Our history

Rotary is an International humanitarian service organization. Rotary members are business and professional leaders who volunteer their expertise, compassion and power to improve communities at home and abroad in nearly every country in the world. Rotary is a Worldwide network of more than 34,000 clubs made up of individuals who channel their passions into social causes that change lives and improve communities.

Our Club

Rotary Club of Calcutta Mahanagar is an organization under the aegis of Rotary International. It is the third largest Club in Rotary International District 3291 covering  part of India. The Club is now in its 26th year of existence and has a membership strength of 80 members who are all capable leaders in different vocations. Over the years, the club has worked to bring about a positive change in the lives of people and their surrounding through several service projects.

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Meet The Board 2016-17

  • DEEPAK CHOUDHURY
    DEEPAK CHOUDHURYPresident
    • VINOD MAHIPAL
      VINOD MAHIPALVice- President & Director Service Projects Medical
      • RAAKESH JAIN
        RAAKESH JAINIPP
        • SANJAY DUGAR
          SANJAY DUGARPresident Elect & Director-Club Administration 1
          • HARKESH GUPTA
            HARKESH GUPTAAdvisor
            • VIKASH TIBREWAL
              VIKASH TIBREWALTreasurer
              • VIMAL DOLAWAT
                VIMAL DOLAWATSrgt-at-arms
                • RITA JHAWAR
                  RITA JHAWARSrgt-at-arms
                  • ASHOK SINGHVI
                    ASHOK SINGHVIDirector Club Administration
                    • DAULAT JAIN
                      DAULAT JAINDirector Membership
                      • SANJAY SINHA
                        SANJAY SINHADirector Public Image and Relation
                        • PAYAL AGARWAL
                          PAYAL AGARWALDirector Service Projects (Non Medical)
                          • PRAVEEN JAIN
                            PRAVEEN JAINDirector Rotary Foundation
                            • VINAY KR. AGARWAL
                              VINAY KR. AGARWALClub Secretary
                              • ANOOP KEDIA
                                ANOOP KEDIAJoint Secretary
                                • ASHOK AGARWAL
                                  ASHOK AGARWALClub Editor
                                  QUICK FACTS ABOUT ROTARY MAHANAGAR

                                  ………… to ensure a smile to every being at every stage of their lives is at the core of the existence of Rotary Club of Calcutta Mahanagar.

                                  Now in its 26th year of carrying of dedicated work to serve above self, the club has touched lives at all Stages.

                                  •                        We have touched a tender child to mend the hole in his heart. Our concerted efforts to immunize each and every child with polio drop is now bringing in the desired result and India is now polio free, 3rd year running.
                                  •                        As a child grows we reach out to them so their education does not suffer for wants of resources through our scholarship program Udaan. For the growing ones who have fallen apart from the society for crimes committed by their parents. Our program Muskaan provides them reasons to smile. We uphold the dignity of a girl child by providing clean toilet at municipal school.
                                  •                      Through our vocational centers and micro credits we give the grownups hope to earn their living and to lead of life as responsible citizen. Unemployed youth gets training in computers, nursing courses, driving lessons, stitching etc, to give those means to earn then and fend.
                                  •                     We reach out to the older ones through our Eye Hospital where free IDL surgeries are done. Through, our several health camps, we have detected and treated patients suffering from diverse disease.
                                  •                    Our city and its environment is precious to us. Mahanagar Peace Park adds serenity to this beautiful city. And the plants that we sow help oxygenate the city and reduce pollution.  We reach out the villages to light their homes.
                                  •                     What we can avoid are calamities befalling upon communities. We however are the first ones to reach them with our shelter kits.

                                  The initiatives have brought smiles to distraught faces and lessened their agony by sharing their pain. This initiative has been possible because of the whole hearted support of the club members. Spouses Rotary family at dist 3291 and Rotary International and the several partners  in service from different walks of life, without whom , a lot of what have been achieved may not has been possible.

                                  We would invite larger participation of every person who is touched by the activities of the club and wishes to strengthen our hand in taking the activities forward with even more resource and resolve to bring about a meaningful change in the lives and surrounding around us.

                                  Rotary Club of Calcutta Mahanagar

                                  FLAGSHIP PROJECTS

                                  Some of our flagship projects include :-

                                  • Healing Little Hearts : 130 successful surgeries valued at Rs.1.5 lakh each have been carried out till November 2008 in the best hospitals of the city and 50 more will be done in this Rotary Year.
                                  • Created 500 homes for Tsunami affected people in Hutbay Island in Andaman & Nicobar and sent relief materials of more than 50 Tonnes to Port Blair for Tsunami affected people.
                                  • Sent more than 2000 Shelter Kits to flood affected areas of Bihar & Orissa
                                  • Sent relief material of more than Rs.80 lacs to Kashmir during earthquake and provided hands on service there.
                                  • Creating Healing Hands : Providing scholarships to 300 budding and meritorious Doctors from rural areas in association with Asia Heart Foundation.
                                  • Muskaan : Providing educational and developmental support to children of prison inmates.
                                  • Providing Computers to needy schools
                                  • CLE : Thousands of children benefitting under our matching grant under the guidance Padmashree Sister Cyril (Our Hony. Member).
                                  • Free Eye Check ups : More than 30,000.
                                  • IOL Operations : About 3000 and more still happening.
                                  • Modern Eye Hospital coming up in the city.
                                  • Frequent Medical check ups, including Diabetes, Hypertension, every one Sunday in a month, averaging about 3,500 check ups.
                                  • 12 Medical Camps annually, checking about 7,500 patients in & around Kolkata & suburbs.
                                  • Artificial limbs have been provided to more than 2000 people over the years.
                                  • Free 24 x 7 Ambulance.
                                  • Refurbished The Oral School for The Deaf and given high tech hearing aids and other equipment at a cost of Rs. 8.50 lacsl.
                                  • Pay & Use Toilet at Park Street with KMC
                                  • Project Dignity : 108 Toilets being constructed for Girl students in run down KMC Schools
                                  • Cold Drinking Water Kiosks at Park Street Crossing and at Gol Park.
                                  • Tubewell in Bolepur (Santhal District), West Bengal.
                                  • Filtered Water to School Children of 3 schools.
                                  • Vocational Training to ladies on a sustained basis.
                                  • Donation of 100 Sewing Machines to ladies in rural Bengal & 100 Cycle Vans to unemployed rural youth under micro credit.
                                  • Promoted Self Help Groups and provided employment opportunities to more than 300 ladies from villages.
                                  • Soft loans are given to artisan and craftswomen.
                                  • A vibrant and active Interact Club – building the future.
                                  • Further acceleration and continuity of CLE, IOL & Water Projects.
                                  ROTARY INTERNATIONAL

                                  Rotary is an international humanitarian service organization.

                                  Rotary members are business and professional leaders who volunteer their expertise, compassion and power to improve communities at home and abroad in nearly every country in the World.

                                  Rotary is a worldwide network of more than 34,000 clubs made up of individuals who channel their passions in to social causes that changes lives and communities. Rotary’s top goal is to eradicate polio worldwide. Rotary, in collaboration with the World Health Organization. UNICEF, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and national governments, is close to eliminating the second human disease in history (after small pox) having achieved 99 percent reduction in polio cases worldwide science 1985.

                                  Rotary members have contributed more than US$1 billion and countless volunteer hours to help immunize more than 2 billion children in 122 countries. Rotary raised more than $200 million to match $355 million in challenge grants from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundations.

                                   

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