, Vijay Naidu and Pooja Khatri, answered by the panel. All in ll it was an extensively on the subject. When my son, who have been associated with this program
Interesting & Informative session.Aashish had gone in 1993, it was just a simple for a number of years. Subjects discussed
- Manju Shahaniexchange. One academic year between the were, All about Rotary, All about IYE, The Do's
INTERNATIONAL YOUTH EXCHANGE ORIENTATION PROGRAM
MEDICAL CAMP MELGHAT SURGICAL CAMP
about 8 pm after having a relaxing break at seventh standard he was influenced by Paratwada. Dr Sathav and his team accorded Gandhian ideology and since then he had us a warm welcome. The scene there decided to serve the tribals, as he believed reminded us of Bhamragarh. Poor tribals, in that India lives in its villages. We then visited bare minimum clothing, were waiting in the Kholkhas guesthouse, which is situated at a campus around bonfire. After working out on very scenic location. We had a jungle safari at the O.T. List & next day strategy, we relaxed in Simmadoh. Dr Rajesh Singhvi inquired about PWD guesthouse. Next day we were in O.T at every possible trek around the Simmadoh. 8.30 am and operated continuously. We Wow!! What a weekend we had. Service to Next time if any Rotarian has any plans to do finished the list of 20 major & minor surgeries society, long & pleasant drive, jungle safari all trekking around Chikhaldara, Dr Singhvi can by 2 pm. Dr Mridula Bapat from Swami clubbed together. This was our visit to be the best guide & if you want to have drive Vivekananda Medical Mission Hospital, Uthavali, near Dharni, Melghat at Mahatma through thick jungle where you can see tigers Khapri, Dr Chandak from Amravati, were the Gandhi Tribal Hospital. This project is on the road early morning (as told by one of Anesthetists. The presence of Australian brainchild of Dr Ashish Sathav (physician) &
the forest officer), Dr Hazra is the best person doctors and nurses also made our job easy. Dr his ophthalmologist wife Dr Kavita Sathav. to be along with you! In all it was a memorable Indrajeet Mulik and Rtn Amitabh Sharma were This was my second visit to this hospital. They weekend with sense of satisfaction of serving also there to help us. The arrangements in OT have started this project from a small hut with the tribals, thanks to Rotary. The driving skills were quite systematic. Removal of large tumor zeal & determination to serve the tribals. We
th & energy of Dr S Hazara were proven all of almost 2 kg by Dr Hazara needs special started for Melghat on Saturday 16 Nov. This through the journey & was another highlight of mention. We were given warm fare well by Dr is also, as you might know a future ambitious
Sathav. Dr Sathav told us that when he was in the trip. - Dr Rajesh Singhaniaproject of our club. We reached Uthavali at
Nutrition and Child Care committee Sethi gave blessings to all present there celebrated Deepavali festival with tiny tots of asked to enjoy Diwali and Diwali
th vacations. Mrs. Manik Lonkar friend of Antar Bharti Ashram School on 30 October Shailaja Pingle sponsored plastic toys, 2013. All guests were welcomed by applying Mithai and chocolates. School in-KUMKUM and diya and arati. Beautiful rangoli charge Tai also spoke on the occasion. was also decorated, by which children can Present on the occasion were know the importance of our Indian culture and Chairperson Gogi Singh Bhasin, Rtn our religious customs. The Tiny Tots sang a Ann Ritu Naha, Kirti Jain, Anita Jain, beautiful welcome song in their NANHE-Rakhi Bhatia, Neerja Shukul, Trustee of NANHE words. Many articles and mud crafts Antar Bharti Ashram Mr Hastak and prepared by children were displayed in a small school staff.exhibition. Rtn Shailaja Pingle elaborated the
significance of Deepavali. Director Sanjay - Shailaja Pingle
DIPAWALI CELEBRATIONSNUTRITION AND CHILD CARE
CREDITSDirector: Sohrab Kanga
Chairperson: PP Shabbir Shakir
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Rajdeep Sardesai addressing public meet
Interactors generating funds for the underprevilaged children
Kids had a great time during District Interact Meet
Visiting Members of Family Exchange from Mauritious during Diwali fellowship
"Engage Rotary Change Lives" Theme of the RI President Ron Burton for 2013-14 is the essence of Rotary and couldn't have been more crisp and appropriate in underlining the philosophy. It has been observed that more we engage in Rotary with the pure intention of service and fellowship the closer we get to the divine experience of eternal bliss and happiness. At every step one finds new facet of human behavior not always in tune with your expectations but a little more insight in the reason for it being so diminishes the prejudices and fills one's heart with love and affection. The close encounter with the every section of society during medical camps, charitable projects, Interact and Rotaract programs and fellowships enriches the soul with the feeling of compassion. It radically changes the attitude towards the world around. One starts realizing the positive role one can play in the lives of those in need for spreading the happiness and also surely understands futility and dangers in nurturing the malice, grievances and
prejudices, which only take one away from the real treasure of happiness and containment. By installing Probus Club for the senior citizens, effort has been made to be a source for rejuvenating their interest in life and instilling a feeling of being wanted. Not only by their loved ones but also by the society. Various programs during November were planned to achieve the maximum participation of Rotarians and hope to make the charter month of December more happening and refreshing by allowing humor to take the centre stage. Let us all engage and get entrenched in the Rotary spirit to change lives. Our team wishes all Rotarians happy winters and prosperous New Year.Yours in Rotary,
The fourth Pillar
Last month we had a fantastic program of
Rajdeep Sardesai titled Rajdeep's Prophecy.
With elections in next few months, it generated
lot of interest amongst our members and
citizens of city alike. Post his program I happened to go through some of
his tweets. Obviously he was happy to see the tremendous response and
tweeted 'never though I could attract 1000+ audience to listen to me'.
Surprise!! Given that viewership of his daily program must be in millions!!
Often described as conscious keeper, the forth pillar of democracy has
evolved over the last couple of decades. Editors and columnist whom
people used to judge only through their written words are now 'visible' and
are also being 'heard'. From being newsreader to commentator to analyst
to celebrity, the evolution has been remarkable. These celebrity media
persons have their own fan following. Come 9 pm and entire nation
especially men wants to watch Arnab asking poor souls from different
background that “nation is asking you a question”. I sometimes wonder,
one day Mother India would herself appear in the show and tell Arnab that
she never asked so many question which he claims she is asking!!
The lines between print and TV media too has shrunk and many of the
columnists who were there earlier only in print are now regular in TV studio.
With advent of Internet, social media has emerged. This to me is truly
democratic since a common man is truly empowered here. He decides
what to watch, read or hear. He can contribute (facebook update, tweet,
citizen journalist etc.) It sometimes though is very harsh and unforgiving.
Trolling them, forcing people to apologies in some cases, and at worst
ensuring that 'offender' is out from social media facebook or twitter
altogether. The justice is instant. No Vakil, no appeal, no daleel. And as
Rajdeep would agree, could be a game changer in coming elections!!
PP Rtn Dr Suresh Chari from Rotary Club of Nagpur Orange City conducted special training programme for IYE outbound Students. He is an experienced trainer in Grooming, personality development & leadership skills. Students were enlightened on topics like Interview skills, manners & etiquettes, team & confidence building, motivation, extensive training on public speaking, general knowledge & awareness etc. They were also guided about the history & operations of Rotary Worldwide. Overall it was a great learning experience for the children. This program certainly helped students in realizing immense potential & provided a great platform to express .- Mamta Jaiswal
There will be a best letter prize every month. So keep writing.
Also mail your photograph along with your letter.
VIVEKANAND MEDICAL MISSION
The 4th Multi-specialty Diagnostic Camp was Rotary volunteers consisting of Directors Rtn were Dr Alankar Ramteke (Orthopedics) and jointly organised by The Rotary Club of Sanjay Sethi , Rtn. Dr. Prashant Choudhary, Dr S Reddy (ENT). About 125 patients Nagpur and Swami Vivekanand Medical Rtn. Jatin Sampat, Rtn. Manjot Singh Kahai belonging to a very low socioeconomic group Mission (SVMM) Hospital, Khapri on 24.11.13 and Rtn. Gogi Singh Bhasin. President and attended the camp for various illnesses. They at Deoligujar, near Butibori. We started for the First Lady were seen taking special interest in were seen and proper advice was given. Basic campsite after a very delicious breakfast at the the well being of patients. Secretary Sunil was medicines were distributed. For secondary residence of Dr Rajesh Singhania. The club busy in coordinating with different agencies for treatment they were asked to go to SVMMH, trio of Manish Bhati, Parag Paranjpe and smooth running of camp. President elect Rtn Khapri. Bikers of Rotary Adventure Group Dinesh Naidu were first to reach the Campsite Bharat Goenka was engrossed in intense (RAG) visited the campsite to encourage the to start the proceedings. A school in Deoligujar discussion about future of these camps with team! Parheez Gimi, Naushad Bhagwagar, was converted to a makeshift "hospital “! the hierarchy of SVMM Hospital. A battery of Aeyjaz Akolawala, Raj Shah, Sudhir Deoligujar is a small hamlet of about 700 doctors were in action including Dr (Mrs) B Bhiwapurkar, Litesh Thakkar on their bikes people, with few more small villages nearby. Taori (Obst & Gynaec.), Dr (Mrs) A Jaiswal were a RAGE on those rural roads. Tasty food There is no qualified doctor in this area. (Pediatrics), Dr Shivani Bidaye and Dr was served at about 1 PM and we dispersed at Besides people from SVMM Hospital, our own Prashant Chaudhary (Ophthalmologist), Dr R about 2 PM, as very satisfied souls. After all Rtn Madan Pandey and Rtn Yatin Mal looked Haque (Dermatologist), Dr Pooja Poddar 'The Team' had made 125 odd people in this after the registration desk. The patients were (Dentist) and Dr Rajesh Singhvi (Surgeon) . non-descript village a little more happy!directed to respective doctors by host of Non Rotarian doctors who gave there services - Dr Rajesh Singhvi
TRAINING FOR OUTBOUND IYE STUDENTS
REGULAR MEETING21st NOVEMBER
a unique school in far-flung villages across India. We at Club are associated with them for a long time. Dr Sameer Jahagirdar informed about the first cadaver skin transplant of the city performed by him. This is an important step towards the skin bank that our club wishes to establish in the city. Few important decisions that were pending due to lack of quorum were passed. The decision to The weekly meeting saw a record turnout with and Girish Deodhar did projects announce-challenge the DGNC result by PP Chandru more than 130 members present for the ment for upcoming week. Meeting was Shahani was whole-heartedly approved by meeting. President greeted members on their adjourned after the national anthem.
