Rotary clubs, RCCR is involved in serving the lesser privileged sections of
the community to make their life better.
the annual job fair J4U and
constantly supporting the Antyoday Anath Ashram at Paushi, Contai, the activities of RCCR is
primarily focussed towards community service and foster fellowship between
Please contact us if you are
interested in making the society better in any small way you can, or if you
are interested to become a member of the Rotary family through our club.
Pulse Polio Vaccination on
Club members visited booths at Ward 87 (Lake Market -
Southern Avenue area) and distributed publicity banners and gifts for the
The turnout of children was fairly low,
attributed to possible insufficient awareness in the area.
Nevertheless a follow-up drive will be there on Monday, Tuesday & Friday
where the corporation representatives visit individual households in the
Members felt that distributing awareness pamphlets at
the door-to-door announcement before an NID or SNID would be more effective
in getting more children immunised.
WINGS - a
flight of fantasy for special children
by Prakash Nahata
It was indeed an unforgettable day.
It started with all three of us (PP Rtn Mausam, Rtn Manas and me) reaching
the Kolkata airport at 7 am. A bus to ferry students from their hostel to
the airport had been organised and students reached sharp on time. Rotarians
from Central Calcutta led by their President Rtn. Prem K. Lihala also came
in to wish the team. After a brief photo session outside the terminal, we
all trooped in with the students. Everyone at the airport were looking at
the retinue in disbelief and we were constantly asked by all and sundry as
to what this was all about. Rtn Manas took charge of check in counter and
organised 61 boarding passes for the team. Officials from AAI as well as
Indigo were at hand to facilitate the team and we were past security in a
Students saw airplanes up front for the first time from the boarding bay...a
moment of joy. Next came an improptu decision... Rtn Manas took out his high
watt speaker system, which we hooked to our laptop and in no time downloaded
our national anthem. Suddenly the national anthem started playing and all
the children and us stood up and started singing along... with the ENTIRE
crowd at the bay stopping and joined in. It was amazing! Goosebumps time...
Next was boarding the flight... again the crew was wonderstruck. We got a
great reception. We settled in. Never a dull moment with Mausam and Manas
around! Time to fly... we were clicking videos and pictures and breaking
most other rules of flying... and no one complained! The take off was smooth
and everyone was keenly looking out from the window... to a world view they
had only dreamed of. Breakfast packs were soon distributed by us... and
before you could say land, we were getting ready to land! A couple of kids
did start feeling a bit wozzy at this point but no one was complaining!
Landing at Agartala was smooth and we were received at the terminal by an
Indigo officer who had been informed by the Kolkata office beforehand. He
took great care throughout and organised all the boarding passes for our
return trip personally. The team marched out of the terminal to a waiting
school bus with our national flag flying proudly. We jumped into a waiting
Scorpio and the team headed for Chandra Mahal Palace.
There was a moment of anxiety when news came that the bus had broken down...
but soon enough
technology was put to use and the bus was fixed for the time being. The
children had a gala time at the palace. We trooped out of the palace and the
team settled into the bus for a sightseeing trip of Agartala. At this point,
my grumbly stomach forced our Rotary team to take a detour and grab a quick
bite (tasty at that) of aloo paratha with dahi! The rain gods started
celebrating too on this merry day.
We reached back at the airport and breezed through security. The kids were
given pre-arranged lunch packs. As we marched into the boarding
area, we learnt that the craft hadn't even landed yet in Agartala. At this,
the kids took the cue and an improptu program was organised. The kids
presented a lovely birthday card to Rtn Mausam and his sister Lopa on their
birthday followed by some moving songs. We were constantly appreciated by
host of strangers. Finally the flight arrived and we trooped back to the
waiting craft. The kids were warmly welcomed by the pilot and every kid was
given the offer to visit the cockpit after the flight touched down. Moment
of wonderment for the kids!
Flight back was a bit bumpy due to cloud cover but joy was immense. Cakes
and other eatables were distributed and finally we touched down. The elated
team trooped out to an eagerly waiting President Rtn Suman Sarbadhikari
whose broad smile shone in the mid day sun. The team was finally given a
warm sendoff in the bus that had been organised for them. We also headed
home, enriched by this unforgettable experience and humbled by the kindness
of fate and God that we have so many worldly joys at our disposal while a
lot of our brethren cannot even think of the same, let alone enjoy it.
It also taught us the joy of giving. Truly a project to remember. We
consider ourselves privileged to have got this opportunity.
Rtns Mausam Lihala, Prakash Nahata, Manas Rawat
for the Rotary Club of Calcutta Renaissance, 15th August 2011
here to watch pictures of the event.
Visit to RCC Kheya, Sahajadapur,
Best Emerging Club award received
The club has received four awards and five
nominations from the District Governor 2010-11 Rtn. Rajendra Khandelwal.
The programme was held on
26th June 2011 at the G.D. Birla Sabhagar. Mayor Sovan Chatterjee and
Sherriff of Kolkata Dr Indrajit Ray were present. There was also a musical
performance of Anjan Dutt.
The best achievement was receiving the BEST EMERGING
CLUB (for clubs below 30 members)
|Best Emerging Club
1st Prize - Urban Development
1st Prize - Working with Corporate CSR groups
1st Prize - Entrepreneurship Development
Family of Rotary
Project on Urban
Health & Hygiene
Environment & Ecology
Mausam installs Suman as club's 6th President
At the Phoenix Hall of Saturday Club, Kolkata, the club had
its 6th Installation Meeting whereby outgoing President Rtn. Mausal Lihala
handed over the mantle of leadership to Rtn. Suman Sarbadhikari.
Chief Guest: DG(E) Angsuman Bandyopadhyay
Guest Speaker: Shri Sundeep Bhutoria
It was well attended by guests from Rotary. the programme
was followed by high tea.
here to watch pictures of the event.