HISTORY OF ROTARY CLUB OF MUMBAI QUEEN’S NECKLACE
Rtn Sonal Jhaveri
Rtn Kaushik Shah
Rtn Hiten Shah
Rtn Rajen Shah
Rtn Akkshay Mehta
Rtn Arun Todarwal
Rtn Mahesh Dalal
Rtn Kamal Jhaveri
Rtn Hiten Patel
Rtn Tejal Gandhi
Rtn Rizwan Hawa
Rtn Bhavin Kothari
Rtn Premal Udani
Rtn Pradeep Lulla
Rtn Dilip Dalal
Rtn Arun Todarwal
Rtn Nimesh Suchde
Rtn Bharat Shah
Rtn Manoj Gursahani
Rtn Mathuradas Mehta
Late Rtn Himatbhai Vakharia
Rotary Club of Mumbai Queen’s Necklace
(RCMQN) was chartered on 17th June 1985. RCMQN is today one of the
most vibrant and effective clubs of Dist. 3141. Dist 3141 has 135
clubs with approximately 6000 Rotarians under its umbrella spanning
the cities of Mumbai and Thane.
RCMQN today has 132 members and one Honorary Member
and it’s membership represents various professions and businesses.
Average age of our club members is 50 years.
RCMQN members meet regularly every Monday at 6:15
P.M. at Hotel Marine Plaza, Marine Drive, Mumbai 400020. Various
eminent speakers from different professions are invited to address
the Club. Once in about 30 days the club organizes an entertainment
function for its members and spouses.
Community Service Projects:
RCMQN undertakes various community service projects which benefits
larger number of people.
Rotary Year 1991-92 under the Presidentship
of Rtn Ajay Aggarwal
- Fund Raising: Premiere of film 'Vishwaatmaa' in Jan'92 - collected
about Rs.3.5 lakhs
- Our club was the lead club in organising a District Vocational
Guidance cum Career Guidance Fair which was attended by over 1,500
school students. The fair was held over a period of 3 days.
- Blood Donation Camp
- Several other small and ongoing projects like Toy Library,
Medical Camps, etc.
Rotary Year 1994-95 under the Presidentship
of Rtn Mahesh Shroff
- Library & Recreation Centre at JJ Hospital for Senior Citizens
& Handicapped People.
We donated 4 cup boards, books, subscribed to magazines, daily
news papers, Board games, Carrom etc. The area was renovated to
make it suitable for meetings & activities.
- At the same place, we donated 3 Wheel Chairs for their patients
at the hands of DG.
- At Aasha Sadan, an Institute for destitute children & women,
we developed a terrace area into a play area for children &
donated related accessories for playing activities
- The Heart Project, which was an ongoing project for many subsequent
years by our club, at Nair Hospital was started in my Year. 10
Heart operations for heart related issues were conducted during
this tenure. The funds for the operations were raised from club
- A Christmas party was organized at JJ Dharamshala which is a
house for the aged. The entire hall was decorated for Christmas
evening including a Christmas tree, music was played & old
people danced to the lilting tunes. Afterwards, tea & snacks
were provided. The evening was thoroughly enjoyed by the inmates
of the Institute.
- Diwali party was organized at Dilkhush School for Mentally
Challenged Children where painting competition was also organized.
Prizes were distributed followed by music, dancing & food.
- A cancer detection camp was organized at Jain Mahila Samaj,
Marine Drive. Many poor people from nearby areas were examined
& follow up action was also done by our club.
- Slumber Kit project was done wherein poor children of a municipal
school were distributed many articles useful for their bedding
& household needs.
Rtn Year 2001-2002 under the Presidentship
of Rtn Chaitanya Mehta
- Opening of a telephone booth for the physically challenged
persons at Mumbai. Project costs Rs.20,000/-.
- Opening of a school at Geeta Nagar – Shastri Nagar at
R.C. Church, Mumbai – Project costs approximately Rs.75,000/-.
- Renovation of the rehabilitation center including external
beautification of Indian Cancer Society at Parel, Mumbai –
Project costs Rs.1,00,000/-.
- Conducted open heart surgeries in Jain Clinic at Mumbai –
Project costs Rs.1,00,000/-.
- Formed a new Club, i.e. Rotary Club of Bombay Bayview.
Rotary Year 2003-2004 under the Presidentship
of Rtn Gaurav Patel
Major projects completed or under implementation:
- HRT tomography machine to Jain clinic 11.15 lacs
- Haemodialysis machine to B.T.Savani hospital 10.10 lacs
- Rainwater harvesting & soil bunding at Dharampur 13.25 lacs
- Operation Smile (cleft & palate surgeries) 71.00 lacs
- Monitors & diathermy machines at Nair hospital 11.25 lacs
- Water conservation with R. C. of Mid Town 8.00 lacs
- Counseling at Umerkhadi remand home 3.00 lacs
- Rotary service week 2.50 lacs
- Adoption of Aryanagar municipal school 2.50 lacs
- Surgeries at Nair hospital 1.50 lacs Total: 134.25 lacs
Rotary Year 2004-2005 under the Presidentship
of Rtn Vinesh Davda
|The Following Projects have been carried out.
| International Projects :
Cleft Palate & Lips Operation at Deesa-Gujarat
No. of Operations : 195
|Rain Water Harvesting Project at Dharampur – Gujarat
No. of Check-Dams : 37
|Hemodialysis Machine at Savani Hospital – Rajkot
Projects sponsored solely by Club Members:
|Heart Surgeries at Nair Hospital – Number of Operation
Supported : 12
|Built Community Center & Market Place for Rural And Tribal
Dwellers at Manacha-Pada, Thane
|Supported Street Children at Mantralaya & Azad Maidan
with SETU Trust.
No. of Beneficiaries : 100
|Helped Tsunami victims
|Mahavir Heart Research Foundation for Heart Patient
|Repaired & Refurbished room at SPJ Sadhana School for
Mentally Retarded Children
| Sponsored Heart Surgery at Asian Heart Institution
Projects from Club Corpus:
|Donated Uniforms, Note Books, School Bags, Tape Recorder to
Arya Nagar Municipal School at Tulsiwadi, Tardeo
|Held conducted Classes for weak students & Elocution &
Painting competition was held at Arya Nagar Municipal School
at Tulsiwadi, Tardeo
|Cancer Detection Camp for Inmates of Arthur Road Jail &
|Cancer Detection Camp for Police Personnel at Naigaon.
|HIV Aids Detection camps for inmates of Byculla Jail : 200
Males & 200 Females
|Sponsored Sports Day and donated sporting equipment To Juvenile
Home at Umerkhadi, Mazgaon
|Programme for Senior Citizens at Nehru Centre
|ENT Diagnostic camp for 250 members of Traffic Police At Worli
Polio District Orientation Workshop for Area Co-ordinators Organized
CLE Training Workshop
Rtn Arun Todarwal - President, 2005-2006
Rtn Saurin Shah - President, 2006-2007
Rtn Bindu Sheth - President, 2007-2008
Rtn Akshay Mehta - President, 2008-2009
Rtn Anju Siraj – President 2009-2010
Rtn Jayesh Sheth – President 2010-11
Rtn Ashok Shah – President 2011-12
Rtn Radhika Mehta – President 2012-13
An initiative of Rotary International to eradicate
POLIO from the face of the earth. World over Rotarians have participated
in the Polio eradication movement. Our very own Rotarian Dr. Chandrashekar
Joshi has been awarded the highest laurel for “Service above
Self” from RI President. Rtn. Vijay Aggarwal has been an active
member in Dist 3141 polio committee.
A School for the hearing impaired coupled with
physically handicapped children was constructed in Goregaon at the
cost of over Rupees One Crore. The Sanskardham project is being
implemented under the able leadership and assistance of Rtn. Arun
Todarwal, Rtn. Saurin Shah, Rtn. Mahesh Shroff, Rtn. Rizwan Hawa,
Rtn. Bharat Shah, Rtn. Bhupendra Pancholi to name a few.
Open Heart Cardiac Surgery
Under the leadership of Rtn. Pankaj Sheth, RCMQN
over the past 10 years have funded 148 surgeries at NAIR Hospital
at a cost of Rs. 13.80 lacs. 64 Rotarians have so far donated to
Medical Camps, AIDS and Cancer Awareness Programs
Under the leadership of Rtn. Dr. Chandrashekhar
Joshi, Rtn. Bharat Merchant, Rtn. Bindu Sheth, Rtn. Anju Siraj,
Rtn. Shilpa Mehta and Rtn. Dr. Shailesh Divecha regular Cancer Detection,
Eye and Dental Camps are held at various Police Stations and other
Water Management Projects
Special emphasis is given to various water conservation
projects. As water is a natural resource and limited resource too.
Rotary with the help of Rotarians has embarked upon a journey to
educate citizens and help citizens implement various water conservation
projects. RCMQN has implemented rain water harvesting project in
Dharampur - Gujarat with the help of Rtn. Ajay Parekh and Rtn. Bhavin
Kothari. Under the leadership of Rtn. Saurin Shah and Rtn. Chetan
Jhaveri RCMQN plan’s to build at least one Check Dam and conduct
educational seminars in schools and colleges.
Operation Smile: Cleft Palate and Lip Surgeries
at Deesa – Gujarat
For the past four years, RCMQN has been conducting
the surgeries with the help of International and domestic doctors.
This has been possible due to generous contributions from Rtn. Nikhil
Shah, Rtn. Akshay Mehta, Rtn. Jayesh Sheth and late Rtn. Ajaybhai
Doshi and his wife Sohini Doshi.
Various Medical equipments have been donated to
Jain Clinic, Bai Jerabai Wadia Hospital and Nair Hospital. Rtn.
Premal Udani, Rtn. Ajay Parekh, Rtn. Bhavin Kothari, Rtn. Chetan
Jhaveri, Late Rtn. Ajay Doshi, Rtn. Mahesh Dalal, Rtn. Gaurav Patel,
Rtn. Amit Dalal, Rtn. Kamal Jhaveri, Rtn. Pankaj Sheth have contributed
Vocational Training and Career Guidance
Rtn. Tejal Gandhi has been conducting various Career Guidance
Seminars in Dist. 3141.
