Jamshedpur, July 20: The villages in India form the major portion of India. It is India itself, almost the whole of it. It is the fact and the arithmetic of the matter. The rural/ village community makes more than 80 percent of India�s population.
The development of the villages should be the top priority. Keeping this in mind, Rotary Club of Jamshedpur, the first, hence 80 years old club of Rotary International (RI) Dist. 3250 has chalked out plans for the development of Kerwadongri village in Potka block.
The village was adopted by the club in 2015-16 and since then a toilet block was built in the village of Hakigoda, under the leadership of late APR Nair. In 2016-17 another addition of a toilet block by Immediate Past President Sharat Chandran in Rotary Year 2016-17 in village Nischintpur. Solar lamps were also donated, said, Varsha Chand, President of Rotary Club of Jamshedpur.
Addressing a press conference at a city hotel on Thursday, Mrs. Chand said, there is an urgent need for safe drinking water in the village along with health facilities which the villagers are barred off.
‘We have plans for overall development of the village right from organising awareness camps on education, health & sanitation to providing solar lights along with solar powered pumps for 24/7 water supply to the villagers’, added the club president.
She further said that once the installation for the year 2017-18 is done we will add more members to the club with focus on youths and form new interact and rotaract clubs.
‘The district 3250 which comprises of clubs from Bihar and Jharkhand has set a target to conduct 300 child heart surgery in 2017-18 for which screening camps will be held in Jamshedpur, Patna and other cities were by doctors from Escorts and Fortis Surgery, Delhi will be present.
300 E-Rickshaw initiative for saving environment and providing self employment to people belonging to BPL category. Organ Donation in tie up with Dadhichi Deh Daan Samiti’, added Mrs. Chand
Dr. Anita Gupta, past president of the club, said, the oldest club was chartered on 19th April 1937 with John Lawrence Keenan being the first president. Famous Keenan Stadium is named after JL Keenan who was a former general manager of the Tata Steel.
Dr. Gupta informed about the various ongoing projects of the club including Bhelhaipahari Project � Mother and Child Health Clinic, Parvati Ghat Basti Clinic, Prevention of Blindness Camp, Literacy Project etc which are benefiting the community at large.
Also present at the press conference were Sangeeta Jha, vice president of Rotary Club of Jamshedpur, Avinash Duggar, DN Jena, secretary and others.