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Voices of the Endangered Competition

RULES AND GUIDELINES Last date for submission, Friday June 7th 2024 before 4 pm Competition is open to ALL schools and ALL students from 4TH to 12TH Standard Three age groups Junior: 4th Std to 6th Std High: 7th Std to 10th Std College: 11th Std & 12th Educate the students about Endangered species (both
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RCB Spelling Bee 2024

“Handle them carefully, for words have more power than atom bombs.” -Pearl Strachan Hurd The 89-year-young Rotary Club of Bangalore (RCB) has a rich heritage in “service to society”. It has a successfully active Youth Service Wing devoted to building and providing life changing opportunities to our nation’s young.The RCB Spelling Bee is one such
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A Night of Generosity & Cricket Magic!

Sunil Gavaskar, the legendary cricketer, graced the Rotary Club of Bangalore’s fundraiser with Heart to Heart Foundation, amplifying the spirit of philanthropy for pediatric heart surgeries. With a commitment to making a difference in children’s lives, the event was a monumental success! Rotarians Ram Seshu, Ranga Rao, and Pradeep Rao orchestrated the evening, setting the
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Wheels of Generosity for Community Service

Donation vanArea of focus : Community DevelopmentDate : 28/08/2023Project cost : 1.7 lackDirect Beneficiary : 10000Man hours : 6Rotarians involved : 2

RBV children watching the landing of Chandrayan3

RCB Signed a Sister Club Agreement with Rotary Club of Port City Sri Lanka

3rd Session of Little Leaders Society at Tunbridge High School

Van Donated to Solidarity Foundation


Rotary Club of Bangalore, in association with Rotary Club of Madras, Rotary Club of Mangalore and Rotary Club of Cochin warmly invites your institution to participate in the 64th Annual Edition of The Ramnarayan Chellaram Inter-Institution Quiz Competition – ROTOQUIZ 23- which is the “THE LONGEST RUNNING LIVE QUIZ IN THE WORLD”. Registration Link: This
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The 10th Installation of the President and Office Bearers of Rotaract Club of Swarna Bengaluru was held on Sunday, July 16th 2023 at Rotary Bangalore Udyog. It was a grand ceremony which was very well organized and attended. Rtn. Solomon Paramel, Youth Service Director, Rotary Club Of Bangalore and Rtn. Meera Bai Shankar, Club Advisor
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The Rotary Club of Bangalore flying At the peak of the “World’s Highest Motorable Road” Umling La.

Natanotsava 2023

Register Now The Youth Service team of the Rotary Club of Bangalore, presents one of its most popular and prestigious events, the 6th Edition of “Natanotsava” a non-competitive performance platform for budding artists of Indian Classical Dance. There are 8 Classical Dance forms of India which have been learnt and taught not just in our country but
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Cyclothon 2023

Register Now On account of World Bicycle Day, the Youth Service wing of The Rotary Club of Bangalore takes pleasure in inviting you to participate in CYCLOTHON to be held on 3rd June 2023. Below are the event details – Date – 3rd June 2023 Registration Fee –         Rs. 200/- Exclusively for Students Under
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Yuva Yamini 2023

We invite you to participate in Yuva Yamini with the approval of your Guru.           – If you are between 6-18 years of age                           –  as a vocalist or instrumentalist                                – as an individual or as a group.  Groups of up to 5 are allowed to participate as one entry. Instrumental accompaniment is
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“Words are windows to ideas”. The 88-years’ young Rotary Club of Bangalore (RCB) has a rich heritage in “service to society”.  It has a successfully active Youth Service Wing devoted to building and providing life changing opportunities to our nation’s young. The RCB Spelling Bee is one such flagship program.  The Bee aims to open
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Peace Day

Contest for International Day of Peace What is it?The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is observed around the world each year on 21 September. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution 36/37, the General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to “commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and
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 Rotary Club of Bangalore, in association with Rotary Club of Madras, Rotary Club of Mangalore and Rotary Club of Cochin warmly invites your institution to participate in the 64th Annual Edition of The Ramnarayan Chellaram Inter-Institution Quiz Competition – ROTOQUIZ 23- which is the “THE LONGEST RUNNING LIVE QUIZ IN THE WORLD”.  This edition which
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RCB Talks

Rotary Talk is a program of RCB, whereby our host Rtn. Sandeep Ohri* speaks to eminent Rotarians and discuss about themselves and their Rotary Journey. * Episodes 3, 4 and 14 are hosted by Rtn. Gitesh Agarwal.

