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Official Monthly bulletin of Rotary Club of Nagpur

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R OTARY T W EETS

Its the ordinary members who are the "Sun" of the "RCN Solar System". PPs and PDGs of the Club are much smaller planets going around the "Sun"!All nominations to the Board must be received by the Hon. Secretary, vetted and the names of the nominated members be circulated to all members of the Club at least 15 days prior to the

Nomination Committee meeting. This will make the entire process transparent and eliminate chances of last minute horse trading, negotiations, flip flopping the nominees etc. by our very own "Bhaus" and "Taus". Rajiv Behal

stWinner 1 Prize

Nothing ! Our sincerity to the Tenets of Rotary needs to be reinforced , change is needed in Attitude not Law.That is the only answer for bloated Ego and its immaturity that " If I win its Merit and if I lose its Dirty Politics”

Vilas Kale

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Filing of nomination should be compulsory to be considered for the board by the nominating committee. The rotarians who have filed nomination for the board,their names should be circulated to all Rotarians.This is the only way to bring transparency. Dr. Surjit Hazra

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Last month, we asked you “What is the ONE change you want our Club to make with regard to the Board Selection process?”

continued on page no.20

The selection process is done Ensure complete transparency & of NC meeting should be and finalised by our learned and zero tolerance for canvassing as minuted !!!experienced Past Presidents and clearly mentioned in the Rotary Akash Agrawal till date we have always had a Manual of Procedure. It appears that using Rotary as a fantastic Board. The bar (pun We must ensure the best platform for social and personal intended) being raised higher candidates are encouraged to mileage is now the norm in the and higher. No change is lead our club without any fear, c lub . Pe t ty po l i t i c s has required in this process at all. favour or owing any allegiance overtaken merit and indulgence Now more so after they have to any group! Cheers in petty politics to pander to also sorted out matters by Behram Patel inflated egos must goDRAWING LOTS. There is lot of resentment over Anmol BadjatiaJehangir Doongaji board selection process due to I agree with Vilas, Dont think Compulsory filing of nomination groupism & non transparent any change is required in the papers for all members wanting process !!! Only those NC bye-laws. The change is required to serve on the board is the ONE members who are regulars in all in the attitude of the club most important change!! club activities ( min 50 % members. Leaving behind the We must change our Club attendance in last 3 yrs ) should principals of Rotary other byelaws to ensure complete be allowed to select board considerations are taking front transparency in the process members (when we have this stage.adopted by the Nominating criteria for new Members

Vinay Thakur Committee. This must include proposals then it's high time that Vindy..minutes of the meeting being we have criteria for nominating I can't comment on this one as recorded & read out in the commitee members selection ) ! I'm not in the know of how the general/election meeting that Similar selection criteria which process works. I hope others like immedia te ly fo l lows the is fair & transparent should be me also chose to remain quiet on N o m i n a t i o n C o m m i t t e e fixed for selection of board

meeting. members !!! And all discussions this one. Naushad Bhagwagar

“Is it time we enforced attendance and part ic ipat ion towards Rotary Objectives else retire the inactive members, simultaneously looking out

Dear All, Successive Boards have contemplated for alternate options to fund the Club's This column is aimed at allowing our and discussed the abysmal attendance activities?” members a platform in which to air their of members both for regular meetings Please send in your tweets ASAP to thoughts, grievances, and to basically as well as projects. Some initiatives [email protected] or SMS / have a voice. We will present a new topic have been rolled out, yet there has been Whatsapp or even call me on 9423103916 every month and publish your responses no perceptible improvement in / 9890715526. Do remember that the with your photo, subject to space participation. Absentee members are tweets should not be more than 140 availability. euphemistically referred to as CHARACTERS or LETTERS, & NOT Prizes will be awarded to three most f i n a n c i e r s , s i n c e t h e i r o n l y 140 WORDS. That's far too long!! On the pertinent responses. However, please let contribution is monetary in the form of other hand, if you have a little More to it be understood that we value ALL the fees! Is this a good enough reason to say, then please don't hold back, just say tweets coming in. This is a democratic retain them (with the exception of it! organization and we value every single senior active members who are exempt Awaiting your views! Remember - the sentiment or opinion that is sent to us. So from attendance as per our bye-laws)? idea is to be FREE, FRANK AND interact with us, tell us what you think, In this background, the question for the FEARLESS!!and let others too hear your voice! coming month is:- Happy Tweeting!

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acquisition to renunciation. As our down in history in the ranks of the greatest tricolour signifies, saffron is for achievers of the human race. So just work renunciation, white is for peace and green hard however much your feet hurt, be is for our connect with the earth. The honest however easy it may be, to get Ashok chakra signifies the perpetual away with a lie-then don't bother about rotationary pace of karma. This is my reaching the zenith. These two qualities aim-whether I am remembered as a will carry you there.President is secondary but more I recently read 'Desiderata' by Max important is to be remembered as a fine Ehrmann. Though one must read it in human being. entirety, let me share some of the beautiful There is so much happening in our Rotary lines with you.families throughout the year, moments of Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and cheer, moments of grief, it needs to be remember what peace there may be in shared with all the members of Rotary silence. As far as possible, without club of Nagpur family. So, now we have a surrender be on good terms with all

???? ?????? ??? ?? ??, ???? ?? ????? ?? bi-weekly supplement which will be sent persons.to you along with the circular, 'GUP- Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and ? ????? ?SHUP' keeping you updated about listen to others, even the dull and the

?? ?? ???? ?? ??? ?? ? ????, ?? ? ??? ? various matters related to members & ignorant; they too have their story.their families. Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they ????? ?? ?? ? ????? ?While watching the republic day parade a are vexations to the spirit. If you compare Very inspiring lines by Gandhiji- they are thought crossed my mind which I want to yourself with others, you may become

akin to what Krishna says in Gita “? ?? share with all of you….your religion, vain and bitter; for always there will be background , time of birth really does not greater and lesser persons than yourself? ?? ? ?, ? ? ? ? ???? ? ?? ? ?...”. When matter, in the end it is only hard work, Regards

one starts thinking according to these honesty, integrity that makes one a Modi. Bharat Goenkalines, the aim of your life shifts from I can predict that our PM Modi will go President

THURSDAY TH O U G HTS

JUST SAYI N G ...An icon of our times, the creator of the reasonable, strong-minded, firm and common man, R K Laxman, himself an courageous men, and not those of weak uncommon man and straight shooter, is and vacillating minds, nor of those who no more. scent danger in every hostile point of Circa 1949, cartoonist Shankar created view”. Also “There could not be any kind the now (in)famous cartoon showing Dr of restriction on the freedom of speech Ambedkar, as chairman of the and expression … in the name of public Constitution drafting committee, riding a interest”. Importantly, it needs to be snail, with PM Nehru cracking a whip. recognized that censorship is an Everyone had a good laugh. oxymoron in today's world. Given the Fast forward to 2014 - Vishal Bhardwaj reach of television and the internet, not to (for Haider), agreed to 41 cuts which forget other media, nothing can be allowed him to state in his film that the censored.Indian army was responsible for the When a public figure is roasted in public - disappearance of Kashmiri men, blew up and has consented to the same, one homes at will, tortured people brutally doesn't really know who ends up being and played havoc with Kashmiri society. offended. The AIB Knockout, which offended people watched the video and This film also depicted another holy cow raised funds for charity, "roasted" Arjun were easily offended.of a censorious society: incest. Kapoor and Ranveer Singh. As with any Liberal is commonly understood as “a In contrast, Shubhradeep Chakravorty's form of art - many watched it, had a good person willing to respect or accept “In Dino Muzaffarnagar”, a documentary laugh, and went about their daily lives, a behaviour or opinions different from on the UP riots, was denied permission bit lighter. Others screamed their lungs one's own”. Each individual, then, is because it named a specific political party out how the AIB jokes were "spoiling the entitled to his personal view; but he as responsible, and mentioned a particular Indian culture". The Maharashtra cannot determine what is appropriate and caste. Pankaj Butalia's “The Textures of government has now ordered a probe. inappropriate for others. Loss”, on depression in Kashmir, was Should we protect “culture”, or reject our

Lack of tolerance is increasingly evident, also rejected at the same time, because it inherent hypocrisy? Karan Johar, all pervasive, and, closer home, our Club referred to disproportionate violence by Ranveer and Arjun, all used four-letter is no different. We live in censorial times.paramilitary forces. words in front of their close family. The

Nimish SutariaTo quote the SC “the effect of the words family took it sportingly. The roasters and Editormust be judged from the standards of roasted have no problem, the easily

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LETTERS remember how much their love and time experience and my only regret is that support made my stay feel not so far away I can't do it all over again :) from home. I will always be thankful that Anna Carlson

Date:19/01/2015 they made me a part of their family. San Jose USA14 years ago I came to India for the first My exchange year in India has had a deep IYE Year 1999-2000time. Through the Rotary-exchange impact on my development as a person. I student program, I got the opportunity to learned to be humble for other cultures see a whole new culture and to get to and traditions. I learned to be stronger and know the country that I eventually more confident with who I am and to learned to love. I've met people that will stand by my choices; not having your be close to my heart forever; exchange parents, your friends and everything that student-colleges, many of whom I will is familiar around you, makes you realize never see again, but still mean the world that. to me, and most of all, family. My recent My exchange year is full of memories that reunion with my mom, dad and brother will last forever. I am so grateful that I got from the Chugh-family, made me the opportunity of doing this once in a life

th th having given a chance to encourage and 4 Jan 2015 7 Janmotivate the students to join the Armed Dear Nimish.... Congratulations for yet The January GO is a great read !! Forces of India. Very few people, like you Especially love the monthly travel another fantastic issue of the GO, just had understand the need for proper career columns.....!! The movie and TV series a first look at the Jan'15 issue online (yet guidance and that too for the armed forces writeups were also interesting....enjoy to receive the hard copy).With eagerness i reading the tweets tremendously...kudos of India. Your short speech was thought

wait for the release of the GO every Nimish ...yet again !! provoking and educative.month. Your editorials make interesting Hetal Sampat 2. To quote from 'Anatomy of Courage' by reading. All the pages too are very th Lord Moran, “If we persuade intelligent 8 Jan 2015interesting and believe you me, we try and youth to hold aloof from the army in Dear Rtn Shiraz (Gimi)visit every eatery and places covered in peace, we ought not to complain if we are I am enclosing my cheque not properly led during war.” the GO and also read the books reviewed. for Rs 5000/- in favour of