birthdays and anniversary. Guest Mr Nikhil the house along with certain changes in the - Team GO
Mundle gave information on 'Ekal Vidyalaya', byelaws. Director Sanjay Sethi, Rakhi Bhatia
BUSINESS MEETING7th NOVEMBER
their Birthdays & Anniversaries during that week. Hon. Secretary Rtn. Sunil Bhatia read the minutes of previous Business meeting and the house approved the same. Forth coming project Announcement were made by PP Vijay Naidu, Akash Agrawal, Girish Deodhar & Dr.Prashant Chaudhari. President requested the house for accepting the changes in proposed amendments, but it was still kept
th pending for short of required attendance. The 4 Business Meeting of this Rotary year for October was Rtn. Nakul Malani. PP th President informed that this year our Annual was held on Thursday 7 November 2013 at Ganesh Joshi & PP Shabbir Shakir released
Hemalkasa Surgical camp stands cancelled Udyog Bhavan at 6pm. Many members golden Orange for the month of November. due to construction activity going on in the attended the meeting. President Prashant Meeting was adjourned after singing of Prakalp. President invited applications for the Kale welcomed all the members and greeted
National Anthem. - Sunil BhatiaBoard 2014-15. Golden Orange quiz winner all the members & spouses who celebrated
LADIES COMMITTEEINVESTMENTS BY VINITA BAHRI
T h e L a d i e s investments after splurging their money Committee meet during the festive season. Vinita is not only o n pretty; she is a gal whom we can easily term as 'INVESTMENTS Beauty with Brains'. She patiently answered ' by Rtn Ann all the queries of the ladies present and also Vinita Bahri was advised them how to save and invest their very informative. monies-even Kitty Money. So guys don't Th is meet ing question your wives, as now they have learnt was just after the how to invest wisely. In future you can trust proposed the vote of thanks. Namita Sharma
Diwali festivities so the Anns present were them on money matters. Shalini Naidu was also the lucky lady for the monthly draw wanting to know more about saving and welcomed speaker and Namita Sharma sponsored by Bharti Gidwani. - Shalini Naidu
Why some people react differently to same neuroscience, over past few centuries has awareness. This according to him can now be situation? Why some people are extrovert and undergone rapid changes. From the time explained with the help of newer technologies some introverts? Can modern science explain when Aristotle thought of heart as the centre of and advancement in neurosciences. We all the intriguing aspect of human mind? All this intellect to present time when US President know that a picture is worth a thousand words. and other such features of mind were Barrack Obama committing US $ 300 million But there is reason to it. Out of 5 sensory
thdiscussed in Thursday meeting of 28 every year for brain research and technology, organs, visual takes the largest part of human November. The speaker was member of our neuroscience has come a long way. Last 10 brain. So even though we might think that we club Rtn Dr Sameer Paltewar. The meeting years; he said has seen more research and are reading text, brain effectively treats it as began with regular announcements about the knowledge about brain than last 100 years. small picture and recognizes it. Recongnising upcoming project. Rtn Shiraz Doongaji who is Over the last few centuries though the brain
such a large number of 'pictures' automatically actively involved in spreading awareness size has shrunk from being a 1500 cubic
reduces the 'processing power' of brain. For about organ donation specially eye donation centimeter to 1350 cubic centimeter, the IQ the very same reason, he says it is best to informed about the committee work. Family has increased. In computer parlance, with avoid multi tasking. Through a wonderful member of P K Jain, Meenu Verma and every passing decade chips are getting presentation he depicted right and left brain Dinesh Chabra who passed away recently smaller size while its holding large amount of and its functions. These functional aspects donated their eyes. Dr Hazra who introduced information. During his talk he explained can be cultivated through practice. The talk Dr Paltewar spoke about his brilliant academic various behavioral pattern which till now were generated lot of questions that were answered track record and exceptional surgical skills. beyond comprehension. Meditation for by Dr Sameer. Dr Vivek Harkare proposed a True to its reputation, Dr Paltewar explained example, we all know helps in keeping us
this complex topic in very simple words. The calm, results in better decision making and vote of thanks.
REGULAR MEETING BRAIN CONNECT – MYSTERIES OF BRAIN AND MIND
INTERACT ACTIVITY VISIT TO NAVJEEVAN SANSTHAth the school. After watching a few dances put in their spare time. 7 cartons of storybooks On 24 October about 8-10 Interactors along
up by these students Interactors also joined were also donated to their library. Interactors with Shuba Sarma and Kishor Sir visited them and were happy Interacting with these collected these books by having a book Navjeevan Sanstha at Godhani. Navjeevan students. Mrs Anita Patel Secretary of the donation drive earlier in August and Sanstha is a School run by the Wilkinson Trust Trust showed the Interactors round the September. All students of Centre Point for slum children. The Interactors were first school. Interactors donated about 250 School Contributed to this. This was a introduced to the nursery children with whom booklets made out of unused paper from old memorable visit for Interactors who promised the Interactors Sang and danced. They were books. These were donated by students of to come again and interact with students of amazed at the children's confidence. Next Centre Point School and made by Interactors Navjeevan Sanstha. - Shubha Sarmathey interacted with a group of dancers from
INTERACT ACTIVITYVISIT TO SNEHANCHALrd tears in their eyes. They were in conversation On 23 Oct 14 members of Interact Club along
with a lady who talked and kept them laughing. with their Teacher in charge Shuba Sarma The Interactors donated 50 handmade small visited Snehanchal. Snehanchal is a hospice quilt's made out of old sarees and bed sheets. for terminally ill cancer patients. There were 7 These were donated by Interactors. Sr. patients in the wards. Some seriously ill. Bhavana was pleased with these quilts which Some ill but could move about. The would be very useful for the patients of Interactors went around the wards and saw Snehanchal. The interactors wanted to visit the patients. Some of them were so moved by again and celebrate Diwali with these patients.the suffering of the patients that there were
Every year Interactors look forward to themselves and got to know the girls. They celebrating Diwali with the girls at Govt Girls then distributed Diyas, Mehandi cones,
th Rangoli powder to the girls. Sweets were later Hostel. On 28 Oct about 15 Interactors along distributed and 2 big lovely cards made by the with Sanjay Sir, Art Teacher and Shuba Sarma Interactors were presented to the girls wishing visited Govt Girls Hostel. As soon as they them a Happy Diwali. Interactors enjoyed reached the hostel they found the girls had when the girls applied Mehandi for them. A already assembled in the hall. The lantern, satisfying celebration with all smiles on their which was contributed by Interactors, was faces. This was a Diwali with no crackers. soon put up. The Interactors introduced
DIWALI CELEBRATION AT GOVT GIRLS HOSTEL
sale by the officials of Sandnya Samwardhan Sanstha in the school premises. The diya sale was organised on 25, 26, 28 & 29 of October. The diyas were beautifully made and crafted by differently abled children. The range varied from Rs 20 to Rs. 250. It was a beautiful sight to see such colourful Diyas that attracted a lot of students who contributed in some way to help the differently abled. The response to the diya was wonderful and the organisation Deepawali or Diwali is certainly the biggest homes and hearts, that this simple truth finds made a profit of Rs 5000 that will be used in the and the brightest of all Hindu festivals. It's the new reason and hope. From darkness into welfare of the children. A festival of Diwali is an festival of lights that's marked by four days of light — the light that empowers us to commit indication of the joy of the people living on celebration, which literally illumines the ourselves to good deeds, that which brings us earth, but a certain mix of a good deed make it country with its brilliance, and dazzles all with closer to divinity. With those beliefs in heart, special for all. In each legend, myth and story its joy. Different people celebrate Diwali in Students of Centre Point School keep the of Deepawali lays the significance of the their own unique way; similarly Centre Point
spirit of Diwali alive every year.victory of good over evil; and it is with each School has its own tradition to follow. The - Suranjana Royapproaching festival of Diwali invited a diya Deepawali and the lights that illuminate our
DIWALI LAMP SALE
nd classes in the Ashram, the members of this children of the age group of 2 to 3 years by On 22 November 2013 members of Rotract club lend thier helping hand by mentoring the playing with them. The club was not in action club of Sadabai Raisoni went to Antar Bharti students. Teaching them in a more interactive due to the preponed examinations but they Ashram to help the under privilaged children. It and fun loving ways. They made use of fun
is said that the best help you can give to a child started thier activites by visiting Antar Bharti. learning activites and displayed pictures
