Projects:Rotary Club of Gangtok

Udaan 2015
Date : September 26,2015
A Joint Project of Rotary Club of Gangtok and Inner Wheel Club of Gangtok. It was a program of competitions for the school children wherein 800 students from 37 schools of Sikkim participated.The children got the perfect platform to unleash their talents and creativity.The Chief Guest of the valedictory function was Hon'ble Governor of Sikkim Shri Shriniwas Dadasaheb Patil. FOR MORE PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE PROJECT PLEASE VISIT THE CLUB'S FACEBOOK PAGE www.facebook.com/rotarygangtok


District Seminar on WinS and Disease Prevention
Date : September 13,2015
District Seminar on WinS and Disease Prevention was organized by Rotary Club of Gangtok at Hotel Tashi Delek. It was the first District event for this Rotary year and first Seminar on WinS and Disease Prevention in R. I. District 3240. WinS or Wash In Schools is project taken up by Rotary under the TEACH of Rotary International, wherein they are required to impart the knowledge and importance of personal hygiene in school children and develop the habit of using toilets and other sanitary needs. It is a program wherein Rotarians will visit Govt Schools and educate the children to develop safe and clean washing practises. Almost 200 million days of school attendance are lost every year because of the lack of proper sanitation. Many diarrhoea cases in children result from transmission of disease in schools rather than at home. “A school is a place where children should feel safe, not a place where they are susceptible to infection,” says Lizette Burgers, senior adviser of UNICEF’s Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Schools program. But the message at the World Water Summit on 4 June in São Paulo was positive: Rotary members and their clubs can make schools healthier places through programs that provide clean water and better sanitation. This is a avenue of Rotary service which will help ensure quality education because healthy, well-nourished children can fully participate in schooling. It increases school attendance, because students have to spend less time travelling long distances to fetch water. And it encourages children to take pride in their school and community by providing them with a renewed sense of dignity. Rtn. Sushil Gupta, The Rotary Foundation’s WASH in Schools committee chair has explained that these projects aren’t just about investing in infrastructure and improving sanitation facilities. A successful WASH in Schools project is also about advocacy. Rotary members were encouraged, when considering a new project, to focus on hygiene education by finding ways to develop healthy behaviours in youths. Rotarians felt that children are generally more receptive to new ideas than adults are, and they can more easily change their habits and improve practices within families and their communities. “WASH in Schools is about revitalizing and bringing revolution in societies,” Rtn. Suishil Gupta said. He also said that these young children can become our agents of change, and help us reach our goal of a cleaner, better, and more educated world. These programs create a cycle of opportunity. It reduces hygiene-related disease, it increases attendance in school, it enhances the learning environment, and it contributes to a student’s dignity.

Present on the occasion as Chief Guest was Dr. Kumar Bhandari, Principal Secretary cum Director General of Health, Govt. of Sikkim who was very impressed with the various presentations and orations provided by the different distinguished speakers. Some of the speakers were PDG Rtn. Ramesh Aggarwal from Delhi, PDG Rtn. Sanjay Khemka from Dhanbad, PDG Rtn. Mahesh Kotbagi from Pune, Mr. Shyam Narayan Dave from UNICEF and Mr. Rama Krishna P., Prinicipal Advisor of Cellular Operatiors Association of India, Delhi. Also present on the occasion were PDGs of our District 3240 namely PDG Rtn. Prabhat Kedia, PDG Rtn. Swapan Kumar Choudhury, PDG Rtn. Udaya Mani Pradhan, PDG Rtn. Arijit K. Endow, PDG Rtn. Dr. Yogesh Verma. DGE Rtn.Dr. Rintu Guha Niyogi was also present. He is the District Governor for Rotary year 2016-2017.

Also present were DG Chandu Agarwal and District Secretary General R. S. Panesar along with other members of the Council for 2015-2016. Many Assistant Governors of the District were present.


District Seminar on WinS and Disease Prevention
Date : September 13,2015
District Seminar on WinS and Disease Prevention was organized by Rotary Club of Gangtok at Hotel Tashi Delek. It was the first District event for this Rotary year and first Seminar on WinS and Disease Prevention in R. I. District 3240.

WinS or Wash In Schools is project taken up by Rotary under the TEACH of Rotary International, wherein they are required to impart the knowledge and importance of personal hygiene in school children and develop the habit of using toilets and other sanitary needs. It is a program wherein Rotarians will visit Govt Schools and educate the children to develop safe and clean washing practises. Almost 200 million days of school attendance are lost every year because of the lack of proper sanitation. Many diarrhoea cases in children result from transmission of disease in schools rather than at home. “A school is a place where children should feel safe, not a place where they are susceptible to infection,” says Lizette Burgers, senior adviser of UNICEF’s Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Schools program. But the message at the World Water Summit on 4 June in São Paulo was positive: Rotary members and their clubs can make schools healthier places through programs that provide clean water and better sanitation. This is a avenue of Rotary service which will help ensure quality education because healthy, well-nourished children can fully participate in schooling. It increases school attendance, because students have to spend less time travelling long distances to fetch water. And it encourages children to take pride in their school and community by providing them with a renewed sense of dignity. Rtn. Sushil Gupta, The Rotary Foundation’s WASH in Schools committee chair has explained that these projects aren’t just about investing in infrastructure and improving sanitation facilities. A successful WASH in Schools project is also about advocacy. Rotary members were encouraged, when considering a new project, to focus on hygiene education by finding ways to develop healthy behaviours in youths. Rotarians felt that children are generally more receptive to new ideas than adults are, and they can more easily change their habits and improve practices within families and their communities. “WASH in Schools is about revitalizing and bringing revolution in societies,” Rtn. Suishil Gupta said. He also said that these young children can become our agents of change, and help us reach our goal of a cleaner, better, and more educated world. These programs create a cycle of opportunity. It reduces hygiene-related disease, it increases attendance in school, it enhances the learning environment, and it contributes to a student’s dignity.

Present on the occasion as Chief Guest was Dr. Kumar Bhandari, Principal Secretary cum Director General of Health, Govt. of Sikkim who was very impressed with the various presentations and orations provided by the different distinguished speakers. Some of the speakers were PDG Rtn. Ramesh Aggarwal from Delhi, PDG Rtn. Sanjay Khemka from Dhanbad, PDG Rtn. Mahesh Kotbagi from Pune, Mr. Shyam Narayan Dave from UNICEF and Mr. Rama Krishna P., Prinicipal Advisor of Cellular Operatiors Association of India, Delhi. Also present on the occasion were PDGs of our District 3240 namely PDG Rtn. Prabhat Kedia, PDG Rtn. Swapan Kumar Choudhury, PDG Rtn. Udaya Mani Pradhan, PDG Rtn. Arijit K. Endow, PDG Rtn. Dr. Yogesh Verma. DGE Rtn.Dr. Rintu Guha Niyogi was also present. He is the District Governor for Rotary year 2016-2017.

Also present were DG Chandu Agarwal and District Secretary General R. S. Panesar along with other members of the Council for 2015-2016. Many Assistant Governors of the District were present.


Upto Date Project List
Date : August 05,2015
To see the regularly updated and latest projects done by the club, please visit the facebook page of Rotary Club of Gangtok at www.facebook.com/rotarygangtok


Welcome Board Installed On NH 10 at Ranipool
Date : July 29,2015
Welcome Board Installed On NH 10 at Ranipool. It will give good mileage to the Club.



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