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Offcial Monthly bulletin of Rotary Club of Nagpur

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R. I. President : Rtn. Sakuji Tanaka District Governor : Rtn. Sanjay Meshram Club President : Rtn. Atul Shah







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Mr. K C Vijh, a member of our Club since 2002, was called to higher service on July 31, 2012. He died in Orange City hospital. A graduate of Indian School of Mines, he was a very successful professional and retired as Chairman cum Managing Director of Western Coalfields Limited. Known as a quiet man of our club, he could always be relied upon to attend the meetings from the front rows despite his ill health. He was an active participant always ready to interact with the speakers during the weekly rotary meetings. His quiet manners and sense of humor will be missed by all who knew him.Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Mrs Sushma Vijh, daughters Dr Natasha and Nidhi, sons-in-law Vivek and Ankur and grandchildren Tanya and Pranshu.

-Ashok Mrig

Mr. K.C Vijh, 70, former CMD WCL ended his life's journey on July 31st 2012. His final days were spent surrounded by family and friends whose lives he had touched in his small ways throughout his very memorable life. He was a man of great determination and will power. He fought bravely through his illness and lived life to its full. He was diagnosed with cancer in 1994 and left no stone unturned to recover. He conquered that and lived a perfectly healthy and normal life for 16 years.Unfortunately this was not the end and we were very grieved to find out that cancer had reappeared. Only because of his positive attitude towards life, even after four major surgeries he was willing and open for any line of treatment or surgery. Until his very last days, with so much of suffering and pain, we all still wished for a miracle and kept asking the doctor, "There has to be someway to fight this disease." Such was his gist and love for life-a fighter till the end.He was very fond of ghazals, books and golf. Although he took golf very late in life, many trophies adorn our house. One of his favourite ghazals by Mallika Pukhraj "abhi to mein jawaan hoon, hai maut itne kareeb, nahin nahin abhi nahin, abhi nahin abhi nahin" was so fondly sung by him. He had a heart of gold. We can still feel his presence around us. He was loved by all and is missed greatly by his near and dear. wish you could see many milestones of your grandchildren's lives and bless them, you will always remain in our hearts...we all miss you... Sushma, Natasha, Nidhi, Vivek, Ankur, Tanya, Pranshu. -Natasha Marwah, Daughter

CONDOLENCE MEETINGnd Thursday, the 2 of August was a Condolence Meeting owing to the sad demise of Rtn K.C.Vij. The atmosphere was sombre

while our members paid tribute to Late K.C.Vij. He was remembered with great fondness and everyone had something new to add, reflecting on his persona. A professional of repute, he had reached the very top in his vocation. His zest for life was evident till

the very end. A sportsman in true spirit, he did not believe in giving up and fought to the very end. His sad demise is an irreplaceable loss to the Rotary Club of Nagpur. May his soul rest in peace.

-Team GO

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Zenda Uncha Rahe Hamara!!

Yatin Bhai in Maize Dilemma

Late Rtn K.C.Vij

Arun Rishi has everyone on

their feet

COVER up....

Dear Rotary Families, committees have picked up their pace to deliver Life Skills & Soft Skills workshops. The Slum August takes me back to my school days. The upliftment committee & Matching Grants rains, lush green surroundings, month long committee are gearing up for something big.festivities, hot bhutta's n pakora's…. something

very carefree about this month just like school What is heartening to see is the involvement of days. I loved all this then and even today! a whole lot of “recent” Rotarians joining the old

war horses, bringing in new ideas & energies to Talking of festivity, our Senior Citizen our programs and projects thereby throwing up Committee & Interactors from our 5 Interact new leaders for tomorrow, much as our U-19 schools put a wonderful Janmashtami World Cup wining team has done it! This is a NMC, Police department assisting to make this Fellowship Program for Senior citizens of good sign for our Membership Development a Mega Rotary Program! Mariam Nagar & Panchavati Vrudhashram. The and Retention program which RI has been fellowship committee followed it up with Kudos to all and especially the Programs emphasizing upon, especially in this Month of Navroze & Eid celebrations for our members, Committee which has pulled out yet another Membership Development and Extension.with a very unusual spread of eatables and “gem”, yes friends, Shri Rahul Bajaj will be

games! As we all gear up to welcome “Ganpati Bappa” I addressing our Club followed by an Interactive feel happy to inform you that the Niramalya session, this month….so be there!!Amidst all this festivity & fun our Rotary families Collection Project of our Club, which started continue with their resolve to serve the society. Cheers!some 7 years back as a “project” has now A Deafness Corrective Diagnostic camp was become a “movement” which this year our DG followed with Surgical camp where 25 patients Sanjay is taking it up as a District Project, with in and around Ramtek town benefited. The all sisters clubs of Nagpur joining hands and Interact, Rotaract and Youth Service

MADNESS!!!!!Life is so boring! It has a set pattern. Regulated work, dedicated family, a bit of good work, planned holiday breaks and a routine social life. Life is so predictable. Mornings begin with duties and evenings end up with fun.What we need is a BIT of madness. Madness in our profession, madness in our family and madness in everything that we do and in all

that we don't. In fact we could do with a LOT of madness.Madness in our workplace! Like starting on something new, not because it promises to be a profitable venture, but because it is cool. May be temporarily change the work profile of all the people working with you. Maybe ask half your staff to take a week off, just to see how things work. Pass off your lunch to someone else and eat out of his tiffin. Excitement will creep into the system.Madness in our family! Gift your son a super low cut jeans or support the idea that he wears his hair long and ties a pony tail. Gift your mother-in-law an expensive diamond set. Push your better half to go out for an all night party…….Madness in all our actions! A novel holiday like a week in Patna. Go to a party where you are invited at eight, sharply at eight. Wear red pants, leather ones if possible. Streak your hair. Do something that add a bit into your life and as a result into other people's.Bring some madness in the good work that we do! No time tables, no budgets and no convenience. Give a couple of months doing what touches us most. Spend time, money and effort without any reservations or qualifications. Do not stop at making people happy. See that they go crazy…..It's time to live our lives Kingsize!!! Madness may be the way to do it!!

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GUEST EDITORAnita Chitaley

We shall have a Guest Editor every month at the GO. Here the GEs will give expression to their creativity by writing about what they will. Past Editors of the GO will be seen in this space one by one. The idea has come into being so that these two pages will have something refreshingly new to offer every month, steering clear of the year mould.This month, our GE is Anita Chitaley. Anita can be credited for having been the one to have changed the GO from a bulletin to a magazine. An Editor twice, she has bagged the Best Bulletin Award both times.…… Ed.

Dear Readers, the Club won the National Award, which and appearance of the magazine.incidentally has become a regular feature of Thank you Shabbir, for giving me a chance to The bulletin has passed through many hands, our magazine.once again interact with the club members. and seen many changes, but one thing

We were given a free hand to write about Srihari Chava, Dr. Ram anything we wanted to, and with so many Ayachit, Chandru Shahani, topics to write about under the sun, I chose W. D. Chitaley have all been those two, one which was dear to my heart and editors of our magazine. In the other to my better half, Wijay. 1998 - 99, the first lady

editor stepped in. Vasudha The Golden Orange has been a part of my life Korke took over as editor, since 1997, when I was taken into the but since they relocated to committee. I have enjoyed being the editor Pune, she had to leave the twice and contributing to the GO in my small m a g a z i n e h a l f w a y. way. The magazine has come a long way, to Khushnoor Chugh took being a four page black and white bulletin to

what it is now, a colourful information packed over, and so good was her magazine. management that she

continued to be editor, for Our Club was formed in 1944, and in those the next three years. This years there was no official club bulletin, not set the trend for Rt. Ann only that, there were no circulars either. What editors.we did have, were postcards, sent through the

mail, to all members informing them of the The centennial year, when forthcoming activities of the Club. Sanjiv Chugh, was the

President, the bulletin once Our first bulletin came out in 1955, with the again, went through a enthusiasm of B. Srinivas, V.M. Kulkarni, Dr. transformation. With his I.G. David, Jal Gimi and more. It was a four insistence for precision and page bulletin, titled as the Nagpur Rotarian. creativity the bulletin, now Needless to say it was in black and white done became a magazine. This in letter press.year fortunately, yours truly 1977 PDG Chari changed the name, to what was the editor. Along with we are now familiar with, The Golden Orange.many awards bagged that Major responsibility for publication of the GO year, the GO won on the was taken up by V.M. or Kaka Kulkarni.district as well as the In 1992 during President Raghu Rao's term, national front.Vishwas was made the editor. With a lot of Past editors, like Manju opposition and skepticism from the club, Shahani, Madhavi Naidu, Vishwas decided the change the look and have ensured that we win content of the GO. He decided to publish a 16 the national award time and page issue with advertisements and again.information other than rotary. He assured the remains common, that is to ensure not only the The lady editor chain took a break when Sanjiv Club, that the bulletin would not create a deficit district, but beyond that, people come to know Chugh and Sohrab Kanga became editors, in the coffer, rather it ended up bringing close the service this club does. Once again our but there was no compromise on the content Rs. 40,000 in the club accounts.. In 1992 -93,

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current editor Shabbir is doing a great job with Association. When the states in the VCA, was not a rich organization in its earlier the bulletin and thank you Shabbir for giving all Chhattisgarh area were merged it was then days. It was in fact a hand to mouth existence of us an opportunity to become "sous" editors. called the M.P. Cricket Association. It was in with no money in the coffers. No bank was

1956 when there was a re-drawing of the State Over the years, columnist for the Golden ready to give them loans to build a stadium boundaries that the Vidarbha Cricket Orange have written about Nagpur and its and so the VCA at Civil Lines, had to be Association was formed. With a band of surrounding places, what to eat, what to completed in stages. After some major foot enthusiastic members who as the executive explore and much more. There is one work, the Shikshak Sahakari Bank gave a loan committee guide its destiny, the VCA has gone significant place, which somehow seems to of Rs. 50 lakhs to the Club. So also Rs. 10,000 from strength to strength.have been overlooked, a place which keeps was collected from club members as loan. This association has seen a line of Nagpur on the cricket agenda, yes, it's the After completion of the stadium, in 1993, distinguished persons who have held office of Vidarbha Cricket Association. The genesis of during Mr. Mundle's tenure, shops in the

its President, starting from premises were given out on lease to ensure a H.F. Pollock, followed by flow of funds.Rao Bahadur Godbole NKP It might be interesting to note that the first Salve, V.R. Manohar, B. R. cricket match which was ever held in Nagpur Mundle, Gopalrao Kelkar, was over a hundred years ago, when in 1864 Shashank Manohar, Sudhir and army unit from Kamptee played with an Dabir and to it's current army unit based in Nagpur. Matches to the President Prakash Dixit. VCA come purely on a rotation basis. VCA in The Parsi community of its earlier years was not a recognized center Nagpur, though small, has for matches. In 1969 India played against m a d e a s i g n i f i c a n t

New Zealand and there was a gap of 18 years contribution towards the when the Nehru Centenary was played in development of cricket and 1987. The picture has far from changed now, t h e a s s o c i a t i o n . M r. with Nagpur becoming an important center for Billimoria, after whom the test, one day as well as IPL matches.pavillion has been named, The most recent and certainly the most was a major contributor prestigious addition to the VCA is the stadium towards the stadium. Mr. at Jamtha. An idea of building a stadium of Gazdar, aftern whom the international repute with a state of the art club Gazdar league is named house was the brain child of Shashank started this tournament for Manohar. Situated in Jamtha, 15 kms. from the promotion of cricket in the city, this stadium has been recognized by Vidarbha.the ICC as a model stadium.Land to VCA was given by

the C.P. Club, with a This is the short history of this prestigious condition that 2 members of institution. Rotary members, like Vishwas, VCA shou ld a l so be Shiraz Gimi and Wijay Chitaley have held members of C.P. Club. prestigious posts in shaping this organization. However this clause was Members have fond memories about the amended in 1991. The evolution of this Club and it is an organization, Manohar family have played that Nagpurians are proud of.a major role in shaping this Incidentally, when India won it's World Cup association and giving it the twice, that is in 1983 and in 2011, the status that it has today. Presidents of BCCI have been Nagpurians, Cricketers were earlier not NKP Salve and Shashank Manohar, so moral a l l o w e d t o b e c o m e fo the story, is if India needs to win the World VCA goes back to 1918 when the first C.P. and members, but Adv. V.R. Manohar contested Cup again, the President has to be from Berar Quadrangle Cricket Tournament was on this issue and won the election. Cricketers Nagpur.conducted. What we know as VCA today was could now become members.earlier known as the C.P. & Berar Cricket -Anita Chitaley

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There will be a best letter prize every month. So keep writing.

