Jamshedpur, July 1: Rotary Club of Jamshedpur West began the Rotary year with two mega projects on Wednesday, July 1 under the guidance of District Governor Rotarian Rajan Gandotra. July 1 marks the commencement of tenure of the new board of members in Rotary Clubs.
The day began with tree plantation drive where 1001 Simul trees were planted at Dhanchatani Village, near Govindpur in presence of Rotary Club of Jamshedpur West President Anjani Nidhi.
Director (Projects), Dr. Amit Mukherjee who was instrumental in the success of the project inaugurated the event by planting a sapling along with Club Secretary Alpana Shukla. Keeping in mind the social distancing norms, a small team comprising of Rotarians Alpana Shukla, Anjani Sahay, Alok Sarkar, Alakananda Bakshi, Achinto Banerjee, Varsha Gandhi, Rajnish Talwar, Dr. K.M. Gandhi took part in the drive.
The event was met with great enthusiasm from the villagers who also pledged their support for the well being of the trees planted today.
Dr Amit Mukherjee said, “Last year on this very day, we planted 1100 teak trees in Dhanchatani which have already reached a height of 10ft. This year we have planted another 1001 simul trees. ”
In another event held parallel to the tree plantation drive, a team led by Assistant District Governor of Zone-17, Rotarian Amitava Bakshi met with the East Singhbhum District Commissioner Ravi Shankar Shukla and congratulated him and his team for leading the fight against COVID-19.
President of Rotary Club of Jamshedpur West Anjani Nidhi, Jayanti Dutt (President – Rotary Club of Jamshedpur East), Amit Dey (Secretary – Rotary Club of Jamshedpur Mid-town), Moin Khan, Amitesh Pandey, Anne Sushma Pandey and Damini Upadhyay were also present at the event.
Masks, sanitizers and gloves in significant amounts were handed over to the Deputy Commissioner to assist him and his COVID warriors. In addition, Akansha Anushree along with the Interact Club of Narbheram Hansraj School donated 150 and 100 masks respectively to the administration.
In the event, Amitava Bakshi handed over a letter of appreciation to the District Commissioner and expressed willingness to support the administration in various community services programs.
Amitava informed the DC about the various activities in which the Rotary Clubs of Jamshedpur are involved in. DC has asked Amitava for a list of volunteers from all the Rotary Clubs for assisting in the “Citizen Surveillance” program which keeps track and surveillance of all visitors entering the city and under home quarantine.