“Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.” — Khalil Gibran These few words summarise Rotary and Rotarians and we are fortunate to be the ones on the giving side. We had the privilege of having Milind Deora as our speaker on 1st November which turned out to […]
Our Club has been organising a very successful International Youth Exchange Program with the Rotary Club Nidda, Germany since 2011. Eleven Exchange Students, all girls, arrived from Germany on 8th October. They spent three weeks in Mumbai with their host families and departed on 28th October. They had some amazing experiences while they were here, […]
The deluge on 29th August paralysed our city with many spending hours on the road or the night in their workplace. Many unfortunate ones never made it home as the fury of nature combined with missing or crumbling civic facilities wiped away several lives. A similar, if not as intense, situation hit the city again […]
It has been a month in the hot seat and I realise that being President is fun and very satisfying even though it takes a toll on my time and energy. The solitary reason I am able to function is due to a great pool of members and colleagues who only need to be asked […]
It is a great privilege for me to update my Rotary family of the events and activities during the month of July. We had a hectic month in June since many of us were busy preparing for the Installation. July marks the start of the new Rotary Year and also the start of business in […]
We stood together, our hearts racing with goosebumps on our hands. It was a truly glorious moment. We were representing INDIA! A cold shiver went tickling down our backs as we sang the national anthem for the International Youth Exchange Programme in Germany. This Exchange Programme has changed us all, and moreover given us a […]
President Manoj Jalan’s Address, Dear Rotarians, I feel honoured to be sharing my thoughts through the Mid-Town Bulletin. Though it will be a tough act to follow after Sucharita having set the bar higher but with your support, cooperation and blessings, we shall have an excellent Rotary year ahead. It is especially heartening for me […]
Our beloved Rtn Ramgopal Mehra who recently celebrated his 100th birthday, passed away on Saturday, 20th May, 2017. He lived a life full of enriching experiences. Rtn Ramgopal Mehra spent his childhood in Amritsar and moved to Japan at the age of 18 to pursue a career in textiles. He then moved to Shanghai and later travelled […]
The Rotary Club of Bombay Mid-Town in association with Saifee Hospital, Mumbai and the Rotary Club Arusha Mount Meru (RI Dist 9211) organised the 3rd International Free Medical Camp in East Africa – a free eye cataract surgery and orthopaedic camp for the economically weak and deserving from all walks of life in Arusha, Tanzania from 10th to 12th March 2017. […]
Dr. Anna Cavigelli-Brunner, a paediatric cardiologist from urich, Switzerland, spent six weeks at the beginning of 2017 serving at the Children’s Heart Centre of the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital. She was a member of Dr. Suresh Rao’s team as an observer and actively participated in daily case discussions and accompanied the cardiologists on their daily rounds. The Paediatric Cardiology wing of the […]
In the first phase of the Child Nutrition Project at Potkhal/Baste, we physically screened about 200 children up to the age of five for signs of malnourishment. This was done with help of trained Rotaract members. We identified about thirty children with physical signs of malnourishment. In the second phase, we took doctors from Saifee […]
Nere Waje Village Committee District 3141 Chairman Nirbhay Jain, organised the visit of DG Gopal Mandhania on 14th January, 2017 to Panvel. President Sucharita Hegde was instrumental in taking the lead by coordinating with the DG and the team of about 20 member Rotarians to make the programme a success. The event was organised on […]
Members of the Rotary Club of Bombay Mid-Town visited Yusuf Meherally Vidyalaya, a school under Annamrita, the midday meal scheme of the ISKCON Food Relief Foundation. President of the Rotary Club of Bombay Mid-Town Rtn Sucharita Hegde along with Vice President Rtn Manoj Jalan, Director of Community Services Avenue Rtn Gaurav Kapadia, Co-Chairman of the Child Welfare Committee Rtn Naren Mohatta and Ms. Kanchan […]
Rtn. Ashwin Shah and I along with Rotaractors Sandhya, Navneet and Chinmaya visited Potkhal/Baste for initiating the first phase of the Child Nutrition Project. The first phase involves tackling the raging problem of malnourishment in the tribal villages of Palghar district. There are about 200 children under the age of five years in Potkhal and Baste. Our aim was to screen […]
Celebrate the centennial on 20th November In 2016-17, our Rotary Foundation turns 100. That’s a century of Rotary members changing lives and improving communities all over the world. And that’s definitely something worth celebrating. The Districts Centennial celebration will be held at the Mahalaxmi Racecourse on 20th November, 2016. Starting at 11.00 am onwards, the racecourse will […]
On Saturday, 3rd September 2016 an awareness and training programme was organised for the villagers of Potkhal and Baste. We, along with the staff of NIRID, had planned out this event to train and create awareness on using family toilets instead of defecating outdoors. This will provide a clean environment for children to play in as well as […]
Nitin Mukesh – A Noteworthy Rotarian Singing runs in Nitin Mukesh’s genes – a talent that he got from his super popular father, singer Mukesh. Nitin, a proud Rotarian, has sung in more than 300 Hindi films, and some of his noted soulful renditions include, ‘Aaja Re’ (Noorie), ‘My Name is Lakhan’ (Ram Lakhan), ‘Zindagi […]
Ghansham Dembla: A Gentleman Rotarian – Born in Karachi, Ghansham Demla was 12 years old when he, along with his mother and brother, were forced to leave Pakistan due to the Partition in 1947. They boarded an Australian cargo ship which was coming to Mumbai (then Bombay) for repairs. They stayed in a dharmshala in Kalbadevi, Mumbai before moving to Pune and then to Delhi before coming back to Mumbai.
Rtn Rohit Patel’s journey with Rotary began in 1984. He and his wife R/Ann Neeta have been committed to the Bombay Mid-Town Club since then. He was the Chairman of the Fundraising Committee for two years and later, the Avenue Director of the Committee for two years. He had organised and hosted a successful eye-camp on behalf of the Club in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Pardi, in rural Gujarat. Rohit and Neeta were awarded the ‘Best Rotary Couple of the Year’ in 1988-89.
Dr. Anil Tibrewala: A Rotarian dedicated to making a difference Dr. Anil Tibrewala is a plastic surgeon who runs his own clinic at Saifee Hospital. He is also attached to Hinduja Hospital, Breach Candy Hospital and the new Hinduja Healthcare Surgical in Khar. A Rotarian since 1999, Dr. Tibrewala regularly conducts Free Plastic Surgery Camps […]
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