3. It will be a pleasure if I can be of any Centre-spread great idea!! Having fun R C N . T h i s i s m y help in future.working with you on the GO...Excelling contribution towards any of your With best regards community service projects.with every issue!!! Cheers to our team!!!Your's SincerelyI was a member of your club from 1974-Nilufer RanaLt Col MP Deshpande (Retd)80. At the time of leaving your Club, I was January 05

ththe secretary elect for 1980-81. Kindly 18 January 2015 Hi Nimish, announce this contribution in your Club Dear President BharatThe Golden Orange issue of January has Bulletin, together with my attached It was indeed my pleasure to attend your come out very well. photo, if it is OK with you. Uma joins me club. I am thoroughly impressed with the Congratulations to you and your team for in greeting the President and members of kind of dedicated service you guys are your club.the same !!! involved. Your club is one of the largest Kind regards, There's a small suggestion regarding the service club in Rotary movement. Nagpur Yours in Rotarycrossword puzzle - the squares and the being my home town I should be proud of PP M.Gopinath, PHFresultant numbers inside each square it. Your club has not only great service

appear very small, to the extent that one is 17 January 2015 dedication but great sense of humour. Subject: DISHA : CAREER GUIDANCE not able to read them. You may make I would love to come back and meet you PROGRAMMEnecessary corrections the next time. great people. I intended to join Sunday Respected Shri Bharat Goenka Sir Thanks & Regards program but as I was away from Nagpur I President Rotary Club of Nagpur Prashant Rajurkar could not do so. Please pass my sincere 1. I wish to complement you and your th apologies. Look forward to see you all.7 Jan team for putting up an excellent show Rtn Ashok KhandelwalYet another beautiful issue Nimish. during ' Disha - Career Guidance

Luved Vikash Khurana's letter. President - Blackpool Palatine Rotary Programme' organised on 17 Jan 2015. Manju Shahani (UK)Please accept my heartfelt gratitude for

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Smiles were seen all around on the radiant female inmate even recited an English faces of the senior citizens at Panchvati poem on doctors' life, which touched Ashram this day. The Rotaractors of of many hearts. The veteran singers and quiz SRWC and IGGMC had organised a winners were awarded with gifts and MUSICAL EVENING to commemorate delicious refreshments were then Christmas and New Year that day. distributed among all.The event began as the volunteers The event saw the presence of Rotary escorted the veterans and all the inmates members Rajendra Jaiswal, Manish gathered in a hall. What followed was the Agrawal and Raj Shah. The event ended unfolding of a truly beautiful and with some insight shared by the in-charge heartwarming experience. The musical of the old age home and appreciation of event organised by the rotractors not only the efforts and the unique idea of involved entertaining the elderly with celebration. All in all, the event was musical renditions but also saw their successful in forming beautiful bonds and enthusiastic participation in singing and left everyone with happy memories to musical quizzes. The young singers and take home. - Team Rotaractguitarists managed to remind the veterans of their youth with the evergreen golden melodies of Kishor Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar and Mohd.Rafi. Interacting with the senior citizens did not only strike a chord in everyone's hearts but also proved to be a truly insightful experience.The quiz and singing of songs by themselves ensured the participation and interest of elderly audience. A senior

SR W C & I G G M CRotaract Musical at Panchwati Ashram -29th December

1st January BUSI NESS MEETI N GRtn. Raj Shah had been accepted by the extended in the next circular. President board and sent to the membership announced attendance criteria for committee for approval. President participation in this committee, and requested IPP Prashant Kale to proceed minimum attendance was put at 60% with the formation of the committee during the last 6 months. Attendance under Constitutional review, to not only Report was read out by Rtn. Ashok President Bharat called the business amend the bye laws but to overhaul the Malani and 100% attendance Awards for meeting to order and completed the

the month of October'14 were distributed. opening formalities. The President announced that the issues A half minute silent prayer was observed related to proceedings of the Nomination in memory of R.Ramakrishnan's mother, Committee were pending and would be and also for Air Asia crash resulting in taken up in January. death of all the 156 souls on board. The meeting was adjourned after the The minutes of last Business Meeting National anthem. -Team GOheld on 4th December and extended

meeting on 18th December were read by secretary Manjot and same were same as demanded by the house in the last approved by the house, subject to some two business meetings. PP Sudhir corrections. Projects and the program for suggested that the committee should be the coming week were announced. formed in the house during a business Treasurer's announcement was made by meeting itself and PP Vijay Naidu added Kapil Bahri. It was announced that that an invitation for members desiring to membership of Manish Sibal proposed by become a part of this committee be

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R OTARACT Tirpude Rotaract - A Ray of Warmth In The Battle for Survival -2nd January

In the freezing start to January in Nagpur, bodies. when the entire city had put on their The Rotaractors of Tirpude College sweaters, jackets and mufflers and got initiated a “Blanket Distribution Drive”

ndcomfortable with a hot cup of tea, there on 2 January for the under privilege were many under-privileged who could people living and spending their whole afford even a blanket and are left to die – life on footpaths. There were more than without a roof or cloth on their bare 30 blankets and more than 20 winter wear

which were distributed among the needy knew no bounds. For the Rotractors of people. When the team of 7 Rotractors Tirpude College, it was not about (Umme Salma Mallik, Riddhi Singh,

Anurag Singh, Kanhaiya Vishwakarma, changing the lives of the people but doing Alvin Anthony, Himanshu and Payal something even more basic than that. It Kale) arrived they were stunned to see was about enabling them to fight their that the people had no winter-wear to battle for survival against the wrath of protect them in such cold weather.

Mother Nature. The event was a huge Their hearts were filled with joy on success. -Team Tirpude Rotaractreceiving the blankets and their happiness

The annual event organised by Rotary Club of Nagpur Downtown saw two major highlights – First, all the matches were conducted under floor lights; Second, much to the frustration of lady members of our club, the ladies cricket event was cancelled.

b o t h t h e l e a g u e m a t c h e s a g a i n s t D o w n t o w n a n d M I H A N . P r a n a v S i n g h a l , P r i t e s h Singhal, Tushar Singhavi, Akash Agrawal

The preparation was and Abhinav Fatehpuria had notable outings.underway for almost 2 weeks prior to the

tournament. The 'out of form' players In the semifinals, RCN played against (those who play only these fellowship eventual winners Nagpur West. Despite matches!!) got into form with rigorous restricting them for a paltry 55 runs in 12 training on ground and hefty fellowship overs, we failed to achieve the target. For for new and old members to spend over dose of poha, aloo bonda and cutting chai 3rd and 4th place match too, we were two weeks together and develop good soon after the practices. The practice unable to chase the target set by Ishanya camaraderie, both within our club

and had to settle for 4th place.sessions were held at Parsi Cemetery members, as well as players from other ground. The team RCN Main United won Overall, it was an excellent opportunity clubs in Nagpur. - Parag Paranjape

FELL O W SHIP 6th-11th JanuaryRotary Inter Club Fellowship Cricket Tournament

PAEDOPATHSHALA, oral health awareness workshop conducted at Little Flowers Kindergarten School in Mohan Nagar. An Audio visual slide show on brushing teeth was shown to the children and tooth brushes were distributed to 52 kids. The workshop was attended by Rotarian Dinesh Naidu and Secretary Manjot Singh and Director Gogi Bhasin.

PAED O PATHSHALA7th January at Little Flower KG, Mohan Nagar

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st The Legislature makes the rules, the The 21 meeting executive implements the same and the was chaired by judiciary ensures that offenders are the Vice President brought to justice.R t n . A l o k There is an entire judicial process in G o e n k a . H e existence to punish crime, eg in a murder condemned the case, it involves not just custody of attack and brutal suspect, but evidence, witnesses and massacre of the probable causes of the crime. The Police journalists of the department in India is overworked, French satirical publication. Birthdays corrupt, lethargic and needs to be better and anniversaries were announced. RCN trained, which is the first hurdle to speedy Cricket Team's victory was also justice. announced against Rotary Downtown The second hurdle is the skewed Judge to where Akash Agrawal (Man of the Match) civilians ratio of 12.5 judges per million and Dinesh Naidu (Best Fielder) bagged persons which ideally is 50 per million. In awards. PP Shiraz Gimi's completion of comparison to India, It is a 100 per million 40 years in Rotary was acknowledged. in USA and 150 per million in Western Rtn Pathak of Nagpur Elite announced the Europe . In add i t i on , adequa te District Seminar details. Forthcoming infrastructure for speedy justice, starting projects were announced. we should strive to educate our children to

Rtn. Nimish Sutaria introduced the from more courtrooms, quality and become law abiding citizens and build a speaker of the meeting Sr. Adv. Anand quantity of the judicial machinery are society intolerant to breaking rules. Jaiswal. Advocate Jaiswal explained the equally important.

evolution of the judicial process from an Punishment has always been present The talk, well appreciated, was followed uncivilized state we have transformed since the onset of civilisation, but doesn't by a Q and A session and concluded with a into a structured society with separation seem to be an adequate deterrent to reduce

vote of thanks by Rtn Shivkumar Rao.of executive, judiciary and legislative. crime. To stop or reduce heinous crimes

To Share the joy of New year with the around the school. They interacted with children and gifted them biscuits and thunderprivileged children, 7 interactors of wished them joy in the New Year. the 7 graders and discussed with them

CPS, KR along with their teacher -Team Interact CPStheir ambitions, interests and hobbies. incharge Ashwini Jagdeo visited “Nav This was followed with a story telling and Jeevan Sanstha”. The interactors were puppet session with the children where seeking a noble beginning of the year and two of the Interactors told the eager decided to visit the school where they also children stories, which they thoroughly wanted to promote the reading habit. enjoyed. A donation drive was conducted in the The interactors also had lunch with the school which ensured that four cartons of children, making friends with them and books and two cartons of toys were enjoyed the simple and nutritious meal. collected and which were donated to Nav This was followed with a round of kho – Jeevan during this visit. kho with the new friends which everyone When the students reached Nav Jeevan, enjoyed. The ineractors finally sang their secretary Anita Patel showed them Vande Mataram with the Nav Jeevan

NE W YEAR CELEBRATI O N 9th January

At Nav Jeevan Sanstha – Centre Point School Interact

Jean Ravelonarivo IPDG from RI District 9220has been nominated as Prime Minister of MadagascarJan 2015

W EEKLY MEETI N GIs quick death penalty an answer to heinous crimes?th8 January 2015.

