Chandigarh, July 7, 2020: Rotary Club of Chandigarh installed its new President Sukhjit Singh Gill and Team for 2020-21 here through a virtual meeting.
Sukhjit Singh Gill, who is a financial consult-ant, took the collar of Presidentship from Surinder Pal Kaur, an ex-IRS officer.
Justice Rajiv Sharma of Punjab and Haryana High Court was the Chief Guest and District Governor Ramesh Bajaj the Guest of Honour.
Surinder Pal Kaur informed that the Club spent nearly Rs.1.8 crores, including Rs.55 lakh during Covid, on providing medical supplies to PGI, GMCH-32 and General Hospital Sector 16, besides extensively providing dry ration and pre-pared food to doctors, migrant labourers etc.
The Club was able to undertake 16 children for heart surgeries under its Heartline project, besides various initiatives in village Saketri. Throughout the lockdown the Club continued to meet regularly.
The Chief Guest, Justice Rajiv Sharma, who is himself a great environmentalist and known as the ‘green judge’, said that everyone should be concerned about our environment beyond our own homes. He said global warming and other environmental destruction would lead to crisis for our earth and humanity. He advised that we must start living in harmony with nature.
Sukhjit Singh Gill shared the roadmap for the Club during 2020-21 and said that the Club shall continue to impact lives through blood donation camps, promote the flagship project with free heart surgeries through its partner hospitals, sen-sitise school children in menstrual hygiene and sanitation etc.
District Governor Ramesh Bajaj stated that despite the continued lockdown the Club shall continue to reach out to the community come what may.
Sharing the success mantra with the new team, Ramesh Bajaj asked them to follow ‘BMW’ i.e. prayer, Bless My Wisdom, Bless My Work, Bless My Words, and Burn My Worries.
He advised the leadership to put up three facto-ries for success, one, of Ice factory to stay cool; Sugar factory to speak sweetly; and the third, love factory to instill compassion and love in your heart.
Assisting President Sukhjit Singh Gill in the team 2020-21 are Vice President Praveen Agarw-al, Secretary Gurvinder Saggu; Baldev Garg, Treasurer; Sonia Dhillon, Jt Secy; Dinesh Dua Director Club Service, Vinod Kapoor, Director Vocational Service; Lalita Grover, Director Com-munity Service; Gurmeet Chawla; Director Inter-national Service; Baldev Aggarwal Director Youth Service; Kulbir Dogra, Sergeant-at-Arms; PDG Kawal Bedi, PDG Madhukar Malhotra, PDG Praveen Chander Goyal.
Those who joined the meeting included past district governors Ranjit Bhatia, Madhukar Mal-hotra, Yoginder Dewan, Manmohan Singh, Praveen Goyal, Jitendra Dhingra, District Gov-ernor Elect Ajay Madan and Rotaractors amongst others.