On happy and auspicious occasions, Rotarians of
RCMQN donate generously for the meals for children at Prem Daan
Awards and Accolade during RY
2006 – 2007 under the Presidentship of Rtn Saurin Shah
- Under the leadership of PP Rtn Saurin Shah achieved status of
100% Paul Harris Fellow Club.
- Contributed in excess of USD 26,000 to TRF.
- “Rotary Ratna Club Award” for being one of the top
three clubs of Dist. 3140
- “District Service Award” from Rotary Foundation
- Presidential Citation from Rotary International
- Best “e-Bulletin Award”
- “Two O Two” Champion citation from District Governor
- Rtn. Dr.Bharat Pandya
- Rotary Foundation Super Achiever Club Award
Remand Home Project at Umarkhadi
Distribution of note books, stuff toys, sweets,
work books, text books, posters, chocolates to 350 students.
Prem Daan School at Colaba
Donated 200 sets of school bags, folders, crayons,
chocolates, note books & rain coats.
Arya Nagar School Visit
Donated chairs, school bags, crayons, note books and rain books.
Also organized Interschool drawing competition, Burn Prevention
& Save Bijlee Seminar.
Cancer Screening Camp at Naval Hospital, Karanja
Camp organized for 150 Naval officers wives out
of which 100 were sponsored by our club.
Slumber Kits - Arya Nagar School
34 kits consisting of School bag, Uniform, Water
Bottle, Blanket, Pillow, Note Book, Compass etc. were donated by
a Canadian NGO through Rotary.
Cancer Screening Camp
Cancer Screening Camp at Gamdevi Police Station
and Worli RTO. Over 300 patients were checked for cancer.
Lady Engineer School
Instituted a Rotating Trophy with a award of Rs
500/- worth of Cross Word Book Voucher for the best all rounder
in std X.
Marathon race under Muktangan Banner.
Surat Flood Relief
Food kits consisting of Sugar, Salt, Oil, Rice,
Wheat, Dal & other essential items like Utensils, Blankets &
Water were donated to 300 families. Worth Rs. 1.85 lacs were collected
by Rtn Bhupendra Pancholi, PP Rtn Chaitanya Mehta & Rtn Hemant
Modi were distributed to the victims of the floods in Surat.
Building of a dwelling cum treatment Unit for Schezophrenics
at Karjat, at a cost of 14.00 lacs. Project was executed by Rtn.
Ajay Parekh, Rtn. Suresh Rajani, Rtn. Bhavin Kothari & President
Rtn. Saurin Shah.
Chandvagan School at Dharampur
Chandvagan school adopted by our club at Dharampur
upto year 2010. 16 Rotarians have pledged support for next 3 years.
Republic day cum Sports day celebration at Remand
Republic cum Sports day celebration and prize distribution
at Remand Home, Umarkhadi
Vocational training for Slum Women to become teachers
and free education to about 400 odd children from KG to STD 3. Modern
education methods & teacher student ratio of 1:15.
Open heart surgery
Two surgeries at Nair Hospital - partial subsidy.
Cataract Operations at Haji Bachooali Hospital
for 25 patients.
Burn Prevention cum Medical / Dental & Eye
camp at Sanskardham
Building a 14000 square feet building for the Hearing
Impaired at a cost of 1.75 cr. We have collected 80lacs so far and
the construction of the building has started in month of March '07
and planned completion date is may'08. Organised Medical - Dental
& Eye camp cum Burn Prevention & Save Bijlee seminar by
Matching Grant Project - constructed semi pukka
dams - 40 nos. at a cost of 10.50 lacs.
Burns Prevention & Save Bijlee Seminar at
Lady Engineer High School
The seminar was attended by 200 students of the
school from Std V to Std X. After the seminar, booklets printed
by the Burns Prevention Association of India were distributed to
Blood Donation Camp
Joint project with 4 other clubs - 200 bottles
of blood were collected at Churchgate Station.
Rose day at Ernest Burghes Hospises
Celebrated Rose day at Ernest Burghes Hospises.
Chief Guest was Ms. Yukta Mukhi. Distributed kits consisting of
Blankets, Utensils, Day-to-day grocery, bags, T-shirts and Caps.
Followed by musical entertainment programme.
Jaipur Foot Project
Joint project with 10 other clubs, more than 100 Jaipur Foot were
RY 2007-2008 under the Presidentship of Rtn Bindu Sheth
- Built a playground for the children of Remand Home
- Rainbow workshop on Paper Sculpting
- Organized Sports Event for children as well as distributed raincoats,
school bags to children at Prem Daan School.
- Organized Sports Day for children of Setu
- Organized Blood Donation Drive
- Cataract Camp
- Two Cancer Detection Camps
- Organized a Seminar on Microcredit at Stree Hitkarini
- Jaipur Foot Camp
- Adopted the Vananchal School at Dharampur near Vapi
- Organized Cleft Palate Camp
- Food Distribution for children of Muktangan
RY 2009-2010 under the Presidentship of
Rtn Anju Siraj
- Inauguration of toilet facilities at Asha Daan
- Distribution of Pamphlets to Dabawallas for segregation of Nirmalaya
during the Ganesh Festival at Chowpatty beach.
- Organised a Medical Camp for Balwadi children of SMILE organization
and also for children of Interact School of Baretto High School.
- Organized RYPEN for children of Interact Schools at Lonavla
- Organized Cancer Detection Camp for police personnel at Gamdevi
Police Station and
for 100 Policemen at Malabar Hill Police Station
- Thalassaemia Awareness and Check up Camp was conducted at Sant
Gadge College for 250 students along with Rotary Club of Bombay
Worli and Rotary Club of Bombay Hill South. 25 Bottles of Blood
were also collected.
- Constructed and inaugurated garden of Lady Engineer High School
- Organized Blood Donation Drive
- Organized Vocational Training Program for underprivileged women
- Distribution of Hygiene & Sports equipment to 150 street
children from 3 schools of Churchgate and Fort
- To promote Literacy amongst the Under-privileged youth, 400
Note Books were distributed to the students of the oldest Night
School in Mumbai, the Bradley Night School at Khetwadi. The students
comprise of maids, peons, tea boys etc., who during the day are
occupied in some profession and in the night they study to give
the University Exams.
Organized Education Camp at Lonavla
- Lunch and goody bags were distributed to the 100 mentally challenged
children of the A. K. Munshi as part of the Birthday Celebration
of Rotarian Sunil Mehta’s son, Krishn.
- The Polio Vision Team comprising of Rotarians from 13 Clubs
from Canada and USA visited our Flagship Project Rotary Sanskardham
Academy. They were immensely impressed with the performances of
the children especially acrobatics on the Malkhamb. They were
amazed at the number of accolades won by our children in the extra-curricular
RY 2010-11 under the Presidentship of
Rtn Jayesh Sheth
- Cancer Screening camp for 100 policewomen at Azad Maidan Police
- Participated in Blood Donation Camps
- Donated Bus to Sanskardham School
- Participated in Table Tennis & Badminton Tournament at Kalidas
Indoor Stadium Mulund West.
- Organized Child line Walkathon to create awareness about the
children in distress.
- Co hosted the Carrier Guidance Programme
- Sponsored Public Discourse
- Participated in Cancer Screening Camp held at Grant Road
- Donated Rs 11,000 towards A K Munshi Yojna.
- Participated in the standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon along
with other club members.
Few Achievements of our Interact school Sanskardham students
Special Olympics for the Disabled District Level our school -
won 25 Medals
- Main Host for World Understanding & Peace.
- Donated Rs. 2,56,000/- to Manachapada Co-operative Society
for installing Solar Power System.
- Rs. 40,000/- donated to A.K. Munshi School for out of town trip
of students to Mahabaleshwar. Rs. 20,000/- collected will be used
to refurnish the school later.
- Donated water purifier to St. Sebastian School, Donated benches
for basket ball court to St. Pauls School, Donated Rs. 20,000/-
to Baretto High school for their social service trip.
- Got 2 lacs for Shraddha from Tata Investments Trust. Shraddha
institute which takes care of mentally ill roadside destitutes.We
also donate Rs. 25000/- monthly to this project.
- Organized cancer screening camp at Gamdevi Police Station
- Participated in Carrier Guidance Seminar at Nehru centre Worli.
- Donated one Golf Cart to ACTREC Campus (St. Judes Child Centre).
- Taken an initiative to sponsor two polio corrective surgeries
at Narayan Sewa Sansthan which actually became fruitful during
Rtn. Ashok’s Shah’s Year 2011-2012.
RY 2011-12 under the Presidentship of
Rtn Ashok Shah
- Organized cancer screening camp at Dadar marking the association
of our Club with Bhakti Vedanta Hospital.
- Donated Acqua Guard to Dadar Police Station through Cancer Patients
- Organized Cancer Detection Camp at Tardeo
RY 2012-13 under the Presidentship
of Rtn Radhika Mehta
We have tied up with Kohinoor Technical institute
to train 84 under privileged youth of the community in technical
courses like air-conditioning, computer hardware and electrical
and electronic courses. These are certificate courses of 6 month
duration with a guaranteed job with a large company like Videocon,
Reliance. We have received the first Global Grant of US$ 30,000
for this Project.
Our Club had sponsored two Vocational Training
Courses for underprivileged students at Seva Sadan. The Hair Cutting
& Styling Course was completed successfully by 10 students and
Basic Beauty Course by 3 students. Certificates of accomplishments
were awarded to all the students.
The Club had organized the opening ceremony of
Senior College of Rotary Sanskardham Vidayalaya by the hands of
DG Rtn Dr Balkrishna Inamdar. It included a cultural program, inauguration
of classrooms photography, pottery and ceramics, jewellery making
and ELP classrooms. A power point presentation was also shown on
the activities of the school.