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It was an amazing two days, with a fantastic evaluated and marked on their performance. blend of interactive, hard core technical Each team was assigned duties for the entire training and motivational talks by the 2 days. The presentation of the meals buffet fantastic trainers Mahendra Kamath and was done by the Challengers on Day 1 and Rajendra Jaiswal and Team Work Game changers on Day 2. These kids stimulating physical games and activities creatively served everyone and gave almost designed to make the whole event high on 5 star treatment. energy. After the cultural show, DJ nite helped them

to unwind and let their hair down after an The 63 participants were divided into 4 activity oriented first day. An election was groups - Game Changers, Challengers, Super held on Day 2 after effective campaigning by Kings and Daredevils, each with a mentor. the teams and the 'Leader of Leaders' was The Rotaractors and the Rotary RYLA Team elected following proper protocol. Sunday assembled on a windy Saturday morning and morning saw an enthusiastic and high energy proceeded by Bus to the spacious and lush Zumba session on the lawns. It was very green Star Key point Resorts, after the chilly at 5 degrees, but after one hour of registrations.Zumba, the participants broke into a sweat!! Technical sessions were conducted with the The Awardees in various categories were:help of simulation games and presentations Outstanding participation (Winner) – by the Gurus...Thinking out of the box, Akshay Damle, IGGMCMission 2030, Effective public speaking, Outstanding participation (Runners Up) – Communication, Identifying role, I'm OK Ankesh Moon, Hislop Collegeyou're OK. Team games were played.Leader (Transition) (Winner) – Sakina The cultural show held on Saturday night Husain, Hislop Collegewas fantabulous. The highlight of the Leader (Transition) (Runners Up) – Siddhant e v e n i n g w a s t h e “ C o m e d y w i t h Meshram, Hislop CollegeChallengers'', which was a takeoff on the And the winner of Leader of Leaders was Comedy with Kapil show. The mimicry of MADHUR RATHI of IGGMCRtn. Rajendra by Rtr. Ankesh Moon was Super weekend wi th en thus ias t ic perfect and had everyone in splits. The participants, highly motivating trainers and Challengers were clear winners of the Team RYLA!! -Team RylaCultural show. The teams were continuously

RYLA Rotary Youth Leadership Award at Star Key Resorts. 10th - 11th January

??? ? ? ??? ? ? ?? ?? ? ???? ??? ??? ? ? ????? ?? ??? ?? ??? ????? RYLA ?? ???? ???????? ?????? ???? ? ??? ???? ? Present ?? ????? ?? future ?? ??? ? ???vision 2030 ??? ??? ? ?? ?? ??? ??? ? ? ? ???? Creativity ??? ???? ?? game ?? ? ??? ???teamwork ? ? value ??? ?? ? ?? ??? ?????? ? ?? ? ?? ??? ? ?, ?? ???? ??? ? ???? ? ? ??? ?? ??? ??? ??? ? ??? ??.... team ? ? ??? ? ?Daredevils daring ? ??challengers ? ?? challenge? ?? super kings ??? ? ?? game ?? ? ? ?? change ? ?? ? ?? ?? ?????? ? ? ???? Movie ???, ? ?? ????? ? ?????? ?????? team ????? ?? ???? ??? ??? ??? ????-????? !!??? ? ? ??? ? ?? ??? ?? ? ? ????? ? ???????? ? ?? ? ? ????? ?????????? ? ? ? ??? ???? ? ?? ????? ?? ??? ? ??? ????? ? ?? ????? ? ? ??? ???? ? ?? ?????? ? ? ??? ??????Cultural ? ? DJ ???? ?? ???? ???? ?? Zumba???? ??? ??? ? ?????? ?? ? ?? ?? ? ??? ? ?? ??? ????? ? ? ????? ? ???????? ? ??? ??? ? ??? ? ??? candidate ? ??? team campaign ? ???? ??????? Box ?? ???? ??? ?I'm okay if you are okay? ????? ??? ??? ??? ???? ????? ???? ??? ??? ? ? ??????? ? ? ??? ????? ? ??? ??? ???? ? ?? ??? ??? ? ??? ? ??? ? ? leader ? ? ? ???? ? ??? ? ? ????? ??? ??? leader ??? ?? ? ?????? ? ?? ?? ?? ? ?????? ??????? ??? ? ? ?? ? ?? ? ????? ???? ?? ? ??? RYLA ? ????? ??????? style ??? ????? ??.... ??? ?? ?? ???? ?????,? ??? ?? ???? ??? ? ????? ??...?? ?? ??? ?? ? ????, ? ???... WHAT A RYLA! ? ???... WHAT A RYLA!!? ???... WHAT A RYLA!!!

Dr Madhur Rathi (Rotaract – IGGMC)

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prayer for our Probus member Shri bonanza. After a games session by Rtn Laxmandas Bhatia who left us for his Pinky Batra, the snacks were served and eternal journey. Members were the Lohri bon fire was lit. In traditional welcomed by the host Mrs kuldeep Uppal Punjabi style everyone celebrated Lohri. in a shayarana andaaz. Punjab Sindh Mrs Sankranth of the evening title was Gujarat Maratha…. Goes our national won by Mrs Savita Masand. Mr Well anthem. In the same chronology Dressed Male was bagged by our new Chairperson Neeru Bhatia requested the

member Mr I.S. Johar. Well Dressed Lady It was a chilly evening but most of our members to brief us all about the of the evening was Mrs Jolly. Our host Probus members enthusiastically reached importance of SANKRANTH in their and hostess Rtn Harpreet and Ruchi the venue dressed in traditional themes. culture. This led to a wonderful dance Uppal were on their toes making one and The meeting was conducted by our PP session by the members who couldn't

Rajan Bhatia.We began with a silent resist thumping their feet on the musical all feel very comfortable. -Team Probus

THE SA NKRA N TH CELEBRATI O N15th DecemberProbus

I N TERACT Centre Point School Visit to Panchawati Old Age Home14th january

Interact Club CPS celebrated Makar Ashram in advance and confirmed the useful and necessary toiletry and hygiene Sankranti in a unique way with items.visit. Vice Principal Renu Singh “Grandparents”. Panchawati Ashram The inmates were touched and very happy consented for this noble cause and the (founded in 1961) is an old age home to meet the Interactors. Retired Army Interactors & Teacher-in-charge Mrs located at Umred Road, Nagpur. It is Officers shared their exciting and thrilling Ashwini Jagdeo made effort to donate currently home to 80 aged inmates of experiences with the kids. Some students useful items (groceries) in form of which 63 are female and 17 are male. also heard stories of ancient Indian rulers Sankranti “VAN” as a token of love & Interact team of CPS Katol Rd, President from them. Mr & Mrs Jakate who

hope. Ashika Jain, other members of club published their books gave us as a gift for Teacher In charge along with Interact Karen, Vali, Sahil, Shlok, Mehak and CPS Sr.Library.team (Opportunity team) then visited the Riddhi, under the guidance of Principal Interacters thoroughly enjoyed spreading

thAshram on 14 January. The students Shilpee Ganguly, Renu Singh & Sanjay the joy of festivities with the people of the Waliokar contacted the authorities at the were happy to distribute and share several old age home. -Team CPS Interact

The new special observance months are: The Board reorganized:· September: Basic Education and Literacy · District 3010 (India) into new Districts 3011 and 3012, · October: Economic and Community Development effective 1 July 2015· December: Disease Prevention and Treatment · District 3140 (India) into new Districts 3141 and 3142, · January: Vocational Service effective 1 July 2016· February: Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution · District 3180 (India) into new Districts 3181 and 3182, · March: Water and Sanitation effective 1 July 2016· April: Maternal and Child Health The Board also reassigned District 2060 (Italy) from Zone 19 · May: Youth Services to Zone 12, effective 1 July 2015

RI Board Resolutions (Oct 2014)

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After the customary formalities, the investment eventually hurts no one, investments are regulated, transparent President Bharat felicitated Dr. Sunita but helps everyone. and professionally managed. Dhote member of Rotary Club of Nagpur Rtn.Pritesh Tank spoke on the dilemma of The speakers advised the audience to Fort who cycled from Nagpur to the common retail investor in entering the invest cautiously for good returns only Puducherry to spread awareness about the stock market, which invariably pushes after seeking expert guidance. Rtn. Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. She thanked all him into investing at the wrong time. He Shivkumar Rao proposed the vote of Rotarians for the help extended during her also shared information on sectors and thanks. entire journey. specific companies. The evening program titled Acchhe Din Khushi Pillai, ABM, Tanishq pointed out Aaayenge was a presentation by 5 experts that Diamond and Gold have given who explained the need to seek excellent returns over a period of 20 years professional help in investments across and most importantly keeps the lady of asset classes like – Insurance, Stocks, the house very happy. She predicted a Gold, Real Estate & Mutual Funds. Rtn. continuous price rise in diamonds. Jehangir Doongaji moderated the session. Rtn.Gaurav Agarwala advised the Jehangir Doongaji opened the session audience on real estate investments. He with his witty account of how our Club, sugges ted inves tment in under which used to meet at Bishop Cotton construction apartments & commercial School having only samosa once in a units in developing areas like Wardha while, now meets at Chitnavis Centre road & Amravati Road for best returns. with a lavish spread clearly indicating that He cautioned the audience to check legal Achhe Din aagaye. aspects before investing in real estate.Rtn. Mahendra Kamath explained the Rtn.Parag Paranjpe offered a mutual fund advantages of Life Insurance and how it product for all the 4 sectors. He, in a supports the family in difficult times. He lighter vein, suggested that he is the only also emphasized on the attractive returns expert required to invest in any category. offered by Insurance companies and that He highlighted that mutual fund

goals we set for ourselves and how we ensure that we reach it.can fully realize them by the end of this Have you considered taking advantage Rotary year. of the new grants program? Last year, How are we meeting our goal of polio 858 district grants and 492 global grants eradication? Are we supporting National were awarded.Immunization Days? If the message of Rotary does not get to Have you made your contribution to our the Rotarian and the club, it loses its charity – our only charity – our Rotary thrust. What you make of the remaining Foundation? Have we impressed on months of the year, as you endeavor to those Rotarians who have not made a

