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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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An orientation session at New Horizon P.U. College

An orientation session at New Horizon P.U. College serves as an essential introduction for prospective members, typically new students and their families, providing insight into the college’s ethos, facilities, academic approach, and extracurricular offerings. During this session: The orientation session at New Horizon P.U. College aims to acclimate newcomers to the institution’s culture, values, and
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Little Leaders Program Finale

The Finale of the Little Leaders Program was held on Saturday, 28th October at Tunbridge High School. The whole program was conceptualized, planned and conducted by the Little Leaders themselves. The program began with a Grand Welcome with a Guard of Honor for the Rotarians. It was followed by a welcome address by A Student
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Mindful Parenting Session at Tunbridge High School

Mindful Parenting Session at Tunbridge High School in association with Soroptomist International of Bangalore by Ms. Anita R Belagodu.

Talk on Sustainability

On 16th October 2023, Rtn. Sayamdeb Mukherjee conducted a talk on Sustainability for the 8th, 9th and 10th Std students of Tunbridge High School. He introduced to the students the need for having a sustainable world and the means to achieve it. He explained about the 17 Sustainable Development Goals which are adopted by the
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Chakra Series 

On Friday, 15th September, Chakra Series – an ode to Military Leadership in our Armed Forces was kicked off at Tunbridge High School and it was conducted by our very own Rtn. Col. Dinesh Kumar Singh Deo.  It was a session about the stories of the exemplary leadership, decision making skills, the bravery and sacrifices
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Installation Ceremony of the Interact Club of New Horizon Gurukul

Installation Ceremony of the Interact Club of New Horizon Gurukul happened this morning . Today 250 Interactors from the school were installed with Interact Club badges and it’s the highest numbers of Installation done for any institution so far Date : 15/09/2023 Direct beneficiaries : 250 Man hours : 12 Rotarians involved: 2 Retractors : 0 Project cost: 5000 Funding :
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RYLA at western ghats, Samse Govt school

We had a RYLA training program at Government High School Samse in the heart of the western ghats near kalasa. The training was attended by 65 high school students. They were introduced to the concepts of Public Speaking, Confidence, winning mindset, career and eteachIndia Orientation. We had an Army soldier talk about a career in
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2nd Installation Ceremony of President and Office Bearers

ABHEDYA The 2nd Installation Ceremony of President and Office Bearers of Rotaract Club of RRCE for the Rota year 2023-24 was held on Friday, 28th July 2023 at the RajaRajeswari College of Engineering. The Ceremony was wonderfully organized and the students of RRCE extended their overwhelming support by being present at the event. Rtn. Solomon
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Installation of office Bearers Interact Club Of New Horizon Public School

3rd Session of Little Leaders Society at Tunbridge High School

Speaker session at Ramaiah Institute of Technology

Speaker session at Ramaiah Institute of Technology *On 14th July 2023, the Youth Services Avenue Kick started with its first event, a speaker session by Rtn. Vasantha Vaikunt on the topic “Emotional Intelligence” for the students of Ramaiah Institute of Technology. About 250 students pursuing their 2nd Year Engineering attended the Session. It was very
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RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards)

RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) is an intensive leadership experience organized by Rotary clubs and districts where you develop your skills as a leader while having fun and making connections. Rotary Club of Bangalore in association with eTeachIndia and Rotaract Club of Swarna Bengaluru conducted a RYLA at Gangadhareshwara High School Bagalagunte. From introduction of
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Financial Awareness Session by Rtn. Bharath at Raintree School, Jayanagar

Model United Nations 2023

The inaugural ceremony of Model United Nations, or MUN, conducted by Delhi Public School in association with the Rotary Club of Bangalore was held on 3rd August 2023 at DPS Whitefield. MUN serves as a catalyst for promoting responsible citizenry among youth, which is a fundamental pillar of a modern society. MUN not only provides
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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”. Registration Link: This
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Public Speaking, Effective communication and reading skill session at Raintree school Jaynagar