Also mail your photograph along with your letter.Excellent design & new look of GO!! Under your leadership GO is achieving great heights! Keep it up!! -Akash Agrawal

Dear Shabbir,Since I joined Rotary in 2005 I have been in thick and thin of things and have actively contributed to almost every committee in all the avenues but never ever dared to write anything for The Golden Orange…but your latest issue rather the new avatar compelled me to pen down my a p p r e c i a t i o n f o r t h e s t u p e n d o u s innovation..Hats off!There is a big similarity between the Olympics and our GO. While watching the recently concluded Olympics there have been many instances when the records were broken, which all of us thought to be impossible. Same goes with the GO which keeps on breaking its own record every year. With this latest issue you have delivered a perfect Nadia Komonich performance which I am sure will be very difficult to better in future.

-Dinesh Naidu

Cheers to the the new look of GO!The new( the word does have power Atul!) GO was a Royal purple satin work in my hand, smooth & silky- My fingers flip rather slip and unravel many enticing features like the guest editor column with its flashy spread outs, Dimag Kharab take on political big wigs and Kidszzzone. The Indian Vice President is retained so is our editor. Congrats Shabbir!! But believe me, between your 1st article in last year's GO and this year's 1st you have travelled millions of mellowed thoughts. All about anger, but with a very 'detached' outlook. A wonderful analysis! We may have one workshop on Anger management and I believe you can kick start it very well. Waiting for more interesting features. Maybe some youth columns voiced by our own youths or some more new faces on board. I know it is easy to suggest and easier to execute( joking). Best wishes to the GO team!

-Beena Mathew

Dear GO Editor ShabbirCongra tu la t ions fo r the improved graphic, layout and contents of our club bulletin GO. I am sure members and readers will also appreciate your efforts. Keep going!


Hi Shabbir! I am very happy to read your editorial column. Such beautiful thoughts and very few people understand life so beautifully. I have always noticed and experienced such people and situations and am glad you put it forth so effectively. I am sure you are going to start Satyamev Jayate through your writing. All the very best and looking forward to such soul stirring subjects



LETTERATI- Letters To The Editor

Dr Ajay Sood handing over a cheque of Rs 1,90,000 to President Atul Shah on behalf of the Haldiram Bhujiawala family. This amount has been donated by the

Haldiram Bhujiawala family towards purchase of a Microscope for Eye Surgeries.

ENORMOUS RAKHI SALEThe enthusiastic Interactors of Centre Point School, Katol Road, sold the rakhis made by Sandhya Sanwardhan Sanstha and Shraddanand Anathalay. The rakhis made by the mentally challenged children were sold like hot cakes. The total amount summed upto Rs. 10250. This money was then sent to the respective Sansthas.Thus it was a thunderous start for the Interactors who were guided by the teacher In-charge Shuba Sarma Ma'am.

It has alwaysbeen a mystery to me how men can feel themselves honored by the humiliation of their fellow being.

In prayer it is better to have a heart without words then words without a heart.


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rd Guest Speaker, the city coordinator of India Khoj! Future leaders of India are expected to The meeting held on 23 August was well Against Corruption (IAC), Mr Ajay Sanghi. bring about massive reforms in as short a attended by many prospective members apart

period as possible and only those with a high from the regulars, who were enlightened and Our very own anti-corruption crusader Rtn level of moral values and character can had many of their queries answered by the Dinesh Naidu escorted Mr Sanghi to the dais perform well in weeding out corruption from and he gave a very informative and inspiring the on the role of anti-corruption in the

forthcoming elections, and how Team Anna is The introduction of the trying to offer and organize a political speaker was done by alternative as demanded by citizens. Divya Sharma and the

wonderful and apt Vote The Jan Lokpal Bill was discussed and the of Thanks was proposed importance of identifying and bringing forth by Anula Goenka. able leaders to represent our citizens was -Divya Sharmahighlighted and termed as – Chandragupta ki

thThe business meeting was held on 16 Aug. President Atul Shah conducted the meeting. It was commenced as regular meeting due to presence of IYE students. Sohrab Kanga co-ordinated the presentations by all inbound and outbound IYE students. After their presentation and departure, business meeting was formerly conducted. Hon. Secretary Shabbar Shakir read out the minutes of previous business meeting as well as Treasurer's report. Members celebrating their birthdays and anniversaries were greeted by the president. Announcements of forthcoming programs were made by the members. President announced the nomination of past president Shabbir Shakir from our club for the election of DG 2015-16. Golden Orange was formally released at the hands of past president Gulab Mahant. In any other matter Dinesh Naidu proposed to house to change the timing of the weekly meeting considering changing scenario and members profile. President Atul Shah assured him to look into the matter positively. The meeting was concluded with singing of national anthem. -Mahendra Kamath

It is commonly seen if a much awaited Ladies looked ethnic and very beautiful which made rakhis which were appreciated by all program is postponed, it loses its charm. But it justified the theme of the "Teej Special" and the competition was won by Swati was proved completely wrong in this year's meeting. The best dressed lady of the eve was Agrawal. The first lucky winner of the grand first ladies committee meeting. The program won by Ritika Singhvi. To mention your prize was Sonia Khurana. The winner was took off brilliantly with the beautiful shayari on husband's name in a shayarana andaz was chosen by lots. There will be a lucky winner in saavan by chairperson Veenita Pasari. There the talk of the meeting, and everybody every meeting and all those ladies who attend was an overwhelming participation in all enjoyed it thoroughly. This competition was 7 or more meetings are eligible for the bumper competitions making the job of the judges very won by Anita Jain. Singers of our Rotary family prize which is a LCD TV. Many more such difficult. Dress code of green, baandhni and made the musical housie of saavan geet a interesting programs have been lined up lehariya was followed to utmost perfection. memorable event. We had beautiful home throughout the year. -Sonal Singhvi




Interesting Board

IYE Students – Inbound and Outbound

A Packed Hall Veenita Speak Sonia grabs the prize from Shefali

The Dais Mr Ajay Sanghi


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th He explained that in a poor country like India will take most of our ailments away......Being August 9 , our Regular Meeting was shifted to most cannot afford expensive medicines and positive in life will result in happiness for Sindhi Sai Sabha Gruh as we had a special that the remedy for all diseases including heart ourselves but also bring about world speaker. We had an attendance of over 350 problems is right there in our hands.......He peace..........people including our members, spouses and gave solutions for longevity by following For those who missed the talk and would like guests......simple habits -no usage of tea, coffee, to know more and buy his book please contact Our guest speaker from Ujjain was the toothpaste, shaving cream, shampoo, soap Alok Goenka. -Anula Goenkarenowned clap therapist Arun Rishi. The hall etc.filled in slowly but steadily ....he kept the crowd He gave alternatives to the above and participative and mesmerized. Everybody endorsed that not using toothpaste and using seemed to listen with keen interest as he kept mustard oil, non iodized salt and turmeric his lecture backed up by interesting facts and powder will make our teeth so strong ....that generous doses of humour.......our soul would depart mother earth but we His USP - "Clap 15 seconds a day, keep the would leave behind our set of 32 doctor away”. He explained to the crowd how teeth...........Giving auto commands to our clapping coupled with rubbing your soles for a body and acknowledging our heart and sitting minute daily, is a full fledged self management in the namaaz position while eating our meals plan................


rddifferent fields, we had Rita Mahajan from chakra on our head, the 3 Eye chakra on the thBangalore over for the program on 30 August forehead, the Throat chakra, the Heart chakra,

at Udyog Bhawan. the Solar Plexus chakra, the Sacral chakra below the navel & the Root chakra at the tip of The much-awaited and long-anticipated the back bone. program provided the basic information on our

Body Aura and Chakras, often discussed and According to Rita, our Chakras have a debated but never quite understood. Rita significant effect on our physical, emotional, Mahajan explained in simplified terms what mental & spiritual health and identifying and our Aura is, the energy field that surrounds the healing them can not only improve but also physical body in all directions, invisible and substantially change our lives for the better! Continuing the trend of having renowned expandable. The introduction of the speaker was done by

speakers from different parts of India, This Aura is sustained by the seven Chakras, Preeti Badjate and the Vote of Thanks was speaking on varied and current trends in the energy centers, in our body – the Crown given by Vinita Bahri. -Divya Sharma


Mr Arun Rishi's famous clap

A stupendous response Pres Atul has the last word Hand Shake ending

Ms Rita Mahajan

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CULTURAL EVENING SENIOR CITIZENSSenior Citizens Committee along with Interact President Atul Shah, Sec. Shabbar Shakir, Committee organised a cultural programme President Elect Prashant Kale, Director for the residents of Panchvati Vridhashram Manish Bhati, IPP Tauby Bhagwagar and and the senior citizens of Mariam Nagar and senior Rotarians Gulab Mehant, Capt. Ashok Ayodhaya Nagar Slums at Matru Seva Sangh Narang, Sharad Bhave and many others were to celebrate the festival of Janamashtami. present to enjoy the programme and share in

their happiness. The programme started with a song by Ravi Wankhede – Bahut Yaad Aate Ho Tum – -Chairpersons Anita Jain and Neeta Kalededicated to neglected parents and elders. Interactors from seven schools – Jain International School, Modern School, Wonderland School, St Ursala's School, Dinanath High School, Center Point Katol Road presented a cultural show. They did a skit on Sudama and Krishna and performed dances on famous bhajans. The programme was organised by Chairpersons, Namita Sharma and Shalini Naidu under the able guidance of advisor Renu Thapar. The programme was followed by delicious lunch.

Anita Jain – A Super Effort

While Children perform, the crowd cheers, Dr Ravi sings and PP Gulab speaks

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10 Coconut Strawberry Cherry • Mango Green Apple


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“Atithi Devo Bhava”, sticking to the parampara of Bhartiya Vidya project of collecting specs and distributing to needy is the attempt taken Bhavans, the distinguished guests President Atul Shah, Secretary by interractors this year. Atul shah addressed the enthusiastic team, he

focused on all round development along with academics, emphasized Shabbar Shakir, Director Sandeep Pathak, Chairperson Purvi to remain child at heart at the same time should think out of box and Thakar, Rtn Rajan Mulani Principal Mrs. Shastri and Vice Principal rediscover self, apart from studies by participating in workshops. Mrs Parvati Iyer were warmly welcomed with words and bouquets.Sanskruti and Sukhbeer kaur efficiently compared the program and LIGHT – A symbol of brightness, energy, life and vitality. An Installation Vote of Thanks was proposed by Secretary Nupur Vyas followed by of Interact Club Bhavans B.P. Vidya Mandir, Shri Krishna Nagar started

th movie reflecting social message and a National Anthem concluded our on 29 of August, 2012 by lighting the Traditional Lamp followed by last installation ceremony of this year. -Purvi Thakarprayer.