Light Up Rotary, is up to you.contribution the need to do so? The My New Year best wishes.January: In Roman times, this was number of Rotarians who have not given

symbolized by the two-headed god Janus to our Foundation far exceeds the – one head looking back and one head number who have given, and we need to looking forward. reverse that statistic. Our target for the This is the time for us to take stock of the Annual Fund is US$123 million. Let us

John KennyTrustee Chair 2014 - 15Source: Rotary International (This an extract)

Message From RI Trustee Chair John Kenny

REG ULAR MEETI N G Achhe Din Aayenge15th January

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Polio eradication is at the heart of all scene at 7.00 on a Sunday morning. The number of booths allotted were 93 this Rotarians. “Do boond zindagi ke” is the year. Equally committed was the NMC punch line for a massive campaign run by staff under Dr. Ramteke. President Bharat the Government throughout our country.

th Goenka administered the first dose of 18 January gave an opportunity to the polio medicine in presence of club Rotarians of our club to show their members. NMC staff too arrived at the commitment to this cause. Although India zonal office in time to pick up medicine is declared a polio free nation, the supplies and the food packets arranged by challenge of ensuring that no new cases our club and departed to their allocated arise remains. Hence, the NID polio booths. The entire stock of medicines by NMC's house-to-house, night visit and programme needs to be executed with the moved out of the zonal office as per other transit teams of workers for same seriousness as the previous years. schedule with logistics support by our administering the polio dose and ensuring This year also NMC's Zone No. 7 and members to ensure that the immunization that no child is missed.areas coming under it were allotted to our started by 8.00 AM.

Members present on the occasion were club. Jehangir Doongaji, a veteran of this A Total of 19,147 children below five Rtns. PDG Vishwas, IPP Prashant Kale, programme had meticulously planned the years of age and 160 children above five PPs Gulab Mahant, Rajan Bhatia, Tauby activity. The winter chill did not deter the years of age were immunized in zone no.7 Bhagwagar.dedicated members from arriving on the that day, at the booths. This is followed up

Disha – Career Guidance Program & Four Way Test Installation -17th January

N ATI O N AL PULSE P O LI O IMMU N IZATI O N PR O G RAMME

The annual mega career guidance program whopping 510 students from various participation from Interact schools. 40 schools registered for the program and percent students were from Interact for students of Std 9, 10, 11 and 12 was another 50 from host College also schools and the rest were from other held at Dhanwate National College. The participated. schools of Nagpur. The program was old model was continued with some At the inaugural function Chairperson compered by Nupur Agarwala. It was a modifications, by adding more disciplines Rita Aggarwal giving a motivational fantastic show as well as an enriching speech to the students about the process of experience. The students as well as the choosing a career carefully and introduced faculty expressed their happiness and the module of the program. Co- satisfaction about the program. Cheers to Chairperson Indu Agrawal welcomed and the Career Guidance Team for putting it introduced the faculty members. President together. Secretary Manjot Kahai also Bharat Goenka shared the Rotary attended the event.perspective and Beena Mathews, Director Earlier the Four Way Test board was Vocational Services, proposed the vote of installed at the College premises. thanks. From Dhanwate National College - Rtn Rita Aggarwalthree senior lecturers, Mrs. Sangita Jeevankar, Dr. Changole, and Dr. such as Humanities, Fine Arts, Home Ratnakar Bhelkar addressed the gathering. Science, pure Sciences, Life science, and Rtn. Manju Shahani managed the table for Teaching as a career option besides the registrations of students very ably. She mainstream disciplines. Twenty eminent was assisted by Rt Anns Shalini Naidu, faculties from reputed colleges and Chetna Singhal, Preeti Vaid, Rtn.Anjuli University departments addressed the Minocha and Rtn. Shamsha Raiyani.

students in 15 different classrooms. A Director Namita Sharma helped us get

-18th January

Rotaract Club of IGGMC completed an use of plastic and promoting the use of The team has extended thanks to the innovative and environment friendly more eco-friendly paper or jute bags in Rotary team comprising Manish Agrawal project of Eco Bags. In Project Eco Bags, daily life. and Neerja Shukul for their encourage the volunteers came forward to spread the ment and support in making this event This project was timed to coincide with awareness about the harmful effects of successful. The team hopes to see fruitful identical activity of 50 other Rotaract use of plastic carry bags in various shops.

clubs in 5 countries namely-India, results from this initiative and to spread They distributed about 200 handmade Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal and the horizons of awareness further and paper bags to stationary shops near Bangladesh. It was conducted between farther in more directions.IGGMC. The bags had on them, various

thslogans and sentences about reducing the 10th-18 January. - Team Rotaract IGGMC

I G G M C R OTARACT Eco-Friendly Bags18th January

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– Oral Hygiene Awareness Workshop19th & 20th January

Oral Hygiene Awareness Workshops, termed as PAEDOPATHSHALA were conducted back to back by Dr Pooja Poddar at:1. SFS School where around 200 children were taught brushing and pamphlets were distributed. 2. Kadence International School where around 35 children were told about oral hygiene.The workshops were attended by Dinesh Naidu, Secretary Manjot Singh and Director Gogi Bhasin . - Dr. Pooja Poddar

MEETI N G THE “SMILI N G FACES” 22th Januaryat their morning that all such students excel in their A s s e m b l y & respective examinations. prayers. This was The sessions were conducted by f o l l o w e d b y a Chairpersons Sandip Dhodapkar, PP m o t i v a t i o n a l Gulab Mahant, Manjot Singh Kahai, add re s s t o t he

Kapil Bahri, PDG Vishwas, Prem Gupta, s t u d e n t s b y PP Vijay Naidu, IPPPrashant Kale and President Bharat Mrs. Reita Chaddha, Child Psychologist and Chairperson and a regular donor (from USA). Rajiv Behal.

Thereafter, each -Rajiv BehalRotarian present at the event took up

An annual feature now, a number of small groups of Rotarians visited St. Ursula Girls' High scholarships beneficiaries and motivated School to meet the student beneficiaries them to do well in the forthcoming of the scholarships given by Rotary Club examinations. The interaction with the of Nagpur. students helped in advising them As is the tradition of the school, the solutions to their academic difficulties. It Rotarians were given the place of honour was a very fruitful session with a hope

W EEKLY MEETI N G Why is Gandhi Still Alive?22nd January

Mahatma Gandhi shall always be that he could lay his hands on. castes for centuries and no amount of respected, nay worshipped in this slapping could actually reverse the clock. He soon came to realize that Gandhiji was country! As long as there is GOOD in the However, this was his way of atoning for g r e a t l y m i s i n t e r p r e t e d a n d world, Gandhiji will live! Speaking from the atrocities perpetrated by present and misunderstood, and hence the defamatory his very heart was Mr. Chandrakant past generations! It was not that he statements made against him. He gave the Wankhede, former editor of 'Sakaal' at our wanted us to be cowards and get beaten example of an old Harijan lady who regular meeting. every time; but this was the unfortunate slapped him to which he offered her his Born in a family, where the mahatma's interpretation by select opinion makers other cheek. His view was that the photo was placed in their temple, he had leading to the negativity surrounding Harijans had been slapped by the higher always held Gandhiji in high esteem. Gandhiji's methods!Therefore, having moved to Amravati for higher studies, he realized that the Maharashtrian Brahmins were quite against Gandhiji. To add to that, coming to know that a failed attempt to kill him was made in as early as 1934 left him shocked! This spurred him and he started reading whatever material on Gandhiji

PAED O PATHSHALA

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W EEKLY MEETI N G Panel Discussion - Is Prohibition The Answer29th January

The meeting began after a sumptuous saying it was not a solution to human worsen the situation. They added that fellowship. The president extended suffering, as it is a socio- economic moreover, alcohol is not the only cause of birthday and anniversary greetings and problem. Abhishek agreed that the all the ills and the ban would be a huge loss project announcements were made. government does go with the sentiments to the exchequer, tourism dampener, etc.

of the common man and prohibits alcohol This week, we had a most unusual panel The entire panel discussion was extremely for securing their vote banks. He discussion on "Is prohibition the answer?" interactive with excellent participation mentioned though the intention is good, moderated by Rukshad Bhagwagar. The from the audience, both ladies and the prohibition is not the answer. He was panelists in favour of prohibition were menfolk. Rukshad summed the discussion categorical in saying that the focus should Veenita Pasari, Sanjay Arora and part time saying there needs to be more awareness, be on addressing addiction, not journalist with The Hitavada, Mandar education and balance in consumption. consumption, since human desire cannot Pandhre, whereas Rahul Sharma and TOI Jehangir Doongaji proposed the vote of be legislated.reporter Abhishek Choudhari against. thanks. The meeting was adjourned after

Veenita gave a preview giving the The panel discussion then turned into a singing of the national anthem. -Team GOglamorous side of Alcohol as well as the full debate. Capt. Roy's stated that there is dark side of it being degradation of family a lesson to be taken from the Armed forces life, health, finances, etc. Mandar spoke of of our country, where liquor is available in the morchas taken out, the heartbreaking plenty and cheap, yet hardly any domestic stories told by women protestors, who had violence or financial discord ever found. suffered because of alcohol abuse in their To this, the panelists for prohibition said it homes. Sanjay shared statistics of how was all about fear of law and the 69% crimes, 40% road accidents and 80% implementation of it. The anti-prohibition domestic issues were directly related to panel also stated that prohibiting liquor alcohol. In response to these arguments, would turn them to other substance abuse, Rahul said he didn't approve of prohibition or even worse, illicit brews which will be