We had 60 students attend our Training program today at Raintree school Jaynagar.The students were introduced to concepts of Public Speaking and asked to practically use the skills they learnt and were given feedback.Session also touched upon effective communication and reading skills.The session started with a quiz based on a wildlife video which is entirely
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Little Leaders

Elevate and Alleviate

PHF Nagaprakash Memorial Chess Tournament 2023

The Rotaractors of Rotaract Club of Swarna Bengaluru paid their humble tributes to Prakash (PRO & Manager, Rotary Club of Bangalore, 1984-2021) through a Chess Tournament – “PHF Nagaprakash Memorial Chess Tournament 2023.” The event was organised on the 19th March at Rotary House of Friendship. The tournament had a whopping 95 participants who played
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Youth Service Plans – 2022-23 – Rtn. Hemanth Manay

Model UN Little Leaders Legal Awareness Financial Awareness RotoQuiz Ruminate & Rejuvenate Shankara Rotary Children's Library Am Am Golf Tournament IGU-South India GolfTournament Spelling Bee Utpulta International Ryla Yuva Yamini Cyclothan Kavyanjali Flexomania Rotary Strongest Natanotsava Kreeda Habba Rotaract & Interact +             Rae Bangalore +             RaC Swarna Bengaluru +             Rae KLE College +             Interact Club
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Mid-Year Review – Youth Service: Director, Rtn. Hemanth Manay

5 Story Telling Session were held at Shankara Rotary Children's Library. Model United Nations Project held at Delhi Public School -  Whitefield. RCB conducted 3 Sessions of Ruminate and Rejuvenate Season 2, an Interactive Session by Rtn. Vasantha Vaikunth. RCB Chartered 5 Interact Clubs in Bangalore. RCB Chartered 3 Rotaract Clubs in Bangalore. RCB conducted
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Rotary Club of Bangalore conducted the Finals of the 63rd edition of the Ramnarayan Chellaram Inter-collegiate Quiz Competition. Madras Christian College, Chennai walked away with the winner’s trophy, with Bhavan’s Vidya Mandir, Kochi coming a close second. The other teams in the Final round were Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Christ University, Bangalore, and the
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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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Little Leaders Programme

On 24th July, the Youth Services Committee kicked off the Little Leaders Programme for the students of Tunbridge High School. The Champion for this event Rtn. Amit Bahirat gave an inspirational introduction on the qualities of an effective leader to the children, who were charged up and all set for the event, which will be
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How is your Phone Changing you?

On 17th July 2021, the Youth Services Committee conducted a motivational session for the children of Rotary Bangalore Vidyalaya.The programme was well attended by students, parents and Rotarians alike.Our speaker, Mr. Girish Panicker, a corporate trainer and founder of Shaping Tree and Scooppin – a tech trainingplatform, handled the event beautifully. He kept the children
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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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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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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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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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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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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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RotoQuiz at Mangalore 8th September 2019

Four years back  RCB collaborated with the Rotary Club of Mangalore to extend the popular Rotoquiz to the port city.Since then the event has grown from strength to strength.This year Rotoquiz Mangalore held on Sunday, September 8 had record entries, thanks to the sterling efforts of the Rotarians and Rotaractors of RCM. Rotary Club of
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ROTOQUIZ Ramnarayan Chellaram Shield 16th September 2019

ROTACON – ICGF Youth Services 15th September 2019

RotoQuiz Bengaluru Preliminaries 15th September 2019

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.

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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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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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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Speaker – Nisha Millet – Utpulta


Give a Man a Fish, and You Feed Him for a Day. Teach a Man To Fish, and You Feed Him for a Lifetime.

A guiding philosophy of The Vocational Service Team at RCB. The Rotarians at RCB realize that there are millions in the country who are unable to earn a living wage. due to illiteracy, insufficient education and lack of  skills and is determined to break this demeaning cycle of poverty which leads to grievous health issues, crime, substance abuse, and other anti social  activities. Though the task may seem insurmountable, RCB's Vocational Service Committee relentlessly pursues its mission to educate and impart skills  training at the lowest levels.