is not monetary help, but a chance to study. They promised to visit Ashram every week and which helps to learn things easily and quickly. This was well demonstrated by Sadabai girls. teach the students. The members They had an interactive and questioning The children were given the gift of knowledge. experienced the joy of sharing and giving by where children were given chocolates for Even though the children had their regular every right answer. They interacted with the this simple gesture. - Ateeba Zoya
ROTARACT ACTIVITYVISIT TO ANTAR BHARTI ASHRAM
DISTRICT INTERACT MEET 30th OCTOBER TO 1st NOVEMBER
th Radha reveling in the Brindavan and left the added color to it with her witty compeering and The morning of 30 October was welcomed viewers awestruck. Rtn. Manju Shahni was with chirpy radiant faces of 172 interactors all timely anecdotes. It started with a sensuous the judge for the event. And then came the awaiting eagerly outside St. URSULA belle dance by two young girls and then there much awaited session..DANCE. It started with SCHOOL to board the buses that would take was no looking back. The dance of each Garba and soon it turned into a DJ party. You them to JAIN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL for house was mesmerizing, from leg shaking should see the feet of these young ones move. three days of fun learning. With great 'lungi dance' to breath taking 'Disco Diwane'. Even the slightest hesitation among them eagerness the children reached the premises The plays were replete with timely humor and seemed to dissolve with their movements to of the school. Here they were allotted their drama and had a social message for all. And the dulcet music. So much was their zeal and respective rooms and their house colors- the group songs were music to the ears. The enthusiasm that we literally had to push them Crusaders (Red), Warriors (Green), Knights quality and standard of the performances to their respective beds. The morning was one (Blue) and Sun risers (Yellow) and were fed were reflected in the loud applause by the awe that started with a bang! Yes a loud musical with a hearty breakfast. Then came the formal struck audience. Indeed, these young children body shaking bang! The Zumba teacher introduction with the opening address by Rt. are a bag full of surprises. Who could have Pavan Sir, a certified reebok trainer, made Ann. Sonal Singhvi, a short note by President even guessed that within two hours they could sure that all the sleepy heads were wide Prashant Kale and very strict but hilarious
come up with such amazing and breath taking instructions by the chairperson Rtn. Tushar awake and it was thrilling to see 172
performances? Hats off to all the mentors who Singhvi. The first session of the day was the interactors moving to the music beats. With a made this happen. Also thanks to the eminent ice breaking session by PP Rtn. Dhiren Dutta heady start and warm breakfast, the panel of judges comprising of Pres. Elect .An enterprising person and an active member participants were ready for the day. The first Bharat Goenka and Rtn Manjot Singh Kahai of Rotary, he belongs to RID-3040 and session was extempore conducted by our and Kapil Bahari. The momentum built up by stationed at Bhopal. He paired up the children very own gifted Rt. Ann Madhavi Naidu. Topics the cultural night continued thereafter. Came and made them play the trust fall game. He like 'should parents check our sms'or 'what in the DJ with his enthralling music and the made children realize the importance of five things you would carry to a lonely island,' children were lost in their own sweet dancing believing others and sometimes letting or 'do parents realize how difficult it is to be a world. The Rotarians, the Rotaractors and oneself go. After lunch the children were child these days' kept the children glued to students all mingled together to enjoy the actively occupied with the collage activity. The their seats. Ideas poured out and linguistic night moving to the beat of the music. Next topic given was 'Motivate Your Thought skills were given a free flow. The judges for the
Process'. And the outcome was like WOW! event were PP Rtn Vijay Naidu and Rtn Ann morning began with Zumba again. It was Children are the creators of most unexpected Durriya Akolawala. Then came two very followed by the award ceremony with the things from the least resources. Every collage significant sessions; the management game knights emerging as winners. Suranjana Roy was a lesson in its own. Indeed it appalled all conducted by Ranjit Dani and the First aid tips was awarded the Miss district interact meet us Rotarians and Rtn. Dhiren Dutta. And then by Dr. Jitesh and Dr. Saurabh Barde. Very and Vinamra Goyal won the Mr district interact came the activities that set the ball rolling. devotedly the children absorbed all the meet. Chairperson Rtn. Aeyjaz Akolawala Sports, sports and more sports. Clothes were knowledge that they were receiving. After gave a vote of thanks and the children were quickly changed, sports gears were out and lunch, the children had a brainstorming quiz settled into the buses again and were safely suddenly each and every Interactor seemed session conducted by Rt. Ann. Durriya sent back to St. Ursula school grounds where to be filled with liveliness. The field and Akolawala. Questions were asked from their parents expected them. Sometimes it is grounds were roaring with cheering sounds various topics ranging from history to very difficult to measure the success of any from the spectators. From one end came the geography and science to general knowledge. program. For the district interact meet the sound of “Kabbadi Kabbadi” and from the The audio video rounds had the children hugs and handshakes and the shedding of other came the yells and shouts of participants total ly captivated. Chocolates were
tears by few interactors who didn't want to go in football and volleyball. Reactions were distributed to all the brainy ones in the
back said it all. Kudos to the Director Rtn. Jatin abounding, from laughter to banter from anger audience, which helped to get more Sampat and the chairpersons; Aeyjaz to bonding; the atmosphere was electrifying. participation. Afternoon was all outdoor Akolawala, Tushar Singhvi and Mamta Kanga Comes the evening tea with snacks followed games and competitions. Finals for football, who spent days and nights preparing for this by the session 'Team Spirit And Coordination. volleyball and Kabbadi were played and meet. And most importantly a 'big thank you' to Its importance in the real world'. Night came winners were decided. The human pyramids the benevolent principal of Jain International but much was left to be done. After a by the children were a once in a lifetime view. school Ms. Anmol Badjatia who gave her sumptuous meal the children prepared for a But the tug of war where each and every 100% contribution in this meet. Thanks Rtn. tableau. The topic was a scene from any student put in their entire strength to pull the Namita and Rtn Sushma for your help. A big mythology. Again the children showed their rope and make their house win was the thank you to all the Rotarians and Rotaractors talents and their attachment to the Indian pinnacle of fun. Once sports were done the of Rotaract Club of Hislop College who took roots. They depicted various scenes from mentors took over and started the preparation out time and came to help. It was indeed 'Mahabharata Draupadi Cheerharan' to for the cultural programme. The icing on the
'Ramayana's Sita Swayamvar' to 'Krishna and cake was the cultural night. Sonal Singhvi heartwarming. - Durriya Akolawala
beneficial for their own health. After it, every person who proved to be healthy The interacters of Centre Point School, was allowed to donate blood. 300ml of blood Wardhaman Nagar, tried to do their bit towards was taken up from every adult and the people the society as they took a small step to serve were, in turn, rewarded with snacks and drinks. the humanity. They organized a blood donation The blood will be used for the treatment of
thcamp in the school premises on 20 of innocent children suffering from Thallassemia. November, which started at 8 am. The blood The camp went up till 4 in the afternoon and the donation camp was organized through Jeevan flow of the citizens did not stop. The Interacters Jyoti Blood Bank, which was very sincere in its finally helped the doctors to end their work. work. The interacters welcomed the doctors of They really experienced the thrilling feeling of the blood bank and assisted them to establish helping the charity after the camp.The feeling of saving someone's life is known to their equipments and chairs, apparently, with Thus the Interacters took a little step for the gain be the most breathtaking feeling in the world. the feeling of being honoured. They of the society and experienced the feeling of We can save lives by practising by many encouraged many adults to donate their being honoured after their good work. Each and trouble-free methods and, blood donation is valuable blood for the needy, and to hand out every citizen of the world must show righteous one of them. To a great extent, donating blood is the humankind. The response received by the deeds for the benefit of the society and donate regarded as a gift of life since giving blood to Blood Bank was remarkable as 61 adults came his/her blood regularly.other people, often save their lives. Every up to donate their blood. The people were -Suranjana Roy, Interact Club Center Point healthy individual must donate his/her blood as
it helps in saving someone's life and also, is weighed and their sample of blood was tested. School.