Rtn Dr Shaunak Mokadam, Dr Yeshpal in action and completed 38 surgeries on the same day. A total of 80 surgical Lambha, Dr Abhijeet Deshpande, Dr. procedures were eventually performed – Jitendra Talavia reached the destination highly commendable and selfless work by afternoon to a warm welcome by Dr indeed!Digant & Dr Anagha Amte. The look of The committee thanks Dr Prakash Amte the new hospital building itself was & family for once again giving the refreshing making the team eager to start opportunity to RCN club to fulfill the the surgeries. Lunch was served in the commitment of service to society.new mess which has a very comfortable

ambience. The most attractive feature in After a gap of a year once again our club the mess was the fully automatic was at the doorsteps of Lok Biradari mechanized “Roti Maker” which has a Prakalp in the holy land of Hemalkasa for capacity of 2500 rotis per day. During the service to needy tribals. Last year it was tour of the new hospital building, Dr the renovation of the hospital which Digant briefed us about various changes, prevented us from providing medical

rd equipment, & new facilities available to service. On 23 Jan the medical team was the people of Hemalkasa, which was quite flagged off by the president Rtn Bharat impressive. Soon after, the surgeons were Goenka. Dr Rajesh Singhania along with

O PHTHALMIC CAMP At Lokbiradari Prakalp Hemalkasa -23rd & 24th January

Gandhiji's Ideals - Satya & Ahimsa are within every human being, and shall speaker, who spoke with genuine passion. remain for as long as the World exists! Shivkumar Rao introduced Shri This was illustrated by our speaker with a Wankhede and Parag Paranjape proposed simple example that even a terrorist, a vote of thanks. Earlier Saniya Raiyani & otherwise engaged in causing harm to Anirudh Mundhada, recently back from others for his cause, would go to any

their exchange stays abroad, shared some length to protect his own dear ones from of their experiences. Mrs. Vrinda Rathi any threat of violence; meaning to that was inducted into the Rotary Family. extent he is also in favour of Ahimsa! Thank you Rtn. Shiv for an interesting Many in the audience were non-members

who had come only to hear this fiery evening. - Manju Shahani

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All the events listed are on the basis of available information. While all care has been taken, errors and omissions, if any, are unintentional & may be excused. Please confirm details / schedules with the concerned organization for changes, if any – Ed.

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Dr. Manmohan DagaYatin MaljiMehernosh Rana

Noorddin RanaRana Khurana

Rajiv Bhargava Asha S. Kakar

Dr. Neena ParekhNeelam Kothari

Sharad Paliwal Dr. Nirmal JaiswalSangita Parekh

Amina ValiGaurav AgrawalVarsha Parakh

Sanjiv NaharParheez Gimi

Commd.Rajkumar RoyDeodutta DastureSanjay Mansukhani

Vaibhav Jaipuria1 Dr.Archana ChoudharySanjay Agrawal

Ashish KaleManpreet Alag

Ayun MalakShilpa Pandey

Dr. Harish Rathi Ashish MehadiaDeepali Kale

Dr. Radhika MarwahPranav Singhal

Sanjay Marathe Bharat kumar ParikhDilip Chhajed

Arun Bhargava Naushad BhagwagarPankaj ChokhaniAnupam Rai

Anuj BadjateShefali ShahSushil Mandhaniya

Rishi Lashkare Parveen Seth

Sonal SinghviRozina Rana

Dr. Jerestin WatchmakerRavindra SarnaikBharat Parekh

Dr. Rajesh & Neeta SinghaniaAtul & Minal Doshi

Sandeep & Sarita PathakRohit & Pooja AgrawalPooja & Vinit Poddar Vilas & Neeta Kale Anuj & Preeti Badjate

Prashant & Vaishali RajurkarAshish & Sujata KaswaNavnit & Archana Jain

Rajeev & Vanita Shukul

Shabbir & Jumana ShakirVipul & Shalini Gupta

Abhijit & Pratdnya Hazra

Vijay & Madhavi NaiduHemant and Prabha Lodha

Shree Krishna & Devyani Buty

Parag and KaplanaAjay and Alka Kanoria

Rahul & Ruchi ChaudharyShreeram & Mrinalini Marawar

Rohit & Meenakshi SialSunil & Asha Kakar

Ashok & Premlata Malani, Kishor & Smita Sheth, Shridhar & Veenita

Pasari, Giriraj & Jayshree Singhee, Pranav & Chetna Singhal, Shilpi & Ajay Bagdi

Deepak & Neena ChowdharyAjay & Savita SanchetiSandeep & Preeti Vaid

Meeta and Vishal Gulati

Rakhi & Vishal BhatiaSanjay & Vaishali Jaiswal

Jatin & Hetal Sampat Naresh & Seema JaisinghaneeAtul & Neeta Gupta

Omprakash & Samiksha BagadiaSarang & Anushka Kale

Vaibhav & Varsha JaiswalNimish & Sharmila Sutaria

Timmy & Charanjeet BawaMamta & Manish Jaiswal

Neeru & Kamal Kapai Kusum & Shashank PandeyHasmukh & Archana Panchmatia

Rajeev & Sangeeta Chhabra

Rajan & Jaya MulaniDr.Rajesh & Ritika Singhvi

Tushar & Sonal Singhvi Akanksha & Anuj Singhania

BUSINESS MEETINGMentoring ProgramBACK TO BASICS

"Yeh Rishtey Kya Kahlate Hain..... Be My Valentine !" Joint representation of

Program and Ladies Committee UDAAN

AURA Rotary Cricket League (Ladies)

February 19-21st Hemalkasa Surgical Camp

ROTARY ANNIVERSARY, Paul Harris Birthday

Rotary CarnivalWALKATHON

SCZCC th 8 Feb - Brahmanaad

VED Councilth nd20 - 22 Feb Wagh Utsav at SCZCC

TiE11-Feb-15NagpurUnderstand & Enculcate

the effective use of Local Resources in TiE Over Coffee

AURA Rotary Cricket League (Ladies) Gala Dinner

TiE 21-Feb-15NagpurExploring your

Entrepreneurial Abilities with Ms. Rita Aggrawal in TiE Stree Shakti

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MI N D IT The Winners of each of these mind games will win a Tub of

Dinshaw’s Ice Cream.In case of

Multiple correct entries, lots would be drawn and

winner declared.

NOTEPAD

SOLUTIONSJANUARY PUZZLES

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January Winner

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Anil SahasrabhojaneePS: Winners names were drawn by lot

out of the correct entries received. Editor

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Across1. Having __ hair day5. "Far out!"9. Silent12. Sea Biscuit'smother, for example13. Peruvian capital14. I, in Rome15. Gratified17. Tuna container18. Sharp footwear?19. Some people workthem21. Stetson, forexample22. "Long time no__!"23. Things to lookthrough27. It needs a licking31. Cause ofinflation?32. Curtain holder34. Scary word35. Orate38. Downwardmovement41. ___ Zeppelin43. Bikini Bottomsetting44. He hopes to makea hit47. Starts a tennismatch51. Part of N.A.52. Latent talent54. Beers in a pack55. Always56. Aware of57. Yes, in Yokohama58. Monthly expense59. Hatchling's home

Down1. Roadie's load 'em2. Pitcher's error3. __ 514. "And how many __will it take..." (Dylanlyric)5. Tight group6. Listen: Sp.7. Signs8. "__ and gentlemen”9. Luna or gypsy10. Tight group11. Sign on awashroom door16. Caribbean andothers20. "___ lost!"23. It gets us going24. Backtalk25. Roses __ red...26. Lay turf28. Homer's dad29. Calendarabbreviation30. Big belly33. Meal finisher,maybe36. Letters on akeyboard37. Zoo__39. "...ever __ therain" (CCR lyric)40. A box of boxes42. Went by car44. Clinton follower45. Largest continent46. Cab48. Ivy, e.g.49. Breaks a fast50. Place to putmoney in a casino53. Mark of perfection

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The present Clean India initiative – Yojna ( Area Adoption Plan ) with the tag If desired, person(s) adopting can use Swachh Bharat Abhiyan may really work line – My City, My Clean City, My personal resources to maintain the out wonders for us. This initiative is not responsibility. The scheme works as property as well.exactly new but in a different format. The under- Sapling plantation in Parks, Gardens past programmes were treated as an Any road, roads, Garden, Parks, Schools will be encouraged as also obligatory government policy. This one, Monuments, Buildings, Statues, lake, their upkeepthough, is a policy as well as a campaign. school and so on can be adopted by an Name of the person / NGO / Corporate Thus, it encourages active involvement of individual, NGO's or corporates. to be displayed in the Area.the people which can, in turn, make the The scheme is likely to be launched in Responsibility to co-ordinate with government officials more accountable. mid February. NMC for upkeep without financial During an earlier chat with Rtn.Govind Very clearly, NMC has donned a thinking burdenDaga he had suggested a campaign that hat and has come out with a unique model NMC responsible and accountable to could be taken up by our club for the of citizen administrators, and is offering work with person who has adopted.overall upkeep of Nagpur city. He them a wonderful platform which can suggested that every ward in Nagpur work wonderfully both at locality could be monitored for street lights, l e v e l w i t h o u r m e m b e r s ga rbage , sewerage , road participating; and at the same conditions and so on by time offers our Community Rotarians living in those areas Service agenda a greater reach together with some non- to ensure better health for all rotary citizens if required. by improving sanitation / Some of our fellow members green cover and water usage. formed area wise WhatsApp The flexibility of mutual groups to take this plan c o o p e r a t i o n w i t h o u t forward and have been involving funds greatly largely successful in ensuring enhances Rotary's ability to garbage dumps are not left do much more for our City unattended. and fits in with so many of our Team GO met Shri Pravin objectives such as Green City, Datke, Mayor of Nagpur City Health for All , Public to try to assess if this could be Relations, et al. turned into a large city It would be an excellent idea project. We were in for a to invite the Mayor or pleasant surprise! The Mayor someone from NMC to share presented NMC project their thoughts so that we can virtually on the same lines be the first movers in this named – Parisar Palaktva initiative.