Rotary Project Reports

RCB’S DREAMS TO REALITY – Quarterly Report

RBV Students have come out with flying colours

Rotary Bangalore Vidyalaya

Rotary Club of Bangalore has always given importance to education and learning. Rotary Bangalore Vidyalaya is one of the flagship projects of RCB where hundreds of children are provided education, mid day meal, books and uniforms. This year the school is introducing English medium education. In order to present a neat and clean and welcoming
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Rotary Fellowships RI District 3190

Rotary Club donates animal ambulance to BBMP

The Rotary Club of Bangalore on Wednesday handed over an animal ambulance to the BBMP, which is partnering with CARE for the treatment of injured animals and rabies-infected dogs. BBMP Chief Commissioner Gaurav Gupta, BBMP Special Commissioner (Health) D Randeep, BBMP Joint Director Manjunath Shinde, and Sudha Narayan, Managing Trustee, CARE, were present. Bimal Auto
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Animal Ambulance

President & Board of Directors cordially invite you to handing over of “ANIMAL AMBULANCE” to Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) who are partnering with M/s. CARE in treating the injured Animals and those affected with Rabis on Wednesday, 21st July 2021, at 11:00 am at ROtary House of Friendship, Lavelle Road, Bengaluru.

HOSA BELAKU – District Project

SUPPORT TO SLUM Rotary Club of Bangalore joined hands with Dist. 3190 and distributed 5000 masks at Doddananavar Slum with the support of Local police personnel.Thanks to Rtn. Prabhu Subramanian for championing this programme and to Director Hosa Belaku, Rtn. B K Krishnamurthy, Deputy Director M P Krishnan from District who took part in this
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Towards a New Era

PDG Rtn. Ravi Vadlamani’s inspiring address at the first committee meeting of Youth Services, highlighted the road map to be followed in the journey towards a New Era of Rotary.PDG Rtn. Ravi Vadlamani stressed on the fact that today, dual membership of both Rotary and Rotaract is possible, this gives us the opportunity to experience
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Support Frontline Warriors

During this pandemic it was decided to support Frontline Warriors, who have tirelessly discharged their duties day and night to save lives . The Community Service team along with President Gi rish, Secretary Gowri Oza, Medical Service Chair Dr. Sangamitra Gopal , District Governor Fazal Mahmood, District secretary D LV Sharma & Asst. Governor, Peeyush
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Feed Our Own Child & Family

During this economic crisis. The community services team decided to fight hunger in our own back yard by adopting FEED OUR OWN CHILD & FAMILY at RBV. We distributed Ration kits to 300 students and their families who had paid fees in full / part and also to the teachers and staffs. This will motivate
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PEOPLE OF ACTION AT BGC (Bangalore Golf Club)

Compliments Rtn Vanita Singh  – A Public Image activity  PEOPLE OF  ACTION AT BGC  (Bangalore Golf  Club ) : – A small initiative by me on behalf of Rotary. They are the ones who face a stream of Golfers day in & day out. A perfect branding opportunity and a simple thought in COVID Times
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Shri Arshad Mir Elected as new Chairman & Shri K.K Ramesh as new Co-Chairman

Primary Healthcare Centers

RCB is improve the PHCs. We propose to refurbish and improve the PHCs with basic amenities like waiting rooms, consulting rooms, bath rooms, a signboard at entrance, drinking water.  Special emphasis on examination table, BP apparatus and weighing scale. If there are facilities for in-patient admissions, clean cots, mattresses, bed sheets, pillows should be made
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Palar Guttahalli Eco-restoration Program

A Joint Project of Rotary Club of Bangalore  Vyakti Vikas Kendra  Rotary Koti Nati Initiative Rotary Environment Foundation About Rotary Club of Bangalore In 86th year of service to the community 270+ members Focused on uplifting communities Seven Focus Areas Significant Projects ACHIEVEMENTS OF AOL – YouTube Links Documentary on Art of Living Naganadhi River
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A Covid-19 Vaccination Drive was successfully organized by Rotary Club of Bangalore, Rotary Bangalore Orchards, Trustwell Hospitals and Amazing Care Online Specialist Clinics & Home Care Services. The Vaccination Drive kick started on April 21st after its Inauguration by DG Rtn. Nagendra Prasad.The response from the public was overwhelming on all the days of the
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The pandemic, COVID 19 has been nothing short of a disaster in our country. With the imposition of yet another lockdown, the underprivileged and the migrant community of Bangalore were yet again left to face uncertain times. Of the many problems faced by the marginalized community, food has been a primary point of concern. Rotary
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Tarunya – ICGF YS