BLOOD DONATION CENTER POINT SCHOOL, WARDHMAN NAGAR
SENIOR CITIZEN COMMITTEEPROBUS CLUB
Tomorrow's Vision for Active Retirees. BUSiness. The first Probus meeting was held activities to the new members as to what kind of thIt gives me immense pride to inform all of you activities they shall be having in the club on 30 of November, last Saturday of the month
through this report that our club has a satellite throughout the year. This was followed by the at Udyog Bhawan from 4:30 pm -6:00 pm with a club to its credit, first in entire district 3030. The introduction of members amongst themselves registration of 30 members. My active idea of launching this kind of a club was when in .The parents took immense pleasure in chairperson: Rtn Neeru Bhatia worked day in a small get together that the senior citizen announcing the professions they've held in and out calling people and explaining the
th their young times and gave a descriptive note committee organized on the 4 of August for our concept and thus having registrations done. .The Probus board was selected by our PP parents, we got kind gestures from our own 4.30-5.00 pm they had fellowship followed by Gulab Mahant and PP Rajan Bhatia .The parents that it is not just lunches and dinners meeting. Out of the 30 registered members 25 Probus Treasurer, The Probus secretary, The that they would be interested in, rather they members were present. President Prashant Probus President Shall be finalized in the would like to work for any social cause. They Kale conducted the meeting. PP Dr Goverdhan consequent meeting. Rtn Ann Padma Mahant were keen to work for the society now after their was the guest of honour. PDG Vishwas gave the Vote of thanks with the announcement liabilities are all over. They believe: ”RETIRE Sahasrabhojanee guided the members
thFROM WORK NOT FROM LIFE” Thus started through the whole idea of PROBUS that was of next meeting on 28 December at Udyog the PROBUS CLUB first of its kind in India. It followed by a power point presentation. Bhawan, which shall be a New Year gathering.derives from two words –PROfessional and Director Rakhi Bhatia explained probable - Rakhi Bhatia
RAJDEEP'S PROPHECY PUBLIC MEETING
The hall at Sai Sabhagruh at Shankar Nagar politics. Taking us back to 1984, when the agents of Modi are. Manmohan Singh and was full to capacity. Nagpurians – from Government got a majority he said, since then Rahul Gandhi was the answer that had the collegians to seniors – had all started India has not had a decisive verdict. What has audience in splits. Before concluding his streaming in from 4.30 pm onwards. The event changed since then, he questioned. address, Rajdeep surmised that our country is was the address of media icon Rajdeep Answering the question himself, he said that facing a leadership deficit. While Modi is the Sardesai of CNN-IBN fame, organized by today, India is like a broken mirror. Indian forerunner, there is a question mark on his Rotary Club of Nagpur. The Topic – elections are 28 elections. Since 1980, when success. To lead he will have to win over UP “ E L E C T I O N S 2 0 1 4 – R A J D E E P ' S regional leaders came up, we have had no and Bihar. In Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal of Aam PROPHECY.” A full house welcomed Rajdeep mass base leaders. The big 'netas' and big Aadmi Party is a popular candidate for the Sardesai with a thundering applause as he parties of earlier times have become hollow Chief Minister's post. After the speech the entered. Then the hall fell silent as everyone from within. Talking about the media, Rajdeep audience flooded Rajdeep with questions, waited patiently to hear the television said that the media today is like a wild animal. which he patiently answered in Marathi, Hindi personality; addressing them directly from the You cannot control it. It is the biggest and English. Earlier, President Prashant Kale stage and not through the television screen. revolution of our times. It is a new instrument of welcomed the Speaker and PDG Dr. Satish Speaking extensively in Hindi, with a power. The younger generation today is Sule introduced him. Girish Deodhar, Director, smattering of English, Rajdeep started his talk impatient. They are not interested in listening Programmes welcomed him with a bouquet. by saying that what he would talk about was to who did what in the past. Citing examples of Akash Agarwal, Chairperson, conducted the NOT the Rajdeep Prophecy. Politics being an Rahul Gandhi's speeches, Rajdeep said that proceedings. Khushnoor Chugh, Advisor, ever-changing canvas, it was difficult to the youth wants to know, 'what will you do for proposed a vote of thanks. The evening prophesy anything. However, he took the ME?” Adding a funny twist to his talk, Rajdeep concluded with the National Anthem.audience through the rigmarole of Indian questioned the audience who the two election -Khushnoor Chugh
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INTERNATIONAL FAMILY EXCHANGE RETURN FROM ILE MAURICE!thReturn from Ile Maurice! where the National Cultural Festival hosted by Day 4 (15 November 2013)
SECZCC featuring the widest array of culture, When we, the RCN Delegation, visited the Official business day finally! The delegation arts, crafts and foods possible perhaps in one beautiful island nation Mauritius earlier this was escorted to MSS where RCN has location – a veritable feast even for an Indian. year in April at the invitation of Rotary Club of dedicated its matching grant project The guests were awestruck. All credit to Rajiv Curepipe, I had written a story likening the comprising of the NICU. Dr Manmohan Daga Chaudhary for ensuring VIP treatment entire trip from concept to fruition, which was gave a tour and history of the project, followed courtesy IPS Ravinder Singhal. Direct transfer akin to a wonderful saga a la Rajashree by some statistics by the MSS doctors on how to Wakeshwar on Wardha Road, where Atul Productions! Once again, I have the privilege hundreds of children had benefited from the and Shefali in coordination with Vilas and to report on the return trip, which comprised NICU already since its dedication.Neeta Kale had arranged for a Maharashtrian members from Mauritius for their return trip, at After this visit, the entire delegation was taken Cultural show which included traditional the invitation of RCN, hence, the title of this to visit Lata Mangeshkar Research gondhal and lavani danceas. Dinner was report. Foundation where Rtn Ann Dr Archana Patel again Maharashtrian food with a difference There were some changes in the cast, in this, introduced them to the entire team engaged in courtesy Vakils Catering.the sequel (as in any sequel!) research on lead poisoning, especially
thCast (India) – Vilas & Neeta Kale, Alok & Day 3 (14 November 2013) amongst infants, which leads to various Anula Goenka, Shabbir & Jumana Shakir, Early start to the day followed by all guests ailments in later age. She proposed that Nimish & Sharmila Sutaria, Naushad & Tauby getting dropped off at Vilas and Neeta Kale's Rotary and all Rotarians should engage in Bhagwagar, Rajeev & Abha Chaudhary, residence from where Alok and Rajiv took propagating controls and virtual elimination of Behram & Archana Patel, and Vishwas them for a day trip to Paonar, Wardha and lead from paints as there was none or almost Sahasrabhojanee. Also playing a strong Sewagram. Lunch was arranged at Bajaj no current regulatory mechanism in India and supporting role were Atul and Shefali Shah, Bhawan courtesy Alok and Anula. On return, many parts of the world, much as Rotary has Sunil Bhatia and Prashant Kale with additional they had just enough time to take a short break worked for prevention and eradication of the inputs from Anmol Badjatia, Manjot Kahai. before rushing to the Club meeting at Udyog polio scourge.
Bhawan. The agenda for the Regular meeting Lunch was at individual homes that day. In the Cast (Mauritius) – Jeet & Sadhna of the Club included introductions of the evening, many visited the Cultural event once Manbauhal, Shyam and Nista Mohadeb, Dev visiting delegation and a brief talk and again at KP Grounds to indulge in some & Lata Hassamal, Esmail & Yasmin Patel, and presentation on Rotary Club of Curepipe shopping. Back home, it was time for the Reshad and Leyla Netoo. As in all sequels, activities by Jeet. Each couple was presented Club's much anticipated Diwali Fellowship - A some characters continued with new gifts by President Prashant Kale. The visiting journey through 100 years of Indian Cinema additions, but some sadly could not continue!delegation assured our club of continuing the presented tongue-in-cheek using dialogue, After hectic and (often) heated discussions IFE programme for years to come. Our Club dance and skits by our own members and initiated and spearheaded by Vilas Kale and the head of the visiting Delegation shared spouses.spread across several sessions, the
thideas of becoming sister clubs and pushing for production schedule was eventually finalized. Day 5 (16 November 2013)th matching grant projects.Day 1 (12 November 2013) Departure from Nagpur was early in the
Post Udyog Bhawan, the visitors and hosts as morning. All the members of the delegation Arrival was at Nagpur airport was late th also several Rotarians assembled at Tauby were seen off by the respective hosts. Clearly afternoon on 16 November followed by
and Naushad's home for a musical evening. the visitors and the hosts had been dinner at Gondwana Club, where Sharmila While the spirits rose on one side, those overwhelmed yet again and repeated the and Nimish made arrangements. The visiting present were treated to some fine music and deep connect with each other must be delegation was received by RCN hosts as also songs courtesy Pankaj Singh (Keyboardist) continued…. A job well done by the host Club, IPP Atul and President Prashant Kale, and group. One by one, locals from RCN as in a manner befitting and appropriate Secretary Sunil Bhatia. The exception was well as the visiting delegation (who are major hopefully, considering the red carpet rolled out Lata and Dev Hassamal who had actually Hindi film and song aficionados) got together for the RCN at Mauritius. arrived a few days earlier and had even to sing popular songs. It was a great evening Watch out for date and details for 'Return to completed a jungle expedition before the full of fun and dance, which included informal Mauritius'…. the third in the series.arrival of the rest, courtesy Naushad and lessons in Sega dance. Tauby! -Nimish Sutaria
thDay 2 (13 November 2013)Breakfast at respective hosts was followed up with fabric shopping and a visit to Jumana's boutique (for ladies) and Raymond's (for men). Lunch had been arranged at the historic Chitnavis Wada courtesy Neeta and Vilas Kale. Traditional Maharashtrian sit down lunch was followed by a paan making session chaired by Vilas and Tauby. After a brief rest, all gathered for a visit to Kasturchand Park,
13Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport Nagpur.CAFE LOUNGE RESTAURANT
" Vilas Kale speaking on 100 years of Indian Cinema" The Silent Era Aayega aayega aanewala...
Hawa mein udta jaaye laal dupatta mal mal ka Patli kamar hai tirchi nazar hai Dayya re dayya chadgayo paapi bichua
Zara nazron se kehdo ji nishana chuk na jaaye
Pyar kiya to darna kya... anarkali disco chali Aaj kal tere mere pyar ke charche Jhootha hai tera vaada
Sainyya dil mein aana re
A Musical Journey.