ADOPT YOUR CITYADOPT YOUR CITY

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(Small Changes = Big Difference) major part of your diet. Choosing The Right Drinks !! The Mantra – Choose natural liquids TASK 6 –Hydration - Think before like Coconut water, Plain water, Fruit gulping that drink. juices, Milk, Buttermilk, Soy milk to Why – Liquids have a very essential role keep oneself hydrated and nourished. in our body mechanism. Make sure that Add to the list or ask your question on the drinks you choose are not detrimental www.facebook.com/dietlane to the body. Sneha is a registered dietician and How – A few drinks in the market are

consulting Nutritionist practicing in loaded with sugars, artificial sweeteners, Nagpur. alcohol, additives and preservatives. Read Look out for task 7 “Sleep – the the labels before consumption. Make sure rejuvenating food of the body”these harmful ingredients don't form a

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Zealot: The life and times of Jesus of Roman authorities cannot be in doubt. His followers wrote about Nazareth his resurrection leading to the birth of one of the greatest religions The author, escaped after from Iran post the in the world. fall of the Shah's government. A nominal With the exception of Luke, most books in the New Testament Muslim who associated the religion with have not been written by the person they were named after. Such Khomeini's evils, he converted to pseudepigraphical works, common then, were written 40-100 Evangelical Christianity at 15, only to return years after the death of Jesus explaining their inconsistencies. An to Islam some years later. He describes his example is that of his birth to a virgin in Bethlehem, The author relation with Jesus to be like a divorced claims this was added on by the Gospel writers to fulfill the couple, separated but still friends. predication of his birth in the city of David. Jesus is believed to The book is an attempt to search for historical evidence to be a carpenter, a claim refuted by Aslan. He cites the Greek word establish his theory of Jesus of Nazareth as opposed to Jesus tekton used to describe him translates as worker, and not Christ, the religious figure. The author is sure that a person, Jesus, carpenter.hailed from a village called Nazareth, hence the name Jesus of

To enumerate all the inconsistencies between the historical and Nazareth. biblical Jesus, one should read the book. Aslan supports his The then Roman empire allowed Jews to practice Judaism so arguments with extensive research on the subject, as evident in long as they accepted the Roman Emperor as Supreme. Many the bibliography. groups attempted to overthrow the Romans and restore Moses' I do not in any way subscribe to the author's opinions. Religion rule; and many itinerant preachers claiming to be messiahs, cannot be rationalized as it is a personal matter and a question of preached of the impending arrival of the Kingdom of Heaven. belief. However, it is always good to have an open mind and These acts considered seditious, resulted in their crucifixion.appreciate another view. That Jesus of Nazareth (one such preacher) was crucified by the

RAJU W ILKI NSO N O N B O O KS

DIET LA NE- Sneha Fafat

FASHI O N TREN DS - Nikita Mhaisalkar

Trending colors for brides: Marsala, a rich blend of brown and berry red... From Brides to the Red Carpet celebrities, everyone is choosing Marsala for evening wear.Trending colours for the day weddings: are ashes of roses and sea-green with lots of gold... High glitz and lots of shimmer remains a favourite with the brides, bride's maids/ sisters and family.Comfort remains a standard mandate for the 2015 bride! They chuck stilettos for block heels and wedges!Make up: High quality studio air brush make up tops the priority list for brides.Trending fashion post February 2015 : Breezy pallazo pants (not denims), full sleeves that are sun safe and a run away favourite (not sleeveless), Big HoBo bags (not slings),

Pulled back hair (not blow dried)! Fashion Call for 2015: Be your natural best, feel

comfortable and look classy!

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the Sync 3 version, the car uses BlackBerry's QNX-based software with a touchscreen as also Wi-Fi, Smart cars are closer to production for improved voice search and Apple's consumers than previously believed. Siri-Eyes-Free features. In India and Imagine driving to work, while sitting in UK, Ford is testing a car sharing the driving seat, reading a newspaper and concept to allow small groups to drinking coffee. The car drives itself, share one vehicle among multiple slowing down when it needs to, changing drivers. Users can get directions to lanes, stopping at traffic signals, and the nearest location, reserve a vehicle letting you make productive use of your and pay through a mobile app. the BlueLink system. The next version precious rush-hour time. Hyundai augmented reality HUD and will include Google destination search. BlueLink- The production ready car has

Volkswagen Golf R Touch - The Golf R an augmented reality heads up display, Touch will feature infotainment systems featuring cruise control, lane departure with gesture control. This car with three warnings and collision warnings. It tracks

the driver's heart rate, suggests breaks and touch screens —a 12.8” (infotainment), transfers navigation information to your an 8” (functionality) and a 12.3” (Active smartphone as you walk the final leg of Information Display for climate control the trip, and is available with the 2015 media). The touchscreen isn't necessary Genesis luxury sedan (US). The BlueLink because gestures work as commands,

reducing driver distractions while Audi's piloted driving system is working in an A7 3.0 TFSI Quattro sedan retaining ease of use. with various production-ready sensors and some that are already integrated in vehicles sold globally. The system provides a 360 view and Laser scanners integrated in the front grille and rear bumper, for distinguishing stationary and moving objects. The system works at speeds up to 110 km/h. The car can initiate android compatible smart watch app is all routine maneuvers. compatible with all vehicles which have Ford Sync 3 and Smart Mobility- with

SMART CARS

on a busy street with just 5 tables. It has an Every dish is served with a special onion open kitchen, where this team of father and amchur chutney (of course the recipe and son toss up everything fresh. is a secret!), which is a must with every Bajrang (Jaripatka, Nagpur)

bite! Bajrang's USP is that though they Keema - The most popular item on the An absolute delight for non-vegetarians! have just 4-5 dishes, each is better than the menu, it is served with freshly baked pav Sorry vegetarians, this one is not for you. other! from a nearby bakery. Run by a father son duo, Bajrang in Some important tips: It's open only for Seekh kebab - Succulent and of "melt in Jaripatka serves just 4-5 specialty dishes. dinner, 7 to 10:30 pm. Be on time, things the mouth" variety, extremely flavourful The set-up is basic. You might even miss it get over very fast. Go in small groups, it's and to die for! the first time! This 10 by 1 5 s h o p i s no fun when there are too many people, the Bheja fry - For people who like bheja, this located place is small and for serious food lovers is a must! Tossed with a special gravy right only! If I were to sum up my experience in in front of you, its finger licking good! 2 words, SIMPLY DIVINE!!!Sukha mutton This is made with a

thick gravy, which by the way is the specialty of the

house, is served with pav. Mutton lovers

cannot miss this one! Sukha chicken - for chicken lover's, this is the one!

F O O D -Vidhi Daga

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The process may remain as it is, It is interesting and surprising to the past. Resolve expressed by e x c e p t t h e N o m i n a t i n g s e e p e o p l e d e b a t e o n the applicant must reflect Committee members must nominations for a social h i s / h e r w i l l i n g n e s s f o r adhere to certain laid down rules voluntary organisation board wholehearted involvement in and follow the same strictly as where everyone act ively club projects assigned in sync given in the bye-laws. In the last performs.in some way or the with the passion. Minimum meeting what was disturbing other. criterion for the position applied was that allegations were made One change is to have a set of for would serve as a motivator about non-adherence to bye- nominations and elect through a for members to perform for laws, and these came from electoral mandate wherein taking up positions of higher ordinary members which meant every member has a say instead responsibilities in future. With that the sanctity of the NC was of closed door discussions. After the provision of additional compromised. all we are democrats .

information of applicants, Vijay Naidu Rita Dhodapkar existing norms as regards the We just need the process of The larger you make an composition of nominating selection that makes sure that organization, the more the committee and procedure of best deserving candidates get c h a n c e o f p o l i t i c a l

place in the board, the process selection followed by the club manouverings. All nominations wherein there is less scope of appear to be well in place.should be fixed and filed openly favouri tism, the process to maintain the democratic IPP Prashant Kalewherein there is transparency, traditions that go hand in hand Besides the wise men who are and the process wherein interest with the tenets of a voluntary part of the process we can of the club be given first priority. organization whose agenda is consider including all members Sarang Upganlawar pure social service. of the outgoing board to Hi Vindhya, Vindhya Sanjana nominate members of the new During our recent Business "Just Follow The Four Way Test board..... This will set a process Meetings we are witnessing a .. There will be no need to of each board member grooming tremendous surge of interest change anything else.. " a successor to carry forward with senti-ments running high Rina Sinha good work undertaken...and low in some members with Give the President Elect a free Vikram Naiduregard to the Board selection hand (wi th in prescr ibed process. A comprehensive “Selection parameters) in choosing his/her There is no harm taking a relook Process” requiring mandatory t eam so as to inc rease into our club bye-laws which declarat ion of intent by accountability and foster will be discussed thoroughly in candidate for specific post (esp cohesion. Only the Vice the Constitutional Review for office bearers), objective President should be chosen by Committee. Nevertheless there scrut iny by a screening t h e h o u s e f r o m a m o n g are mainly three types of candidates proposed by a committee (2-3 members from Rotarians : committee of Past Presidents. w i t h i n t h e N o m i n a t i o n Good Rotarians (ACTIVE), Sohrab Kanga Committee) on the basic of Dead Rotarians (INACTIVE) Dear Rtn. Vindhya , documented criteria for each a n d D e a d l y R o t a r i a n s office bearer position; however, "One Change" that needs to be (NEGATIVE THINKING )

made in Board Selection at all times upholding the If we want 100 percent success, Process of the club is " to make highest ethical standards and we need to have a flexible the submission of applications integrity as also ensuring that attitude and be humble. by the aspirants prerequisite for the MOP / byelaws are not Rtn Sati Khanna considering their candidature". bypassed or vitiated. Above all, President 1990-91 This would ensure that the following the Four Way Test not Dear Vindhya, applicant is volunteering to take in letter but in spirit as well, Best would be to select amongst up responsibility and is not when finally eligible shortlisted the hard working people, get 3-4 be ing th rus t upon . The candidates are being selected (or candidates for each post, and go application form must be so elected). for open voting by members. designed as to reveal seniority Regards Best Regards, and the active participation of

Sandeep CS Vaid the member in club activities in Nimish Sutaria

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Scholarship ProgramEducation has many connotations – the most apt one I feel is “Route to Empowerment”.We, at Rotary Club of Nagpur have believed in empowering the youth by supporting them for education through our Scholarships Program. Our Members are very supportive of this cause, which is evident from the numbers who contribute and participate in this program every year, as well as the number of beneficiaries every year, of this program.The numbers (2013-14) I present below are interesting and probably an eye opener for most of us.- Corpus Fund for Scholarships –

Rs.12,81,000/- , h ighest for a designated cause

- Number of Rotarians Contributing annually – 120, highest for a cause

- Amount contributed by Rotarians of our Club annually (excluding funds donated for Corpus creation ) – Rs.6,75,000/-, highest for a cause

- Number of beneficiaries through a program – 400, highest through a program

Amazing ! Our Scholarships Program touches 260 humans annually. The intangible take away is that each beneficiary develops the sense of supporting such a cause sometime in his or her own life!