Over a 100 students and parents of students attended
a presentation given by Kohinoor technical institute, Seva Sadan,
Agnelo Computer institute for various courses being offered, which
were subsidized by us upto 75%.
The Club constructed a Community Hall at Manacha
Pada, Jawhar District, Thane, at a total project cost of Rs 3 lakhs.
The Club has done several projects for this community in the past
such as solar lighting, etc.
We handed over a cheque of Rs 4.25 lakhs to Dr
Bharat Watwani for ongoing expenses of Shraddha Rehabilitation Centre
at Karjat. This amount was collected from the members of the Club.
He showed a short film on what Shraddha is about and the work they
do to rehabilitate the mentally ill and roadside schizophrenics
and returning them to society. Our Club has been working with Shraddha
since the last 12 years and in 2007 our members donated a whole
wing at their Karjat complex costing Rs 14 lakhs.
Blood Donation Drive, jointly with RC Bombay Sea
Face Location: Hinduja College, RCMQN co- hosted a Blood Donation
Drive along with 6 other Rotary Clubs. It was held at the Hinduja
College and managed by the Nair Hospital. 115 bottles were collected.
We co-hosted the second blood donation camp which
was held at Siddharth College with free screening for Thalessaemia
Minor for students and staff.
Blood Donation and Thalassaemia Screening Camp
at Wilson College
Organized Medical Camp at Lady Engineer High School
Cancer Screening Camp for 100 women at Sant Varkari
Cancer Screening & Early Detection Camp for
about 100 women
Cancer Screening Camp for police personnel at Gamdevi
Physiotherapy Camp and donation of equipment at
Club distributed uniforms to the mentally challenged
children of A K Munshi School
Civic Awareness Workshop at our Interact School
- Lady Engineer School
RYPEN - Chowpatty Beach Cleanup Drive
Thalassaemia Talk and Minor checkup Camp for 185
students of Lady Engineer High School.
Dr. Joshi and Dr. Mrinal Shah conducted the general examination
The Club had organized Phacoemulsification Laser Surgery and Cataract
Eye Check up Camp at Lalit Kala Bhavan Hall, Jambori Maidan, Worli.
Out of 293 registrations, around 103 have been called to the clinic
for further evaluation most of them having cataract problems. The
Club sponsored 120 powered spectacles
Till end September Rtn Dr Priyanka performed 64
surgeries. 22 surgeries from the first camp and 42 surgeries from
the second camp. This included 1 retinal detachment surgery, 1 angiogram
and 1 retinal laser surgery.
In October our Club had organized a Free Eye camp
/ Eye testing / blood tests and ECG for the underprivileged people
at Ganpatrao Kadam Marg Municipal School, Lower Parel in coordination
with Kalpataru Pratishtan and Bay View Clinic. 429 people tested
and nearly 60 of them identified for cataract problem. Around 255
new glasses at very nominal rates were also distributed to people
with sight problems.
The Fourth Free Eye Checkup and Cataract Camp was
held in February at Janta High School, Worli Koliwada. This Camp
had been organized by our Club in association with Kalpatru Pratishthan
and Bay View Clinic. This is the first time such a camp had been
organized in the slum area. Details of the Eye Camp were advertised
in Shivaji Nagar Slum, Janata Colony and Worli Koliwada. Number
of Registrations were 313, number of spectacles distributed were
180 and number of surgeries performed were 45.
Eye Check up Camp with ECG and Blood Collection
was held at Ganpatrao Kadam Marg Municipal School
Third Eye Check Up Camp with Surgery by Phacoemulsification
"Laser" Surgery along with ECG and blood collection had
been organized by the Club at Ganpatrao Kadam Marg Municipal School,
Lower Parel, Mumbai 400 013. The Camp was conducted by Dr Priyanka.
Fliers regarding the proposed camp were distributed to the underprivileged
and Needy people in the locality prior to the project.
Opening of School Ground of St. Mathews School
Malawani. The school has 1200 children from Nursery to std X. Mostly
all children are from the local slums and poor communities. The
Club donated funds to paver the compound ground so that it could
be used for sports activities by the children. We have donated computers
in the past.
We were one of the highest donors for 251 bicycles
at a project cost of Rs. 6.25 lacs for the District Recycle Bicycle
project. These cycles were donated to the needy and underprivileged
girl child so that they can commute comfortable from their home
to school for education. The district donated a total of 2500 bicycles.
Donation of over 1000 old and used Books and Magazines
for recycling to Libraries of Schools, Colleges, Old Age Home and
Rotary Service 12 Group 11 - "Flame of Education"
- Distribution of Scholarships to the underprivileged students.
We were the lead host in the “Flame of Education” project
, that handed over 663 scholarships to under privileged students
to the tune of Rs. 1625/- each. The total size of the project was
Rs. 11.97 lacs. The culmination of handing over the scholarships
was held on January 26, 2013 with over 10 cultural performances
by the children of the various schools , who were the recipients
of this scholarship.
OUR CLUB TRF STATUS -
TRF PER CAPITA 287.18 US$
100% EREY CLUB
100% PHSM CLUB
100% PHF CLUB
Three new PHS Members
One new Major Donor
Annual Giving US$ 36,473.00
The Club has 12 Paul Harris Society Members
RY 2013-14 under the Presidentship
of Rtn Sanjiv Mehta
- Inducted 10 new members and 1 Honorary Member Meera Sanyal
- Club donation US$ 35,000 to TRF
- All 10 new members are PHFs
- Rotary Kohinoor Vocational Training - Vocational Training
to the underprivileged youth of our society in coordination
with Kohinoor Technical Institute - Receipt of Global Grant
of US$ 30,000. We commenced six month vocational training courses
for underprivileged youth in Air conditioning and refrigeration
Engineering Services, Electrical Engineering Services and Electronics
engineering Services at a discounted fee. The first batch comprising
of 84 students and the second batch of 41 students have already
secured jobs. The third batch of 150 students have already started
the courses. All Compliance Reports have been submitted to The
- Monday, January 13th 2014 was a Historic day when India completed
3 consecutive years with Zero Polio cases. To commemorate this
day, our Club was the Lead Host Club for the District in organizing
a small function on the Terrace of Shreyas Building as well
as illumination of iconic, Air India building with the India
Is Polio Free message and the new Rotary logo. The illumination
was inaugurated by Smt. Rajashree Birla. Noted singer Mr. Anoop
Jalota, PRID Rtn. Ashok Mahajan & DG Lata Subaidu were the
Guests of Honour. It was well attended by around 135 Rotarians
from all across District 3140. Many thanks to our Rtn Rasesh
Parekh for the illumination and the displaying of balloons of
5.5 ft in diameter at various locations.
- RCMQN was the Platinum Sponsor Club for the ACE TRF Seminar
held on 27th December at Hotel United 21, Thane.
- On 13th July we co-hosted “Sanskar” a training
program for Presidents, Club Secretary, Treausrer of Interact
Clubs. It was held at S P Jain Institute of Management. Students
of our four Interact Clubs of Lady Engineer High School, Baretto
High School, Sanskardham School and St Paul High School participated
in this Program.
- On 27th September our Club co-hosted Udaan, a District Interact
Conference held at Sanmukhanand Hall which was attended by all
our Interact Clubs.
- On 8th February, our Club co-hosted the Career Guidance Seminar
for Interactors at the Hall of Culture, Nehru Centre. The topics
covered were Career Guidance by Rtn Aditya Singh, Effective
Communication by Rtn Anita Shantaram, Etiquette and Personality
Development by Rtn Raman Abrol and Stress Management by Keyur
Trivedi. DG Rtn Lata Subraidu was the Chief Guest. This was
a project jointly sponsored by eleven Rotary Clubs. 40 Interactors
and Moderators from our four Interact Schools attended the Seminar.
- On 1st December, Rtn Jai Diwanji won the Men's Single District
Badminton Final upsetting the district’s top seed of two/three
years. Also on 1st December our Club participated in the District
Table Tennis tournament at Kalidas Indoor Stadium, Mulund West.
Table Tennis Doubles Finals - Nikesh Parekh and Hiten Shah .
Table Tennis Singles – First Rtn Hiten Shah. Table Tennis
Rising Star – Rtn Saurabh Mahajan. Finals were played
against our very own Rtn Amit Shah and Saurabh Mahajan. Our
Club won Gold and Silver medals.
- On 19th April the Club inaugurated the Blood Bank at Somaiya
Hospital, Sion. Set up at a cost of Rupees One Crore this blood
bank will subsidise the cost of blood , platelets and plasma
by 75%. A plaque has been put up in the name of the Club at
the Blood Bank. The function was attended by the members of
the Club, District people, DG Rtn Lata Subraidu, Rotarians and
ACE Presidents of other Rotary Clubs and the media
- Participated in the Rotary Carnival on 24th November at CPRA
Bayview Marina Gardens. It was a great PR exercise for our Club
and also for Rotary in general. Our Club had sponsored one stall
of Rs 12,000/- by giving it to a NGO Shri Atma Vallabh Mahila
- Set up of a Cancer Home for Children below the age of 15 years
who are non residents of Mumbai. The Centre is operated by St
Jude a NGO. The owner of my building Trust House at Parel was
diagnosed of cancer and passed away. His daughter to part fulfill
her father’s dream of setting up a St Jude Centre in a
new hospital building, gifted the Club rent free Rs 7.5 crore
worth office, 3000 sq ft in size for 10 years. The interior
cost of Rs 35 lakhs is also being sponsored by her. The same
will house 11 families in 11 cabins. The child and parents will
receive free stay , chemotherapy and medication, all meals,
transport to and fro to Tata Memorial Hospital, education during
treatment upto 6 months and vocational training to parents.
