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Blood Donation Camp – Taj

Blood donation camp at Taj Team Community Services successfully completed its 19th Blood Donation Camp for the Rotary year 2018-19 at Taj Hotels in MG Road, on Monday the 25th of March. With this we have collected 1362 units of Blood. RCB thanks Mrs. Trishna Singh Head HR of Taj Hotels and TTK Blood Bank …
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Happy Anganwadi Inauguration 5th April 2019 BillForge

11 April 2019   Bill Forge Sponsored ‘Happy Anganwadis’ Inaugurated Bill Forge, through its CSR team, has been working towards bringing improvements in the areas of Education, Health, & Community Development right from 2014.  As a part of the CSR initiative, Bill Forge had adopted two Anganwadis in its neighborhood a few years ago. A …
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Consul’s Night

Commendable Consul’s Nite This year  the International Services Committee decided to conduct its annual gala Consul’s Nite a little differently. Instead of hosting multiple Consuls General together,  the focus was on one nation – Germany. Introduced to RCB through the good offices of Rtn. Deepak Nakra, the Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany …
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Election Awareness – Rotaract Event

ELECTION AWARENESS WALKATHON. The Rotaract Club of Bangalore took part in the Election Awareness Walkathon on April 14th. The goal was to spread awareness about the upcoming Elections and to raise certain common topics which directly affect the voters of Bangalore. The Walkathon was Flagged Off by DG Rtn. Suresh Hari S and Mr.G.M. Ravindra, …
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Shristi Special Academy

A VISIT TO SHRISTI SPECIAL ACADEMY Engage, Enable, Empower persons with disability     The visit to the Shristi Special Academy on 11th April was an eye opener to the condition called “Autism” – in other words, “Isolated self .” Shristi reaches to empower individuals with intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, autism,multiple disabilities from infancy to adulthood. Individualized, …
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Speaker Event – Joint Meeting

TWO DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS ENTHRALL RCB This week RCB had two wonderful and accomplished speakers enlighten us on the great work they are doing for society. They were Dr. Latha Jagannathan,  of Rotary TTK Blood Bank and famous theatre personality Mr. Prakash Belawadi. Dr. Latha Jagannathan is the  managing trustee and medical director of BMST since the …
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Happy Anganwadi Inauguration 30th March 2019

4 MORE ANGANAWADIS INAUGURATED On 30th March, Saturday morning, President Rtn. Vivek Prabhu set out with First Lady Ann. Shalini Prabhu and Rtn. M C Dinesh, Chairman Education and Literacy Committee, to inaugurate the next four Happy Anganwadis – numbers 21 to 24 of this year. Assistant Governor for our Club Rtn. K. H. Ashok joined …
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Cookout Night

RCB’s Smackalicious AAHAROTSAV– La’ Internationale Cuisine themed Cook-Out Night RCB’s annual Cook-Out Night this year was really an “Utsav” celebrating international cuisine with huge participation displaying the in-house culinary expertise. The D (delicious) day arrived on March 25th. The members were treated to an exceptional array of food categorised into Soup, Salads, Appetizers, Main Course …
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Dodderi School

Installation RCB 2019-20

New Team takes over for 2019-20 at an elegant function. The 85th year of Rotary Club of Bangalore began with a scintillating evening at Taj, MG Road. The beautiful venue, adorned with ginger lilies and marigolds, set a festive ambience for the start of the Rotary year 2019-20 and was overflowing with Rotarians, Anns and …
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MAF Rotary School – Harokethanahalli (14 Photos)

PRIDE RUN2 2019 Run for Rotary Koti-Nati

Rotary Bangalore Vidyalaya Vocational Training Centre

Rotary Bangalore Vidyalaya – Vocational Training Centre Rotary Bangalore Vidyalaya (RBV) — Vocational Training Centre was inaugurated by the  District Governor Sameer Hariani on July 4. The courses offered to the students are tailoring, cookery, and electrical repair. It is hoped that these courses would not only equip the students to earn their  livelihood  but …
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Bridging the Gap

The program  BRIDGING THE GAP was conducted on Thursday 25th July at the Rotary Club of Bangalore – an initiative of the International Services Committee of Rotary Club of Bangalore. The purpose of this program was to start the year with suggestions from the senior Rotarians on how Rotary activities can be improved and how …
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Mamma Mia 19th August 2019