100 Years of Indian Cinema
Mera piya gaya rangoon... Jawani jaaneman Mein to raste se jaa raha tha Jab hum jawaan honge
Dekha ek khwab to yeh silsile hue Woh ladki hai kahan Nimbuda nimbuda nimbuda
Hawan karenge Tumse milke dil ka jo haal kya karen
Comperes Prateek Salve and Arti Anand with the many “avtars” of Sandeep Dhodapkar
All the Rajni fans ... dont miss the chance The fantastic audience
Rajesh Yadav the script writer with Hon. secy Sunil Bhatia President Prashant Kale with some of our prize winners in the best dressed category
More than 60 enthusiastic participants
If our Rotary Club ever gave up its main was “BOLLYWOOD THROUGH THE always, but also refreshing were the many purpose of community services, we have a AGES”. new faces like Gogi Bhasin, Litesh Thakker, second line of activity ready... Our cultural Dipti Pandhi, Shantala Bole, Sonal Singhvi The show kicked off with an audio/ visual productions are getting better and better and and many veterans among them... the presentation by Vilas Kale, which lead us reaching professional levels... this was Kale's, Shahani's and Chitaley's, all looked through many years of Indian Cinema with amply proved at a beautiful function on beautiful, dressed in fantastic costumes, interesting anecdotes. The main show was a Friday,15th of November at Palacio Hall, danced to roar's of approval from the very visual treat with dancers depicting songs Hotel Centre Point, where a huge team of enthusiastic crowd. right from the time of silent movies, with all our club... Madhavi Naidu, Rajesh Yadav,
The show was made funny by anchors – the grace of black and white, to the current Anita Chitaley, Poonam Sethi, Manju Bhatia, Prateek Salve, Aarti Anand and Sandeep time of the jhatak matak and masala. More Sohrab Kanga, Dinesh Naidu, Aeyjaz Dhodapkar. Madhavi, who put the show than 60 participants from our club shook a Ako lawa la , Reema S ia l , Mon i ca together, is the new Deepa Mehta of the leg, the usual suspects ie – Shilpa Agarwal, Bhagwagar, and Behram Patel got together club. With this show, she has put the club on Sunita Salve, Vinita Pasari, Shriya to put up a show for us and the visiting “FIRE”. Now can WATER be far behind ???? mokadum, Raj Shah, Akash Agarwal, Mauritian guests.. as this year coincides
with 100 years of Indian Cinema, the theme Mahendra Kamat were ofcourse as good as - Rukshad Bhagwagar
Our foundation began working in India a densely populated. Its rural communities are around the bottom of it until she proudly decade ago, at a time when many feared that dispersed across a vast and often produced an immunization card listing the the country would become a flash point for inaccessible terrain. The country suffers from names of all her children and showing that HIV/AIDS. Since then, we have expanded into poor sanitation. Its 1.2 billion citizens are each had received the polio vaccine—not just other areas, including vaccines, family highly mobile and give birth to 27 million new once, but several times. We were amazed. planning and agricultural development. In all Indians every year. Experts predicted that Wherever India's vaccinators have gone, of this work, Melinda and I have seen many polio would be eliminated in every other they've had help from local residents. In one examples of India's poor making dramatic country before it was eliminated in India. But Kolkata slum, a group of schoolchildren who contributions. But nowhere has this power India surprised them all: The country has now call themselves the Daredevils have been been demonstrated more clearly than in the been polio-free for more than two years. relentless in this effort. Their community had f ight to end pol io. Indeed, India's India's success offers a script for winning never had house numbers, so the children accomplishment in eradicating polio is the some of the world's most difficult battles in assigned numbers. Using donated cellphones most impressive global health success I've every area of human welfare. The key has connected to global positioning satellites, they ever seen. I first began traveling to India in the been the participation of the humblest, most created a digital map, marking each house 1980s, drawn by a fascination with this ancient vulnerable members of the Indian population. where children hadn't been vaccinated. The country that cherishes its history and harbors To be successful, any campaign this big has to fight to end polio is not over, not even in India, great ambitions for the future. My interest was include a clear goal, a comprehensive plan and new polio cases in the Horn of Africa and professional as well as personal. Microsoft and precise measurements of progress. But Syria underscore the importance of was expanding, our need for talent was the anti polio campaign in India took a crucial eradicating polio everywhere. Still, if the world growing, and I was attracted to the vitality and extra step: It enlisted the support of the full maintains its funding and commitment, we can ingenuity of the Indian people. A few years sweep of Indian society, including health eradicate the disease globally within six years. later, several colleagues and I were flying into workers, ordinary citizens and some of the The accomplishments of India's vaccinators Bangalore. As we made our final approach, I poorest people in the most impoverished and children and politicians will not end when looked out the window and saw an area of regions of the country. The heart of the plan polio ends in their country. Now that they have densely packed, tiny, dilapidated homes was a simple and inspiring mission: to find the found India's children, they can bring them stretching out for miles. At that moment, one of children. To defeat polio, it is essential to and their families other vaccines, clean water, my Indian companions declared proudly, "We achieve up to 95% vaccination coverage in education, advice on maternal and child have no slums in Bangalore." Whether out of afflicted areas. There is no way to measure health, and support for agriculture—all the denial or innocence, my colleague didn't see whether you're meeting that mark unless you things that people need to live healthy and the "other" India. I don't mean to single him know how many children there are, where they productive lives. Years ago, on that day we out. It can be easy to turn our eyes away from are and whether they've been vaccinated. were landing in Bangalore, I didn't know nearly the poor. But if we do, we miss seeing a India responded to this challenge with an army as much about India as I do now. I saw India's society's full potential. When Melinda and I of more than 2 million vaccinators, who obvious talent and energy, but, like my started our foundation's work in India, we canvassed every village, hamlet and slum. colleague, I missed its hidden strength—the began to meet people from the areas we'd Vaccinators took the best maps they had and rich, the powerful and the poor working been flying over. They had little education and made them better. They walked miles every together toward a common goal.poor health, and lived in slums or poor rural day and worked late into the night. They found —Mr. Gates is the co-founder and chairman of areas—the kind of people many experts had children in the poorest areas of Uttar Pradesh Microsoft and co-chair of the Bill and Melinda told us were holding India back. But our and in the remote Kosi River area of Bihar—an Gates Foundation. This essay is adapted from experience suggests the opposite: What area with no electricity that is often flooded his contribution to "Reimagining India: some call a weakness can be a source of great and unreachable by roads. They found the Unlocking the Potential of Asia's Next strength. In 1988, when there were sons and daughters of migrant workers in bus Superpower," edited by McKinsey & approximately 350,000 new polio cases a year stations and train stations, accompanying Company.and the disease was crippling children in 125 their families on their way to find countries, the World Health Assembly set the work. When Melinda and I visited goal of eliminating polio world-wide. Progress India in March 2011, two months came quickly. By 1994, the Americas were after the last case of polio was polio-free. Soon we saw the last case in China, identified, we traveled to a brick the last case in the Pacific, the last case in kiln whose workers labored long Europe. By the year 2000, the number of polio hours at low wages and lived in cases had dropped by 99%. But the task of mud huts. We met a young ending polio was not 99% done. The mother and asked if her children remaining cases were concentrated in fewer had been vaccinated. She countries, and India was one of the last ducked into her hut, retrieved a nations left. This was no surprise. India's b a g t h a t h e l d a l l h e r urban centers are among the world's most possessions, and rummaged
FROM RITHE FASCINATING JOURNEY OF FIGHT AGAINST POLIO IN INDIA
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It was a lucky day for me indeed. I was in gave. I signed in as a visiting Rotarian and were the cream of Mumbai society, all Mumbai on work and as I was planning my Ekta very kindly introduced me to the achievers in their own right. The atmosphere Tuesday, pleasantly enough, I was asked by a President Nirav Shah. Promptly he shot at me was friendly and business-like, and the dear friend Ekta Shah whether I would be saying, "your club is larger than our club, and service ideals were refreshed in one's mind interested in attending their regular meeting we want to catch up", which brought a smile to thereby reinforcing the commitment of the that afternoon!!! I jumped out of my bed, my face!!! They were 321 member-strong, and Rotarians, to work for humanitarian projects. quickly checked my appointments, and to be as I found out later, 106 out of those attended There are many similarities between our two honest, I wanted to push myself and rush the meeting, which says it all. After a pleasant clubs, and it is encouraging to see the synergy towards SoBo and experience what very few buffet lunch, the meeting was called to order among members to achieve greater goals in privileged ones have had so far. As I sharp at 1.30pm, with the singing of the service. I thanked the President for welcoming rearranged my schedule, I realized how keen I National Anthem. A one-minute silent prayer me, and as I made my way out, couldn't miss was to visit the Rotary Club of Bombay, not was observed as a mark of respect to those the beautiful view of the Arabian Sea, the busy because it is one of the most prestigious clubs who perished during the savage 26/11 harbor, and top of all, the famous "Gateway of this side of the world, not only because of its attacks. Mr Vinod Shetty, winner of the Rotary India". - Vijay Naidumembership but its meeting venue!!! Social Service Award, was the speaker. Three "Tuesday 1.30pm, The Ball Room, Taj Mahal new members were inducted that afternoon, Hotel, Colaba". Add to it, it was the 5th and each of them offered to join a committee to anniversary of the deadly 26/11 attacks, so serve, from their area of expertise. These new imagine what was rushing through my mind. I members also donated substantial sums to was thanking Ekta, who is Anula Goenka's various projects, which I thought was unique. sister-in-law, and she got back saying that President in a lighter vein remarked that the their President has welcomed me to their "visiting Rotarian Naidu's club is larger than meeting. It was my destiny that took me to the our club" which made me feel a few inches meeting. As I entered the lobby of the Taj, taller... The guest speaker Mr Vinod Shetty memories of the 26/11 filled my heart with spoke about his organization's hard work in emotion. Silently, I said a prayer in memory of Dharavi slums, their rehabilitation, and about the lost lives, and made my way towards the the rock band "Dharavi Rocks" which has Ball Room. Walked up the famous staircase become a big hit. A generous donation was leading to the venue, which now looked handed over to Mr Shetty as a mark of resplendent in its colourful decor. One couldn't appreciation of their efforts. President Nirav miss the statue of Mr J N Tata, the beautiful Shah conducted the meeting smoothly and in flowers and the royal feel the entire set up a professional manner. Members present
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KYC AND BEYONDI am trying to put our Heritage in house with high walls a Gadh or a Gadhi is location of the fort and its king. The entrance correct perspective in the simplest also a mud fort found in most villages. gateways needed to enter the fort were way possible. We all have seen Because of its construction technique not usually a point of weakness from where innumerable number of photographs many have survived. pilferage could take place and these and have visited the heritage gateways were susceptible to breach. Hence 2. Land Forts: Usually built on flat piece of land
