The Rotary Foundation Centennial Cycle Rally  Kashmir to Kanyakumari – Swachh Bharat Tour de Rotary

The Rotary Foundation Centennial Cycle Rally  Kashmir to Kanyakumari – Swachh Bharat Tour de Rotary

Kashmir to Kanyakumari Swachh Bharat Tour de Rotary is being conducted by Rotary Club of Madras Mid-town, RI Dist. 3230. This Rally is to promote 100 years of good work done by The Rotary Foundation and to raise Funds for its Humanitarian Service projects including Clean and Green India projects.

22 cyclists will cover the 4500 Kms, in 33 days, with 27 Flag-off points. They have started from Jammu, on 7th November, 2016 and travel through Delhi, Jaipur, Gandhinagar, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram to reach Kanyakumari on the 9th December, 2016. The rally reached Mumbai on 23rd November, 2016 at Dahisar from Vapi.

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Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India along with Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai and Rotary District 3141 are supporting this event to create awareness on Swachh Bharat.

Rotary District 3141 along with Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai has planned to host Flag off event at Gateway of India, Colaba on 25th November, 2016 at 7 am. The event will be attended by distinguished guests including Mayor of Mumbai along with Municipal Commissioner, District Governor Rtn. Gopal Rai Mandhania and other celebrity Guests.

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District Governor Rtn. Gopal Rai Mandhania expressed that Citizens of Mumbai has always supported good cause and work promoted by Rotary clubs from District 3141. He also hoped that Swaccha Bharat Abhiyan is successfully implemented by MCGM, Rotary Clubs and Public at large in Mumbai city and same support will continue for coming years too.

Rtn. Vikas Upadhyay, Avenue Chair (Public Relations) said “this cycle rally is an unified effort of Rotary to inculcate and spread awareness of maintaining hygiene through Swaccha Bharat Abhiyan and Rotary District 3141 has put in efforts with providing clean toilets at railway stations and schools, beautification drive etc.”

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Rtn. Kamlesh Kharade, District Coordinator (K2K Rally) expressed gratitude for the support extended by MCGM officials in arranging this grand event at Gateway of India. He mentioned about great support from Rotaract Club of Rizvi Law College and Rotaract Club of Bombay Hanging Garden.

Thrust areas of Rotary District 3141 include 300 diabetes control camps for over 100000 people, building 200 toilets, 500 pediatric heart surgeries, adoption of over 50 railway stations, Organ donation drives touching over 2 million lives. In addition to these thrust areas, various other programs are being carried out such as painting competition for over 40000 children to promote art and culture, mega medical check-up camps for the under-privileged, awareness seminars on Women empowerment & safety, SME opportunities, road safety and special initiatives for the differently abled people like providing wheel chairs and skills upgrade. TEACH is flagship project of Rotary to recognise and train the teachers, E-learning for children/adults and creating happy schools by providing key infrastructure.

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