We invited other Clubs in the District to participate in this
project along with our Club by sponsoring Rs 5 lakhs as running
cost of Rs 50,000 per year for 10 years. All 11 cabins have
been sponsored. The Centre opened on Tuesday, 17th June 2014
- Rtn Bhupen Pancholi donated Rs 5 Lakhs to install a "Tonometer"
at Conwest Jain Clinic. This machine will be used to facilitate
accurate diagnosis pre-surgery of the eye for Glaucoma and other
eye surgeries. During the inauguration itself more than 75 patients
were examined using this machine. We inaugurated this project
on 26th April at the hospital.
- The first Eye Check up and Cataract Camp with Phacoemulsification
"Laser" Surgery was held on Sunday, 20th October at
Dhobighat Muni Marathi School, Opp Kasturba Hospital in association
with Kalpatru Pratishthan and Bay View Clinic. Statistics -
330 registrations, spectacles distributed 220 and 60 people
were identified for surgery, which were performed by Rtn Dr
Priyanka Doctor. Blood tests and ECG were taken. Pamphlets for
the Cataract Camp were circulated in nearby housing societies
and in offices of members to enable maximum people to take advantage
of the camp.
- Rtn Pranabh Mody donated medicines worth Rs 45 lakhs towards
Uttarakhand Relief to the Red Cross.
- Rotary Sanskardham Vidyalaya is a marquee project of our Club.
Our Club has set up a school and college for the hearing impaired
children in Goregaon, Mumbai, funded by Club Members and their
families and friends to the tune of over Rs 5 crores. Out of
127 children, 47 children live below poverty line. The approx
cost towards education per child per year works out to Rs 25,000/-.
For these 47 children Rtn Amit Dalal arranged a donation of
approximately Rs 11 lakhs through the Tata Trust towards their
- Sponsored 8 NICU Beds at Ruxmani Hospital at a total project
cost of Rs 18.4 lakhs The inauguration of the project was held
on 29th March. Each bed is a AMPLA MODEL 2085-7 (7 segment display
+ phototherapy) marketed by Wellman. These new beds provide
for a large amount of monitoring and testing without human handling
of the neonatal, premature and fragile babies.
• On Sunday, 23rd March, our Club sponsored Cancer Screening
and Detection Camp at District Complex Mumbai, Dharavi Sion
Bandra Link Road, Dharavi, wherein about 187 underprivileged
local people were screened.
• On 6th January the Club installed the President and
Office Bearers of its First Rotaract Club - Rotaract Club of
Mumbai Queen's Necklace by the hands of AG Rtn Anita Shantaram
• Our Club continues to support A.K.Munshi Institution
which does the honorable service of helping the mentally challenged
children get basic schooling and vocational training. The school
has recently been renovated and painted by the Club. The Members
of the Club celebrated Christmas with the 140 mentally challenged
children of the School at their premises. From 11th Feb to 15th
Feb our Club sponsored five day educational camp to Ajanta and
Ellora, Aurangabad, for 17 and 33 differently abled girls and
boy students of the age group of 7 to 42 years of A K Munshi
Yojana. They were accompanied by 8 teachers and 2 caretakers.
The project cost was Rs 96,000/- and included transport, boarding
and lodging plus all meals and snacks. The aim is to provide
training to reduce their dependence on their over protective
families and experience the world from outside their routine
lives of home and school. They develop self-dependent daily
Living skills and become independent. They learn to bond with
each other in natural surroundings. It was a great experience
for them and the students did not want to come back.
- Setting up of Telephone Booth - A generous donation of Rs
45,000 was received from Rtn Lalit Singhvi towards setting up
a telephone booth opp Banganga Municipal School for a handicapped
person and putting our Club’s name as Sponsor of this
- Dr P N Singh Foundation runs the Leaders of Tomorrow project
in 82 schools in Mumbai. The program is a 40 session program
conducted for 9th Std students weekly for two hours for a period
of one year per school. The cost per school is Rs 10,000/-.
The cost of scholarship per student for five years upto graduation
is Rs 20,000/- per student. Our Club is sponsoring the Leaders
of Tomorrow Project in one school @ Rs 10,000 and also sponsoring
the scholarship amount of Rs 40,000 for two students upto graduation.
- Our Club is undertaking a unique project “Project
Jeevan Saathi” wherein we collect the basic details
and expectations of all to be brides and bridegrooms. These
men and women could be our own Rotarian children or their relatives’
children or friends’ son and daughter who are looking
for their “Jeevan Saathi”. A Committee comprising
of our very own Inner Wheel Members President Rtn Sonal Shah,
Rtn Sonal Jhaveri, R/ann Bhavna Shah, R/ann Zarna Shah has been
constituted. The Committee will simply connect the aspirants
families and wish them well from there. Many Members’
children have sent their resume to the Committee and also a
couple of meetings have taken place after getting connected.
An email ID has also been opened firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Club sponsored the building of 20 low cost housing shelters
for the tribal family of Shilonde village at a cost of Rs 80,000
per shelter. Total project cost Rs 16 lakhs
- The Club participates in the Midday Meals Program of the
District by sponosring midday meals @ Rs 900 per child per year
along with ISKCON. The Club has donated Rs 5 lakhs for this
under the Presidentship of Rtn Chetan Mehra
- 14 New Members were inducted during the year. As on 30th June
2015 the Membership strength was 143 active and 1 Hon. Member
. We inducted 3 lady Rotarians during the year.
- Average Attendance for the period 1st July 2014 to 30th June
2015 was 42.01%
- The Club conducted three Cancer Detection Camps at Gamdevi
Police Station, Streehitkarini, Elphinstone Road and at Marine
Drive Police Station
- Blood Donation Drive
On 14th November our Club exclusively sponsored a Blood Donation
Drive along with our Rotaract Club of Mumbai Queen’s Necklace
at Churchgate Station from 9 am to 7.30 pm. A total of 117 bottles
of blood were collected and 50 added in the last 30 minutes.
Thus our Club topped the District with 117 donors as against
the second best of 107.
- On 7th December our Club had organized a free Cancer Screening,
ENT, Gynaechological Check up and Diabetes check up camp at
Shastri Nagar Primary Municipal School, Dharavi. More than 214
people (112 male and 102 female) benefitted from this camp.
The Club will be funding the cataract surgeries and the same
will be free for patients. 20 patients have been identified
for surgery and 150 spectacles were distributed during the camp.
- From 12th to 14th December our Club co-hosted the Phoenix
Mega Medical Camp at Phoenix Car Parking Space, Lower Parel
- On 22nd February our Club co-hosted a Mega Police Camp at
Naigaon Police Quarters for 3000 people.
- On 7th and 8th March our Club co-hosted the Medical Camp for
Worli Police Personnel at Worli Police Station
- Participation in GG 1524792 Project for funding to provide
TB Screening in Taitung, Taiwan submitted by RC of Taipei Hwa-yueh,
Taiwan (Dist 3510) with no financial contribution from our Club.
Award amount is USD 63,700
- Red Cross - Flood Relief Operations in J&K - Donated Rs
- Nepal Earthquake Relief – Donated Rs 40 lakhs worth
of Medicines to Indian Red Cross Society.
- Upgradate of ICU Pediatric Unit of Wadia Hospital on Thursday,
25th June – Over Rs 1 crore
The Rotary Club of Mumbai Queen's Necklace inaugurated the Global
Grant Project -
Upgradation of ICU Pediatric Unit of Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital
on 25th June by the hands of DG Rtn Ajay Gupta.
The total project cost is US$170,558.00 (Rs 100,62,922.00). This
has been possible due to the generous contribution by Rtn Amit Dalal
of Rs 5 lakhs, donations from Tata Trust of Rs 30 lakhs, contribution
from Mr Maarten Jongejan of Rs 6 lakhs via our International Partner
Rotary Club of Bridgeport, District 7980 contributing Rs 13.57 lakhs.
All Critical and Specialty Medical Equipments which includes: Hemodialysis
(HDF) machine, Video Bronchoscope, EEG Machine, Multipara Monitors,
High Frequency Ventilator, High FlowOxygen Device, Servo Controlled
Humidifier with Accessories - with and without Heater Wire have
been installed. This will bring help bring relief to thousands of
tiny tots needing emergency medical care.
Five Phillips MP20 Multipara Monitors of which two will be with
End Tidal CO2 module have been installed. This is a module which
is useful for checking on the amount of carbon dioxide exhaled by
the patient. It is a pain less method and gives 24hr continuous
readings of the carbon-dioxide.
Also two AIRVOs and one Bubble CPAP machine has been installed in
the ICU. It will optimize the usage of the machines and also help
provide a different module of care to these smaller babies. It will
improve the scope of respiratory care that can be given to the patients
over varying age groups and weights.
* Joint Project to celebrate World Disability Day
The Inner Wheel of Bombay Queen's Necklace and the Rotary Club
of Mumbai Queen's Necklace participated in a joint project to celebrate
World Disabled Day on Wednesday, 3rd December 2014. The service
project was held in the morning at Fellowship of the Physically
Handicapped, Haji Ali. Breakfast, lunch and musical program was
organized for the physically handicapped. Our Club donated a computer
to FPH. The project was followed by brunch at Little Italy at NSCI.
* Sponsored the cost of One Check Dam at Talasari – Rs 2 lakhs
* RCMQN ISKCON KITCHEN PROJECT - GG PROJECT 1421657
kitchen equipment to Annamrita with teacher training at 30 schools
in Mumbai with Paragon Charitable Trust (Muktangan) - Value USD
||The funding for the project is as follows:
DDF District 3140 – USD 50,000
Cash from RC of Saskatoon North – USD 13,000
DDF District 5550 – USD 10,000
Cash from our Club – USD 3,209
TRF – USD 68,100
With the Rs.1.5 Crores committed from our members & associates
and this amount of approx. Rs.90 Lakhs, the funding for the kitchen
is now complete.
Received 10,000 sq.ft. premises free of rent at Sewree. To start with
any 15,000 kids in Parel and 20,000 kids in Mankhurd, Govandi will
be served meals per day. Also any 2,000 meals per day will be served
to patients at Govt TB Hospital, Sewree. This will then be taken up
to 1,50,000 kids per day as we settle down.