structures many times. This series tries to the designers took great care to protect the and surrounded by a moat which was a deep educate you and go a step beyond the glitzy openings or the entrance gateways and very and broad ditch filled with water and images by discussing in detail each typology and interesting innovations and efforts are seen deliberately infested with crocodiles to deter it's architectural character. In the previous edition in the design of these.intruders, these forts were mostly modest in we discussed the overall perspective of Bhonsala nature until the Moghuls made them into 5. Gates: As discussed above the gates were architecture and broad classification and also abodes of luxury. The surrounding wall was susceptible point of weakness and care was learnt in detail the constituents of a Wada. Today thick enough to facilitate a passage on top of taken to design them for absolute security. we shall continue our learning and discuss it so that it can act as a carriageway for Usually in the Maratha forts two gates are another typology. Last week I got a call from our ammunition and carts. found although one can find multiple very own Dr. Ravi Wankhede who shared a very gateways as well. One gate to a fort was 3. Forest Forts: Usually established in dense interesting piece of information about the usually avoided. Gates were made in thick forests where the thick forest acted as a Sitabuldi Fort. According to him King George timber and protected by thicker metal plates natural safety shield, very little trace of these gave audience to Nagpurians at the fort during his and spikes. History tells us that elephants structures can be found today primarily visit to the Bhonsala Empire and also conferred were used to crash and make a forcible entry because of the materials of construction probably the only Knighthood outside the empire in to the wooden gates. To foil this the were not long lasting.on Sir Bezon ji, after whom Bezonbagh is named. wooden doors were fitted with sharp metal 4. Hill Forts: The most visibly distinctive This was unique he says as this was the only time spikes to repel the elephants. Usually a category amongst all, Hill forts assumed a Knighthood was conferred on a foreign land. pointed arch was used as an opening and great importance in the Maratha Empire led The place was commemorated with a plaque but characterized the Maratha fort. The entrance by the erstwhile Shivaji maharaj. These were as is so typical of the callousness and uncaring gates essentially had a seal or a logo of the complex structures all oriented to detect attitude of us all it is almost lost to encroachment king and the kingdom to proclaim it's right on movement of the enemies and foil capturing or forgotten somewhere in the precincts. Thank the fort and breaching of the gate and entry of attempts. you Dr. Wankhede. I hope more of you come the enemy inside signaled the fall of the Architectural character of a FORT:forward and share with our readers interesting empire and conquering of the fort.1. Location/Site: Since forts played an information that you may have. This propelled me Bhonsala Forts:important role in the safety and security of the to write about FORTS of the Bhonsala Empire. Essentially a poor copy of the complexities of the kingdom and the protection of its subjects, Architecture of a FORT: forts of Shivaji and subsequent Maratha rulers, the location played an important role. Care Fort essentially is a defensive establishment the Bhonsala forts nevertheless presented was taken that the fort's access was as against vagaries of nature, fellow human beings interesting architectural features and characters. difficult as possible, and visibility high. This or animals and predators. Since man became a The success of Shivaji Maharaj against the was necessary as smoke, light and other social animal and started living in groups and Mughals was mainly because of the complex signals were passed on to other forts or vice history saw the evolution of a society, defense of planning and strategic locations of his forts and versa. Usually they were situated on the top this group became a primary concern. Be it just a fort architecture took a new dimension under his of a hill or the highest point of the landscape.fence of uprooted trees, bamboo bushes, cacti rule. Raje Raghuji Bhonsale I in Nagpur was busy 2. Approach: After having located the forts he walls, mud walls, stone accumulated over one establishing his kingdom and was almost always approach was made equally difficult. The another to form a barricade, all were the occupied with unstable political conditions and Maratha forts were strategically located on antecedents of a formal fort. Fort was a more had little time to establish new forts. However he rocky hills besides sea or rivers making the sophisticated version of all these with advanced and his successors did spend considerable access difficult. Where such natural difficulty protective systems. As communities multiplied efforts to establish few forts and consolidate was not available, man-made efforts are and the complexities of social living increased, existing ones. Few of the notable Bhonsala forts clearly seen in increasing the degree of man needed protection not only for himself but for are:difficulty to access.his cattle, food, farms, houses from wild animals, 1. Gawilgadh, 2. Deogad, 3. Chowragadh, 4. 3. Bas t ions :The h i gh l y i den t i f i ab l e nature (floods, storms etc.) and attack from other Manikdurg, 5. Narnala, 6. Gond fort, 7. Bhandara architectural element in a fort is a bastion. communities. As man became more intelligent he fort, 8. Ambagad, 9. Sitabuldi, 10. Chandrapur, 11. Usually made at regular intervals these started placing these forts on a hillock or where it Bhawargadh, 12. Sawaligadh, 13. Dhamani, 14. essentially were built in stone and projects wasn't available geographically started making Ramtek and few forts in Chhattisgarh, from the surrounding wall-that is the rampart man made hills to place his fort the highest point in Hoshangabad and Sambalpur. Of the above of the fort. Bastion was almost all the time the landscape. This was relevant and logical in SItabuldi fort retains our interest as this is semi-circular in shape or some time the river valley civilizations as they basically were presently occupied by the territorial army and is octagonal. These were used to mount guns prone to extensive flooding almost throughout the inaccessible to public except for a couple of days. and acted as observation towers. Bastions year. An excellent example is our very own This fort was interesting ahs it had no bastions were essentially a very important feature in Mohenjodaro or Harappa. Thus arose a very and ramparts but was still called a fort, though a the security of the fort.distinctive architectural feature called the FORT. moat was made at the base of the hillock. The fort
4. Ramparts: The fortification wall was called Types of FORTS: consists of two hills with an average height of the rampart and was usually as time passed
The classification of the forts is based on the their each being 30-35 meters and is flat topped. Apart made in stone. However mud walls and
location and placement in the community and is from the usual entrance gate and few structures, it mortar was also used to make the ramparts
as follows: also has small temples and Samadhis.of a fort. The material used was determined
1. Small “Gadhi” Forts: Usually a protected - Habeeb Khanby the affluence, importance and strategic
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How many of your readers have heard of, or of sc ience in Botswana and such occasions when I was allowed a know about Rahu Kalam and Soolam? These inconsequential chatter. The surgery took trip to Madurai by train or bus, I are astrological periods of time based on the place after 10.05 a.m. Later I learnt that on would with great enthusiasm and position of planets and stars, real and that day Rahu Kalam was between 8.30 a.m. élan prepare. But my aunt imaginary! Astrological believers in most of to 10 a.m. My wife had apparently wangled (maami), dear old lady, a kind and warm-South India swear by Rahu Kalam and with the surgeon to ensure that the surgery hearted individual was a firm believer in Soolam. Astrology, to my mind, is sort of was well beyond 10 a.m.! Rahu had stolen Soolam. Just when I was about to leave, hogwash. A Southie often gets excited about one hour of the surgeon's precious time. Like Maami casually and firmly would announce Rahu Kalam. I do not know much about Rahu Kalam, there is another fellow called that there should be no travel north on that auspicious times of the day. But I certainly Soolam. He prescribes on what dates you can day. Wednesday – vadakkai soolam, which don't like this fellow Rahu. In the first place his travel to the north and the days to the south
means on Wednesdays no travel towards very existence is contentious. As a shadow or and so on. In the early 1940s, I was
north possible. That was the end of my a ghost, he takes away one and half hours convalescing in a place called Virudhunagar,
amusement in Madurai! This happened on every day of my time. This period called Rahu in South India, where my uncle (mama) was
more than one occasion. Sadistic I thought. Kalam, comes staggered every day of the practicing as a physician. The late K. Kamraj So you can imagine my chagrin and disgust for week, for one and half-hours from sunrise to Nadar, Congress heavy weight of yesteryears Rahu Kalam and Soolam! Most newspapers sundown. My wife is a firm believer in the belonged to this place and my uncle was his and glossy magazines have a column What maleficent effects of Rahu Kalam. Recently, I physician. Virudhunagar in those days, sixty the Stars Foretell. To my mind Stars Foretell had to undergo cataract surgery. The time years ago was a small town, dry as dust with fiddlesticks! Astrology is hogwash and planets fixed was 9 a.m. I was punctual and so was hardly any entertainment avenue. And I was and heavenly bodies have little time for the surgeon. But my wife was having an young and in my teens. 30 miles north was insignificant individuals on Mother Planet agitated talk with the doctor. The surgeon Madurai City with many cinema houses, Earth! - Bobby Srinivastalked about the weather and about progress parks, libraries and amusement galore. On
WHAT THE STARS FORETELL (RAHU-KALAM AND SOOLAM)
Each January, as Rotary district governors- the announcement of a new RI theme. The Action (Joaquin Serratosa elect convene at the International Assembly tradition of crafting a theme is credited to Cibils, 1953-54), Kindle the for training and fellowship, they can be certain 1949-50 RI President Percy C. Hodgson, who Spark Within (Nitish C. Laharry, of two things: a lot of take-home reading and outlined a list of four objectives for his term in 1962-63), and Good Will Begins
office. Among them were the better application with You (Ernst G. Breitholtz, 1971-72). In the of the principles of vocational service and decades that followed, RI presidents dedication to world understanding and peace introduced theme logos, lapel pins, ties, and through international service programs. scarves. Theme ties were introduced in the Though Hodgson's 83-word proclamation ran 1990s, and are now given out yearly. Many substantially longer than today's shorter, have incorporated the theme for the year. In punchier themes, Rotarians' desire to 1998-99 RI President James L. Lacy designed celebrate and support their president's annual the first scarves showing the RI theme, Follow program of service has remained the same. Your Rotary Dream.Other early themes include Rotary Is Hope in -PDG Vishwas Sahasrabhojanee
ROTARY INFORMATIONRI THEMES
NEW MEMBER ROHIT & MEENAKSHI SIAL
SUSHMA & DHANANJAY HEDAOO
Younger brother to Gagan Sial, partner to Naushad Bhagwagar and friends with a number of Rotarians, Rohit enjoyed Rotary, knew about all the work that was being done, knew almost all Rotarians, attended most Rotary