A permanent Vocational Training Centre has been built in the premises of Rotary Bangalore Vidyalaya in 2013 with facilities for training in computers, garment design and tailoring, facility management , retail and health. Regular programs are conducted here for adult literacy, written and spoken English, geriatrics, nursing, career & employment counselling Responding immediately in 2014 to the  Prime Minister' s call to Make in India, RCB signed an MOU with National Skill Development Corporation , New Delhi, ,to synchronize its own efforts with   Indian industry's most required skills. The Vocational Service Committee has  also instituted  awards  to  recognize and symbolically raise the self esteem of  people who serve society at the grassroot levels. One such award is the annual Pride of Workmanship Award which has been awarded to   committed and dedicated workers like Manhole Cleaners, Police Constables and Artisans among others. The NGO Award and the Corporate  Citizen Award on the other hand are awards that recognize and give an impetus to NGO's and Corporates in Bangalore who like Rotary provide selfless service to the needy.


Utkarsh, a Rotary Inter- School Quiz Contest was organized by Rotary Bangalore DownTown on 4th Nov, 2023 at KSRP Police Public School, Koramangala, Bangalore. Students from more than 120 schools participated in the quiz contest.The following students from Rotary Bangalore Vidyalaya participated in the Inter- School Quiz Contest- 8th Std. English medium – Darshan G8th
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NCC CADET program

Program was attended by 300+ NCC Cadets. Some pictures from the training.

Shining Bright: The Success of the Rotary Club of Bangalore’s Film Festival for a Cause

In a remarkable first for Rotary Clubs in India, the Rotary Club of Bangalore unveiled the “RCB Film Festival for a Cause.” This groundbreaking initiative, helmed by President Rtn Nalini Nanjundayya (a dreamer and a visionary), ventured into a new area of service – promoting and supporting social causes through the medium of film. The
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DigitALL – Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality

Vocational Service committee conducted a training “DigitALL”, in association with “Aspire For Her” at BMS College for women on 17th August. It was a well received program with 200 girl students from the first year commerce degree attending. The UN Women’s theme for IWD2023 is “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality” – to bring
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RCB Flea Market!

It’s on *Saturday, 16th Sep,* and open to the public from *10am to 6pm,* at *Rotary House of Friendship, Lavelle Road.*  We’re encouraging *home businesses* owned by Women and the LGBTQIA+ fraternity.  There will be a variety of products (see image) incl a number of live counters, serving a wide range of food.  Please help
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ROTARY CLUB OF BANGALORE’s initiative “CHAKRATHON –Pedal for India” to Celebrate 76th Independence

ROTARY CLUB OF BANGALORE’s initiative “CHAKRATHON –Pedal for India” to Celebrate 76th IndependenceConnects with All India Rotary Clubs to promote Cycling for Health and Environment Bangalore, August 9, 2023: Rotary Club of Bangalore (RCB) a 89 Year old and largest Club in India is stepping up with unique initiative of a Mega Cycling Event CHAKRATHON
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DigitALL – Digital skill development for women

Create a generation of financially independent women by turning their careeraspiration into action.Equipping women to be part of digital skilling revolution in IndiaFirst training at BMS Womens college, today 17th august — 190 Attendees