Tarunya – ICGF Youth Services was held at Chikkaballapur BGS Campus. We are proud to say that Rtr. Krishnarjun of RCB  Seshadripuram in his debut performance won the 2nd place in the Yuva Badminton Tournament for Rota. The ICGF started with the sports events in the morning (Cricket and Badminton) followed by the main proceedings
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BISS -ITW is a division of Illinois Tool Works in the USA. As part of their CSR project we showcased to them the gamut of services Rotary Club of Bangalore can offer. They looked at various projects and chose ‘school’ as the dearest for them.PP Ranga Rao and Rtn Magic Manju quickly got done a
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Donation of Flooring Tiles to Tribal school VGKK in B. R. Hills During the Youth Services Committee’s recent visit to VGKK school in BR Hills, it was noticed that there was an urgent requirement for building materials for the construction of new classrooms and an auditorium.Fortunately, President Vincent remembered that a stock of tiles was
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“India is a source of envy and concern in Pakistan.” A first hand report on Indo-Pak Relations and the hurdles in achieving peace. On 15th March, the Peace and Harmony Fellowship Group of the International Service Committee hosted a talk by Mr. Anand Arni, on the subject of Indo-Pak Relations -Glimpses of Pakistani Perspective and
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On March 14, a Blood donation Camp was conducted by Karnataka Chapter of International Vaish Federation Youth Wing, along with Rotary-TTK Blood Bank at the Rotary House of Friendship. The camp was inaugurated by Shri Sanjeev Kumar Bansal, General Secretary of IVF, Vineet Saraogi, Event Convenor IVF and Reshma Lakhotia, Program Director IVF. Shri Sanjeev
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The Rotary Theatre is active again …

On 7th March, the Rotary Theatre Club held an online reading of a play called “Sunday Brunch at the Gymkhana.” It was written by Rtn. Vijay Padaki and we read under his able direction! It was a story around a group of friends coming to terms with the colonial era rules and regulations in a
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Cyclothon to celebrate International Women’s Day

Ten Rotary Clubs of Bangalore District 3190 got together on Sunday, March 7 to celebrate Gender Equality through an event in the form of a Cyclothon. The ride with over 100 cycling participants started at the Century Club and was flagged off by Pramod Despande, the well-known Chief Coach and driving force behind JJs Jayanagar
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RID 3190’s First Ever Cooking Contest The District Club Service team successfully conducted a ‘first of its kind’ event in Rotary – the *Rotary MasterChef cooking contest* on 20 & 21 February, 2021. The two-day event had around 34 participants with 7 finalists and 3 winners. Every attempt was made to create a World-class cooking
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RCB has been involved in the restoration of a lake in Challahalli near Rajakunte, and is now planning to take up a meaningful project for restoration of another lake. In this context we thought it would be very interesting to listen to the experiences and success stories of other Rotary Clubs of Bangalore in this
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Rotaract Club of Bangalore, Seshadripuram, RID 3190, in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Ulsoor, organized a Menstrual Health and Hygiene Session as part of Project “Sthree” on 26 February 2021. The venue for the event was BBMP Girls School & College, Frazer Town, Bangalore. The session was conducted from 3.30pm to 4.30pm. Rtr. Sushma
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Celebrating 116 Birthday of Rotary

On February 23, 2021 was Rotary’s 116th Birthday. That day is also called World Understanding and Peace Day. On February 23, 1905, Paul Harris and his three friends surely did not realize what they were starting when they met in room 711 of the Unity Building in Chicago. That was the beginning of the Rotary
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RCB lays out the red carpet for District Governor’s Visit

On Monday, 22nd February, Team RCB led by President Vincent Raj, laid out the red carpet for District Governor, Rtn. Nagendra Prasad, during his Governor’s Official Visit (GOV) at the Rotary House of Friendship. The superb band from our Rotary Bangalore Vidyalaya (RBV) welcomed the DG to the venue, which was elegantly and meticulously decorated.
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Republic Day Celebration at RBV

As per our tradition, we celebrated the 72nd Republic Day in our very own Rotary Bangalore Vidyalaya, Nagadevanahalli. The Students of RBV had rehearsed for this day and put in a lot of effort to show that they were the Future of our Country. The program began with a Guard of Honour to all the
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Home Baking

A day’s Home baking work shop was conducted by Rotary Club of Bangalore along with Rotary Kengeri Upanagara. It was a great success with good response. 35 housewives from in and around the area and some of our RBV teachers also attended the program. Three chefs from the baking department of a 5 star hotel
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Bringing Digital Age to tribal pupils of BR Hills