On August 19 the International Services Committee, in continuation of the Mamma Mia project,  distributed 85  kits to  pregnant mothers at the  BBMP Urban Primary Health Centre ,  Shantinagar.Each kit comprises  1 baby blanket, 6 diapers, 6 vests, 2 plastic sheets, 1 baby bath towel, 1 nightie for the mother, 1 blanket for the mother, …
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Mamma Mia

Mamma Mia! A project started by PP Rtn Zarir Bhata has taken momentum this Rotary year and this will be conducted by the International Service Committee under the Directorship of Rtn. Nalini Nanjundayya.  The Inner Wheel Clubs of the Dist 319 have also  expressed  an interest in partnering for this cause. Project Mamma Mia provides …
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Water Conservation Project – Challahalli Village Lake

Challahalli is a small village near Rajanakunte with a population of around 200 people.  The villagers  depend on agriculture and livestock. The village had a 5-acre seasonal lake that  had dried up many years ago.  After this, there was acute water shortage in this village and even the  bore-wells started to dry up with no …
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Health Card for Students of RBV

The Community Services Committee conducted a health camp for the students of  Rotary Bangalore Vidyalaya (RBV). Dr Asha Khatri organized the doctors from  Raja Rajeshwari Hospital   to conduct these health camps. Health cards have been introduced  for all students with immunizations status, blood groups, height and weight, WFH/BMI for age,  and diagnoses are being conducted. …
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“One Step at a Time” Gives Ashvasan to Elders

The Ashvasan Foundation was started by Lalita Shivaram Ubhayaker and is  now spearheaded by her daughter and Managing Trustee, Ms Malavika Ubhayaker Bijur. They held their annual seminar “One Step at a Time” in association with the Rotary Club of Bangalore on Saturday August 3, at the Rotary House of Friendship. The Ashvasan Foundation is …
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Camp on Breast-Feeding

 A camp on breast-feeding, maternal health and hygiene awareness was held  at the Shanthinagar Health Centre on August 1. This camp was initiated by the Inner Wheel members and was attended by around 30 mothers.  Inner Wheel President Tasneem,the Secretary, and a few other members were at this Health Centre along with Rtns.Dr. Sangamitra and …
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Governing Council at Rotary Muthappa Attavar Hospital

The first meeting of the governing council of the Attavar Trust, Rajarajeshwari Medical College and Hospital, Rajarajeswari Dental College and Hospital, and a member of Rotary Club of Bangalore for the Rotary year 2019-20 was held at the corporate office of the Indo American Hybrid Seeds (I) Pvt Ltd, Channasandra, Bangalore on Friday 23rd August. …
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Health Camp at Mantapa Village Bannerghatta

Rotary Club of Bangalore conducted a Mega Health Camp at the premises of the Government Higher Primary school at Mantapa Village on Bannerghatta Road about 35 kms from the city.  This health check up camp was co- sponsored by  Aquarelle India ( a textile manufacturer) , TE connectivity ( manufacturer of connectivity and industrial sensors), …
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Blood Donation Camp CAPCO Whitefield 25th August 2019

Rotary Club of Bangalore conducted a blood donation camp at Capco, Whitefield. BMST Team managed the camp and collected 70 units of blood. Capco made all the arrangements to conduct the camp in their premises and it was quite encouraging to see the employees at Capco actively participating in the camp. Rtn Sukumaran organised the …
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Rotary Bangalore Vidyalaya – Vocational Training Centre Inauguration

Rotary Bangalore Vidyalaya (RBV) — Vocational Training Centre was inaugurated by the  District Governor Sameer Hariani on July 4. The courses offered to the students are tailoring, cookery, and electrical repair. It is hoped that these courses would not only equip the students to earn their  livelihood  but also to develop their skills and personality. …
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Career Guidance RBV 25th August 2019

Team Vocational Service RCB, staff and  students of RBV thank Rtn Ganesh Balakrishnan, Chairman,District Career Guidance who  conducted the first session of Career Guidance and Counselling with a Power Point presentation  for the students of  the tenth standard in Rotary Bangalore Vidyalaya . This is a part of  the 25 series Career Guidance programme, which …
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Rotators 2019-20 Issue 2 15th July 2019

Rotators 2019-20 Issue 1 8th July 2019

Geeta Ramanujam – Revival of the Art of Storytelling

Storytelling has been the most erudite form of communication from the time when reading and writing were not prevalent and a system of academia was unknown…bards who sang of the prowess of Kings by relating the stories to the common man to the stylish operas and closer to home the yakshagana and other dance forms …
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THE PINK BRIGADE TAKES ON THE INNER WHEEL YEAR 2019-20

