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Year Presidentship
2015-16 Rtn Kalpesh Shah
2014-15

Rtn Chetan Mehra

2013-14

Rtn Sanjiv Mehta

2012-13

Rtn Radhika Mehta

 

 
 

RY 2012-13 under the Presidentship of Rtn Radhika Mehta

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.

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

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.

Donation of over 1000 old and used Books and Magazines for recycling to Libraries of Schools, Colleges, Old Age Home and Community Centres.
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.


RY 2013-14 under the Presidentship of Rtn Sanjiv Mehta

• 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.

• 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 Kendra.

• 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 education cost.

• 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.

• 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.

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 project

RY 2014-15 under the Presidentship of Rtn Chetan Mehra

* 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
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. 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.

* Report on MSWC Project inaugurated by DG Rtn Ajay Gupta on 29th June – 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.

* 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

* 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.

* 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 Queen’s Necklace

* Has an active Innerwheel Club of Mumbai Queen’s Necklace

* Students of Lady Engineer School participated in GOA District RYLA

* Co-hosted UDAAN

* 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 unit section.

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
1. 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.
2. 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), India.

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.

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 39 lakhs

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 5 crores.

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)


RY 2015-16 under the Presidentship of Rtn Kalpesh Shah

• 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/-

• 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/-

• 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/-

• 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 9,46,000

• On 23rd December our Club had organized a Christmas Party for children of A K Munshi School at their school premises.
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 Rs 1,05,000/-

• 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.

• 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 Categories.

• ACHIEVEMENTS OF ST MATHEWS SCHOOL IN SCIENCE EXHIBITION 2015-16
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 AWARD
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.

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.