“If you think in terms of a year…. plant a seed, 10 years…. Plant trees…. 100 years….teach people…” this is a quote for Interact Club by Past President Kirat Bains. He recalled the year 2011-12 of moments edged in their mind forever, he assured to turn back to these memories as reminders of being responsible citizens. He listed out certain activities conducted like seeds distribution in the school to value a greener world. Slogan writing competition and a special trip to get a glimpse into the pure world of specially abled children. Finally the moment arrived to ring out the old ones and ring in the new, time for the wave of change, time for installation of new office bearer brought Atharva Babre as new President and Nupur Vyas as Secretary. Unique


The Winner of Best Installation Trophy of 2011 - 12 JAMALI ENGLISH progress in all spheres.SCHOOL along with HUSAMIAH GIRLS AND HUSAMIAH BOYS “Sada Muskurana aur Sabko Pyaar Karna, Kisi Ummid ke bina khud ko

thHIGH SCHOOL installed the new team of Interactors on 25 of August, arpit kar dena” this Motive of Rotary was understood and heartily 2012. Past President Akhtar Naimoon Secretary Shabbar Shakir, accepted by Interactors. Director Sandeep Pathak, Advisor Renu Thapar, Chairperson Purvi Promising New team of - Jamali School with President Sabiha Fatema Thakar, School Principal Mrs. Munira Hussain Wardhawala and and secretary Sherabano Indorewala,Mrs Shabana Khan were warmly welcomed with Flowers. By Tilawat Husamiah Boys High School President Adnan-ur-Rahman Khan and (short prayer) they started the proceedings. SecretaryGufran Alam Husamiah Girls High School President Tahseen Outgoing President MARIYAM MEMON (Jamali High School) briefed Ansari and Secretary Ramsha Firdous was inducted and pledged to about collection of Grains and a visit to Mother Teresa ashram, continue doing better work for the society by undertaking the projects Collection of Rs. 40,000/- for polio eradication program, plantation of like visit to Ashram and fulfilling their daily needs like hair oil, soap, grain

stNeem Saplings. She proudly mentioned about winning 1 prize in a etc in coming year. PP Akhtar Maimoon relayed an inspiring story which drawing competition. Outgoing President of Husamiah Boys and Girls conveyed the message that leader knows the way, shows the way and High School SHAFEEN ARSHAD and JAHA came out with successful goes the way. Deeba and Busra did a commendable job by compering completion of tree plantation through fund raising project - Khari Kamai. the program very effectively and concluded by vote of thanks and They expressed their gratitude towards Rotary for self upliftment and National Anthem. -Purvi Thakar


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CDS SCHOOLrdThe installation of CDS School Interact Club was held on 3 Aug 2012.

The meeting was called to order by outgoing president of the club, followed by welcoming of guests and reciting of prayers. Outgoing president presented her report. President Atul installed the new team of President Jigisha Nagrare. Jigisha promised to fulfill her duties. Pres Atul in his speech encouraged the children to be enterprising and to aspire to win laurels in academics as well as in extracurricular activities, to groom their overall personality. He reminded the children to follow traffic rules and become a law abiding citizen. Secretary Sudesh Wasnik proposed the vote of thanks, followed by National Anthem. Pres. Atul Shah, Secretary Shabbar Shakir, Dir. Sandeep Pathak, Advisor Renu Thapar, Chairpersons Shalini Naidu, Namita Sharma, and Sonal Ajmera were present to grace the occasion. -Sonal Ajmera

CENTER POINT SCHOOL, WARDHMANNAGARWelcomed with Saplings. President Atul Shah and other dignitaries on the dais lit the traditional lamp, a short prayer sung by students made the atmosphere divine. Outgoing President Anando Ghosh presented his report, he mentioned about sale of rakhis and visit to an orphanage. New Enthusiastic and Promising team for the year 2012-13 with Raunak Jajodia as President and Kopal Gupta as Secretary were installed. President Atul Shah congratulated the new team and mentioned the importance of Interact Club which provides a platform for the Interactors to fulfill their duties towards society by becoming a responsible citizen and it also helps in self development of an individual. President reminded them to follow traffic rules. The New President Raunak Jajodia presented acceptance Speech and his team has decided that they will finance fees to needy students. They also

New Team of INTERACT CLUB at Center Point School, Wardhman plan to collect old notebook and stationery item for students of under rdNagar, Nagpur was installed on 3 of August, 2012. Dignitaries on the privilege section of the society. Secretary Kopal Gupta presented vote Dias President Atul Shah, Secretary Shabbar Shakir, Director of thanks. Immediate Past President Tauby Bhagwagar, Co-Sandeep Pathak, Advisor Renu Thapar, School Principal Mrs. Chairpersons Interact Sonal Ajmera and Namita Sharma added a Sumathi Venugopalan and Chairperson Purvi Thakar were warmly special grace to the function by their presence. -Purvi Thakar


Vishwanath Joshi, the outgoing President of Inertact club of B.V.M read his report of the past year where toys were collected and donated to St.Johns School and old clothes were distributed to tribals in Gadchiroli.President Atul told the children that to excel in life one has to work for it. He said that a school takes care of your academics but Interact helps you to overcome challenges in life and recognise rising opportunities. He further explained how Interact helps you to focus on community service which helps you to reach out to people and develop leadership qualities. Leadership is to be the first one who takes an initiative.After the President's address, a film was shown on "hunger" which had a strong message.

Purva Rathi, the master of ceremonies called to order the meeting. The Pratheek Rathi the new Interact President said that being chosen to be school prayer was sung by the school choir and the Rotary dignitaries the President was a great honour to him as he believes in Rotary and were welcomed with rose saplings. supports its notion to serve the community to ones best abilities.

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ST. JOHN’S HIGH SCHOOLwere cleanliness drive and checking of leaking taps to save water. President Atul Shah installed the new office bearers comprising of President Harsh Mahatme and Secretary as Damanjeet Grover .In his acceptence speech Interact President Harsh mentioned some project like collection and donation of unused medicine and recycling of waste to make compost. President Atul Shah in his motivational speech congratulated the new team and asked them to sharpen their skill to develop as individuals. He encouraged the children to become leaders by taking the first step in good direction. An award winning short film was shown to them and Interactors were encouraged to make a film on some social message. Principal Mr Muthuchamy thanked Rotary for The new team of Interact Club of St. John's High School was installed providing such a good platform for children. Secretary Damanjeet on 9th Aug. The Rotarians and School Principal were welcomed with presented vote of thanks. Apart from President Atul Shah, Secretary flower which was followed by lighting of lamp. School Music incharge Shabbar Shakir, Director Sandeep Pathak, Advisor Renu Thapar, Mrs Karmkar sang a beautiful Bhajan Tum Asha Vishwas hamre. Since Chairperson Namita Sharma and Co Chairperson Shalini Naidu were last year Interact President has left the school, Secretary Jayesh read present. -Namita Sharmathe report. He mentioned the two important projects taken up last year

MODERN SCHOOLst President Atul Shah congratulated the last year team for the good work On 1 Aug, the new Board of Interactors was installed at Modern

and appreciated their effort to promote blood donation. He encouraged school, Koradi Road. The School Captain, President of Interact Club children to use Interact as platform to develop life skills. Secretary and school band welcomed the Rotary Team and escorted them to the Shafia proposed a formal vote of thanks followed by the National dais. President Atul Shah, Secretary Shabbar Shakir, Director New Anthem.Generation Sandeep Pathak, Advisor Renu Thapar and Chairperson

Namita Sharma were given floral welcome. To create awareness about Co-chairperson Shalini Naidu, Sonal Ajmera, MadhuMrig and Inderjeet Blood donation, Interactors presented a skit on the subject. Outgoing Singh were present. -Namita SharmaPresident Aditi presented her report in which she mentioned some of the projects like donation towards Polio eradication and nutrition, drive for Eco friendly Ganesha, zero litter day and making of paperbags. President Atul Shah inducted promising new team of office bearer in which Drishti Sharma and Shafia took over as President and Secretary. Drishti in her acceptance speech showed commitment to carry out Rotary ideals forward. They have chalked out certain program for the year like visit to old age home and blind school and catering to their needs. They would also like to organize Inter Interact competitions.

SFS HIGH SCHOOLNew Interact team of SFS High School was installed in a well organized function on

th17 August 2012. President Elect Prashant Kale was there to grace the occasion. The ceremony started with welcoming of guests with flowers. Lighting of lamp was followed by prayer and singing of hymn. The new team of President Kevin Lancelot and his team was installed. Kevin pledged to continue doing the good work. President Elect Prashant Kale motivated the children to be always tuned to positivity, so that no hardships can deter them from achieving their goals. Director Sandeep Pathak gave information about film making competition. The ceremony came to an end with singing of the National Anthem. Teacher in charge Sanket Medha and Dolly Francis worked hard for the success of the programme. -Sonal Ajmera


Jain International School Miss Purvi Agrawal, outgoing president of Interact club of Jain International school called to order the meeting, after which the Rotary guests were felicitated.A beautiful prayer song was sung to invoke devine blessing. This song was written by the Jain school hindi teacher.Purvi Agrawal felt nostalgic while reading her report. She said that to be an Interactor is an honour.S he read out the work done by the previous participate in activities and perform acts of kindness and not to break Interact team like selling rakhees, contribution to the cause of pulse traffic rules especially at traffic signals.Ritika Gupta, the newly installed polio, donating walking sticks to the old etc.

President listed the activities the new team planned to have.President Atul complimented the calm prayer song and said the school Raunak Badjate proposed the vote of thanks. -Shalini Naiduwas beautiful with a fantastic infrastructure. He urged the Interactors to

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New Interact team of Sandipani School was installed in a well- organized this year and showed a short film on wastage of food . Secy. organized function on 9th Aug. President Elect Prashant Kale Pallavi proposed the vote of thanks. Secretary Shabbar Shakir, presided. The lighting of lamp was followed by Saraswati Vandana. Director Sandeep Pathak, Advisor RenuThapar, Chairperson Interact Outgoing Interact President Snigdha Rathi thanked Rotary for giving Namita and Shalini Naidu attended the ceremony. -Namita Sharmathis opportunity to do something for the society. In her report she mentioned that Interactors took part in Elocution completion and District Intreact Meet which was an enriching experience. For the year 2012-13 Shreya Bolla and Pallavi Parwarkar was inducted as President and Secretary respectively. In her acceptance speech, Shreya said that she will try to maintain pride of the president badge and showed commitment on behalf of all the Interactors that they will take part in all the activities and projects initiated by Rotary. President Elect Prashant simplified the meaning of Interactor that it means to interact and grow. He said that Rotary gives you an opportunity to be a better human being. Director New Generation Sandeep Pathak told them that a Film (on social issues) making competition is being


ST. JOHN'S HIGH SCHOOLThe new team of Interact Club of St. John's High School was installed providing such a good platform for children. Secretary Damanjeet on 9th Aug. The Rotarians and School Principal were welcomed with presented vote of thanks . Apart from President Atul Shah, Secretary flower which was followed by lighting of lamp. School Music incharge Shabbar Shakir, Director Sandeep Pathak, Advisor Renu Thapar, Mrs Karmkar sang a beautiful Bhajan Tum Asha Vishwas hamre. Chairperson Namita Sharma and Co Chairperson Shalini Naidu were Since last year Interact President has left the school, Secretary Jayesh present. -Namita Sharmaread the report. He mentioned the two important projects taken up last year were cleanliness drive and checking of leaking taps to save water. President Atul Shah installed the new office bearers comprising of President Harsh Mahatme and Secretary as Damanjeet Grover .In his acceptence speech Interact President Harsh mentioned some project like collection and donation of unused medicine and recycling of waste to make compost. President Atul Shah in his motivational speech congratulated the new team and asked them to sharpen their skill to develop as individuals. He encouraged the children to become leaders by taking the first step in good direction. An award winning short film was shown to them and Interactors were encouraged to make a film on some social message. Principal Mr Muthuchamy thanked Rotary for

SOUTH POINT SCHOOL INTERACT INSTALLATIONMansi Pakhale the IPP called the meeting to order. The Rotary dignitaries was sung. The Rotarians present at the installation ceremony were were welcomed with neem saplings. A beautiful prayer song was sung by Prashant Kale, Shabbar Shakir, Sandeep Pathak and Shalini Naidu.the school choir. Mansi Pakhale IPP said ," Life is about creating yourself." -Shalini NaiduShe read out the past years Interact activity report and pledged the Interactors will continue to do their best to society and quoted ,"a journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step.”President Elect Prashant Kale addressed the Interactors. He felt that by being an Interactor, it gave the children a platform to better themselves. He said Interact activities allowed the children to mingle with each other and they select activities which made them happy, helped them give back to society, be service oriented and not react to criticism.Ayushi Kamble the newly elected Interact President spoke about the importance of peace. She said happiness does not depend on what we get out of what we give, happy is he who perfumes selfishness.The vote of thanks was proposed by Manthan Sarvarkar followed by a closing chorus sung by the school choir after which the national anthem

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New Team of INTERACT CLUB at MSB EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE was Outgoing President Mohammed Izzy. He claimed that he was very timid, rdinstalled on 23 of August, 2012. The Program started with a beautiful shy and afraid of Public speaking but shouldering responsibilities as

