ROTARY ACHIEVES LANDMARK,
TO ATTEND CONVENTION
This is an era of amazing achievements, breakthroughs
and the world could
benefited tremendously and made the cradle of peace
and love but instead it has been turned into hell
by the enemies of people, who love only their vested
interests. Because of them, humanity is endangered and is facing grave
crises---mass merciless killings, great destruction and unimaginable
this very disappointing situation, a lot is
done to help, protect and promote humanity.
and organizations are very much active at all
levels and sincerely and courageously serving the people,
irrespective of the hazards, hurdles and threats.
Because of them millions of people have been given
new lives, the hope to live again and love and help each other. This
indeed is a great service to humanity.
International is one such organization. In
the National Association of Rotary Clubs was formed which later became the
Rotary has 32,000 clubs in 166 countries with 1.3 million members
worldwide. It is the largest charitable organization in the world and its
motto is `Service Above Self'. The only aim of Rotary is service to the
community. Rotary Foundation is the only charitable organization in the
world which is funded by contributions from Rotarians, for programs and
projects identified by Rotarians, and administered by Rotarians at the
HISTORY: The foundation of Rotary was laid on February 23, 1905, in
Chicago as the Rotary Club of Chicago by Paul P. Harris, an attorney, and
his close friend Silvester Schiele, a coal dealer. Now it is hundred years
old. In March 1905, the Rotary Club started holding weekly meetings,
rotating the location among members' offices. This is how the name Rotary
The organization also rotates leadership
each year. Chicagoan Chesley R. Perry headed Rotary International from
1910 to 1942. He was a great leader and Rotarian and because of his
contributions and efforts earned recognition as the builder of Rotary.
Rotary International started the PolioPlus
in 1985 and has since raised more than $500 million to eradicate polio
worldwide by providing and facilitating polio vaccination and other help.
It hopes to successfully meet the target this year---2005. This indeed is
a tremendous achievement.
Rotary believes in action and not acting. This makes it different from
others. The proof is positive and practical results as a result of sincere
commitment and implementation. This is what the people need and want.
To expand its arms and bring Rotarians and people closest, it does
everything. The 2005 Rotary International 96th Annual Convention is being
held from June 18-22, 2005, in Chicago, Illinois, USA, in which 60,000
Rotarians from all over the world are expected to attend. There are about
5,000 Rotarians in
area alone. Leading personalities of the world including
UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and President Bush are expected to grace
the occasion, which is expected to be a memorable event.
The fact is that Rotary International has put humanity in motion. Rotary
has completed 100 years of helping others. Rotary clubs, consisting of
leaders from all walks of life, work together to address urgent issues
facing their own communities and the world. Each year, Rotary spends over
international scholarships, benefiting 1,000
worldwide. Rotary programs address an array of pressing social and
has spent over $1.5 billion on various
programs to promote literacy, alleviate hunger, provide safe drinking
water and protect the environment. Rotary clubs worldwide acted quickly to
call for help by communities affected by the Tsunami disaster.
object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a
basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster the
advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace through a
world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal
& OBJECTIVES: Rotary International aims to and is committed and
determined to alleviate poverty, educate the illiterates, relieve the
scourge of disease and lend a hand of friendship to family of Rotary.
Rotarians believe that since Rotary is a vital link it can play a vital
role in creating awareness for peaceful co-existence, bringing together a
laying the foundation of global understanding and peace with a message of
solace to those who are deprived.
LIMB: The Rotary International is planning another major project in
collaboration with BMVSS (Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahatya Samiti) of
Jaipur, India. It is likely to be finalized and implemented soon.
They plan to hold a camp to provide 1000 artificial limbs in Pakistan in
coordination with District Rotary of Pakistan (3270) and various clubs in
Syed Zahir Akhtar, International Coordinator for
and Pakistan, who belongs to District 6450 Chicago and is a very active
Rotarian, is being nominated to assist them in coordinating this camp in
Pakistan. Zahir is US Citizen of Pakistani origin and is expected to play
an important role in successful holding of the camp.
is the world's largest artificial limbs fitting charitable organization,
also known as Jaipur Foot.
have 8 branches in different parts of India.
are provided free of cost, irrespective of race, religion, colour or any
Jaipur Limb is so efficient that after this limb is fitted a person can
walk like a normal person without a stick or support and even run, ride a
bicycle and climb a tree. Many of the patients can, after the fitment, go
back to work in field, factory, shop and office. The average cost of each
artificial limb being given by the society is only about $30, which is
only a fraction of what is being charged abroad.
THANK THE ALMIGHTY FOR HIS BLESSINGS AND MY SUCCESS
TO SERVE, CREATE AWARENESS
WITH PERMISSION TO ETHICALLY PRINT, USE AND