Emotional Quotient training for the teachers of RBV

Emotional Quotient training for the teachers of RBV* . We have engaged a professional agency, PEPKIDZ LEARNING PRIVATE LIMITED to conduct this program Impact: Better handling of the emotional aspects of students at RBVProgram Duration: 6 months- Online and in person training. Inauguration: August 5th 2023 at 9.30 AM in RBV. This will also be
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Music, an art of producing pleasing expressive combination of tone with melody, rhythm and harmony. It is therapeutic, improves our mood, reduces anxiety, used to communicate information and emotions, antidote to loneliness. With the summer camp still going on we had an informative and fun time at the library with Music Pandit. It was learning
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Rotary Club of Bangalore is proud to announce the 33rd year of the Annual ROTARY YADALAM NANJAIAH SETTY INTER-COLLEGIATE DEBATE COMPETITION 2023 The Rotary Yadalam Nanjaiah Setty Inter-Collegiate Debate is a well-established and successful competition organised and promoted by Rotary Club of Bangalore.  For the first time, it is being done in conjunction with Rotary
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Vocational Service Plans – 2022-23 – Rtn. Shailesh Shah

Helping the needy +             School going deprived children +             Women Empowerment +             Economic Opportunity for Palar +             Dignity for Construction workers Skill Developments +             Career Development +             Career Advancement +             Job Fare/Portal for RCB Helping Businesses +             Occupation & Communities +             Agriculture & Bio Sciences Start ups +             Teaching the 4 Way Test to business
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Mid-Year Review – Vocational Service: Director, Rtn. Shailesh Shah

Upcoming Projects:


The Vocational Service Committee of RCB organised – Pragati Patha 2022 – the Annual Rotary Job Fair and Recruitment Drive at Ramanaryan Chellaram College of Commerce & Management on August 26, 2022. The meeting was a path breaking event.The show casing of Rotary’s efforts in TEACH was fabulous. So many interesting take aways.Rtn Vijayakumari and
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PRAGATI PATHA 2022 – Annual Rotary Job Fair & Recruitment Drive

The Vocational Service Committee of RCB organised – Pragati Patha 2022 – the Annual Rotary Job Fair and Recruitment Drive at Ramanaryan Chellaram College of Commerce & Management on August 26, 2022. Put together by RCB, Rotary Vijayanagar and the Government Ramnarayan Chellaram College of Commerce and Management, Department of Collegiate Education, Karnataka Skill Development,
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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.

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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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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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. The Finals of the RCB Yadalam Nanjaiah Setty debate was conducted successfully on 28th of September 2020. It was a landmark event by itself – a feast
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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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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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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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What We Do...

I have been hearing a lot of buzz about the Rotary Four Way Test lately. I have been reading a lot about it and listening to speakers talking about it as well. One question really popped up in my mind – Is this simple Rotary Four Way Test really relevant today?

I have been hearing a lot of buzz about the Rotary Four Way Test lately. I have been reading a lot about it and listening to speakers talking about it as well. One question really popped up in my mind – Is this simple Rotary Four Way Test really relevant today?

Well, to find an answer, I spoke to our President Rtn.Ramkumarr Seshu – who passionately practices and advocates the Rotary Four Way Test day-in and day-out.

Before I spoke to him, I did some homework about this test. It was penned by Herbert J Taylor, an American businessman who had huge problems running his aluminum product distribution business during the early 1930s. One day, he sat down, introspected and penned this simple test and put each and every aspect of running his business under this test and took decisions that adhered to this test. The result was – a miraculous turnaround of his business!

Later, in 1940, during his tenure as Rotary International Director, this test was adopted by Rotary International as one of the guiding principles of all Rotarians worldwide.

Looking at this simple test of 1930s, I became a little curious as to how its adherence can make businesses profitable in today’s era. So, Ram and I discussed point by point about this test and its relevance in today’s era. Here is a gist of what Ram had to say.

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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Installation of the 55th President of Rotaract Club of Bangalore

Felicitation of DGN Rtn. Dr. Elizabeth, President Rtn. Nalini, Secretary Rtn. Raghunath and YSD Rtn. Solomon at the Installation of the 55th President of Rotaract Club of Bangalore – Rtr. Pujashree Kalyanshetty.