Our Club has not only contributed towards the cost of the kitchen
equipment, but has also been instrumental in arranging for a Global
Grant from Rotary International and four other clubs from different
countries to completely sponsor the same.
Shri Amit Patel and Shri Zoeb bhai have benevolently allowed the Club
to use their premises for this kitchen.
Give India, an NGO of repute, connected us with Shri Israni of Blue
Cross and Smt Archana & Shri Amit Chandra who have come forward
to sponsor all the vehicles for delivering the meals and the newly
designed insulated containers for carrying the meals, in the loving
memory of their family members.
The civil work and renovation of this new Annamrita Kitchen premises
situated at 74, Sewri Fort Road, Sewri East, Mumbai 400 015 is complete.
The target currently is to have a soft launch around end October wherein
the kitchen would be made operational for meals to some of the schools
and once all is in place, we are hoping to have a formal inauguration
in the 1st week of November.
* Report on MSWC Project inaugurated by DG Rtn Ajay Gupta on 29th
RS 26 LAKHS
The Club undertook the Repair, Renovation and Upgradation Project
of the Maharashtra State Women's Council Premises at a project cost
of Rs 26 lakhs.
The project was entirely sponsored by Rtn Uday Merchant with a contribution
of Rs 25 lakhs as part of the CSR activities of Lucid Group and with
a donation of Rs 1 lakh from Rtn Nimish Shah.
* Rotary Kohinoor Vocational Training – All batches have completed
the course and have got suitable employment
* On 5th December our Club officially handed over two looms to
A K Munshi School. These looms are being operated by specially challenged
children. – Rs 2 lakhs project cost
* Cohosted Self Defence Workshop
* CAREER GUIDANCE & STRESS MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
* On 29th November the Inner Wheel Club of Bombay Queens Necklace
inaugurated a project of furnishing and enhancing education facilities
in Muktangan School. – Rs 2.75 lakhs
* Supported the Antarang Foundation at a project cost of Rs 2.75
Antarang Foundation is a NGO which carries out Career Ready Employment
Skill Training and Vocational Guidance Programmes for disadvantaged
youth between 17 to 24 years in slum communities. On Saturday, 6th
June our Club handed over cheque of Rs 2,73,020 to Antarang Foundation.
Our Club has committed to support two batches of 20 students each
for the Career Readiness Program for six months in Cuffe Parade
slum community. The cost per batch works out to Rs 1,36,510/- and
the cost per student works out to Rs 6,826/-. Total number of beneficiaries
* Vocational Awards
On Friday, 10th October our Club was the Lead Host Club for the
District Vocational Excellence Awards Event held at the Royal Oak.
The Chief Guest was RIDE Dr Manoj Desai and Guest of Honour was
DG Rtn Ajay Gupta. The Co-host Club was RC of Bombay Central supported
by RC of Bombay Peninsula and RC of Mumbai Cuffe Parade. RIDE Dr
Manoj Desai, Actress Rtn Juhi Chawla Mehta and Rtn Dr Indu Shahani
were felicitated with “Excellence in Serving Humanity, Beyond
Self” Award. RIDE Dr Manoj Desai gave a very lucid talk on
“Aadat se Ibadat tak” which enthralled the Rotarians
present. The Meeting ended with cocktails and dinner.
* Sponsored 86 children of SVRR School at a cost of Rs 9.46 lakhs
SVRR is a 50 year old NGO which supports 86 differently abled children
at Tardeo. Our Club has been supporting them year on year. They
provide education, vocational training, meals, uniforms, shoes etc
free to the children. Children, who many a families believe to be
a burden, have become small but income earners and not a liability.
The cost of sponsoring each of the 86 children was Rs 11,000 per
year. All 86 children are sponsored by the members of the Club.
On 18th April our club donated Rs 9.46 lakhs for sustaining annual
expenses of 86 kids.
* Sponsored a Sensory Garden for Jai Vakeel School at a cost of
Rs 3.85 lakhs
On Friday, 10th April 2015, RC of Mumbai Queen's Necklace along
with Inner Wheel Club of Bombay Queen's Necklace inaugurated the
Sensory Garden Project at Jai Vakeel School, Sewri .
The total project cost was Rs 3.85 lakhs.
The Inner Wheel Club of Bombay Queen’s Necklace sponsored
Phase I of the project which included building an Interactive Wall,
installation of See Saw, Telephone, Pipe Installation and Levelling
at a total cost of Rs 1.88 lakhs.
Our Club sponsored Phase II and Phase III of the project which included
installation of chimes and temple bells, concave and convex mirrors,
tactile pavers, sensory plants and landscaping at a cost of Rs 1.97
* Installed the President and Office Bearers of four Interact Clubs
The RCMQN has under its fold 4 Interact clubs:
1. Lady Engineer High School
2. St. Paul’s High School
3. Rotary Sanskardham Academy
4. St Mathews School
* Installed President and Office Bearers of Rotaract Club of Mumbai
* Has an active Innerwheel Club of Mumbai Queen’s Necklace
* Students of Lady Engineer School participated in GOA District
* Co-hosted UDAAN
* Constructed Bio-toilets for Kurunjhe Vibhag High School at a
cost of Rs 11 lakhs
The Club was sanctioned District Grant of US$ 5000 to provide better
sanitation facilities by constructing Bio-toilets for Kuruze Vibhag
High School, situated in a small hamlet, 35 Kilometers from Palghar.
It houses 550 students with a staff of 20 teachers. They are children
coming from very poor families of migrant tribal workers. The School
has only five old toilets which are very unhygienic and insufficient
for the number of 550 students including girls and boys. EOTO has
tied up with the Wockhardt Foundation who has a project to construct
bio-toilets. Bio-Toilet is a complete waste management solution
which reduces solid human waste to Bio-gas and pure water, with
the help of a bacterial inoculum.
The life of Bio Digester is 50 years. Bacteria can live for 4 months
without feeding and during summer vacation 10% bacteria may die
and 90% bacteria will be remaining alive. Cost of bacteria is Rs
20 per litre. Cost of testing of water is Rs 3,500/-. After 4-5
days after taking sample of water by Wockhardt, report from lab
will be received. There is no AMC required for Bio-Toilet or Bio-Digester
but cleaning toilet is just fine. The Kurunze Vibhag High School
has given no-objection to our Club constructing the bio-toilets.
The landlord has given free land to our club for constructing bio-toilets.
He has given the letter stating that the constructed bio-toilets
will remain the property of our Club. The weekly status of the project
will be submitted by Wockhardt.
The inauguration of the Bio Toilet Project was held on 20th April
2015 at Kurunjhe Vibhag High School, Taluka: Vikramgad, District
Palghar. Total project cost approximately Rs 11 lakhs.
The Project is fully funded as under:
District Grant – US$ 5,000 (Rs 3 Lakhs)
EOTO and Rtn Apurva Shah will be contributing Rs 3 lakhs
Rtn Hiten Shah will be contributing balance of Rs 5 lakhs
The 650 children of the school, most of them are girls, will have
* Masoom Night Study School – Project cost Rs 2.52 lakhs
Our Club has gone ahead with the Masoom Project and is sponsoring
the cost of Rs. 9,37,005/- for 3 years for Agarkar Night School.
The school has been set up by Shirseker Shikashan Sanstha in 1956
and is located at Worli Naka and has a student strength of 135.
Grade Scoring – In April 2013 – Grade C – 65%
In April 2014 – Grade B – 83%
In Nov 2014 – Grade B – 83%
Percentage in SSC in 2010-11 77% ; in 2013-14 92%
School Transformation Program – B to A and Mentoring for
For the current year the budgeted amount of Rs 2,52,546 was sponsored
by Past Rotarian Ajay Parekh arranged by Rtn Bhavin Kothari.
* Constructed and inaugurated two newly constructed classrooms
for Primary School at St Mathews School and Rotary Annapoorna Project
on 13th June at a cost of Rs 8 lakhs
* The Club disbursed Rs 2.75 lakhs to Muktangan School towards
furnishing and enhancing education facilities in Muktangan School.
This included setting up modernized science lab, AV room, library,
computers and networking in its newly located Municipal Secondary
School. Muktangan has got a four storied building from BMC. Total
project cost was Rs 21 lakhs. Muktangan empowers women by providing
them with professional training through their modular three year
Integrated Teacher Education Training program. 80% of trainees are
absorbed in Muktangan schools as teachers.
* On 15th March the Club installed our fourth Interact Club of
St Mathews High School and inaugurated the borewell, donated Xerox
machine including scanner and printer and sports equipment. Many
thanks to Rtn Rajen Shah for his generous contribution of Rs 1.25
lakhs for the above project. Part of the cost of the borewell was
sponsored by our Inner Wheel Club of Bombay Queen’s Necklace.
* ROTARY SANSKARDHAM ACADEMY Rs 39 lakhs
Rotary Sanskardham School is a School for the hearing impaired and
has been constructed in Goregaon at the cost of over Rupees Five
Crores. The school caters to hearing impaired children with other
handicaps like spasticity, vision, mentally challenged, speech defects
and learning disability (around 50% of students at SVHI are multiple
handicapped). The four-storied building constructed with generous
donations from the Rotary Club of Mumbai Queen’s Necklace,
houses 210 students (Autistic 25, Hearing Impaired - 126 in unaided
section & 31 in aided section and 28 in Learning Disability
training program) with special needs who participate in arts, sports,
dance, drama, and martial arts among other activities. Students
have access to fully-equipped classrooms, a well-equipped gymnasium,
a well-stocked library, a computer lab and a mess hall.
The School concentrates on all round development of children, has
pre-vocational centre, audiology centre, autistic and multiple disabilities
DONATION OF FIVE COMPUTERS TO ROTARY SANSKARDHAM SCHOOL
A client of Rtn PP Arun Todarwal donated five computers to Rotary
Sanskardham School and also did the entire network wiring. Total
project cost Rs 2.80 lacs.
