Chandigarh, December 31, 2019: As temperatures dipped across entire North India and the homeless shivered in the cold, the warmth of the heart of Rotarians across the District enveloped them, helped them cope with the weather and brought back a smile on their faces.
Various Rotary Clubs did their bit to help the unfortunate without any shelter to cope with their icy misery. As Mr. Anil Kumar Saini, President, Rotary Club Paonta Sahib, said, “Our members braved the cold and went out on the streets to distribute blankets to poor persons who were forced to live out in the open.”
Mr. Sanjev Vig, President, Rotary Club Gharaunda, said, “In Village Malikpur Gadiyan Government School all the students were given sweaters and shoes. We also distributed blankets to the needy people at the Railway Station, Gharaunda, Nirmal Kutiya Chowk and Slum area, Karnal.”
Dr Sanjeev Garg, President, Rotary Club Roorkee Midtown commented, “It is said Rotary ki chai, man ko bhaaye, thand bhagaye. Our members decided to do service to mankind in the form of Rotary Ki Chai for the warmth of the needy people in this chilly weather.”
Mr. Gaurav Vashishat, President, Rotary Club Morinda had this to say, “Our Club, under the chairmanship of Mr. Manjit Bhatia and Dr Dhiman distributed 35 blankets to needy people at different locations in and around Morinda. Mr. Rajneesh Bhatia also donated thermal wear.”
Similar was the case with Rotary Club Panipat South with its President Mr. Aseem Grover informing, “We undertook distribution of blankets and woolen clothes at the orphanage at Shiv Nagar Panipat. 28 children live in that orphanage.”
Mr. Inderjeet Gera, President, Rotary Panipat Central disclosed, “Our members visited Panipat Central Jail to distribute blankets. We distributed 200 blankets to the inmates. The Jail Authorties expressed deep gratitude for this gesture.”
Mr. Ashish Malhotra, President, Rotary Club Shimla added, “To beat the chill, we served hot milk at the Gurdwara Sahib, Shimla.”
Mr. Rohit Battu, President, Rotary Club Solan City stated, “Our members distributed blankets to people living in slums. Solan is experiencing sub-zero temperatures at this time.”
Various other Clubs across the District did similar projects and lived up to the true spirit of Rotary of Service Above Self.