Prayer/Qirat. Dignitaries on the Dias Secretary Shabbar Shakir, Director President has given him Confidence to face the World. “Say No To Plastic Sandeep Pathak, Advisor Renu Thapar, School Principal Mrs Razia And Cleanliness Drive”, were two missions successfully executed by Hussain and Chairperson Purvi Thakar were warmly Welcomed with interactors last year. Flowers. “Giving each one an equal chance to come out with their hidden Zainab Company and Nisreen Turkey were inducted as President and talents this is what Interact is all about” these were the words by the Secretary respectively. President Zainab showed commitment to work

zealously for a social cause and presented tentative agenda of Organizing Inhouse spell bee, hand writing competition on Children's Day, Cleanliness Drive in the School and Visit to a village with the importance of personal hygiene. EID MUBARAK!! Was wished by Director Sandeep Pathak to the New team of Interactors. He highlighted the importance of school life, mentioned that one can help others only by developing own personality. He elaborated the duties and responsibilities of the four Interact directors. A short movie, giving a social message opened up the eyes of viewers. Secretary Nisreen Turkey presented vote of thanks. The program was ended by Vazi-Fatus-Shukr(Prayer) and National Anthem. -Purvi Thakar


It is privilege to be associated with one of the large corporate houses from directors at SMS were also present.Nagpur not only because it is well-respected name in infrastructure The camp began at 2.30 pm. Significantly large number of female development but also due to the fact that the person running the show is employees lined up for blood donation. The total count stood at impressive Member of Parliament and importantly member of our club. It was no 51. Our very own Rotarian and AVP at SMS Infra Rtn Sandip Dhodapkar surprise then when the blood donation camp was organized Ajay Sancheti along with HR Manager Mr Sujit Acharjya coordinated the camp. was the first one to donate blood. The camp was organized on the occasion President Atul Shah, Hon Secretary Shabbar Shakir, Parag Paranjpe,

ndof 2 death anniversary of his father and founder of company late Shri Sandip Dhodapkar and Chairperson Dr Sheela Mundhada were also Shakti Kumar Sancheti. Shri Abhay Sancheti and Shri Anand Sancheti, present during the camp. -Parag Paranjpe


Timed to perfectionAjay Sancheti leads by example

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Rotary Club of Nagpur Orange City had Our member PDG Satish Sule was the forum them in our fold.organised a Regional seminar on membership leader and handled the seminar in his Besides the above speakers, Rtn Prashant on August 5th at Hotel L.B. It was a rainy day inimitable style and gusto. PP Vijay Naidu Kale, PP Shabbir Shakir, Shabbar Shakir, but it was interesting to note that the hall was participated in one the sessions "Big fight" and Nilufer Rana and myself were representing full to capacity, which shows the enthusiasm of had his say on the subject "Quality N Quantity our club at the seminar. Seminar was followed

by lunch and more fellowship.Nagpur Rotarians. DG Sanjay Meshram was or Growth N Development". IPP Tauby in an interactive mode and actively contributed Bhagwagar had the final session all to herself I feel that we should have a better turnout at to the discussions. The seminar started and and she very confidently drove home "the 7 the District Events in view of our membership

strength. The next seminar is on September concluded on schedule and was quite golden steps we take in RC of Nagpur" on 2nd and hosted by RC Nagpur Downtown.informative and the speakers spoke well with membership development, right from

confidence. proposing a new members to assimilating -Bharat Goenka



Community welfare committee along with shared his memories of Nagpur before year thru our Nutrition and child care nutrition and child care committee celebrated independence and briefed about efforts taken committee. independence day with the Children of Antar by him and his friends to keep Antar bharti The Programe was well attended by number Bharti School. Antar Bharti School is school for school going for last 30 years. of Rotarians, Shefali shah, Hon. Sc. Shabbar children from slum which is well managed by President Atul shah and all Rotarians present Shakir, Varsha Paranjape, Divya Bhati, Retd Wing commander Mr. Hastak and a team were taken around the school. Our committee Sandhya Agarwal, Kiran Wankhede, mamta of dedicated retired army officers. Club distributed fruits and biscuits to all children. jaiswal, Sachin Palewar, Vandan Palewar, President Atul Shah was chief guest for the Club donated few informative posters and a

Manish Bhati.programme. black board to the school and we also Chairpersons Vanita Shukul, Madhu Mrig, Programme started with flag hosting by committed to the school to provide nutritious

President Atul Shah. Mr Hastak in his speech food to all the school children for rest of the Smita Chaubey

Adolescence is a time of many transitions for ESTEEM AND SELF AWARENESS, COPING both teens and their families. To ensure that WITH EMOTIONS and ART TO SAY NO teens and adults navigate these transitions smoothly. Student enthusiastically took part in successfully, it is important that they be given all the activities, whether it was enactment of proper guidance and counselling. Keeping in given situation or games. A box was kept in the mind a workshop on problem related to school, four days prior and students were Adolensce was organised at Modern School. expected to put their queries in it. Questions Renowned Pediatrician and child psychologist relating to peer pressure, concentration Dr. Shubhda Khirwadkar took the session problems, pimples ,sibling rivalry etc were .President Interactor Drishti Sharma being handled by Dr. Khirwadkar. A movie welcomed Dr. Khirwadkar and chairperson which won an award in short film category was Namita Sharma . shown to children and details regarding Film With the keen audience of over 200 student, making competition was given to them. Dr. Shubhda, started the session with ANGER Secretary Interact Shafia proposed the vote of MANAGEMENT and covered topics like SELF thanks. -Namita Sharma

Food Time!!!Waiting patiently A Child's Smile – Utopia!!

Dr Shubhada Khirwadkar has the audience mesmerized

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Under the Guidance & Supervision of Prez. Atul Shah, Shabbar Shakir and Mahendra Kamath, PNavroze & Eid Fellowship was organised on 19th August. Nearly 300 Rotary family members attended the fellowship which was held in perfect spirit of monsoon. A small Hawker Zone was created and everyone enjoyed the Bhuttas, Channachors & Sev puris on the Thela itself.Two Funny Games "Ye Item mujhe dede Thakur" & "Funny Sawal Stupid Jawab" were enjoyed by almost all. Children also enjoyed their counter games, maggi, giggles & tattoos.A little different lipsmacking menu was arranged on the special occasion of Eid & Navroze and as always appreciated by all.All this was with the total help and support of Parul Shah, Shweta Singh, Swati Agrawal, Varsha Paranjpe, Ruchi Chaudhary, Mamta Kanga, Sarang Kale, Raj Shah & Neeru Bhatia.

- Rahul Chaudhary & Anushka Kale

Child's Play

Rain Gods could not dampen the spirits

Chat over Chaat Chef Shabbar Rahul Chaudhary in high elements

Festive Atmosphere

Circle of Friends!!!

Jhappi Paa Le!!!

Sitting Pretty!!!

Everyone wants to be heard

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Under the Guidance & Supervision of Prez. Atul Shah, Shabbar Shakir and Mahendra Kamath, PNavroze & Eid Fellowship was organised on 19th August. Nearly 300 Rotary family members attended the fellowship which was held in perfect spirit of monsoon. A small Hawker Zone was created and everyone enjoyed the Bhuttas, Channachors & Sev puris on the Thela itself.Two Funny Games "Ye Item mujhe dede Thakur" & "Funny Sawal Stupid Jawab" were enjoyed by almost all. Children also enjoyed their counter games, maggi, giggles & tattoos.A little different lipsmacking menu was arranged on the special occasion of Eid & Navroze and as always appreciated by all.All this was with the total help and support of Parul Shah, Shweta Singh, Swati Agrawal, Varsha Paranjpe, Ruchi Chaudhary, Mamta Kanga, Sarang Kale, Raj Shah & Neeru Bhatia.

- Rahul Chaudhary & Anushka Kale

Child's Play

Rain Gods could not dampen the spirits

Chat over Chaat Chef Shabbar Rahul Chaudhary in high elements

Festive Atmosphere

Circle of Friends!!!

Jhappi Paa Le!!!

Sitting Pretty!!!

Everyone wants to be heard

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A very successful General Health Check Up then examined for all health related problems. in Mariumnagar slum. The response was and Sickle Cell Diagnostic Camp was Blood test for sickle cells was done of every tremendous. More than sixty children organized by Slum development Committee child. Fortunately all the results were negative. benefitted from this camp. We are thankful to for children between the age group of 6 A few critical cases were also diagnosed. A 13 Dr Dipti Jain and her team for extending their months to 14 years at Mariumnagar Slum on year old girl was suffering from hole in the

services. Biscuit packets were distributed to Sat 25th Aug from 11- 3 PM. This project was heart, another was a suspected case of the children. Thanks to coordinator Sulochana taken up with co-operation and noble services chicken gunya, scabies, slow milestone etc.

of Dr. Dipti Jain and her team of Doctors from Counseling of parents of these children's was for her help in reaching out to the needy for GMC comprising of Dr Amol Bhandarwar, Dr done. such services. Director Parag Paranjpe, Hon Yogesh Trivedi, Sheetal Thelkar, Poonam Dr Dipti Jain referred these critical cases to Secretary Shabbar Shakir were present and Bagte, and Sanghrakshit Jambulkar. GMC for further treatment. A constant follow appreciated the hard work of Chairpersons The camp started with an awareness talk on up will be done and all possible help will be

Kusum Pande, Neerja Shukul, Ragini Sahu sickle cell followed by thorough checks up of given to the patients. This was the first ever children including height, weight and were health check up camp to detect sickle cell held and Pinky Batra. -Ragini Sahu


Correctable deafness detection and EAR 33 patients. · The minor surgeries planned are Grommet Surgery Camp @ Yogiraj Hospital, Ramtek Selected for Surgery : 25 insert ion - 4, Examination under Diagnostic Camp: 12th August 2012 · 21 major and 4 minorTotal patients screened : 56 with Ear · the major surgeries which are planned are- microscope and keratosis excision 1.complaints. stapedectomy- 1, Mastoidectomy with Audiograms performed by Dr Ashish Disawal : tympanoplasty- 4 and tympanoplasty- 16. -Dr Nandu Kolwadkar



The festive atmosphere was missing due to program, rotarians also saw the speech number of Rotarians and Rotary Anns turned demise of Union Cabinet Minister from therapy unit and physiotherapy unit donated out for the project on wonderful morning Maharashtra but the enthusiasm was very by our club earlier. It was satisfying to see including senior members Rtn Rajan Bhatia, much visible amongst the inmates of the good use of these instruments and the benefit Sylvester Issac, Anita Jain, Dr Iqbal Khan, Dr school. The occasion was distribution of which is accruing to inmates. The project

Rathi, Dr Neena Parikh, Hon Secretary hearing aid on Independence day at began at 10am. President Atul in his address Government Handicap School. These hearing thanked Dr Belsare for his generous donation Shabbar Shakir, First lady Shefali Shah, Ritika aids were procured through the generous and reaffirmed club's support to the school. Singhvi, Tushar Singhvi, Director Shaunak donation of Dr Belsare and family. The School incharge Mr Santape and teacher Mokadam, Manjot Kahai, Parag Paranjpe, beneficiary were earlier identified and aids incharge Mr Dinesh made excellent

Chairpersons Neeta Gupta, Gogi Bhasin, and were accordingly customized by Dr Neena arrangements. Dr Rajesh Singhvi who co-Parikh for them. Before the start of the ordinated the project was also present. Large Shailaja Pingle. -Parag Paranjpe

