By servicing the Rotary, we all have the opportunity to improve lives of masses, through Rotary Serving Humanity, which is the theme chosen by Rotary International President John T. Germ for the year 2016-2017. This theme is being supported by the fact that the world might see the last case of polio this year as a result of the task Rotary decided to embark on in 1985. The successful launch of this initiative has continuously encouraged Rotarians to initiate new ideas with an objective to change the world. Rotarians can make a difference.
For the last 26 years, Rotary Club of Kathmandu Mid-Town has supported many community level activities to change the lives of the people including in the areas of health, education, water and sanitation, and disaster. Some of the programs that were undertaken in the past included improvement of reproductive health for women in disadvantage regions, regular eye surgery camps to give sight, and support by providing fire-fighting equipment. In addition, some of the ongoing and planned projects include bio-gas plants, teachers training program in the remote areas, digital library, ear surgery and snakebite treatment. Our club is continuing its work to earthquake victims. The club not only provided immediate relief and temporary shelters to the victims, it is supporting to build new school buildings, toilets and other community structures.
Our club is also active in Fellowship and Youth programs. Rotaracts and Interacts have been able to harness networking and participate actively in the community activities. Our Charter President Dr. Roop Jyoti became the first Nepali rotarian member of Arch Klumph society. It is a great pride for us.
Furthermore, Mid-town Rotary members have always enjoyed the fun and fellowship activities. The start of a new Rotary is always an exciting time. I request all the members to make our club even better of which we are proud to be a member.