Onam celebrations at RCB

Van Donated to Solidarity Foundation

Trinetra Vision Is A State Of Mind

On Aug 6th, Rotary Club of Bangalore along with other Rotary clubs of District 3192 and samarthanam trust for disabled participated in Trinetra, vision is a state of the mind, for the visually challenged. This was an exhibition cricket match for the Blind Indian Cricket team. Rotary clubs in the district supported Team India (blind
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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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Rotary launched a new program ‘Bridge to the Future’

Rotary Club of Bangalore celebrated ‘Charter night’. On this day, we launched a new program ‘Bridge to the Future’ which is a new initiative that brings together the Past, Present, and Future on one platform. A program that fosters mentorship, exchange of ideas, discussions on the way forward for the club for the next decade.
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Rotary Maarga Suicide Prevention Helpline

9900035245 is the suicide helpline number released at Installation function of @rotarycityplatinum board members. This is a joint project between Rotary Club of Bangalore and Rotary Platinum City where Rotary Platinum City is the lead club.

FORUMS – a game changer for Entrepreneursa Joint Meeting with Rotary Bangalore Midtown& Rotary Bengaluru Manyata

On 8th of May, Mr Jimmy Mistry, who is a social entrepreneur, designer and hotelier was our special guest for the evening-who gave a talk on ‘Forums-a game changer for entrepreneurs’. Mr Mistry spoke candidly about his humble background and his life journey and how after facing many obstacles-he founded the world’s first business platform-The
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On 27th March, Rotary House of Friendship was decorated to welcome Rotarians and guests who were dressed traditionally. All were welcomed with Bevu Bella, colourful bangles and bindies for the ladies. Flowers adorned the stage and hall.President Sanjay and Secretary Dinesh on the dias were looking dapper in their dhoti and shirt. At the meeting
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Open House

When everything is hunky dorey and heading towards a desired path, one tends to feel everything is perfect … But is it … ?? When you have a Centennial Celebration coming your way in just about a decade, what is it that a club of 88 years is required to do to make it grand
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The Youth Service committee conducted “Rotary Premier League 2023” an annual event consisting of multiple sports, such as Table Tennis, Badminton, Tennis, Snooker, Golf, Chess, Bridge, and Scrabble. Teams participating in this year’s edition were, Vineetha’s Panthers, Omana’s Tigers, Sangamitra’s Sharks, Pooja’s Hawks. A total participation of 54 members for all the sporting events held
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Club Service Plans – 2022-23 – Rtn. Nalini Nanjundayya

New Activities:

Mid-Year Review – Club Information: Secretary’s Report – Rtn. M C Dinesh

Charter No.: 3323 & Date: July 12th,1934President – Rtn.Sanjay UdaniSecretary – Rtn. M C DineshClub website:www.rcb1934.inMembers: 332 I Male: 265 I Female : 67New members Inducted: 27 CLUB ADMINISTRATION • Completed installation ceremony on 3rd July, 2022• Completed 23 weekly meetings• Rotator, 23 issues released.• Paid Rotary International & District subscriptions.• Proper maintenance of all
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RCB Charter Night 2022

RC Bangalore is the oldest Club in Bengaluru and one of the earliest and among the largest in the country. On our Charter Night, we prepared a short film that spoke about our establishment, our history, and a few early projects. Here’s the link to the short film that was shown at Charter Night 2022
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Speaker – Mala

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 – Vanitha Bali (3 Photos)

Speaker – Yeshasvini

Fellowship – Christmas

Speaker – Nisha Millet – Utpulta

Counsels Night- Counsel Generals of Israel and France (2 Photos)

Speaker – Anurag Behar

Kannada Rajyotsava (2 Photos)

Speaker – Raj Vedam

Namooru Panel Discussion

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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The pulse of Rotary Club of Bangalore is the Service it has provided to the less fortunate in society for over 8 decades.

“ I expect to pass through this life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show ,or any good thing I can do to any fellow human being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I will not pass this way again.”

William Penn

The pulse of Rotary Club of Bangalore is the  Service it has provided  to the less fortunate  in society for over 8 decades.

