Posted by Haagen Cumlet on Jul 05, 2012

Source:  India PRwire

Chandigarh:  Indian District 3080 will be taking a massive campaign for voluntary blood donation during the Rotary year 2012-13, the new District Governor, Manmohan Singh, has announced.

The district covers Chandigarh (a city and union territory in India that serves as the capital of two states, Haryana and Punjab) and also covers parts of the states of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Uttrakhand.  It has  75 clubs with over 3200 Rotarians.

Speaking at the occasion of taking office as District Governor, Manmohan Singh listed various humanitarian services projects that the clubs in the district would be involved in:  Providing free heart surgeries to children from Africa, taking a massive campaign for voluntary blood donation, make roads safe for drivers by fixing reflectors on all vehicles without one, free eye surgeries for over 2,000 people.

He informed that  District 3080 is starting an exchange programme with the help of Rotarians in Pakistan under the project "See Your Roots" for  people-to-people contact to lay the foundation for peace in the region.

Past Rotary International President Rajendra K. Saboo complimented both the outgoing and the incoming district leadership and stressed that major task of Rotary International remains to banish polio from the world and though India has been taken off the list of polio-endemic countries the status must be maintained for another two years.

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