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FOOD FACTS HEALTH FREAKWhen computers hadn't come of age and Cooking robs fruits and veggies of nutrients. g u a r d s a g a i n s t h e a r t grandma's medical advice was considered to Another myth! May be true to some extent but attacks?be the last word on health care – a bunch of remember cooking softens the veggies and - Legumes (beans, peas and lentils) are a

makes them easier to chew and release more myths gained a stronghold. rich source of protein, high in complex nutrients. Take the middle path and go for stir carbohydrates and low in fat.In the present times, when access to the fried or sautéed food. internet is possible, lots of such myths have - Eating small amounts of good fat makes a Do you avoid nuts because they are fattening? healthy diet?been debunked. However, it's still difficult to They do have fat but it is of the good kind. Dry disregard the time tested advice. - Vinegar keeps post-meal spikes in blood roasted peanuts, for example, are good. sugar down by 30 to 55% ?Speaking from personal experience, I can say Researchers are of the view that fat in nuts that with my first born, 'one egg a day' was a - Leaves from broccoli stalks have more make you feel full and reduces hunger. There must. A couple of years down the line it was vitamin A than the florets?you go, dieters! Eat nuts without guilt pangs!said that cholesterol build-up started from a - Pomegranate juice has both anti-Don't eat yoghurt at night! That's another myth young age. Well, with my second born it was inflammatory and anti-oxidant powers?I grew up with. Now, my dinner is not complete not more than 'two egg yolks a week'. - High potassium levels in sultanas without a bowl of 'dahi' smothered with sugar! And now ? It turns out to be one more myth. (kishmish) can help reduce blood Only because my doc rubbished that belief !! pressure?According to the Heart Foundation, 300mg of While we are talking about myths related to cholesterol per day is recommended. Stay - Indian food is particularly rich in ingredients food, let us also know the facts.within those limits remembering that each egg that bolster the immune system? DID YOU KNOW THAT :contains 200mg of cholesterol. - Spinach contains many healing nutrients?- Anti-oxidants such as the vitamin C in red So, go ahead enjoy your egg. Wives, make Well now, that's a lot of health talk for the time-

capsicum fight inflammation?him a fried egg with one yolk and two whites. being. Next month, we shall bring you some Its tried and tested, believe me, and there - Beans, whether dried, canned or frozen – tried and tested recipe.have been no complaints. are rich sources of folate, the B vitamin that _Khushnoor S.Chugh

Conitnuing with our program of grooming the students and them for their placements. Next Generation of the society, informed them about the significance of this More than 80 students actively participated in Rotary club of Nagpur organized a workshop the workshop. workshop for them. on The President, Rotary Club Of Nagpur, Atul Rtn. Sharad Bhave spoke about the Interview Skills For the students of Sadabai Shah encouraged the students and inspired recruitment and selection in a corporate Raisoni Womens them to conduct many such activities. world.He also spoke about the types of

Sandeep Pathak, Shabbar Shakir and Jatin College.The Workshop was conducted by interview a person can face in his life.He Sampat were also present. Shalakha Rtn.Mr.Sharad Bhave. provided the students with some importantGambhir delivered the Vote of Thanks.Rtr Sayali Deshmukh welcomed him. At the techniques keeping in mind the Corporate

outset President Atul Shah addressed the Recruitment strategy, which will surely help - Shalakha Gambhir



The Students…… ……. Dr Sharad Bhave…… …….and Sandeep Pathak

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AT SADABAI RAISONI WOMEN’S COLLEGEROTARACT INSTALLATIONover the collar to Isha Khurana – president, by Rotaract and her growth in the club, while the the past president Peue Das and lapel pins to newly elected president Isha Khurana the other board members by Isha in the expressed her pleasure to take up the high presence of Rotary President Atul Shah. responsibility position with grit, conviction and aSuruchi Pimple, coordinator of SRWC willpower to do her best!enlightened the students with her aspiring Hon. Secretary Shabbar Shakhir, director words, explaining to the students why being a youth services Sandeep Pathak, President member of the Rotaract Club was so important elect Prashant Kale, RCC Jatin Sampat, RCC for improving one's conscious state and Sapna Vastani, Rotary Ann Farzana Haque realizing that each one of us has the will to do and DRR Malhar Deshpande, Prashant The installation ceremony of newly elected better for society. Rtn Atul Shah was

Rajurkar also graced the ceremony with their members of the Rotaract club of Sadabai impressed with the singers of the Welcome presence. The ceremony ended at 11.30am Raisoni Women's College was conducted at Song and encouraged them to pursue their with a vote of thanks by Shalakha Gambhir the Shradha House counselling hall, art. Further he emphasised the need to make and National Anthem sung by everyone. Kingsway Nagpur, on 16th of August . The a difference in the world, not just by big actions

ceremony started at 10:40am. Ateeba Khan but by every day smaller actions that Lastly the Installation was ended with some hosted the ceremony. The ceremony started ultimately become a movement to reckon with! refreshing tea and snacks, giving a chance for by lighting of the lamp by our President Atul He encouraged the Rotaract members to some informal chatter with all present.Shah and others present from our Rotary participate in all events and to take benefit of A highly well managed and interactive Club. Tokens in the form of chocolate packs workshops and seminars arranged for them.

ceremony indeed… Kudos to Sadabai!were given and a welcome song sung by Ritu Peue Das, the past President spoke of her and Mayuri . This was followed by handing amazing and eye opening experience in -Farzana Haque

TULI COLLEGE OF HOTEL MANAGEMENTth and focus on becoming better citizens. In his the college premises on 28 of August @12.00

address our President Elect Rtn Prashant noon. The meeting was called to order and Kale emphasised on the need for self and after the lighting of the lamp a floral welcome community development. He also asked all was accorded to all the dignitaries present. present to understand and follow the Four The Report of the last year was presented by Way Test in all aspects of their lives for a the rotaractors. Rtr. Abhishek Singh took over Peaceful aqnd better tomorrow. Also present as President of the Club while Rtr Vaibhav on the occasion were Hon Secretary Rtn Goyal took charge as thee Hon. Secretary. Rt. Shabbar Shakhir, Director New Generations Ann Urvashi Yashroy in her capacity as the Rtn Sandeep Pathak, RCC Rtn Jatin Sampat Director of the Institute addressed the & college in-charge Rt. Ann Amruta Thakur. Installation Meeting of the Rotaract Club of gathering and asked the rotaractors present to

involve themselves in the activities of the club - Amruta ThakurTuli college of Hotel Management was held at

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A Take Rotary Home was organized at Monal informed us about the membership strength of Finally, it was time for the food cooked and th various Rotary Clubs around the globe. We brought by our lovely Rotarian cooks. One & Gauri Malji's house on Saturday 11 August

th thing is for sure - we can beat any cook around 2012. stand at 36 number at the International level, rd the world. The sumptuous food, taste, and the They were the perfect host for the evening with where as in India we are the 3 largest club,

menu set by Chairpersons Manju Bhatia & a beautiful ambience set by them on their Kudos!.Sangeeta Parekh was fantastic and liked by rooftop and with full co-operation from the rain Keeping our members on toes, Jayshree all.Gods, the climate became awesome. Singhee introduced two lovely musical games Vote of Thanks was proposed by Jatin There were a total 15 couples including the which were enjoyed by all. Cadbury Sampat. host and our President. Rotary information chocolates were given as prizes to the

was shared by PP Arun Bhargava, wherein he -Manju Bhatia & Sangeeta Parekhwinners.

WORKSHOP ORGANISED FOR STUDENTS OF SADABAI RAISONIonly one thing in mind- not to lecture but to interact, to set the right feeling, to give an experience & turn every student into an active performer.

thOn 7 August morning 10 am, more than 80 management students of Raisoni College gathered important tips on the topic. Many reluctants turned participants by the end. A video clipping on the spectacular entry of Michael Jackson was one of the highlights. Sonal Singhvi maintained the fun quotient of the workshop with interesting activities. PP Can workshops be entertaining? presence. Not to forget the hardworking duo Vijay Naidu enlightened 'rotaractism' in them. Sure !!! Why not? Driving your point to the Jatin Sampat and Sapna Vastani whose co Hon.Sec Shabbar Shakir, Dir New students need not come only from bygones or ordinated teaming with Rotaractors & the Generations Sandeep Pathak, Rotarians archives but it can be brought to them through youth committee resulting in such 'life skills' Dinesh Naidu Vikram Naidu,Tushar Singhvi, funny & fresh live experiences. The topic was programs for the youths. Still many more miles Smita Bhargava, Kusum Pandey and First 'Secrets of public speaking & body language'.

to go! -Beena MathewLady Shefali Shah made their valuable The Speaker was Beena Mathew who had

Beena makes a point The students absorb it all

Prizes.... ....Friendships .... .....and more Prizes

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WORKSHOP ON BREAST FEEDINGTalk On Benefits Of Breast Feeding In Four Slums On 13th and 16th Aug- Slum Dev And Women Upliftment CommDue to paucity of time and as a matter of convenience, mothers these days opt for top feed as a substitute for breast milk to feed their infants. During the' Breast Feeding Week' , to spread awareness on importance and benefits of breast feeding, Slum Dev Comm

apart from mother's love and affection gives Pande. How taking care of cleanliness in and organised a talk on Mon 13th August in immunity specially from colostrum-first milk around the house can prevent many diseases Panchpaoli and Indora slum and on Thurs produced, psychological security,higher was explained. Keen interest was shown by 16th Aug in Krishnanagar and Mariumnagar intelligence,orthodontic benefits and a good slum between 3 to 5 p.m.A very eminent the women present. The project concluded digestion ability to the new born.speaker and award winner in this field Dr with distribution of nailcutters and soap to Various doubts and myths were cleared and Aasolkar, Past President of Matru Seva Sangh women present. PP Tauby, Dir Parag queries were answered convincingly. The spoke for this noble cause. Paranjape, Timmy Bawa, Shifali Shah, Sachin program was a grand success in motivating A gathering of more than 30 married and Palliwal graced the project. Chairpersons and encouraging the women folk about their unmarried women were present in each slum. Nirja Shukul, Kusum Pande Pinky Batra and rights and duties as a mother towards their Dr. Aasolkar very aptly explained the Ragini Sahu gave full contribution and support new born. importance of mother's milk and its nutritive

to make the project a success. The talk was followed by a brief discussion on values. Suckling is natural by birth and "General Health And Hygiene " by Rtn Kusum -Ragini Sahumother's milk is best for a child's health which

th had been well understood by the participants. A Work shop was arranged on 28 August Around 12 participants attended the 2012 at 1 PM in Seva Sadan Durbal Manask Mrs. Smita Chate Principal and other office Workshop.Mulanchi Shala (MSS) for inmates & bearers of the institution were also present

caretakers. On the request of the Rt Ann Sadhana Paliwal had conducted the and had appreciated the workshop. management, they were taught an advanced workshop & was helped All the 120 inmates and staff were also served course on Permanent Rangoli through ply cut- with refreshments.outs. The concept & process of manufacturing -Sadhana Paliwal

(Secretary) & Rtn. Sharad Paliwal.

by Rt Ann Neelima Malani (also the President of Inner Wheel), Rt Ann Geeta Rao, Rtn. Shabbar Shakir


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Scindia, the pleasure and Jyoti have inculcated a sense of self-reliance excitement on his face is a sight to and social responsibility in their children.behold. Apart from academics, he Bharat owes his introduction to Rotary club of was exposed to a completely Nagpur in 1994 to Dr. ManmohanDaga and d i f f e ren t wor ld where he Kanu Mokha, though earlier he was a charter participated in all kind of sports- member of R.C of Akola East for four years. riding, field games and athletics. The club definitely helped him in establishing His Principal and English teacher himself in Nagpur and on this platform he has instilled a deep passion for English cultivated numerous very close friendships. Literature in him. Having enrolled He especially remembers his work with the in the air wing of NCC, created in Nutrition Committee& Centennial Project with him a fascination for the Services- a sense of pride and achievement. His current he wanted to join the NDA and term as Vice-President is not very demanding Bharat Goenka, the Vice President of our club, then the Air Force. But hailing from a business and he's enjoying his easy-going Directorship.