IMPACTI N G LIVES

NAVAL DENTIST“You have four cavities!” barked the naval dentist, looking at the X-rays. He grabbed a huge steel syringe and shot both sides of my mouth full of novocaine. He then looked at the X-rays and then my mouth. Then back at the X-rays and again at my mouth. He then sat down.“I have good news and bad news,” he said. “The bad news is, these are not your X-rays. The good news is, you're cured.”

LAUGHDuring a weekend, my six-year-old son Samihan watched some Hindi war movies with me and was obviously impressed with the gallant conduct of the young officers and soldiers. Soon afterwards, he started playing soldier with a rigged-up helmet, boots, rifle and backpack. At one point he marched up to me and declared solemnly, “Mamma, I am going off to fight the war. If I don't return, I want you to get married to someone else.”

Courtesy Readers Digest

-PP Atul Shah

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LET US F O R TO G O

Dear Rahul, destinations ahead. I checked their before planning this one, but with We would like to travel to a nearby website, and some places that you could careful planning, you could easily country for a short 4-5 day break, but want plan with convenient timings (other than spend a week visiting Luxor, the to avoid the hassle of transiting through Dubai/Sharjah ofcourse!) are: Pyramids and CairoMumbai or Delhi. What are some 1. Jordan: the Dead Sea, and exciting You could also plan Turkey, Ukraine and interesting destinations that where we can destinations such as Wadi Rum and several other interesting destinations, but fly directly out of Nagpur? magnificent Petra. these require more time and the timings Ans: Yes, for a short break the whole 2. The Caucasus: off-the-beaten track,

are not very convenient for connecting hassle of travelling through Mumbai or Georgia & Armenia are excellent with the Nagpur flight. If you need help Delhi can detract from the experience. p laces to vis i t wi th ancient with planning an itinerary to any of these Luckily we have Air Arabia that flies from monasteries, the beautiful Caucasus destinations, do write in. Happy Nagpur four times a week and they offer Mountains and exciting nightlife.

connections to several interesting 3. Egypt: check the Travel Advisory Travelling!

C o m mFOR THE LOVE OF MUSICencing 5 off-Beat Music Festivals In 2015 from India and around the world on the Why Off-beat? Because they are a shift coinciding with “Sharad Purnima”. 7th day from mainstream festivals like the Storm Music Festivalo f Sunburn, Goa or the ones featuring Coorg, Karnataka Dec 2015

techno- Poush, A camp out music festival set in Coorg; s o u n d t h e the Festival fosters camaraderie long after a n d Mela or the entertainers go off stage. Roasted undergr fair, is famous for folk music, notably marshmallows, music workshops on-the-o u n d Baul music. Bauls comprise of many go, multiple genres of music, impromptu m e t a l sects, but mainly Vaishnava Hindus and one-time musical collaborations, the best b a n d s . S u f i unheard EDM sets… it is all here. Drink T h e s e Muslim in mélange of soul-stirring live acts, are for s. Their groove to your favourite live acts, become

an audience seeking more acoustic and the live act yourself at night with m u s i c rooted sounds. unplugged jams.celebratFireflies Festival of Music The Escape Festival of Art and Musice s Bengaluru, Karnataka Naukuchiatal, UttarakhandcelestiaSet under a banyan tree, this is one of Purely for people who dig all kind of art l love. India's best stages for world music. In an and not just music. A creative retreat, it Rabindranath Tagore and John Lennon open air amphitheatre near a lake, it runs features bands, artists, writers, painters, have been smitten and influenced by their from dusk to dawn in February. It features pho tographe r s , g ra ff i t i a r t i s t s , philosophy. earthy sounds across various genres from performance artists, tattoo artists and Rajasthan International Folk Festival

thHindustani, Carnatic, vocal and potters. In its 6 year, it is one of India's (RIFF)instrumental to Baul, fusion and western foremost outdoor art, music and camping Jodhpur, Rajasthan 23-27 Octoberjazz. festival, and also hosts a film festival and An annual music and art festival which P o u s h a flea market on the shores of Lake promotes traditional folk music and arts is Mela Naukuchiatal. held at Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur. Sir Shantini - S e e m o r e a t : Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones is a k e t a n , http://thelabel.in/lifestyle/leisure/5-off-patron. Great and picturesque location, it W e s t beat-indian-music-festivals-to-attend-in-features a plethora of top-notch musicians Bengal 2015#sthash.QprAkSRo.dpuf

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“If you go to Kamakhya Temple, be flocking for “Ganja”!careful, they will turn you into a bird and The drive from Guwahati you wont come back!” said my Pandit. to Kaziranga and back is a

visual treat with large Curiousity won, and we decided to visit it expanses of terraced tea when we went to Guwahati! A quick gardens and their finely official trip to IIT Guwahati; and we set manicured and plucked off on the winding Nilachal Hill ghat bushes, with intermittent roads to the temple where stark naked or tall trees wrapped with nearly naked Sadhus covered in ash (they green pepper creepers and say from corpses) with dreadlocks or to see the women plucking “jatas” smoked their chillums, glaring at the tea leaves just like the the passers-by. Huge Goats loiter around, movies! ready for sacrifice and the wayside shops Stray rhinos on the stocked with colourful tit bits from highway beckon on way to shankh choodi, alta, sindoor and various Kaziranga National Park, idols of the Devi. ash) and ends with a tenga (sour)

The approach to the main fish preparation with pitha, “Garbhagruha” where allegedly poitabhat (rice), pitika (side dish the uterus of Sati fell, part of the of mashed potatoes and mustard 51 Shakti Pithas is a narrow dark oil). The non vegetarian dishes tunnel where water flows are barbequed in bamboo shoots con t inuous ly. He re , one or banana leaves which impart worships the Devi, touches the unique aromatic flavours!water and returns as “a human The market in Kaziranga is full being”: Untouched, unharmed, of fresh vegetables, the famous original self, calmer and feeling “bhut jolokia” (the hottest red divine with profound respect for chilli), tenga (lime) and the women and motherhood! famous assamese silk “mekhla Our driver piqued my curiosity chadar” as also local cane craft to see the Bel Tree whose and artefacts !branches have 5 leaves instead of where you see them in hundreds. These The land of the rhinos is also the the regular 3. We set off to see the tree in a magnificent, shiny slate coloured, birthplace of Bhupen Hazarika, a national small Shiva Temple in Kaziranga on the majestic and graceful creatures walking Icon... such is the mystique of the North highway where you also see people in groups leave you mystified! Turtles East!

perched on dried tree trunks, soaking in the sunlight, look like you have seen a turtle tree; while the entire forest is enveloped with cane creepers.We stayed at “The Lora Retreat” and the foodies should not miss the Assamese cuisine - a perfect representation of the local produce: Bamboo, Banana, greens, veggies and of course fish cooked lightly in mild spices with mustard oil! A typical meal starts with a Khar (salad with banana

THE MYSTIQUE OF THE NORTH EAST!-Rina Sinha

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SMILI N G FACESYogesh Shivarkar – Recipient of each by the Rotary Club of Nagpur scholarship funded by Scholarship towards his educational costs. After his Committee – Rotary Club of Nagpur post graduation he took up a position as a He is from an erstwhile fishermen family Food Analyst at Qualichem Labs where and his parents currently are engaged in he worked for 2 years. He then got a break farming seasonally in Neri village, Taluka in Ankur Seeds and now holds the post of Chimur and District Chandrapur. The a Technical Officer. He has been with eldest of three children he left his village Ankur Seeds for the past 3 years and is

th more than satisfied with the exposure that after 10 Standard. He did his plus 2 at he is being given.Umrer and moved to Nagpur for He aims to do his PHD in Microbiology graduation in BSC at Shivaji Science

College. He started staying at the Math and since since Ankur Seeds is a from his first year of graduation. registered entity for the same hopes to get The Ramkrishna Math has deeply a guide allocated and embark on his influenced his way of life and his thoughts doctorate. He is also deeply influenced by and beliefs were moulded under the the teachings of Swami Vivekananda.tutelage of the maharajjis of the Math. A sincere, focused and hardworking After Graduation he completed his person, he in turn quizzed me on the mas te r s in Mic rob io logy f rom workings of Rotary and about some of the Laxminarayan Institute of Technology projects we do...He has come this far in (LIT). He stayed at the Math for 4 years. his quest for growth...with his attitude the For the first two years of graduation he o n l y d i r e c t i o n f o r h i m i s was awarded a scholarship of Rs.1000 'UPWARDS'...Chhoo Lo Aasman.

those newsgroups. In 2005 he began largest. It comprises of 10 year olds to 85+ searching for an online place where year youngs. Everyone's just a 'CEan' engineers who're already working on without any discrimination. Crazy interesting and innovative engineering Engineers is a next-gen company that projects all over the world gathered and operates online and is 99% paperless. It is shared the problems they faced on the job. a team of 15 people out of which 3 work Unfortunately, he couldn't find any such from Nagpur and others are located at place. He decided that he would start such various locations around the world.