events but never felt the need to join, until --- his children told him to! Sounds strange but that was exactly what happened, his children used to participate in all Rotary fellowships & when we (at club level) decided, not to involve non member children, 14 year old Yashvardhan & 11 year old Vanshvardhan felt left out. They missed the camaraderie they shared during the practices & convinced their parents to join in. As we all know, these days not many parents can say 'No' to their kids, & Rohit & Meenakshi also conceded. Of course, they have always loved Rotary but would have ideally waited a couple of years! Rohit, a Nagpurian by birth, needs not much of an introduction, as he belongs to the renowned Sial family, who have their ties with the famous KAPOOR KLAN! With schooling at Bishop Cotton School, Rohit was barely 16 years, when he lost his dad. With not much choice, he had to join the family business of mining. Gagan was already into it and later on they took Naushad also as a partner. Mining, Limestone & Soapstone near Katni in Madhya Pradesh, Rohit managed a Commerce degree from Hislop College. Soon, in 1997, he got married to Meenakshi, a Delhite who had a Diploma in Tourism and had worked with United Airlines & Air France in an administrative capacity. Nagpur did not have much to offer her; she did have a stint at Flying Cats as branch head but was not very satisfied. So in 1999, both Reema & she decided to start Event Management. But with growing children & boys at that & a husband who was away almost half the month, Meenakshi had to take a back seat & she has started counseling on Aviation & Hospitality & Customer Service. Staying at home, she got into retrospection & realized she was quite spiritually inclined & has joined the 'Bharat Soka Gakkai'. An International Organization, which endeavors to bring about a Human Revolution by bringing a change WITHIN. Associated with the Buddhist Movement, the Sensei, or the master lives in Japan. Chanting is their mantra & it is Chanting that brings peace to them. Meenakshi loves to walk by herself, while Rohit loves to swim or play squash. An interesting couple, I am sure they'll climb the Rotary ladder fast, once they give it their total involvement. - Manju Shahani
She wanted to be a Doctor so took up science but got Typhoid just belong to the same community, there was no resistance from either of before the PMT exams. So Medicine was out. Bachelors in Science the families & in 1997 they tied the knot. Hardik came into their life a
year later. But Sushma's love for studies wouldn't leave her; she did a course in Travel & Tourism from IATA. She also had a stint with the Nagpur Pratibha Jaycees for 2 years. She competed for the Mrs. Nagpur Contest as well as Mrs. Gladrags & was awarded Mrs Photogenic in the Mrs. Khoobsoorat Contest. All credit goes to hubby dear who encouraged her to do whatever & more. Harshad followed 6 years later. Today both the boys are doing extremely well at
th thJain International School in the 10 & 5 Grades. Dhananjay belongs to a family, originally based in Bhandara. His father was an MP & leads a retired life with one of his 4 sons, turn by turn. They have a Petrol Pump on the Chandrapur Road. Being in the same profession, it was Gogi Bhasin who knew them &
came instead, followed by a Masters. Not happy with either, she did suggested they join Rotary. Dhananjay, the fitness freak, is happy both a Bachelors as well as a Masters in Librarian Science & worked as singing & playing the Casio & gyming. His work also keeps him busy. the chief librarian in the Government Engineering College at Indore. But Sushma who loves to meet people & do any kind of service jumped Sat for the MPPSC exam & was selected! But instead of taking a at the suggestion & was inducted during Atul Shah's tenure. As we all posting with the Central Government, she GOT MARRIED. And it has know, there has been no looking back for her since. She is always been Nagpur & Dhananjay for her since then. She came to Nagpur to willing to do anything, anytime. Be it Interact, or a Service Project or attend a cousins' wedding, little knowing that this is where her future dancing during the Fellowship, she is game for it all. By the way, she is was going to be. She met Dhananjay at the wedding & liked him; they learning Bollywood Dancing and is into Power Yoga as well. That met again & again & realized they were made for each other. Since they friends, is SUSHMA HEDAOO! - Manju Shahani
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It starts as a desire and grows into a need,
A little ambition inside you begins to gather speed.
The stuff you are made of strides forth, shining bright,
Separating winner from loser, each day each night.
Some call it destiny, some call it luck,
Some just persevere, living by their pluck.
Then comes a time in each life, when the need becomes a thirst,
To win, to succeed at all cost, to always emerge first.
That is the time in your life, when nothing remains the same,
The world looks at you in different light
for excellence is the name of the game
I believe that another Sachin Tendulkar will never step onto a cricket pitch again. Ever. I believe that the game of cricket will never be the same again. Ever. I believe that you can
take a man out of the game, but you can never take the game out of a man. The dignity with which you handled the pressure was like your straight drive past the bowler smooth and baffling.
The poise with which you handled the adulation was like your back foot cover drive pleasing and worth emulating. The audacity with which you ignored the injuries and doubts was like your
paddle-sweep cheeky and surprising. The memories you leave behind are like your uppercut off the back foot impossible to replicate. I bow to thee, O God of Cricket!
DIRECTOR TRF-ANMOL BADJATIAON THE BOARD
When I first saw Anmol at the Butibori and their second son Rahul was born manages to keep the pounds off. During the District Interact Meet 2012, she in 1997. Anmol continued to help in the family banter with Anmol and Sandeep and it is was dancing with the students to business and she was spotted by the difficult not to notice how proud Sandeep is of all the popular numbers on DJ management of Ira International and offered his wife and her achievements, while Anmol is nite, and she was pointed out to the post of a Vice Principal. She served as modest to a fault. Raunaq is in the final year of
me as the principal of the host school. Her Vice Principal from 2003-2005. She also Mechanical Engineering at the Delhi school of apparent camaraderie with all the students enrolled for a B.ED course with IGNOU, Engineering and plans to go abroad while was amazing. And the subsequent topping the Entrance Examination for the Rahul is studying in Class 10 In Centre Point interactions reinforced my impression. Here is same, and joined MSB Educational Institute School. Raunaq recently represented India in a lady who not only commands respect as the from 2005-2010 as Vice Principal. She, the BAJA championship held at Alabama, USA principal of the Jain International school but currently as Principal of Jain International where he raced ATV developed by him. Both who can also gel with all the students at their school, is very active in the CBSE Board and is of the boys have excelled academically, and level. Meet Director – The Rotary Foundation - also serving as the City Superintendent for why not, it runs in their genes!!! Sandeep Anmol Badjatia educationist, academician scrutinising the evidence of assessment credits Anmol for ensuring the boys' all round and clearly the woman in charge of the under their CCE implementation with 18 development and their strong values. She has Badjatia residence. Born in Jabalpur, Anmol schools of the region reporting to her. Anmol, been not only a strong disciplinarian but also moved to Chandigarh while in Kindergarten. is the self confessed Imelda Marcos of Rotary their pillar of support. It is a well-known fact She studied in Chandigarh till Class 12. Anmol's father was in the army and they lived in the Cantt. Area. She remembers the army days with a lot of fondness. She has two siblings, an elder sister and a younger brother, both doctors and settled in the US currently. She was very academically inclined and a topper throughout. She not only excelled academically but also developed an interest in cooking at the tender age of 9. The love for cooking still stands and inspite of being a busy working woman has a hand in every dish coming out of her kitchen. She cooks every cuisine from Indian, Chinese, Italian, Greek, you name it. Well, lucky Badjatia men I must say!!!!! Post school, she joined MANIT (Maulana Azad National Institute of Te c h n o l o g y ) f o r E l e c t r o n i c s a n d Telecommunication Engineering in Bhopal. She not only excelled at academics but also joined Rotaract, where she met her husband,
that '” A Family can only develop with a loving and owns 500 pairs of footwear!! She is also Sandeep. It was love at first meeting for woman at its centre” Being inclined towards very fond of collecting crystal and her drawing Sandeep, two years her senior, who did not social service, Rotary was a natural room bears testimony to the fact. She loves take long to decide that this was the woman he progression for Anmol and Sandeep. During doing embroidery, which she picked up during wanted to spend the rest of his life with .The her tenure as Director, Anmol wishes to launch school holidays from her mother. She is campus romance, bloomed and they tied the the following matching grants projects (a) treat deeply influenced by her mother and still knot in 1989 in Bhilai. It is important to note juveniles with Type I diabetes and make it a reacts to every situation how she thinks her here that Anmol, after topping the University in sustainable project (b) establish a skin bank mother would. She sings, is fond of painting, her Engineering exams, aced the GMAT and for burns victims. As John Quincy Adams has which adorn her beautiful home. She loves CAT exams and turned down offers from said 'If your actions inspire others to dream reading biographies.... Phew!! Both Anmol universities in the US and all the four IIMs A, B, more, learn more, do more and become more, and Sandeep love travelling and take least 4 C, L to get into matrimony. Post marriage, they you are a leader''. Anmol is the perfect trips a year. From the interiors of India to the spent five years in Bhilai, where Anmol worked example of managing and excelling both at the sophistication of Europe they have with Sandeep in his unit for fabrication of wear work place and at the home. She is definitely experienced it all. Despite her busy routine, resistant liners for bulk material handling. In the epitome of a ''complete woman''.Anmol finds time to work out at her self styled 1991, their son Raunaq was born. In 1994,
- Hetal Sampathome gym and inspite of being a foodie they moved to Nagpur to set up factory in
thI gifted a computer to my son Gaurav on his 9 birthday and tried to guide him on what all he can do with it. After a few months, I made an interesting observation – he obviously loves playing games and he does that often, but he has also developed genuine interest in doing other stuff with computer because he finds it equally exciting as well. This helped me realise that if kids are encouraged and taught to use computers productively, they won't be really using them only for thing s like gaming, social-networking (Facebook) and other things any parent won't like them doing.I thought this can help everybody having young kids or grand-kids at home so I am sharing a few tips from my experience here: Learning to Type - The first thing I told Gaurav was that he should know how to properly type using all his fingers from both hands and not just use 2 fingers to type. I told him to visit - www.typeonline.co.uk and take typing lessons there. It's a free website and very useful for anybody who wants to learn proper typing sitting at home. So after a month Gaurav was able to type properly and you know what kept him interested in doing it – Speed Test. Website offers a speed test to know your typing speed and Gaurav loved to regularly test himself and do better everyday. He is doing 25 WPM right now which I think is a pretty good start.DIY Projects – One day Gaurav asked me how he can learn juggling and I searched and showed him a video on Youtube which teaches juggling step-by-step. He tried doing that but lost interest after a few days. But he remembered how to use youtube after that. One day when I came home from office, he was making paper aeroplanes and other origami stuff watching their videos on Youtube. There are DIY (Do It Yourself) videos for practically anything on web and you can learn anything watching them. Recently I am trying to get him interested in a very good website dedicated to Kids DIY and it is called www.diy.org. This site is a community for children where they can learn to make various things like cardboard birdhouses, soda bottle safety glasses, duct tape wallets and toothbrush robots that scurry across a desk like alien life-forms. All these projects allow children to earn virtual badges, which will appear on the site. Kid's account is also linked with parent's account so that you can monitor your kid's activities on the website.