What struck everyone who walked into the hall was the beautiful decoration…classy and elegant. Vibrant pink, gold and white flowers and decor and gold stars hanging from the ceiling were seen everywhere making Rotary House of Friendship look ethereal, radiant and glittering. Our own member Kalpana had worked her magic! Rotarians, Inner Wheel members and …
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Improv Show – The Adamant Eves

A weekly Monday rendezvous of the members of the Rotary Club of Bangalore was embellished with 40 minutes of high energy Improv entertainment. Improv short for Improvisation is a theatrical art form where everything is improvised or made up moment by moment. The audience played a participatory role by giving suggestions to the performers that …
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Speaker Narendar Pani – An economist weighs the options

Who would have realized that an analogy about potato chips could reflect the factors affecting the economy of the country? Yes, such examples were precisely what Dr. Narender Pani, a renowned economist and journalist used to explain India’s economic situation in his talk on “5.5 trillion economy in 3 years…is India ready?” at RHF on …
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President’s Note 2019-20

Dear Friends, Thank you everyone for being part of the 85th Installation Ceremony of the Rotary Club of Bangalore. It was truly a humbling experience that our invitation was honoured by so many well-wishers and friends. The next daunting task is to meet the expectations that people have of this Club in the current year …
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Panel Discussion Water Security – Conservation and Rejuvenation

On Aug 19th we had a panel discussion on this very important topic by three experts moderated ably by our PP Rtn. K. Vijayakumar, a pioneer in hydroponics and organic farming. Scientist A R Shivakumar  highlighted that Bangalore has the luxury of plenty of rain and so the problem is not shortage but proper water …
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Platinum Jubilee Celebrations – Rotary Club of Mysore

The Rotary Club of Mysore was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Bangalore in 1944 and their Platinum Jubilee was  celebrated on the 5th of July 2019 at Mysore.  Past Rotary International President, Kalyan Banerjee was the Chief Guest for the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. PDG SS. Ramdas was a guest at this event and he …
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Speaker Event – Knowledge Transfers from Ancient India

The Guest Speaker on Monday, 26th August, Dr. Raj Vedam provided an overview of how Indian history is distorted due to several malefic forces such as colonial Indologists who imposed a young chronology on India; Eurocentric scholars who sought a homeland for the “Aryans” in Central Asia, leading to the nefarious “Aryan Invasion/Migration Theory”; liberal …
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Speaker – Yeshasvini

Speaker – Anurag Behar

Namooru Panel Discussion

RO Agreement

Fellowship – Christmas

Interact Club at Mallya Aditi

Mallya Aditi International School’s Interact Club has been in existence since the last 10  years. The new Interact Club Coordinator, Ms Priya Tyagi got in touch with us  a couple of weeks ago  and invited us to  visit  the school. At the school we met  the Interact Club’s office bearers; the previous and current coordinators;  …
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Rotary Bangalore Vidyalaya – Study Tour

An educational tour was arranged for the students of RBV. 87 students and 23 staff from the RBV school participated in the educational tour to Shravan Belagola, Haleebedu and Belur on the 27th of July. The tour started at 5 am from RBV with a visit to Shravana Belagola, and a close  darshan of the …
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Genesis – Rotaract Club of Bangalore’s 51st Installation Ceremony

Rotaract Club of Bangalore’s 51st Installation Ceremony – GENESIS -Beginning of a New Era, was held at the Rotary House of Friendship with excitement running high among the BODs, New Members and especially. President Rtr.Joseph Wilson. The program began to the sweet notes of Rtr.Naren and Rtr.Namrata the hosts for the ceremony who rendered the …
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RotoQuiz 2019 Mangalore Round

The 60th continuous edition of the RotoQuiz competition for the prestigious Ramnarayan Chellaram Shield commenced in Mangalore on 7th August 2019.

History Created! 104 Participants Vie in World’s Longest Running Rotary ‘Rotoquiz 2019’

ROTOQUIZ Ramnarayan Chellaram Shield 16th September 2019

RAAG RANG Funtakshri 30th September 2019

Speaker Event – Being Heart Healthy Dr. Ranjan Shetty

 On Monday,September 9 the Chief Guest,Dr Ranjan Shetty addressed the members on ‘Being Heart Healthy’. He is HOD & Consultant – Department of Cardiology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Hospitals, Bangalore. He is an expert in Coronary, Congenital Structural & Peripheral intervention and has performed more than 3000 angioplasties – very complex coronary and non-coronary interventions, …
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A New club is born – Rotary Oasis Club 31st August 2019