impresses you with his simplicity and easy family, he was discouraged from doing so and Down the line, he sees himself as an active demeanor. He is the quintessential 'Raymond' his dream remained unrealised. Bharat then Rotarian, lending his silent support from the man, disciplined, caring and stylish!! did his B.Sc.(Maths) and B.Com. from Akola to sidelines.Not himself a Nagpurite, Bharat hails from facilitate his entry into business and Although Bharat enjoys the quiet lifestyle and A k o l a , a c i t y c o l o n i s e d b y t h e agriculture. social scene at Nagpur, he feels nostalgic SawatramRamprasad family when they set up Although not business-oriented, he dared to about his life in Akola- the recognition that he a composite textile mill there in 1911. Bharat challenge the two Tea multinationals and enjoyed as the scion of the Goenka family, the was born in this very prestigious family to Smt. brought in truckloads of tea from the Northeast sense of achievement that he got as a Padma and Shri Niranjan Kumar Goenka in and started his own successful blending and agricuklturist, 'creating value from nothing'. 1956. Grandmother Smt. Radha Devi branding of loose tea under the brand name of Given a chance, he would go back to his work Goenka, was a freedom fighter and close “AmritChaay”. According to Bharat, he would on the fields, desk jobs are definitely not for associate of Mahatma Gandhi and other great give only 6-7 years to any business and move him. He sometimes feels guilty about bringing leaders of that time and entered politics to be a Jyoti to Akola from Bombay, but Jyoti on to another, and that resulted in numerous MLA & minister in regime of Ravishankarji commends him highly for letting her live life ventures ranging from white cement, ceramic Shukla. The Goenka family have initiated a her way and for backing her in all her tiles, farming, oil mill to his current one of number of charitable institutions in Akola and decisions. Their mutual understanding and building finishing materials and Ferro-alloys.are also involved in other philanthropic respect has indeed seen them shining Coming to Nagpur was also by accident when activities.A charitable institution runs a girl together at all times.his distributor backed out and he had to start college, boys school, girls school, CBS school According to Bharat, his USP is his innate his own office here, as Nagpur was a growing and hostel for women, providing education to sense of discipline and deep respect for and flourishing market. The family then finally over 4500 students right from KG to PG, at elders. He abhors any kind of complacency moved here in 1997. negligible fees. and that is also his negative quality which Bharat, the small-town, dapper-looking

makes him 'finicky' in his own words, often Bharat does not have too many memories of Scindian married the just-out-of-school, making him lose his temper and reasoning. He his early childhood except that he got a effervescent, Breach-Candy girl Jyoti in 1979. is a fitness enthusiast who would not miss his second lease on life when their sprawling He was completely floored by her in their first morning walk and exercise regime for wooden haveli was set to fire in the dead of meeting and even under family pressure he anything (the morning gossip and breakfast night when the family was sleeping, and he put his foot down to consider any other sessions included). was nearly left behind in the subsequent proposals. They complemented each other

melee. It was his cousin who remembered him As you get to know him further, you cannot perfectly and Jyoti remembers the first four at the last moment and pulled him out.Thank remain unaffected by his intelligence and years of their marriage (till the children God for her presence of mind. deep understanding of people. To people who happened) as an extended honeymoon. They

know him closely (yours truly being one of His primary education was at Holy Cross are the proud parents of daughters Megha and them), he's the Rock of Gibraltar- solid, stable, Convent, Akola and then he did his Senior Kanika, who are married and son Yash, who is always giving comfort and support.Cambridge from The Scindia School, Gwalior. pursing CA and B.Com and is also an

When he talks of his formative years at upcoming musician. Together, Bharat and -AnjuBansal

Bharat & Jyoti Goenka

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I had been to Kolkata, as TRF Cadre Technical establishing cooperative vegetable gardens the 21 running MG projects, they are host Adviser on Rotary mission as Interim Monitor and animal husbandry, awareness against sponsors of 15 grants and International to inspect Health-Hunger-Humanity Grant # Polythene menace etc); and Vocational sponsors of 6 grants under execution in 66532 from 17th to 20th July,2012. Training ( Sewing, Knitting, Computers, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Australia and USA. I was The project is for integrated village artificial jewelry etc); and Microcredit to 300 with the project committee for three days.development at Piyali Junction and four women from four villages trained under On 18th July I addressed Calcutta nearby villages, east of Kolkata. Rotary Club vocational guidance . Metropoli tan's organizing committee of Calcutta Metropolitan, RID 3291 are the Calcutta Metropolitan Club was founded in members and project contacts handing the host sponsor of this grant worth USD 1985 and has 64 members- all leaders in their various aspects of the 3H 66532. The club 330,000/- ( ie. approx Rs. 1.8 Crores). vocation and community, and is an deserves high praise for the dedication and Rotary Club of Santa Ynez Valley, California Outstanding Rotary Club on all counts. In RY the sheer magnitude of the humanitarian and RID 5240, USA are the primary 2011- 12 they contributed a whopping USD projects they are handling. The team international sponsors while six other Rotary 116,000/-(Rs 64 Lacs) to the Rotary members include PPs Jayanta Chatterjee, Clubs in District 5240, USA , viz. Ojai, Ojai Foundation, thus topping per capita giving ( Jayanta Neogi, Primary Contact Club West, Santa Barbara Sunrise, Simi Sunset, USD 1,812. per member) in RI Zone 4 and in Secretary Subir Dutta, Club President Tousand Oaks and Ventura have also lent

Seema Daga, , Dr Naresh Goyal, Bimal Pal, helping hand. PACE Universal, USA are the Anjan Das, Maitrayee Ghosh, Dibyendu collaboraters. PACE Universal is a charitable Banerjee, & Dr Neerja Rateria. The club has organization headed by PDG Deepa ten luminaries as Honorary members Well ingham, and rendering yeomen

humanitarian service in India, Mexico and including Pandit Jasraj , Bickram Ghosh and Africa. Deepa hails from Kolkata , is in close Deepa Wellingham.touch with her roots and visits India often to I also visited and met DG 3291 Uttam monitor welfare programs supported by her. Ganguly, several PDGs and DRFC The 3H grant covers several facets of rural Debashish Mitra and DGSC Vishnu India. They also perhaps top the chart in development such as Literacy and Dhandhania . They all were highly impressed implementing Matching Grant and 3H projects functional literacy ( including general with the functioning of Calcutta Metropolitan in the world. Their Grant history is knowledge,simple accounting, concept of and their exceptional efforts in rendering interesting.... they have thus far completed banking and managing loan, hygiene, etc); Herculean humanitarian service far and near.and closed 40 MG projects, one 3H and one Water and Sanitation ( installing 25 bore I exchanged our Club flag with RCCM HG grant projects in Kolkata and around, wells and 300 toilet blocks as per UNICEF President Seema and presented a few issues total costing USD 1,525,000/ ( i.e. Rs 8.54 design, Rain water harvesting, cleaning and of The Golden Orange. Crores), supported medical mission project in de silting community ponds etc); Health and

HATS OFF to Rotary Club of Calcutta Bangladesh and Nigeria costing USD Welfare ( administering various Metropolitan for what they are, and thank you 2,599,272 ( i.e. Rs 14.55 crores).immunization vaccines, de worming, general my new friends from Bhadralok Bangla for the Besides, presently they have 20 open and and specialized health checkups and warmth and hospitality! Haven't yet lost the ongoing Matching grants and 3H 66532 worth treatment for Heart, Eye, ENT, Skin, Dental flavor of Maccher zol , Singadas Mishti Dohi similar amount. Their MG projects are spread ,HIV prevention, etc);Infrastructure and and Sondesh !!! in Meghalaya, entire west Bengal , Environment ( planting 10,000 fruit

Bangladesh, Nigeria, Australia, and USA. In bearing trees,constructing connecting roads, -PDG Vishwas Sahasrabhojanee


Board of Directors' Fall in Line We take pride in the fact that our club has great systems and traditions. Here, not just the Club President , but the entire Board of Directors and most of the Committee Chairpersons and members take the assignment seriously and excel in the given job. In our club with 328 members, we have 65 Committees and more than 180 chairpersons who carry out numerous projects with great enthusiasm, using talent and resources. No wonder, we end up dishing out more than 300 worthy projects year after year. This treasure hunt is the first one in the 'Committee Chairs' series! In the puzzle above, you have to search for surnames of 24 Rotarians who are Committee Chairpersons in Rotary Year 2012-13. No Rocket Science this..... All that you have to do is to pick up your club file, refer the various Committees, get surnames and start locating them in the Criss-Cross, in a single straight line, in any possible direction....left to right, right to left, top to bottom, bottom to /email the all correct response to me at vishwasdg3030@ and top, slanting left to right, slanting right to left, slanting top to bottom or give a tinkle on my cell no. 94221 06570 before 27th September, 2012. bottom to top. Simple ! Isn't it? After spotting these 24 Committee Chairs, Lucky winner will be decided through draw of lots from all correct entries at you will be left with 14 unused letters spread helter skelter.Using all these, the business meeting scheduled on 4th October 2012. Everyone in the in proper order and adding 'S' to it, build up a Committee Chairpersons

Rotary family of our club and District is eligible to contest. Come on!Tickle surname that is longest in our Club!your grey cells !! All the best !!! -PDG Vishwas SahasrabhojaneeSolve the puzzle, photocopy (why cut out from this lovely magazine?)





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X PRESSThe issue for this month is:Are women equally if not more responsible for discriminating against and targeting the girl child? Pre-natal sex determination, diet and nutrition, seeking timely medical help, choice of career, quality and length of education etc are all areas where women in the family are equally or more responsible for the decisions taken, but find it convenient to blame the men-folk and society in general.

D r S h u b h a d a G a d e : Compliments for raising an important issue. It's true that n o w a d a y s w o m e n a r e c o n s i d e r e d e q u a l l y respons ib le fo r a l l the decisions taken in the family. But this is applicable to only a

very small fraction of the society; I should say only the creamy layer to which a few belong. Needless to mention rural areas, even in higher middle class urban families, women get second class treatment. Majority of the women can't take major decisions. May be for this reason she is a part of targeting the girl child, apart from the other being the burning issue of dowry prevalent in society even today.

As the only male contributor to this discussion I know I am treading on thin ice and risk inviting the ire of most ladies. Almost all the contributors have typically blamed society and men for shaping THEIR attitudes and thinking and absolved their sex as being helpless!!This topic was raised with the sole view of bringing to the fore that to minimize gender discrimination, the obvious ones to lead the change are the affected sex themselves!!Most Indian women feel that producing a son enhances their position in the family and also look upon them as their means of security in old age. Daughters are looked upon as being burdens (Paraya Dhan) and destined to suffer like their mothers. THIS mindset must change…….FIRST amongst women themselves!! SOCIETY WILL FOLLOW!! No tyrant ever gave up power willingly, so it would be unrealistic to expect men to lead this change!! Change is only possible if boys and girls are brought up without any discrimination and THAT is where mothers in particular have to be` far more pro-active than they are now. -PP Dr Sanjiv Chugh

Divya Sharma: Mothers may also be inclined towards sex discrimination because of pressures of society. The 'weaker' sex is subject to male dominance and harassment, prejudiced laws and unsafe

environment, with constant sacrifice and compromise required! The pre-defined roles of women in a family all point to a bias against daughters even in today's world.

Amina Vali: No, I don't believe t h a t w o m e n a r e m o r e responsible for targeting the girl child - our Indian Society is t o b e b l a m e d . I t h a s cond i t ioned the female thinking in such a way that it makes her feel that bearing a

son would ensure a happy and secure life for her. Also customs such as Dowry and the fact that the last rites are to be performed by the male child only have been instrumental in aiding this.

Aneeta Patel: Maybe it is India's outdated mindset that dictates gender discrimination. We're just emerging from the agrarian era. The farmer needed sons to till his fields – d a u g h t e r s w e r e n o t

considered of particular use. Or maybe it is the dowry system that is to blame. The monetary benefits of male offspring totally outweigh the need for a gender balance in the home!And let's face it; women are the worst enemies of other women. The Chinese character for trouble is two women under one roof! Most women's dream of an ideal situation is being the only female in the family!!I remember in Mumbai while I was staying in a working women's hostel there was a survey done amongst the young ladies. We were asked whether we would like to have sons or daughters. Nine out of ten girls said sons!! The reason given was that sons are better equipped to look after ageing parents! And this was supposed to be intelligent and educated women earning their own living!!

R i t a A g g a r w a l : I n a patriarchal society where men rule and control the resources the decisions at home are made by the male heads. Statistics show how much money is spent on women's

education and health issues compared to the development of males. Discrimination of women prevails in all walks of life. Yes, male dominated values are imbibed by women too as they become transmission agents of the sickness of civilization.

Neeta Kale: We are living in a society which is so insulated from reality that we genuinely believe that discrimination of this kind is a mindset of the past. That a girl child is not given the same welcome and

equal opportunities is actually a reality. A woman does tend to put the blame on others because she is the one who is subject to the social and family pressures even if she does not always agree with the decisions that are being taken about her children.