ACHIEVEMENTS BY STUDENTS OF ROTARY SANSKARDHAM SCHOOL
- Students Harshal Hariyani, Hitesh Dohakanthe & Mukund Ladha
won Gold medals at the Karate competition organized at District
Sports Level (DSO) and will be representing Maharashtra state
in their respective categories.
- In the Inter school Athletics Meet organized by the Social Welfare
Department & ONGC on 3rd December on the occasion of International
Person with Disability Day, the School won Best March Past Award
for the 11th consecutive year. They were also the Runner up for
the Best Athletic School Award.
- Principal Mrs. Lata Nayak will be conferred with the N. D. Memorial
Award for her outstanding professional work for the H.I. Education.
National Society For Equal Opportunities For The Handicapped (NASEOH),
Two students of Rotary Sanskardham School won gold and silver
medals at Karate State Championships. Harshal, won a gold medal
at DSO State Championship. He travelled to MP to undergo special
coaching and then to Indore to participate at the National level.
He was the first deaf student to represent Maharashtra State.
Mukund, won a silver medal.
Congratulations to both the students and their Mentor & Principal
Ms Lata Nayak. Rtn Nimish Shah offered a gift of Rs 11,000 to
Harshal and Rs 5,000/- to Mukund.
On 28th December, Charles Joseph, a student of Std XII of Sanskardham
performed an act of bravery by nabbing the thieves who stole a purse
from a lady in Goregaon and taking them to the police station. He
handed the purse back to the lady. Rtn Bharat Shah offered a gift
of Rs 5,000.
The Students of Rotary Sanskardham School won the First Prize in
Sand Art Competition organized by the Giants Group of Juhu.
The National School of Drama had organized a competition and the
students of our Interact Club Rotary Sanskardham School participated
in the MIME event. The competition was held in Assam and Principal
Lata Nayak accompanied the students. They were in Assam from 22nd
Feb to 2nd March.
News from Mrs Lata Nayak, Principal of Sanskardham - In the State
Karate Competition in the final round Saad Pathan competed with
his batch mate Harshal Hariyani. One got a gold medal and the other
silver medal. Sanskardham stood first and second place in the competition.
Both the hearing impaired students defeated normal champions. Mukund
Ladha won two bronze medals in Nationals – one in Kumite and
the other in Kata. He won three rounds in individual Kata but lost
in the fourth one. In other group Saad and Harshal came in finals.
So they both got gold and silver medal. Both Harshal and Saad are
now selected for Japan competition.
Also on 6th June discussions were held with the CEO of Western
Union and his team members together with Mrs Lata Nayak, Principal
of Rotary Sanskardham School to set up a basket ball training curriculum
at the school with international support. Rtn Anju Sirja and President
Rtn Chetan Mehra were present.
Regarding upgradation of Rotary Sanskardham School, the contribution
of US$ 15,000 has been received from Western Union. Orders for CCTV
have been placed. Principal Lata has informed that she is expecting
a donation of US$ 6000 to US$ 7000 from her relative in USA.
Mr Porus Katrak, of Generic Infotech, was moved after visiting the
school. Both his parents were reputed educationists from London
and as a tribute to their memory he has agreed to do the work free
of charge. He will not be charging any consultancy fees but our
club will have to pay only for transport of materials. 60 cameras
and 4 DVRs will give maximum possible coverage of all places. He
will be also requesting the electrical engineer to charge minimum
possible and all electrical full copper co-axial wires with above
75% braiding will be procured at cost price. Extra expenses may
include a server rack to accommodate the equipment, a router to
link all the DVRs to a computer. The electrical accessories and
wires may cost an additional Rs 50,000/-.
Rtn PP Arun Todarwal, through one of his contacts, has been able
to procure a picnic bag and Tiffin for all students of Rotary Sanskardham
School. Total project cost was Rs 60,000/-
* Report on Inauguration of "Renovation & Upgradation"
Project of Rotary Sanskardham School on 28th June 2015 – Rs
On Sunday, 28th June the Rotary Club of Mumbai Queen's Necklace
inaugurated the "Renovation & Upgradation" Project
of Rotary Sanskardham School at the school premises by the hands
of AG Rtn Saurabh Sonawala.
The project truly represents the Ethos of Rotary movement and that
of our Club.
The Rotary Sanskardham School for the differently abled has been
built progressively by our Club at a total outlay of more than Rs
The cost of present project is approximately Rs 39 lacs and involves
renovation of the building and Upgradation of Computer Lab to promote
vocational training and distance learning.
Generous donations for this current project have been received from
Rtn Uday Merchant (Rs 10 Lacs) as part of the CSR activities of
Lucid Group, Western Union Foundation and Weizmann Group contributing
Rs 9 lacs each, besides computers donated by numerous Rotarians.
With this the kids will now have a super ambiance to learn under
the able leadership of dynamic Principal Lata Nayak.
* Donations of Rs 1.01 lakhs was received for Educational Camp
organized and sponsored for 51 special children of A K Munshi School
to Konkan -Sawantwadi area near Goa from 26th January to 31st January
2015. 10 staff members also went for the Camp along with the children.
The camp was packed with many educational places such as Sindhudurg
Fort, Rameshwar and Kunkeshwar Temples, Tericot Fort, Visit to Watermelon
Farm, Visit to Poha, Oil Mills and Cashew Factory, Sawantwadi Fort,
visited wooden toy factory at Kolgaon. All the kids had a wonderful
time and did not want to come back. The aim is to provide training
to reduce the dependence of children on their protective families
and experience the world outside their routine lives in home and
school. They develop self dependent daily living skills and become
confident. They learn to bond with each other in natural surroundings.
They learn to fend for themselves in daily activities away from
home and school.
* The Club sponsored four Midday Meals (Rotary Annapoorna Projects)
at a total cost of Rs 8,49,750/- (details in the full report)
* The Club sponsored ration for 10 families of students of SPRJ
* The Club has three Global Grant Projects in Partnership with
International Clubs and International Districts:
RCMQN ISKCON KITCHEN PROJECT - GG PROJECT 1421657
kitchen equipment to Annamrita with teacher training at 30 schools
in Mumbai with Paragon Charitable Trust (Muktangan) - Value USD
1,44,309 (International Club is RC of Saskatoon North)
UPGRADATION OF PAEDIATRIC ICU UNIT AT WADIA HOSPITAL -
GG PROJECT 1524833 - Value – Rs 1,07,71,616 (USD
1,82,570). (International Club - contribution from Mr Maarten Jongejan
of Rs 6 lakhs via our International Partner Rotary Club of Bridgeport)
Participating in GG 1524792 Project for funding to provide TB Screening
in Taitung, Taiwan submitted by RC of Taipei Hwa-yueh, Taiwan (Dist3510)
with no financial contribution from our Club. The Award amount is
* The only WOW President in the entire District to receive 'District
Service ward' for outstanding Service in promoting The Rotary Foundation
and its Goal for World Understanding and Peace.
* The Club has 3 Major Donors.
Rtn Saurin Shah became the third Major Donor during the RY 2014-15.
The other two members who are Major Donors are Rtn Akkshay Mehta
and Rtn Ajay Parekh.
* It is a 100% PAUL HARRIS FELLOW CLUB AND AN EREY CLUB
* The Club has 14 Paul Harris Society Members
* 14 new members inducted during the year become Paul Harris Fellows.
* Total TRF Contribution of the Club was USD 37,023 as on 30th
TOTAL PROJECT COST RS 5,52,27,750
RY 2015-16 under the Presidentship of Rtn Kalpesh Shah
- 1ST JULY : BLOOD COLLECTION DRIVE, “DROP OF HOPE”
Our Club started the new Rotary Year by co-hosting Blood Collection
Drive, "Drop of Hope" on 1st July at Lower Parel Railway
Station along with four Rotary Clubs namely RC of Bombay North,
RC of Bombay Metropolitan, Rotary Club of Bombay Hill South and
RC of Bombay Queen City, two Rotaract Clubs namely Rotaract Club
of Churchgate and Rotaract Club of Bombay Hill South and Inner
Wheel Club of Bombay North. 125 bags of blood were collected and
donated to Cama Hospital. Cost Rs. 8,000/-
- FRIDAY, 28TH AUGUST – CANCER SCREENING & DETECTION
On Friday, 28th August from 10 am to 1 pm our Club had organized
the first Cancer Screening and Detection Camp for the police personnel
at Gamdevi Police Station. 3 Members attended the camp. Cost Rs.
- On 13th September the Club had organized the First Lung
Health Check up Camp in association with Kalpatru
Pratishthan from 9 am to 12.30 noon at Janta High School
Hall, Adarsh Nagar, D Y Patil Road, Worli Koliwada, Mumbai 400030.
- On Sunday, 29th November our Club participated in the
Second Lung Health Check up Camp from 9 am to 3 pm at
Gilder Municipal School, Mumbai Central.
- From 30th November to 2nd December from 9.30 am to 12.30 noon
the Club had organized a Medical Checkup Camp
for 700 students of Lady Engineer School at their school premises
at Tardeo. Cost Rs. Rs. 15,000/-
- From 4th to 6th December our Club co-hosted and participated
in the Rotary Arogya Mela at High Street Phoenix
Mills, Lower Parel. The Lead Club was RC of Bombay Queen City.
3000 plus patients attended the the Arogya Mela and it provided
actual benefit to patients worth Rs 2 crores. Checkups for Cancer,
Eye, Cataract Surgeries, Jaipur Foot, Asthama, Diabetes, ECG,
Cardiology, Homeopathy, Orthopedics, Ayurvedic, Dentistry, Mammogram,
Yoga, Blood Tests, Skin and Hair were done at nominal costs. The
project was attended by Rtns Rajen Shah, Anju Siraj, Manoj Gursahani,
Dr Chandrashekhar Joshi and Kalpesh Shah. Cost Rs. 25,000/-
- On 22nd December Rtn Jatin Mehta, IPP Bridge Port Rotary Club,
USA accompanied by his cousin Dr. Lopa Mehta - Ex. KEM Hospital
& Rtn Mahesh Shroff of our Club visited Wadia Hospital
for verifying the installation of various medical equipment purchased
by Wadia Hospital through the Rotary Grant. Dr Reny Verghese,
Sr. Project Officer & Dr. Lakshmi Shobhawat showed and explained
regarding the equipments. All queries were satisfactorily answered
by the doctors of Wadia Hospital and the visitors found the utilization
of these equipment & related interactions quite satisfactory.