           A new club is born! The  Rotary Club of Bangalore chartered the new  “Rotary Club of Bangalore Oasis” at Rajanukunte on 30th of August. This is the 24th club that  the Rotary Club of Bangalore has chartered in its 85 years of existence, which is indeed a milestone. The ceremonial programme started with a …
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Stopover at Sakleshpur

What does Rotoquiz at Mangalore got to do with a RCB project at Sakleshpur? Ever since RCB got involved with extending its ever-popular Rotoquiz to Mangalore,the need to make the road trip more meaningful gained traction.Thus,a team-up  between the Youth Service and Community Service committees resulted in well-planned  projects enroute at Sakleshpur in collaboration with …
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TRF Dignitaries visit Rotary TTK Blood Bank

The Trustee Chair of TRF  Gary Huang,Trustee Gulam Vahanvathy ,DG Sameer Hariani President Elizbeth Cherian Paramesh, PDG Prabhashankar and all the dignitaries  visited the  Rotary TTK Blood  Bank. Latha Jaganathan,  Trustee welcomed the guest and explained  about TTK blood bank,Transplant Immunology HLA Lab, Thalassemia  program , and about DKMS BMST Foundation India . Gary Huang  …
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Spelling Bee buzzes once more. 31st August 2019

The second edition  of the Spelling Bee was conducted on Saturday, 31 August at the Rotary House of Friendship.  Students from classes 4, 5 and 6 started arriving with their parents and teachers by 7:15 am.  By the time   the quiz started  at 9:05 am, the whole auditorium was abuzz with energy. 70 students from 23 schools …
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RotoQuiz Bengaluru Preliminaries 15th September 2019

ROTACON – ICGF Youth Services 15th September 2019

Rotators 2019-20 Issue 9 9th September 2019

73rd Independance Day Celebrations at RCB

INDEPENDENCE AND INTERDEPENDENCE HARMONIZE TO BLEND UNITY IN DIVERSITY. IN SPITE OF DIVERSE GEOGRAPHIES, RELIGIONS AND CULTURES, WE STAY UNITED. On the 73rd Independence Day, as we pay homage to the Freedom Fighters and pledge to walk on the path envisioned by the Visionary Nationalists, let us reiterate that all virtues begin at home. With …
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Toccata plays for Rotary

Toccata Plays for Rotary. Toccata Musical Kreations, a musical group from the UK, performed for an enthralled audience of children, Rotarians and friends, at the Chowdiah Memorial hall on 16th August. Organised by the Rotary Club of Bangalore, this is a fund-raiser for the Rotary Bangalore Vidyalaya, a school for underprivileged children .During the evening …
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Bhoomi Puja at Rayasandra Roadsign School

The foundation stone laying  of Greenfield School at Rayasandra Malur was held on 8th August. The proposed outlay  for the construction of this school is 42 lakhs, and Roadsign Australia, a German textile company is contributing Rs 37 lakhs towards this construction. The school building will be constructed within four months.  At present the students …
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Elahe Hiptoola — the Multifaceted Personality

Elahe Hiptoola  was our first guest speaker for the Rotary year 2019-20 and spoke  at the RHF on 15th July. A lawyer by profession and a film director/ producer, currently with more than 15 well acclaimed movies to her credit, she has dabbled with fashion designing and runs a popular store “elahe” in Hyderabad. She was …
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Rotators 2019-20 Issue 8 26th August 2019

Rotators 2019-20 Issue 7 19th August 2019

Rotators 2019-20 Issue 6 15th August 2019

Rotaract Seshadripuram – Installation

The sixth Installation of the Office Bearers of Rotaract Club of Bangalore Seshadripuram for the year 2019-20 was held on 21st July  at Rotary House of Friendship. The theme of the program was Colorful World. This Installation was attended by around 20 Rotaraians and Inner Wheel members, 80 Rotaractors,and 30 guests. The students of Vidyadegula …
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Rotators 2019-20 Issue 3 22nd July 2019

Rotators 2019-20 Issue 4 29th July 2019

Rotators 2019-20 Issue 5 5th August 2019

Run for Rotary Koti-Nati & Green Energy 8th September 2019

Pride Run was held on Sunday 8th September 2019 at Bangalore, sponsored    by  four Rotary Clubs and Rotary District 3190. It was a run  in aid of  Rotary Koti – Nati and Green Energy.. Rotarians Ronald D’souza , MC Dinesh,  Amit Bahirat ,  Rotaractor Krishna Arjun, and Rtn Ronald’s son  Rahul participated in the pride …
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