CrazyEngineers's has become 'one spot' an online place to have interesting for engineers around the world for most of interactions with engineers around the

YOUNG ACHIEVER world. Thus was born CrazyEngineers. their engineering related questions or doubts. Their work has been appreciated com. The venture evolved from a hobby Kaustubh Katdare – Founder by the likes of Steve Wozniak (co-founder website to a full-fledged venture in CrazyEngineers Technologies Pvt. of Apple), Dr. Vijay Bhatkar (Father of December 2009 as “CrazyEngineers LimitedIndian Supercomputing), Dr. Stroustrup Brilliant and Passionate people often Technologies Pvt. Ltd.”.

have a 'Crazy streak' and this bunch of He was fortunate to attend two schools: ( inventor of C++ programming passionate people form Crazy Engineers. Vidya Mandir at Chandrapur and JNPT at language), Dr. Moshe Kam (ex. IEEE com. I didn't have the pleasure of Uran (near Mumbai). He attended Shivaji CEO), Mr. Burt Rutan (creator of Space personally meeting with Mr. Kaustubh Science College for 10+2 and graduated Ships for Virgin Galactic), Mr. Bill Baker Katdare but interacting with him was from RKNEC (now RCOEM) Nagpur as (designer of Burj Khalifa, world's tallest absolute delight. Always available, an electrical engineer in 2003. He was structure) and several others. In 2014, precise replies and timely revert. Stunned fortunate to have great teachers during his CrazyEngineers was chosen as Krypton by his professionalism ! school and college days. level partner for America's biggest The idea for CrazyEngineers struck when He firmly believes that engineering is science and engineering festival he was working with Persistent Systems more about 'attitude' and not formal scheduled in Q1, 2016 at Las Vegas. in Nagpur. The company had internal degrees or certificates. Today the They say 'The sky is the limit'.... newsgroups for interaction among the membership of the website spans to over Kaustubh... but with your passion you are employees and he was very active on 180 countries and is already Asia's sure to rule the universe.

-Hetal Sampat

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Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti's fight in the Suicide Capital of the World-'Vidarbha'

“62 farmers have grandfather migrated from Madhya ended their lives Pradesh to work as a security guard in one s i n c e w e of the fields. In 2004 they filed a PIL regarding celebrated a grand Having completed his engineering from malnutrition deaths among the Kolam New Year Bash, it Amravati, Kishor joined the State tribals in Amravati division. The court is said that 2015 Electricity department in Chandrapur but then directed the administration to could create a new later joined an MNC, armed with an MBA provide food grains and other necessities record after 2013 degree. However, Kishor quit his job as a to the dying tribals. Their demand for land when Maharashtra Regional Manager in Toshbro, a Japanese rights for Yavatmal tribals was met. VJAS

topped the National Crime Records Biotech company, to fight for farmers' is now fighting for monthly support for Bureau figure for maximum farmland rights when Vidarbha farmers started farmer widows, many of whom are in suicides at 3,146.” having a tough time. their twenties and thirties.Chucking a high profile job with a VJAS has been monitoring suicides by According to Kishor, even now 90 Japanese company, Kishor Tiwari, an farmers and providing rehabilitation percent of Vidarbha cotton growing Engineer with an MBA degree, donned support to their families. They have taken farmers take loan from private money the social activist's cap and launched up issues with the administration, lenders. “There should be a law that all 'Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti' after he judiciary, legislature, human rights farmers should be given credit by the was touched by the plight of farmers in bodies and international forums. In a banks” he says.Maharashtra's Vidarbha region. Known region comprising more than 70 percent VJAS also demands separate statehood to for cotton cultivation, Vidarbha is now backward population, VJAS has been Vidarbha arguing that Maharashtra synonymous with farmers' suicide, what taking up issues like malnutrition among Government has failed to administer such with an estimated Thirty Thousand tribals, their right to food and education, a large state and farmers in Vidarbha are farmers taking their lives in the six and drinking water supply. neglected and not being protected as suicide prone cotton growing districts of The continued follow up and Jan compared to their counterparts in western Buldhana, Akola, Washim, Amravati, Andolans of Vidarbha Jan Andolan Maharashtra. Yavatmal and Wardha in the Vidharbha Samiti has resulted in many successes, region. broadly classified as – 1.Waiver of small Kishor calls it a 'mass genocide'. The 50- farmer's crop loans year-old activist does not mince words 2.interest remission to whi l e ho ld ing the government m a rg i n a l f a r m e r s responsible for the farmers' plight. The 3.right to food to the target beneficiaries are never asked what lacs of tribal's. 4. they want before a relief package in Primary Education to planned, he says. every rural students. 5. Yavatmal based Kishor has seen the Farmers packages struggle of farmers from close quarters. 6.BPL benefits to He remembers Vidarbha as a bustling thousands of poor cotton growing region when his families. Etc.

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FRESHMEN Ajinkya Saraf

At 25, he has three books to his credit! That's Ajinkya Saraf, the he started his own 370th member of our Club and the youngest member of our academy and today he Rotary Family. has 230 students. Two ladies (Beena Mathew and Sushma Saraf) met and got From teaching for friendly at a Yoga class. They met each other's families, and barely an hour a day, that's how Rtn. Beena got acquainted with Ajinkya. he is at it full time. A Maharashtrian Brahmin, Ajinkya is born and raised in Nagpur. In 2012, a marketing A product of Somalwar , Dharampeth Science and Ramdeobaba, person from Himalaya he was perfect material for a Masters abroad and all set to sail to Publications visited England. But destiny planned otherwise! his academy and saw Before leaving, Ajinkya along with 3 friends decided to holiday Ajinkya's notes. They took the notes to their chairman and the at Goa. Their vehicle met with a freak accident and Ajinkya rest is History. Ajinkya signed a contract the very next day and ended up bedridden for almost 2 years. This was 2010. Once the wrote his first book, and followed with 2 more.worst was over, Ajinkya grew restless and needed to do Though his father is a business man, Ajinkya's interest is only in something. Mathematics. While he harbors an ambition to get post graduate His mother taught Maths, so why not him? He started with 3 degree, his parents are keen on getting him married! students at home, when he himself couldn't even walk! In 2011, Welcome Ajinkya. Thank you, Beena, for spotting a gem.

-Manju ShahaniNew Members

Her second innings will definitely be better. Though she played as Runner earlier, this time round she is the one taking guard! A Rotaryann for more than a decade, Prashant (aka Bunty, her husband, and erstwhile member) had to quit due to ill health. Today Vrinda is back as the newest Rotarian.Born in Akola, initially raised in Kolkatta, she joined Tata School and later LAD. Her best friend was Sunita Daga and she loved visiting her, where she got attracted to Prashant, then a Commerce student. While still in her 2nd year, they were engaged and married as soon as she graduated. They moved to Amravati where Bunty's was based. Soon came Tanushree followed by Vasundhara. Tanushree, is married to Vedant Karwa and settled in Delhi, holds a Masters in Special

Spiritually inclined, She is an active member of the Chinmaya Education. Vasundhara at 20, is also doing Psychology but has Mission, and recently has got interested in the Philosophical interests in Mass Media.teachings of Raman Maharishi. Having Vrinda back is definitely They are owners of several theatres. PP Shabbir has brought a boon for the club and I have already roped her in as one of the Vrinda back. She has been involved with Project Nutrition, chairpersons of the Ladies Committee!Specially Abled, Interact and Dist. Interact Meet committees Welcome Vrinda and Bunty!earlier.

Dr Kalpana went It was Dr. Shubhada and Dr. Anant Gade who have been their friends for many years and roped them in. A pucca Nagpurian, to Mexico as a Parag did his Architecture from VNIT and is a part of at GSE member in Renaissance Planners with 3 partners. He is a visiting faculty 2002, sponsored with LAD as well.by RC of Nagpur Kalpana is a product of Somalwar, Hislop, IGMC and GMC. Ishanya. She She works at the LMH as an asso. professor and has been l o v e d t h e associated with our club through Disha. Parag was Vice p rogram and President at the Zone level while Kalpana is a trainer at the knew that she National level in Jaycees.wanted to be a They have two daughters, Tanvi (24) - Chemical Engineer from Rotar ian one LIT working at Mumbai; and Saniya (17) who is all set to be a

day. CA. When 10, she was chosen for an exchange to Japan to make Prior commitments to her profession as a trainer and of course a presentation on Energy Reserves.home and hearth, kept her from joining. After a decade, she Both Parag and Kalpana love making friends and would like to realized she still remained committed, so Parag joined instead serve in whatever capacity they can. Welcome Dates! We need and that way at least they are a part of Rotary. more members like you.

Parag and Kalpana Date

Vrinda and Prashant Rathi

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R o t a r y I n t e r n a t i o n a l "We will battle on. We will prevail," he said.President-elect K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran discussed some of Rotary's other challenges, Ravindran called Sunday's including membership.address to incoming district "We have to find a way to bring back the fundamentals that built g o v e r n o r s t h e " m o s t our organization: the emphasis on high ethical standards in all significant moment of my aspects of our lives, and the classification system that life." encourages a diversity of expertise in each club," he said. "Too "All of you have been given often these ideas are viewed as little more than inconvenient so many gifts. And you have obstacles to increasing our membership. But they have been now been given this great gift: essential to Rotary's success, and we ignore them at our own one year to take all your peril."talents, all your gifts ,

Ravindran told attendees that the focus on branding is essential everything that you are and can become -- and Be a Gift to the to helping Rotary grow. "We need to reposition our image, World," said Ravindran, revealing his presidential theme at the which we recognize has faded in many parts of the world," he annual five-day training meeting in San Diego, California, said.USA. "You have one year to take that potential and turn it into

reality. One year to lead the clubs in your district and transform Rotary also needs to continue to raise funds for The Rotary the lives of others. The time is so short, yet there is so much to be Foundation, attract new members, and encourage greater done." participation from current members, he added.Highlighting Rotary's biggest challenge, the eradication of "There are no easy answers to any of these questions. And yet the polio, Ravindran said, "A future without polio is a gift that we answers must somehow be found. We are the ones who must find have promised to the children of the world. And indeed it is a gift them," said Ravindran.that we will give." The president-elect closed his speech emphasizing that now is Ravindran, a member of the Rotary Club of Colombo, Sri the time to make real change.Lanka, used Rotary's successes in the fight to eradicate the "You have one year to build monuments that will endure forever, disease as an illustration of the impact Rotary members can have not carved in granite or marble, but in the lives and hearts of in the world. When Rotary set a goal of eradicating polio 25 generations. This is our time. It will not come again. Let us grasp years ago, it was endemic in 125 countries, and more than 1,000 it," he said.children were becoming paralyzed each day. Today, polio remains endemic in just three countries, Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan. And in all of 2014, only 333 cases were reported. Courtesy: http://www.eflashonline.org/

BE A G IFT TO THE W O RLDRotary International President-elect K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran

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