Monica Bhagwagar: This is pertinent to some sections of the society. There are grey areas depending on which background or community you hail from. In the lower and middle class sections this

holds true. The conditioning of the female psyche is groomed so from the very start and the cycle continues from generation to generation. The dictum that it is the male member who is the head of the family and has to be the main bread winner, shapes the thought process and the behavior of society. Then there is so much pressure to produce the male child, by the men folk and the Mother in law (??!!!!). It becomes a vicious circle who to blame …….

Dr Vandana Hazra: I think it is wrong to say that women are more responsible for a girl child's woes (in the womb and outside)!! After all, the society that targets the girl child is the one that is conservative, does not believe in gender equality

& treats a beti like “paraya dhan”! Obviously, the decision making in such families rests with the men of the household. Women are the puppets (visible) and the men pull the strings (invisible). Discrimination of any kind is due to a mindset largely influenced by socio-economic, cultural, educational & even real life experiences. It is gender neutral - so the mindset needs to be changed!

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the internal organs,whereas hot easy accessibility and use.and cold compresses are used to Part 2 deals with diseases and their stimulate the skin surface treatments which includes metabolic I'm a great fan of Nature cure centres, which I collaterally related to an internal part. disorders, digestive diseases, disorders of the try to go to atleast once a year. The kind of

While there, every morning we were given musculo-skeletal system, respiratory, lifestyles we lead, are so diametrically abdominal mud packs . Since coming back, cardiovascular, menstrual, uro-genital and opposed to what is considered healthy, that every morning, before getting out of bed, I put disorders of the nervous system. Colon despite the constant corrective action I take ( 2 a jelly pack- from the fridge, wrapped in a hydrotherapy and acupuncture are also days of partying equals 4/5 days of napkin, on my stomach for 15 minutes. This discussed.abstinence), the late nights and the overly rich was the substitute recommended by the A simple treatment is the one for headaches. food and drink all insidiously add up. doctors. According to them, the internal Put your feet in a bucket of hot water and pat The best naturecure centre so far has turned organs of our body function non-stop, 24/7 , some cold water on the centre of your head. out to be Jindals in Bangalore, which I visited

This action drains the blood AWAY from the and the book that I'm reviewing this month is a head towards and feet, and relieves the publication of theirs.headache .' Nature Cure- Healing Without Drugs.' The other treatment which I occassionally use This, easy to read book is published by their at home on both my husband and myself is a institute, and offers clear and simple gastro-hepatic compress used to stimulate the instructions for their implementation at home. liver and kidneys. Its a very simple procedure Ofcourse not ALL the treatments listed can be involving a blanket, a thick sheet, a hot water performed by a lay person, but there are bottle and an ice bag. You fold the blanket enough that CAN be done at home quite lengthwise till its breadth is no more than 2 feet effectively. wide and place it on the bed. Over the blanket The foreword sets down the ethos of you place the folded up sheet again naturopathy. The author believes that nature is lengthwise. Lay the sheet horizontally and, the best healer and naturecure is the adoption place the hot water bottle filled with bearable of natures own tools,the five great elements- hot water 42C. Lie down on this. Over your Earth,Water,Air,Fire,and Space. abdomen place the icebag filled with ice cold Many diseases can be avoided by following water. Cover the bag and with the ends of the healthy habits, taking good nutritious food. But sheet and blanket and lie there for 45 minutes. if diseases strike despite all these This stimulates the kidneys. The reversal of precautions,it is better to cure them through the hot water bottle and icebag, ie. ice bag the edicts of naturopathy and yoga. Another under the spine and hot bottle over the advantage it states, is that it IS a drugless abdomen turns this into a treatment for the therapy at the end of the day, and free from liver. Please remember, these 2 treatments any ill-effects of chemicals. HAVE to be done on different days.

In todays chemical infested day and age, We are all used to allopathic medicines, and this creates friction between them which where virtually nothing is free from some because they are strong, effective and show creates heat. The use of an abdominal pack artificial addition, this becomes all the more quick results. But, after experiencing first hand diffuses this heat, removes gasses formed in attractive. the effectiveness of natural treatments I was the stomach and the sudden cold placed over Part 1 deals with Compresses and motivated to buy this book and practice as the abdomen causes the internal organs to Fomentation, Baths, jet spray massages, much as I can at home. On a lighter note, this contract, which in turn stimulates them and enemas, mud therapy, physiotherapy and book is a Must read for those suffering from their functioning. One more benefit of this pack diet. "Enema Phobia"! You know who you is that it decreases appetite! Jelly packs are For example, a cold compress is used to are...Read the book!available in any medical shop and can be regulate the blood circulation and functions of permanently kept in the freezer or fridge for -Vindhya Sanjana


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An old man, staying in a small south Indian awkward situation. wrong with the old ways of town came to visit his son in Bombay recently. 'Never again will I take my old man to such living. And the son says, ok, The son in his early thirties is a successful hotels', he would have vowed. No sir, not this fine. Every body has a right to live as per his businessman son. Gently, with a smile, he helped his father wish. Now at his age, why should he be forced living with his wife and son. The father, having get back on his feet. Instead of feeling irritated to learn to eat with a fork and knife, if he spent most of his life at his birthplace, hardly or angry, he was amused. He found the whole doesn't want to? I will feel bad if he is doing understands a splatter of Hindi or English, incident very funny. Laughing, they both went something morally wrong or indulging in some forget Marathi. But he doesn't care. 'I have home and on the way they decided to return to harmful activities. But otherwise it is fine. I am come here to spend a few days with my son the same place the following Sunday. The old not going to try to change him at this stage. He and his family. I don't have to go out and man liked the place and liked the chana too. is my father. I love him, respect him. Hey folks, socialize with the city people,' he said. But the Few days back, at a friend's place they both can you think this way? So many times we see son is very excited about his father's rare visit described this event and made everybody people getting embarrassed by the so called to Bombay. He wants to make the best of it. He laugh. Weren't you embarrassed? Somebody

unsophisticated behavior of their family and his wife want to show him around the city. asked the son. 'Oh, come on now' replied the members. They keep on apologizing about And yes, the son enjoys those evening hours son. 'He is my father. He talks in his native their lack of class and manners or about their too, when he and his father go out and sit in a language, prefers to wear a dhoti even to a drawbacks to outsiders. My wife can't speak good bar, sipping their favorite drink. posh city hotel, takes chana from the bar to eat proper English; she doesn't know what's later, does whatever he feels like.... So what? Last week he was in a very good mood. 'Let's

Why should I feel embarrassed with his nature happening in the world, so I avoid taking her go to a five star hotel's bar tonight,' he told his and habits? Nobody has a right to stop him out or introducing her to my friends and father. It was a beautiful evening. Talking from doing whatever he feels comfortable about everything under the sun they had a few business associates... My parents can't eat with, as long as it is not harmful to others.'drinks. As usual they were offered some salad, with a spoon and fork, so I don't take them to

peanuts, wafers etc. .as accompaniments with The son doesn't care what the staff in the hotel restaurants. My husband is working as an their drinks. The old man being almost thought about that incident. He says 'they ordinary clerk, so I feel awkward when I

should be concerned only with their bills and toothless was not much interested in eating. introduce him to my rich friends. My brother is tips. I am concerned about my father's But that day when they got up to leave, he mentally challenged, so I don't feel like going happiness.' The wife too totally agrees with the simply took a handful of chana (roasted out with him... Are you plagued with such husband on this issue. She feels there are grams) and stuffed it in the fold of his dhoti. He thoughts or do you meet such people who enough other qualities in her father- in- law to might have thought about munching on them, think alike? If you do, please ask yourself. Why feel proud of. Accept them .The above sitting in the car, or whatever. Unfortunately do others or I feel this way? Really what is incident is not mentioned just to show thewhile walking in the lobby, he missed a step there to feel ashamed of? Most of the people and stumbled. Down he went, scattering the love and devotion of a son for his father. More

always have this fear of other peoples' chana on the plush carpet. No problem .Now than love it is a matter of understanding and a opinions and comments. What would others try to visualize that scenario. Someone else in healthy respect for the other person's lifestyle. say? Nothing.. You are what you are..his son's place would have been mortified, A seventy plus old man doesn't want to change With inputs from messages received in email embarrassed to death. He might have cursed his lifestyle now. He likes the way he eats or circuit not his father but his own self for causing this dresses or talks. In his eyes there is nothing -Bobby Srinivas


HOW DO YOU IDENTIFY A BAWA ? GIMI MORE1. If he looks at the clock and tell the time by 7. He has at least 3 relatives with the same without him realizing it.

first-name (e.g Freni, Keti, Banu etc), causing saying, "It's time for a drink!” 11. He knows one Bawa joke for him to add suffixes such as “gandi” (mad), 2. When looking at a pretty girl and describing every Sardar joke he ever heard.“lukhhi” (thin or miserly) and “nalli” /”motti” her to his wife as though she was made of 12. He knows one Sardar joke for every Gujju (younger/older).delectable items of food ! joke he ever heard.8. M.C & B.C are completely non-offensive & 3. Eggs are God's Gift and he has the birth- 13. He knows one Gujju joke for every Bawa normal terms of endearment in completely right to eat them whenever he wants, civil language. The closer the friend, the joke he ever heardwherever he wants & as many as he wants. weirder the swear word. 14. He is on a first name basis with the 4. The greatest catastrophe he has faced is 9. He has one crazy passion that he just Almighty, and a couple of swear words while that the liquor is over at home. cannot let go of, from the age of 9 to the age of addressing any Higher power is purely out of 5. The second greatest catastrophe is the 90, be it cars, bikes, flying, cricket, repairing familiarityeggs getting over at home. clocks, stamp collection, coin collection,

15. He never make enemies and neither does painting, music, dance, drama or movies.6. Dhansak is a dish of 4th day mourning. he forget them! Contradiction? That's who Which gives him the God-given right to have it 10. Helping a friend in need is as natural at they are ! Impossible? That's what they are !every Sunday, in mourning for the Monday to breathing to him. He does not think about it, it

come. just happens automatically, most of the time -PP Shiraz Gimi

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KIDZZZONEHey young friends…

This year we have decided to give you youngsters an opportunity to contribute to the Golden Orange through one whole page by you, for you, with lots of experiences, facts, trivia and entertainment sent by your friends. Since this is a monthly feature, I request more of you to contribute. Feel free to participate in this page. Share your talent, views, fun experience etc. I am just a call away. Do contact me on 9923022299 or on mamtakanga or on facebook ;-)

EXPERIENCE OF A LIFE TIME How amazing it feels to see the whole family along with King Of the Jungle! Have you ever experienced that? I did. Flash. Flash. Flash. I clicked 576 pictures of the lions. Every move, every expression was captured. I stood speechless, numb, just staring at them. 13 Cute, chubby cubs, 3 lionesses and 1 Lion! Amazing. We were in the Kruger city of South Africa. Our resort was basically placed in the centre of a jungle and the resort had no fencing! Quite adventurous, huh? The 3 days we spent there, we woke up early, at 5am, got ready and left for the game drive. The game drive is supposed to be a drive where in we play the game of hide and seek with the animals. We have to find out animals! The driver of the long open safari jeep was very strict. While seated in his jeep, we had to follow certain rules and regulations which cannot dared to be disobeyed. No eating allowed (without which it's really difficult for Indians to survive),No taking allowed (thank god. We were allowed to click photographs at least!). The earlier game drives were meant to be very exciting but the unexpected happened and we saw nothing more than a few elephants, deer, buffaloes, rhinoceros and leopard. The day we finally got the treasure of staring at the Kings & Queens was our last game drive as we had to leave for exploring more of South Africa. And this time we had lost all hopes of getting a glimpse of the Lions but again the unexpected happened and we got a wonderful surpr ise!It was indeed a life time experience and I would like to suggest you all to do visit South Africa and thoroughly enjoy the breathtaking beauty and adventurous Safaris!