2 areas of people’s lives where RCB strives to make the most  difference are Health and Education.
The Rotary TT Blood Bank , The Rotary Mutthappa Attavar Memorial Hospital, the Rotary Bangalore ICICI Prudential Dialysis Centre,   Stem-Cell Registry are a few of   the many major health initiatives of Rotary Club of Bangalore.

It goes without saying that the Club is a  front runner in Rotary’s fight to eradicate Polio. Now that it has been eradicated from India , RCB continues the  vigilance and efforts regardless, to maintain this status.

An array of  ongoing health initiatives include Blood Donation Camps, Pediatric Heart Surgeries,  the limb –a-day programme and many more. Use Pictures and text from the RCB brochure).

Rotary Club of Bangalore    considers education for underprivileged boys and girls its  moral duty  to fulfill. Towards this it owns and manages its own High school,  Rotary Bangalore Vidyalaya which educates  around 500 boys and girls. Situated in Nagadevanahalli , Bangalore ,the spacious and fully equipped  school  with its experienced staff is a symbol of good  education.

Around 200 scholarships are also offered to poor students by the Menda  and Hyagriv Education funds.

Besides its own school RCB has built  20  Primary schools in Bangalore and 20 in the rural area of Malur , close to Bangalore.

The Light-for-education project donates solar lamps to rural school going children. The project is also providing solar lighting to Government Girls Hostels in Karnataka.  A very successful project, it has seen the attendance and academic results of students  improve dramatically.

Taking the Matching Grant and Global Grant  route of  Rotary International’s force multipliers,  the club has increased its financial ability many fold  to  undertake bigger projects like constructing Toilet Blocks, donating ambulances and providing school infra structure..

Besides Health and Education, Rotary Club of Bangalore has expanded its scope of Community Service to now cover Rotary International’s 6 Areas of Focus.

Project Kali

On the occasion of Children’s Day Solidarity Foundation had a day out with the children of Marginalized Community at Cubbon park. Since serving food is not permitted inside the park, Rotary Club of Bangalore provided the fecility for the children and volunteers to sit down and have their lunch provided by Solidarity Foundation.Thank you to
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Transformation of Rural Labour Ward into Solar-Efficient Unit

Our ongoing pilot project aimed at converting a rural labor ward into a sustainable, energy-efficient facility has been steadily progressing. This innovative initiative, driven by the benevolent support of Kavita Muthappa and CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility), embodies our commitment to improving healthcare infrastructure in rural areas. Key advancements in the project include: The unwavering support
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Rotary Club of Bangalore’s Successful Blood Donation Camp!

A momentous occasion unfolded as RCB organized a Blood Donation Camp at New Horizon Public School on November 18th. The community’s response was overwhelming, leading to the collection of a remarkable 101 units of life-saving blood! Heartfelt gratitude goes to Mrs. Anupama Sethi, Principal of New Horizon Public School, Rotary TTK Blood Bank members, and
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The Eye Camp held at RBV

The Eye Camp held at RBV today was a remarkable initiative dedicated to promoting eye health and awareness. This event served as a beacon of hope, providing crucial eye care services and screenings to individuals within the community. Led by a team of experienced ophthalmologists, optometrists, and volunteers, the Eye Camp offered comprehensive eye examinations,
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Promoting AMRACE (Antimicrobial Resistance Awareness and Containment Exercise) using VaidyaRx in Silchar, Assam.