Learn Programming - What I love about programming is that even kids can learn and do it effectively, that's why we keep reading about so many 12-13 yr old programming wiz kids and now there are various websites which teach programming in very effective manner. Gaurav learned HTML, CSS and basic website development on www.codecademy.com which is a free website and teaches you programming like a game. You have to progress through various stages and while doing so you earn points and badges to show off on your profile. Contrary to what many of you think, programming can actually be quite fun. Check out video on www.code.org to see why rock stars and athletes are learning to program these days.I hope you find these suggestions useful and practical with kids in your homes.
• The months of October and November
have taken away many from our Rotary
• Mother in law of Rtn. Mohinder Alag passed away in
• Padamshree Dr. Vikram Marwah, father of Rtn.
Sanjay Marwah passed away on 6th Nov after a brief
• Mrs. Adarsh Chhabra, mother of Rtn. Dinesh
Chabbra passed and Mrs. Shakuntala Jain, mother
of L.K. Jain passed away. Both of them donated
eyes. We salute the family members for this noble
• Mother of Rt. Ann Renu Micky Arora expired on 28th
May the families get the strength to bear the loss.
On the happy note, with the onset of winter comes
weddings, parties and few notable achievements, here
are some news from the club;
1. Dr. Sunita Lawange, Consultant Pain Physician at
Orange City Hospital and Research Institute and
Director of Bliss Pain Management Centre
Dhantoli, was invited as guest speaker at 26th
International Conference organised by
International Instradiscal Therapy Society. The
conference was held in Seoul (South Korea).
2. Dr. Anant Gade has acquired LENSTAR LS 900
state of art optical biometer from Haag streit UK
for outstanding optic measurement results for
premium intra ocular lens in cataract surgery. This
equipment is available at his clinic to fellow
ophthalmologist friends. All the very best Doc.
3. Rtn. Rachana Singh, Rtn. Dr Ravi Wankhede and
Rt. Lord Vikash Khurana have been nominated by
the Times Of India for the Nagpur Heroes
4. Khushnoor and Dr. Sanjiv Chugh are going to
5. Tauby and Naushad will be visiting the USA.
6. Sonia and Vikash Khurana celebrated the
wedding of their daughter Sonakshi in October.
7. Divya Dass and Shweta Singh, two lovely ladies of
our club found their respective soul mates and are
Until next time Ciao...
GUPSHUPHONEY…I GIFTED PC TO SON
BuVoQu - December 20131. Who is the first sportsman to receive the Bharat Ratna?2. Mumbai based Lodha Developers recently bought the embassy building in London.
Name the country whose embassy was housed in that building.3. Who is the only tennis player (male/female) to achieve Calendar year Golden Slam?4. Which Indian organisation has developed this distress alarm called NIRBHAYA?
th5. AOL will shut down this popular music player software on December 20 ? What's the name of this music player?
6. Who said, “if I had asked my customers what they wanted, they would have said a faster horse “?
7. What was the original name of HTC, the mobile device manufacturer?8. My life. My card is the tag line of which company?9. Which mobile service (widely used in our club also) was started by former Yahoo
execs Jan Koum and Brian Acton in 2009? It claims to be bigger than twitter today.10. Which airline calls itself India's most democratic airline, because it has only one class
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Answers to BuVoQu - November 2013
Jaiprakash & Vinita Khushlani 15
Ashwin & Keshmira Mankeshwar15
Atul & Shefali Shah 15
Kirit & Pallavi Thakkar 15
Rukshad & Monica Bhagwagar 17
Sandeep & Anmol Badjatia 19
Dr. Sameer & Smita Chaubey 19
Pratiik & Sunita Salve 19
Dr. Rafat & Naheed Khan 20
Dr. Ruksana & Sharukh Master 20
Pravesh & Deepika Malhotra 21
Dhiren & Aanchal Jeswani 21
Dr. Anant & Shubhada Gade 22
Dr. Indrajeet & Jayashree Mulik 22
Mohd. & Ruquaiya Vali 23
Dr. Rizwan & Lubna Haq 24
Vikas & Kirti Jain 25
Manoj & Meenu Moryani 26
Sylvester & Beena Isaacs 26
Gurjeet & Bhaskar Kaur 26
Dr. Raju & Anne Wilkinson 27
Dr. Jaspal & Indu Arneja 27
Shabbir & Amina Vali 28
Sanjay & Smita Bhargava 29
Rama & Priti Ramakrishnan 02
Manjot Singh & Gurinder Kahai 05
Appu & Laxmi Wadhwani 05
Rozina & Shamsuddin Rana 06
Dr. Meenakshi & Ranjeet Narayan 08
Jehangir & Dilshad Doongaji 10
Shiraz & Annahita Doongaji 10
Praveen & Sudeshna Chourasia 11
Anjum & Abdul Husain 13
Rajiv & Urvashi Yashroy 14
Hema Thaker 15
Dr. Rajesh Singhania 15
Rupali Kale 16
Govind Daga 16
Ashok Mrig 16
Dr. Sudhir Bhiwapurkar 17
Alka Agrawal 17
Shilpa Jaitha 17
Hina Agrawa 17
Sarvesh Agrawal 18
Girish Deodhar 19
Punam Sahu 19
Dr. Bharti Taori 20
Geeta Rao 20
Ritu Khurana 20
Kusum Pandey 22
R Ramakrishnan 22
Vishal Bhatia 23
Purvi R. Thakar 23
Prabha Agrawal 23
Priti R. Ramakrishnan 23
Hemant Chandurkar 24
Abha Choudhary 24
Shilpi Bagdi 25
Naresh Jaisinghanee 25
Hema Kinkhede 26
Pramesh Pandhi 26
Giriraj Singhee 27
Pooja Neb 27
Hetal Sampat 28
Shiraz Doongaji 28
Vaishali P. Rajurkar 29
Sheetal Gupta 29
Renu Y. Singh 30
Deepika Malhotra 01
Mamta S. Kanga 02
Vaishali Jaiswal 02
Yashpal Seth 04
Mehru Bapuna 04
Rachana Singh 04
Gogi Singh Bhasin 05
Dr. Ravindra Deshmukh 05
Harbhajan Singh 05
Sati Khanna 06
Bhawna Kalra 06
Vinita Chaturvedi 06
Meena Verma 07
Farooq Haque 07
Kumar Kale 07
Pallavi Thakkar 08
Dr.Surajit Hazra 09
Anju Bansal 09
Rajesh Datar 09
Sunil Kakar 13
Dr. Anant Gade 14
Richa Sethi 14
Kirti Jain 14
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12. Identify this iconic detergent brand.
GREEN CITYCLUB AWARDS, GREETINGS & RECOGNITION
Nisreen Maimoom-Interact Jumana Shakir-Interact Rahul Kale-Programs
Shefali Shah-Greetings & Recoginition Shailaja Pingle-Nutrition & Child Care Gogi Bhasin-Nutrition & Child Care
Manish Sanghavi-Vocational News & Awards Rajesh Singhavi- SVMM Mamta Jaiswal-IYE
Tushar Singhavi-Dist. Interact Meet Aeyjaz Akolawala-Dist. Interact Meet Mamta Kanga-Dist. Interact Meet
Vinita Pasari-Ladies Committee
Shalini Naidu-Rotaract & Ladies Committee
Rajiv Jhaveri-Four Way Test
Sapna Vastani- Rotaract
Neerja Shukul-Slum & Women Upliftment
PP Ganesh Joshi Releasing Golden Orange