– Aatima BhatiaDaughter of Vishal & Rakhi Bhatia

BEING A STUDENT Being a student is quiet hard.Shouting teachers and that discipline card !Just feel like you're a retard.But still it sounds fun.History, Civics, Geography ,Maths !Making fun of the guy who's fat.School wali masti !Awesome wali masti !When that weird teacherEnters the class,We all had a hearty laugh.That irritating complainerWho always ruined everythingAnd those little angry fights For those playground swings.Being a student is quite hard.Shouting teachers and that discipline card !Just feel like you're a retardBut still it sounds fun :)

- Riddhi TankDaughter of Pritesh & Shipra Tank

C R E AT I V E W O R K S I N FOCUS : Vardaan, i s a ta len ted youngster presently studying in his final year at Tirpude College. As a kid, he was really into music which lead to his increasing interest in learning how to play a musical instrument. Initially he joined guitar classes when he was 13 along with a friend, who shared a similar interest. After a couple of months he left the classes and started practicing alone. A constant source of encouragement and support was his mother who helped him in keeping his dream alive. His interest only increased in the years that followed. His band was formed in June of 2007 and he along with his band-mates decided to call themselves “Interruption”. Vardaan is the lead guitarist of the band. Since then they have been performing at a lot of places all over the city.They have also performed in college festivals and have won many of them as well. Their influences are mostly from the thrash metal band Metallica. They cover some of their songs and have a lot of our own original compositions.My studies go along simultaneously, but the music never stops. For further details vardaan can be contacted on

Vardaan Khurana Son of Vikash & Sonia Khurana

[email protected]

LITTLE HEARTS I love rainy season. It's so much fun watching raindrops coming from the sky. I was looking for an opportunity to enjoy it completely. It was raining on a Sunday morning. I always wanted to go outside, enjoy the rains, take a walk and simply jump in the water. It's so much fun. But mom always stopped me fearing cold and fever. Finally I asked papa to come with me and also asked my little brother to join me. Papa agreed but asked both of us to wear raincoats. My little bro was looking so cute in it. I too agreed but then took of raincoat after some time. Papa simply smiled and ignored it. What a nice time we had!! There was no traffic and we could take a long walk. I was totally wet but enjoyed it.

– Tanmay ParanjapeSon of Parag & Varsha Paranjape

PARSI FOOD RHYME Breakfast of toast and butter,Cheese n bacon will always do,Along with Sunny-Side-up eedoo;Yet nothing to beat aapro sev n ravoSprinkled generously with mevoOr eedapak,baddampak or vasanoo.Curry and rice is all very niceWith pomfret,meat or prawns galore,I love all types,i'll take any type,Be it of Goa, Madras or MangaloreAapro dhandaar ne patioPet bhari ne chatio,Or simply dhanaar n that heavenly dish,The incomparable patra-fish.Dhansaak n Kebab;Simply La-jawabPapeta ma ghosh,kid roast,And all sort of veggiesWith ghosh ofcourse.But Parsi's real favourite is __ per eeda,Be it potatoes,tomatoes,bhaaji or bheeda;Kheema,chicken shreds, or brinjal,Eeda goes rather well with 'em all!!JAMVA CHALOJI

– Danesh WatchmakerSon of Cyrus & Jerestin Watchmaker


& ZENIA RANA-Mamta Kanga


Make funny moustaches out of black felt….stick it on drinking straws. Have fun taking different photos with your family and friends :)

You're left with some beautiful jewellery pieces and don't want to chuck them? Convert them into trendy bookmarks!

-Mamta Kanga

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RINGS OF FIRE DIMAAG KHARAB 2011-12 Top Contributing Clubs & DistrictsThe Rotary Foundation recognizes the following clubs and districts for their extraordinary financial support in 2011-12:Highest contributing club (total contributions) in each Rotary Zone1 Yashio 2770 Japan $161,558.562 Yokosuka 2780 Japan $97,676.913 Fukuyama 2710 Japan $242,770.024 Bombay North 3140 India $679,855.185 Alleppey 3211 India $107,054.566 Calcutta 3291 India $112,744.52Metropolitan7 Pasig 3800 Philippines $197,560.008 Cleveland 9630 Australia $317,598.419 Seoul Namsan 3650 Korea, $238,500.0310 Taipei Castle 3480 Taiwan $232,100.0011 Colombes, 1660 France $40,389.64Colombes12 Seregno-Desio-Carate Brianza 2040 Italy $35,102.9213 Elst Over-Betuwe 1550 Netherlands $86,950.3414 Neunkirchen/Saar 1860 Germany $126,621.4315 Mariehamn 1410 Åland $45,495.09Islands16 København 1470 Denmark $110,963.0517 Ayr 1230 Scotland $40,893.4418 Renaix 1620 Belgium $62,721.2419 Carmel (Haifa) 2490 Israel $56,485.0020 Osubi 9140 Nigeria $259,647.8621 San Nicolás 4130 Mexico $158,194.49de los Garza22 São Paulo 4420 Brazil $189,407.86Aeroporto23 Chillán-El 4360 Chile $71,033.03Libertador24 Calgary 5360 Canada $677,190.4925 Foster City 5150 US $221,491.0026 Long Beach 5320 US $345,605.7027 Grand Junction 5470 US $81,636.1528 Wilmette Harbor6440 US $288,264.0529 Ithaca 7170 US $117,567.6830 Birmingham 6860 US $150,146.3031 Springfield 6080 US $49,080.59Southeast32 Roseland 7470 US $700,200.0033 Pinehurst 7690 US $466,551.3234 Fort 6990 US $584,750.80


Quick! Which was the “Most Improved Country” at the just concluded London Olympics? With a 300% improvement over its previous appearance? Hint : It still has won lesser medals throughout its history as a country, than Michael Phelps has, as an individual. Hint : Its athletes cry when they win medals, not when they lose them. Last Hint : Its Sports Minister has announced that in the next Olympics his country will aim for an unheard-of 25 medals, breaking all previous records, silence all critics, win him all elections and elevate him to demigod status. And you guessed it right. It is India!But I bet you are smart enough to realise that Indians win in spite of, not because of the system. Which should actually be enough for us to stand and applaud the efforts of the athlete whose greatest victory was to counter these odds and emerge victorious. In fact, I seriously believe that an Indian athlete can beat the world at Decathlon, what with his ability to run from pillar to post, hurdle the 'babu' barriers, swim through murky politics, jump over bureaucratic obstacles, throw his ambitions into disarray and vault over fantastic odds to even compete at the international level. Add to this the media glare that these athletes are put under once every four years. Suddenly out of nowhere you hear difficult-to-pronounce names from a hyperventilating reporter whose job it is to cover so-and-so athlete during his practice and is utterly convinced in just two days of following said athlete around that said athlete is a “bright medal prospect” .... said athlete stands around shuffling his feet, trying to look confident, but completely unsure whether even his travel documents are cleared and sanctioned. Of course, said athlete is mercilessly butchered by the same media if he fails to live up to their expectations. And immediately after the world event, our poor athletes are completely ignored for the media has to cover more important “Breaking News” type matters. Like the Sports Minister's favourite buffalo delivering quintuplets. Gimme a break!The rot is at the root. World-level athletes are created, not born. And for that you need world-level infrastructure at the grassroots. Which school do you know has facilities that can nurture and hone talent? Which sports body do you know picks up talented youngsters and moulds them into champions? Why go far? Look at Nagpur. The authorities sanctioned and announced grand plans for modern stadia and sports centers at Mankapur. One stadium was even constructed. Then what happened? It is rotting today and is home to vagabonds, stray animals and other assorted creatures. So now even this boils down to the bane of India ... corruption. Grandiose plans are made only on paper. Over-inflated budgets fill the coffers of whichever party rules. Sub-standard equipment is provided to athletes who are then supposed to become world champions. And in spite of the efforts of the powers-that-be, some even do!But all is not lost. If only we cared and dared to look deep within India, we would find world class athletes right among us. The girls walking tightropes in Indian Melas. The fishermen who swim treacherous waters in stormy seas for their livelihood. The fragile looking women carrying loads heavier than themselves at numerous construction sites. They can be moulded into world-beating athletes and yet they are fighting desperately to get two square meals a day. What if they were given the diet of Michael Phelps? I heard his daily calorie intake is 12000 cals!!!I think India has tremendous potential ... there are just 2 problems.1. We are not looking in the right places... 2. We are not looking at all... -Sohrab Kanga

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Rajiv & Abha Choudhary 03.10.2012Mita & Charudatt Joglekar 05.10.2012Pallavi & Sameer Joshi 06.10.2012Yoginder & Renu Singh 08.10.2012Capt. Ashok & Kamal Narang 09.10.2012Ashok & Madhu Mrig 10.10.2012Sachin & Vandana Palewar 14.10.2012Hemant & Shilpa Jaitha 15.10.2012

MONEY MONEYInvestment Tips

This is 'Kahani ghar ghar ki'. I had heard it before and experienced it few days back. I was 'ordered' by my son to bring some money on my way back, as he wanted to buy some toys. When I asked him where will the money come from? pat comes a reply…its available 24*7 at nearby ATM of a bank. All you need, he explained, is to get a card, insert it in a machine, punch few numbers and get the money!! For a 5 years old kid who has always seen his parents taking out money from machine, this was correct and logical answer. But this is not about 5 years old. This piece is about children in teens and those who have just started earning money. So here are few tips for the new generation.

Everybody knows how inflation impact finances. There is another inflation what I call as behavioral inflation. It is especially true in case of youngsters who have easy access of money without being aware of efforts put in by their parents to earn it. The sooner young children are taught the correlation between what money buys and its real source, the more likely they will grow into financially responsible adults. Children should learn from an early age that being financially responsible is about making hard choices – and there are very few free lunches.

We generally give pocket money to kids. But we should make sure they realize its value. It could be reward based where it accrues to them either for some labour or good behaviour. Children should not be given a choice of whether to save. Saving is a must. The choices could be how much to save, for how long and which savings vehicle is appropriate. Helping them open a bank account, involving them in few transactions, these small things will go a long way in making them financially knowledgeable.

It's also important that they know where money is going. With so many temptations around, they are bound to go overboard. But sooner they realized the cost of instant gratification better it is for them. The only tool they have to realize this is by keeping proper records and tracking it regularly. Unfortunately no school curriculum teaches this highly important life skill. But that does not mean it can't be learned. So if it is not there in school, it is definitely a job of parents.

And finally the most important; 'Let me spent, this is my money' syndrome. It's true where they have earned their first pay. Spending is natural consequence of earning. Its time for parents to intervene and counsel them on benefits of proper financial management and basics of investments. This will create solid foundation for great financial structure.

One of the most important lessons one can teach their children is that money is a precious resource. It is something, for which someone has had to work. Let them than enjoy the fruits of it. After all the classical definition of money goes like this; “Money is what money does”. Let them experience it!!

-Parag Paranjpe




Anula Goenka 17Reeti Khanna 18Sarita Pathak 19Chandru Shahani 20Ankita Mittal 21Smita Bhargava 21Aanchal Jeswani 22Villoo Bapuna 22Veena Puranik 22Pooja Agrawal 23Gagan Sial 23Vrinda Rathi 23Parveen Cassad 24Neeta Gupta 24Manish Sanghavi 24Dr. Kishor Taori 27Jasu Mulani 27Sanjay Singh 27Vinita Agarwal 27Dr. Dipak Deshmukh 28Samiksha Bagadia 29Divya Sharma 30

Manoj Moryani 01Vinod Parekh 02Anita Chitaley 02Sacheen Vastani 03Jatin Sampat 03Brijesh Sahu 04Dr.Rizwan Haq 05Jagdish Agrawal 05Shipra Tank 06Mohinderpal Alag 07

Pritesh Tank 08Vandana Palewar 08Anil Sahasrabhojanee08Smita Chaubey 08Manjot Singh Kahai 08Neeta Singhania 08Dr.Hargun Sangtani 09Chandrakanta Raina 09Viju Naidu 09Sohrab Kanga 09Wijay Chitaley 10Keshmira Mankeshwar 10Shwetali Deshmukh 10Rajni Sangtani 10Poonam Sethi 10Romesh Batra 10Dr. Naheed Khan 11Sharad Bhave 11Dr. Suresh Kulkarni 12Achal Gandhi 12Sadhana Paliwal 12Ambika Shivhare 12Arveen Dheer 12Deepak Chowdhary 13Khushnoor Chugh 13Dr. Shailendra Mundhada 13Mahesh Agarwal 13Nafesa Bande Ali 14Devyani Buty 14Ragini Sahu 14Kevinder Talwar 14Sushma Vijh 15Mamta Rai 15

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FELLOWSHIP MOMENTS IYE Students with IYE Chair Sohrab The GO Release

Let's have a ball!!!

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