Rtn Jatin Mehta congratulated both Dr. Reny & Dr. Lakshmi
for rendering the PICU Report for the half year ended 30.09.2015.
Rtn Jatin requested if the name of RC Bridge Port be exhibited
along with the name of our Club at prominent one or two places.
He also wished that his Rotary Club would be interested to help
further in similar needs of the hospital.
- SETTING UP OF A MODERN CASUALTY CENTRE AT SOMAIYA HOSPITAL
While every human receives medical care in an emergency from somewhere
or the other, the quality of emergency medical care provided to
the financially weak segment leaves much to be desired considering
the fact that even the upper class hospitals of Mumbai city do
not all truly have appropriate Casualty centres and response capabilities.
To fill this gap to some extent, the Somaiya Trust has taken upon
itself to create a State of the Art Casualty Centre. Total project
cost Rs. 3.25 Crores. Rotary Club of Mumbai Queen’s Necklace
has raised Rs.75 Lakhs from its members to support this centre
and balance was raised by Somaiya Hospital. The Somaiya Hospital
located at strategic location of Sion, even today provides hospital
bed to the patient at a nominal fee of Rs.150/- including a meal
per day. A cardiac ambulance will also be procured to ensure immediate
necessary treatment for any patient of whatsoever cast, creed
and financial background. Even a mini OT has been built into the
Casualty Centre for any emergencies. Our club with the help of
Rtn Pranabh Mody, with seed donation of Rs 25 lacs, have raised
75 lacs to support this project of Rs 3.25 crore budget. The project
was inaugurated on 18th June at the Somaiya Hospital, Sion. Project
Cost Rs. 3.25 crores
- On Sunday, 28th February from 10 am to 1 pm our Club
participated in the Third Lung Health Check up Camp as well as
organized Cancer Awareness & Detection Camp at Kohinoor Mills
Chawl No 10 Patangan, Mahatma Phule Marg, Near Sharda Cinema,
Dadar East, Mumbai 400014.
200 people registered for the TB Camp. 3 persons suspected for
TB were taken for digital x-ray near the Camp. The test results
were negative for TB for these patients. AG Rtn Leena Shah attended
the camp. All registration documentation is in place.
A cancer awareness and detection camp in association with Cancer
Patients Aid Association along with ENT, blood, ECG, sugar, asthama
and gynec checkup was also held simultaneously.
President Rtn Kalpesh was also interviewed by Marathi TV channel.
Our Cancer & TB Camp got covered by Hindi News Channel Samay
24. It was visited by Deputy Mayor, BJP Women’s Wing Vice
President and local corporator. President’s interview is
also on https://youtu.be/oo8sxyAlvMs.
Cost Rs. 70,000/- for cancer camp
- SPONSORING MIDDAY MEALS
Our Club actively supports the Midday Meal project by sponsoring
meals for 2550 children @ Rs 450 per child per year. Total contribution
is Rs 11.55 lakhs.
- MASOOM – NIGHT STUDY SCHOOL
Masoom is an ongoing project which our Club has undertaken with
a total sponsorship of Rs. 9,37,005/- for 3 years for Agarkar
Night School. The school has been set up by Shirseker Shikashan
Sanstha in 1956 and is located at Worli Naka and has a student
strength of 135. The budget for the current year is Rs 3.60 lacs;
of which Rs. 2.50 lacs has been donated by Rtn Bhavin Kothari.
ProjectCost Rs. 360,000/-
- ST JUDE CHILD CARE CENTRES
The Club is instrumental in setting up of four new St Jude Childcare
Centres with a capacity of 11/12 families in each centre. The
capital expenditure is Rs 1 Crore per centre and operating expenditure
is Rs 36 lakhs per year. These Centres are for children (not residents
of Mumbai) suffering from cancer which provide free housing, all
meals, transportation to & fro hospital, medication and chemotherapy
all in sync with Tata Memorial Hospital to the patient and both
parents. Vocational training for the parents and education for
the child will also be provided.
The first centre is sponsored entirely by Rtn Hiten Shah of Rotary
Club of Mumbai Queen’s Necklace and his family members –
Total Rs 1 crore
The second centre is sponsored by RC of Mumbai Malabar Hill (Rs
60 lakhs) and Rotary Club of Mumbai Queen’s Necklace (Rs
40 lakhs) – Total Rs 1 crore
The Third Centre is sponsored by RC of Mumbai Malabar Hill. RCMQN
was instrumental in persuading RC of Mumbai Malabar Hill to raise
funds and sponsor the entire centre – Total Rs 1 crore
The Fourth Centre is sponsored by Janak Dwarkadas through our
Member Late Rtn Ashok Sampat’s reference – Total Rs
The running expenditure of Rs 21 lakhs @ Rs 50,000 per cabin per
year is also sponsored by Rtn Hiten Shah and his family members.
Out of 12 cabins, 10 have been committed for 3 years by Rtn Hiten
Shah & his family members, 1 is committed for 10 years and
1 is committed for 2 years.
The Project was inaugurated on Saturday, 2nd July, at St Jude
India ChildCare Centres, Zakaria Bunder Rd, Sewri, Mumbai 400033
The Project witnessed the single largest donation by any member
or associate to a project in 32 years.
Members and their associates were responsible for enabling donations
up to Rs 5 crores in a project worth Rs 15 crores.
The largest child care homes for children with cancer in Mumbai
and amongst the largest in the country.
Inauguration of a Centre which will save hundreds of lives of
children aged two months to 15 years, non-resident of Mumbai,
of families who are close or below the poverty line.
With a feeling of pride, gratification and a sense of fulfilment
we invite you to inaugurate the new St Jude Child Care Centres
for children suffering from Cancer.
Total Cost Rs. 2.76 crores
- CENTRALIZED KITCHEN PROJECT
The Global Grant 1421657 for the RCMQN ISKCON KITCHEN PROJECT
as approved by The Rotary Foundation is of a value of USD 1,44,309/-
The funding for the project is as follows:
DDF District 3140 – USD 50,000
Cash from RC of Saskatoon North – USD 13,000
DDF District 5550 – USD 10,000
Cash from our Club – USD 3,209
TRF – USD 68,100
A Centralized Kitchen Project is being set up at Sewree or Sion
and will serve 1 lakh midday meals per day to municipal, non-municipal
school children and anganwadis
Efforts to legalize Sewree property are on. One new space in Sewree
and one in Sion has also been identified. Rtn Sanjiv Mehta along
with ISKCON Team is working hard to close any one.
Cooking equipment worth Rs 2.5 crores is ready to be installed.
Shri Israni of Blue Cross and Smt Archana & Shri Amit Chandra
, founders of Give India Foundation in their individual capacity
have agreed to sponsor all the vehicles for delivering the meals
and the newly designed insulated containers for carrying the meals,
in the loving memory of their family members.
Investment in delivery vans of Rs 2.5 crores is already in place.
Mr Amit Chandra has also committed to pay the rental cost for
the new location.
With the schools re-opening in June, the team hopes to not lose
on this opportunity and start the midday meals for the new batches.
Total Project cost Rs 5 crores
- SHRADDHA PROJECT
Our Club had supported the Shraddha Project extensively during
the RY 2012-13 by contributing Rs 4.50 lakhs.
Dr Bharat Vatwani is known to a few Senior Members and their Team
is doing excellent work. Ex Rotarian Ajay Parekh gave Rs.12 lacs
and Rtn Amit Dalal arranged Rs.10 lacs from TATA.
Project cost Rs 22 lakhs
- SPONSORED TILING WORK OF PLAYGROUND OF MSWC DHARAVI BALWADI
Rtn Nimish Shah sponsored the tiling expenses of the playground
of Dharavi Balwadi which is run by Maharashtra State Women's Council.
The playground has been renovated and the under privileged children
attending the balwadi can now play in safe, secure and clean premises.
The sign board mentioning the name of our Club has been affixed
in a prominent place. Paints for the Balwadi playground were supplied
by Rtn Nikesh Parekh
Cost Rs. 275,000/-
- The Club sponsored new equipment for their Neuro, Autistic
and Respite Centres and 2 handlooms for their Vocational Centre
of Jai Vakeel School. The project cost is Rs 10 lakhs.
- COMPUTER COURSES TAUGHT AT TWO MUNICIPAL SCHOOLS – TARDEO
BMC SCHOOL AND GILDERLANE BMC SCHOOL
The maintenance of computer hardware (CPU, Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor,
Casing Locks and Lan Wire) is monitored by our Club through Monthly
Maintenance Reports submitted to our Club of both the Municipal
Schools – Gilderlane BMC School and Tardeo BMC School.
Cost Rs. 175,000/-
- RYPEN – “MUSKAAN – SPREADING SMILES”
“MUSKAAN - Spreading Smiles” was held on Saturday,
12thSeptember 2015 from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm at Birla Matoshree
Sabhagriha, Marine Lines. Approximately 800 to 1000 students participated
in the RYPEN. The Interactors of all our three Interact Clubs
participated in the RYPEN as well as some of them participated
in the dance competition.
- Educational Camp for Differently Abled children of A
K Munshi School
This is an ongoing project of the Club. Our Club sponsored an
outstation Educational Camp for 51 special children of A K Munshi
School. The aim is to provide training to reduce the dependence
of children on their protective families and experience the world
outside their routine lives in home and school. They develop self
dependent daily living skills and become confident. They learn
to bond with each other in natural surroundings. They learn to
fend for themselves in daily activities away from home and school.