On 7 January, RCB distributed 48 Lenovo Tabs with SIM cards to the tenth standard students of a school run by GVKK for the tribes at BR Hills. RCB has been associated with this institution, founded by Dr. H. Sudarshan, for the past 15 years, supporting them with medical facilities, an ambulance and improvements to
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January 10, 2021 marked the beginning of RCB’s (perhaps Rotary’s) most ambitious project in the area of Environment. Following several months of detailed planning and multiple site visits, with active cooperation of the Environment Foundation at District level, we signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Art of Living to undertake a massive Eco Restoration
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SAMHITA: ICGF-Club Service

Rotary District 3190 organised its first ICGF – Club Service of 2021, “SAMHITA” on January 2, at Bangalore Palace Ground. The event was managed by Rotary Club Peenya and Rotary Bangalore Central. 850-900 people participated from various clubs. District Gov. Rtn B.L. Nagendra Prasad gave the opening speech, welcoming all the speakers and fellow Rotarians.
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Gift A Tab: Bringing the Digital Age to RBV Students

On December 29, in a crisp and well-conducted event, RCB distributed Tabs with Pre-loaded subjects to 45 Students of Classes 9 and 10 of Rotary Bangalore Vidyalaya. The Chief Guest of the event was Shri Anbukkumar, IAS, Commissioner for Public Instruction, GOK. The Guests of Honour were: Shri. Prakash, Block Education Officer Bangalore South, Shri.
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It was a winter evening of a year that has highlighted the precarious nature of everything from health, to well-being, to our future as a globalised community. The special evening with dancer par xcellence Smt Priyadarshini Govind showed how art allows the light to come into our lives, even as we cope with unprecedented change.
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Rotary Club of Bangalore with NSRCEL held the 3rd Startup Hackathon on Dec. 6. Due to Covid19 it was entirely online. We had 50 registrations from over 25 colleges. As in earlier hackathons, prior to the final event we had a session on Lean Canvas, an effective tool for business planning, followed by mentoring of
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First Lady Rotarian of RCB & District 3190

We are proud to say that our member Late Dr. Sita Bhateja was the First Lady Rotarian of RCB & District 3190 Dr. Sita Bhateja joined in 1989

Rotary EPF – End Polio Fellow

The End Polio Project was started in1979 by RI. Soon it took shape of eradicating the Polio Virus from the world. Today the world is “nearly” free of the dreadful Polio Virus. The proud recipients of EPF Pins and honour for their contribution towards the cause of Polio are PP Ranga Rao. Rtn.Naveen Sridhar &
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“Krushi Connect” A Pro-Farmer initiative of Rotary

KrushiConnect is an initiative undertaken by the Rotary Clubs of RI Dist. 3190 to provide marketing support and visibility for rural farmers in better selling of their produce to the urban consumers through Rotarians as a medium. This also is an effort to reverse the migration by helping and improve the economic opportunities for small
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DG Nagendra Prasad releasing the posters of RCB Covid Initiative


On October 31, RCB’s Voca_onal Service Commi_ee organized a session on “Financial Literacy – Good Money Habits” for college students. Final Year B.Ed students and Principals from five colleges – RV college, Vijaya College, Rajajinagar College, Al-amin College and MES College – par_cipated in the program. Rtn. Jigisha Rajguru kicked off the discussion and also
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Upgraded Primary Health Center

Health, Education & Environment have been the focus area of Team 2021. With Covid 19 raging unbridled & Governmental Primary Health Centres being the common man’s first option, we realised it is crucial that they are equipped adequately. Thus when PP Ranga Rao broached this subject with Mr. Sushanth, Stopak CFO, they readily agreed and
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UNLABEL mesmerizes Rotarians with music & dance

UNLABEL was a music & dance event with a difference, featuring talented youngsters with Autism & special needs. Presented by Mitra for Life & the Rotary Club of Bangalore, Youth Services Committee. The event was on zoom meet, streamed to FB live and YouTube live on 17th Oct, Saturday at 6 pm. The aim of
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Certificate Of Appreciation

This is Presented to Mrs. Nalini Nanjundaya.On behalf of the Karnataka State Forest Department it gives immense pleasure to thank you for recognising and supporting our forest guards with basic necessities through the Project-“Vanya Rakshaka” on the occasion of Wildlife Week 2020. Thank you for your contributions Amith GowdaRange Forest OfficerNagarahole Wildlife Range


COVID-19 cases continue to be on the rise, particularly in Bengaluru and Karnataka. One of the factors for the continuing spread is non-adherence to safety protocols. Fatigue has set in over months of observance of safety rules and isolation. A false sense of normalcy after the easing of restrictions, adds to the problem.Citizens need to
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Hearty Congratulations to IPP Rtn Elizabeth Cherian and Team of 2019- 20 for the Rotary Citation award. It is the most significant award a Rotary club can achive. During the year that was more challenging for many Rotarians around the world, RCB demonstrated a commitment to achive its goals, which ultimately helps strengthen Rotary and
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Rockstar President for the month of September awarded to Rtn. Vincent P. Raj.