Cost Rs. 95,000/-
- Sponsored 86 children of SVRR School
SVRR is a 50 year old NGO which supports 86 differently abled
children at Tardeo. Our Club has been supporting them year on
year. They provide education, vocational training, meals, uniforms,
shoes etc free to the children. The core activity of this vocational
centre located at Tardeo is engaging the students in manufacture
of office files, dusters, napkins, covers and other gift articles.
All profits from sale of the products made are distributed to
the kids. Children, who many a families believe to be a burden,
have become small but income earners and not a liability. The
cost of sponsoring each of the 86 children is Rs 11,000 per year.
All 86 children were sponsored by the members Project cost Rs
- On 23rd December our Club had organized a Christmas Party for
children of A K Munshi School at their school premises. The party
was sponsored by Rtn Deepak & Anjali Harlalka. The following
Rotarians and spouses attended the project. President Rtn Kalpesh
and Priti Shah, Rtn Nikesh & Sunali Parekh, Rtn Manish Mody,
Rtn Mihir Mehta, Rtn Alpana Doshi, Rtn Shilpa Mehta, myself, R/Spouse
Darshan Mehta, R/Spouse Pradip Solanki, Annes Asmi Shah and Mona
Mehta. Many thanks to Rtn Deepak & Anjali Harlalka for their
contribution of Rs 50,000/- and Preeti Shah for her contribution
of Rs 11,000/-
Cost Rs. 61,000/-
- ASHA KIRAN – SEND ONE LAKH CHILDREN BACK TO SCHOOL
India has pledged to total literacy with the launch of its program
“Asha Kiran” to send back one lakh children to school.
The sponsorship cost is just Rs 2,100/- per child. This will be
done through an elaborate process of counseling children and parents,
providing the children short term non formal learning at temporary
classrooms for a period of 3 to 6 months and then getting them
admitted to government or government aided schools and finally
monitoring that they stay in school. Every donor of Rs 2,100/-
will be linked with 1 child and their names and details as well
as progress report will be available to the donor making the program
transparent and accountable.
Our Club sent 50 children back to school. Project cost
- ROTARY SANSKARDHAM SCHOOL & ITS ACHIEVEMENTS
The Rotary Sanskardham School for the differently abled has been
built progressively by our Club at a total outlay of more than
Rs 5 crores.
The renovation of the building and upgradation of Computer Lab
to promote vocational training and distance learning was taken
up in the last RY at a project cost of Rs 35 lakhs.
The Club completed the repair and renovation work which had begun
in the last RY as well as painting of the entire school. This
also includes installation of security systems and CCTV cameras
at the school premises
It has been a year of achievements for the school. The students
have won the Best School and Best March Past Awards in Interschool
Sports Competition held by Social Welfare Department at Goregaon
Sports Club and at Jamnabai Narsee School.
I am happy to inform that two students of Rotary Sanskardham School
have won prizes in 3rd State Karate Championships organized by
Shotokan Global Japanese Karate Academy held in Pune. Hitesh Donakante
won one gold medal and Harshal Hariyani won one gold, one silver
and one bronze medal in different categories. Congratulations
to the students and Principal Lata Nayak of Sanskardham School.
The Karate team has been the First Runner Up in the Interschool
Karate Championship, Mumbai district level held at Goregaon Probhodan
sports. The events saw 52 regular schools participating in it
and Rotary Sanskardham School was the only special school. The
sheer hard work of students and sports in charge Mr. Sitaram Chavan
has brought laurels for the continuous 12th year.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE PRINCIPAL AND STUDENTS OF THE
In addition, 10 students from the school have got the employment
at West Side with pay roll & medical benefits. This is highly
laudable. Principal Lata has informed that Lemon Tree hotels have
also approached her for employment to physically challenged students.
This Year Cost Rs. 654,000/-
- UTTANG SPORTS DAY – ROTARY SANSKARDHAM SCHOOL
The students of Rotary Sanskardham School had participated in
Uttung Sports Day for specially abled children at Dombivali and
also in Inter School Reading competition for Hearing Impaired
children, Ramkrishna Math, Juhu.
They won prizes in both these competitions. In Uttang Sports Competition
they won 6 Gold, 10 Silver and 1 Bronze Medals and in Inter School
Reading Competition they won 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes in Hindi
Junior Boys, Hindi Junior Girls, English Sub-Junior Girls, English
Junior Boys, English Senior Boys and Gujarati Sub-Junior Boys
- ACHIEVEMENTS OF ST MATHEWS SCHOOL IN SCIENCE EXHIBITION
Master Mallik Shanawaz, Std VII won in Essay Writing Competition
in Junior Group and Ms Khan Farheen, Std X won in Essay Writing
Competition in Senior Group.
Master Ansari Shafique & Rohit Sharma, Std X won in Quiz Competition
in Senior Group
Master Ansari Shafique, Std X won in National Level Science Seminar
St Mathews School won 2nd Prize in Science Exhibition Junior Group
and 1st Prize in Science Exhibition Senior Group
The school won 1st Prize in overall Best Project Senior Group
(selected from 312 projects)
The Senior Group Project is selected for Zonal Level
- PARTICIPATION BY STUDENTS OF ST MATHEWS SCHOOL IN GRAND
NORTH MUMBAI MARATHON 2016
- MRS LARZY VARGHESE, PRINCIPAL WAS CONFERRED WITH LITERACY
In the Grand North Mumbai Marathon 2016 organized by
Hon. Minister Shree Gopal Shetty more than 15000 students participated
in the Marathon.
Master Ketan student of St Mathews School won third place.
Mrs Larzy Varghees, Principal of St Mathews School has been conferred
with Literacy Hero Award 2016 by Rotary India Literacy Mission.
The jury had selected the 5 winners in its meeting held on 22nd
Feb at New Delhi. This Award was conferred on 11th March at Kolkata
in the presence of 3000 Rotarians from all over India and delegates
from Pakistan, Bangaldesh and Sri Lanka. The conference was held
at Netaji Subhash Indoor Stadium, Kolkata. Two and fro travel
arrangements were also arranged by Rotary India Literacy Mission.
Two students of St Mathews School won silver medals at the National
Chess-Boxing Competition at Kolkata.
- KINNARI PROJECT
Kinnari Cultural Centre is a self-supporting NGO. Its mission
is to provide educational aid to the children of the urban underprivileged
by raising funds through conducting playschool and hobby classes.
These hobby classes are conducted mostly by ladies on a part time
basis thus productively utilising their unique skills and talents.
Kinnari provides 4000 sq. ft. of open area by the sea and a room
of 250 sq. ft. for conducting hobby classes for children, such
as, Gymnastics, Taekwondo, Dancing, Calligraphy Writing Skills,
Story-telling, Language classes, Painting, Craft classes such
as Punch-craft, Quilling, Decoupage etc. thus, gainfully using
their free time. The fees that the children pay for hobby classes
are split with the faculty and the other half are retained by
Kinnari for providing educational aid to the urban poor i.e. children
of our drivers, maids, workers etc. who cannot afford a decent
Kinnari provides educational aid to approx 2800 students. On an
average, one student needs approximately Rs.3,500/- for his annual
school tuition fees.
The Club sponsored the annual education fees of 200 kids amounting
to Rs 7,00,000/-.
This heart warming NGO is run by our very own Anne and incoming
Inner Wheel President Asmi Shah
- GLOBAL GRANTS
BUILDING 126 TOILET SEATS FOR GIRL STUDENTS
Under Global Grant No 1529550 our project to build 126 toilet
seats for girl students has been approved by TRF. It is the largest
project approved so far in our District. The Project will be inaugurated
in April at Mudhulpada Dapchari Z P School, Dapchari near Dahanu
by the hands of TRF Trustee & Chair, Wins Rtn Sushil Gupta
and DG Rtn Subhash Kulkarni. The Global Grant Partner Club RC
Edinburgh (Scotland) will be represented by Rtn Dhall. The project
is sponsored by RC of Edinburgh and RC of Mumbai West Coast. Our
Club has co-sponsored this project with a contribution of USD
5000. The other co-sponsoring clubs are RC of Dombivli Saudamini,
RC of Mumbai Green City and RC of Madison Ridgeland. Every toilet
seat donated by the Clubs is being matched by 2 toilet seats by
RI. The whole project was done under the supervision of PDG Rtn
- SUKHADA-WINS DISTRICT THRUST AREA TOILET PROJECT
26TH DECEMBER – INAUGURATION OF DISTRICT SUKHADA WINS –
TOILET FOR GIRL STUDENTS
Our Club participated in the District Sukhada Wins –
Toilet for Girl Students Project and has sponsored the cost of
constructing 10 toilets at the following schools.
1. Ambikabai Dharmaji Jadhav Mahila Mahavidyalay - 2 Toilets
Vajreshwari, Tal. Bhiwandi, Dist. Thane.
2. Shenve Vibhag Highschool & Junior College - 8 Toilets
Shenve, Tal. Shahapur, Dist. Thane.
The Club inaugurated 8 toilet blocks of the 10 toilet blocks on
Saturday 26th December at 10 am at Shenva Vibhag School &
Junior College, Shenva, Dist Shahapur. It is about 2 15 minutes
away from South Mumbai. The school had only 2 toilets which were
shared amongst 900 students. Rtns Bimal Parekh & Uday Merchant
have donated funds for this toilet project. The project was attended
by Rtns Rajen Shah, Bimal Parekh, Sandip Mehta and Kalpesh Shah.
- On Thursday, 4th February, two toilet blocks under the Sukhada
- WiNS Toilet Project for girl students was inaugurated at Ambikabai
Dharmaji Jadhav Kanya Vidyalaya & Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Vajreshwari,
Tal. Bhiwandi, Dist. Thane by the hands of PRIP Wilfrid Wilkinson.
District Dignitaries and DG Rtn Subhash Kulkarni were present
for the inauguration.
Cost Rs. 1,100,000/- + matching Rs. 1,100,000/-
- SPONSORED MIDDAY MEALS
Our Club actively supports the Midday Meal project by sponsoring
meals for 2550 children @ Rs 450 per child per year. Total contribution
is Rs 11.55 lakhs.