Homi Bhabha’s IISc stint and science research in India

On 24 January, 1966, the day Indira Gandhi was first sworn in as the Prime Minister of India, Air India flight 101 crashed into the snow-covered slopes of Mont Blanc. Recently, several newspapers from that doomed flight were discovered under the melting snows of the mountain, their headlines announcing Mrs Gandhi’s big win. All people
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Kala for Vidya 7th and 8th March

The flagship Art exhibition will be held on 7th and 8th March 2020.

Rotary Bangalore ICICI Prudential Dialysis Centre

Rotary Bangalore ICICI Prudential Dialysis Centre:Providing succour to Diabetics   Rotary Bangalore ICICI Prudential Dialysis Centre initiative was set up on 27 June 2011 with the inauguration of five dialysis machines initially at RRMCAH. The centre  was inaugurated by PRID Pandurang Setty and PDG M.N Suresh along with a host of dignitaries from RRMCAH and RCB.
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Working towards making India 100% literate

Working towards making India 100% literate   Rotary District 3190 Literacy  Committee conducted a Level 11 Training and District Literacy Seminar  on Sunday 10th November at Rotary House of Friendship.The District Governor Sameer Hariani,PDG Manjunath Shetty, IPDG Suresh Hari, DGE Nagendra Prasad, DGN Fazal Mahmood, PDG Madhura Chatrapathy, PP Rajendra Rai and PP Ramesh V. R.
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Train the trainer – WINS 7th November 2019

WINS Program After the successful launch, Rotary District 3190 conducted a “Train the Trainer” program for WINS on November 7th at Rotary Cantonment premises. This  program is being conducted zone-wise in two parts.  (1) Hand Washing Awareness  (2) Menstrual Health Management.  Rtn Nilesh Kapse, Rtn Dr Gertrude and Rotractor Joseph participated in this Train the
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Rayasandra Roadsign School Update 30th October 2019

Rayasandra school roof casting on wednesday , Thanks to the constant follow up by Manjunath and Sridhar Chari

Water Conservation Project – Challahalli Village Lake Phase 1

Challahalli Lake Rejuvenated Challahalli lake   is a rural rain fed lake  in the outskirts of Yelahanka  used by farmers and villagers. It was dead for many years and villagers had to dig deeper borewells for farming and domestic uses.  Phase-1:  RCB, with the full participation of village youth, helped dredge and de-silt the dead
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Ramnarayan Chellaram RotoQuiz turns 60 16th September 2019

     Roto Quiz is one of the most popular Annual programs of our club that has been generously supported by the family of Rtn. Ramnarayan Chellaram for 6 decades. The long awaited Roto Quiz happened on the 16th of September  @ RHF. Hall was filled with Rotarians, Rotaractors, Ramnarayan Chellaram’s family, Spouses, students and friends.
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Rotators 2019-20 Issue 9 9th September 2019

ROTOQUIZ Ramnarayan Chellaram Shield 16th September 2019

RAAG RANG Funtakshri 30th September 2019

ROTACON – ICGF Youth Services 15th 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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RotoQuiz Bengaluru Preliminaries 15th September 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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History Created! 104 Participants Vie in World’s Longest Running Rotary ‘Rotoquiz 2019’

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.

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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PRIDE RUN2 2019 Run for Rotary Koti-Nati

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Rotators 2019-20 Issue 7 19th August 2019

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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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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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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Rotators 2019-20 Issue 6 15th August 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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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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Rotators 2019-20 Issue 5 5th August 2019

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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“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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Rotators 2019-20 Issue 4 29th July 2019

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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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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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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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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Rotators 2019-20 Issue 3 22nd July 2019

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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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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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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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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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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Rotators 2019-20 Issue 2 15th July 2019

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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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 1 8th July 2019


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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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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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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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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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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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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MAF Rotary School – Harokethanahalli (14 Photos)

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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Speaker – Yeshasvini

Fellowship – Christmas

Speaker – Anurag Behar

Namooru Panel Discussion

Dodderi School

RO Agreement

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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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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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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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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