This project signifies a concerted effort towards combating the global threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). VaidyaRx, a pioneering platform harnessing technology and healthcare expertise, has been instrumental in driving awareness and containment strategies within the Silchar community. Through this initiative, VaidyaRx aims to educate and empower both healthcare professionals and the general public about the
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Donation of sanitary napkins

In a heartwarming gesture, 2000 packets of sanitary pads were recently donated to Mahila Dakshata Samithi, an NGO providing shelter and support to battered women. This generous contribution, made possible by Rtn. Girish Ramnathan and Arogya Seva, aims to address a critical need for hygiene essentials, ensuring the well-being and dignity of these resilient women.
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The launch of the cervical cancer awareness program at RBV

Today marked a significant milestone in healthcare advocacy. With an enthusiastic turnout and robust engagement, the event showcased a successful kickstart to a vital initiative aimed at educating, screening, and promoting early detection among women. Through informative sessions, expert talks, and interactive activities, the program generated awareness, fostering a community-driven approach to combatting cervical cancer.
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A successful mental health session conducted at Manjunatha nagar government school.

A successful mental health session was conducted today at Manjunatha nagar government school. Thank you to Rtn. Jyothi and Rtn. Anand Bindagi.The children received it well.

Project Dialysis  

RCB donated TWO more Dialysis machine to Doddabellapur Government hospital ( Rural ) .   Waiting list of patients was 20.   Project cost. Rs 15 lacs.   Sponsored by SUBHASH BHAGARIA FOUNDATION.    Thanks to champion Rtn KAVITHA MUTHAPPA for getting sponsorship   Thanks to president and all Rotarians for taking part in this event. Cheers  Date : 22/09/2023
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World suicide prevention day

We were delighted to be a part of a revolutionary initiative for suicide prevention on World suicide prevention day hosted by our parent club, Rotary club of Bangalore. We took part in a walkathon and an awareness session jointly hosted by Mind Crusaders of Rotary District 3192 post the walkathon. We are sharing the helpline
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RCBians join the Club’s Avenue of International Service and experience an exciting and exceptional year. Here members strive to create and enhance International understanding, goodwill and peace by connecting with Rotarians and other service minded people across the world. The avenue takes up several initiatives during a Rotary year.

It organizes and executes Rotary Global Grant projects – Rotary International’s unique system  which empowers the club to undertake mega  projects that touch the lives of large numbers of underprivileged people. Through the Global Grant system RCB  multiplies its funds many fold  through contributions  from overseas clubs  and matching by Rotary international.
It conducts innovative  events and fund raising drives for the  benefit of RCB and Rotary Foundation - ‘ The Night of the Consuls’ an evening when ambassadors and consuls of countries meet at RCB to debate international humanity issues , Kala for Vidya’( Art for Education)the popular  art exhibition and sale and ‘Dinner for a Cause’  the celebrity fund raiser dinner are  some of the events that Bangaloreans look forward to each year,.

  • Sister Club Relationship – The committee reaches out to clubs in various countries  and establishes sister club relationships with them, essentially formalizing a  special relationship and bond to work closely together to further International understanding and peace through meaningful projects.
  • Friendship Exchange - A Friendship visit is one of the most exciting annual features of the  club handled by this committee. On invitation from overseas clubs a group of RCBians goes visiting them atleast once every year.  Visits have been made to countries like the USA, New Zealand, Australia,Malaysia and Sri Lanka to name a few.The home hospitality extended by the members of  host clubs is truly memorable and evidence that nations can work together for the good of all.
  • Disaster Relief - When calamities like the Tsunami and Nepal earthquake strike RCBians  are first to mobilize  and move manpower, money and materials for immediate assistance to the disaster areas.
  • Rotary Foundation - The International Service Committee recognizes outstanding members and donors of the club with the Paul Harris Fellow, Major Donor and Arch Klumph Society Awards. Because of its efforts Rotary Club of Bangalore is a proud 100% Paul Harris Fellow club.

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

Rtn. Veena Sraswati visited Marco Island, Florida USA. Noontime Rotary and presented them a RCB flag

GALA EVENING – a Memorable & Spectacular Diplomats Night

The Rotary Club of Bangalore in collaboration with the Honorary Consular Corps Diplomatique-India (HCCD-India) organized a Gala Evening with over 25 Diplomats at the Royal Orchid Hotel, onth Old Airport Road on 29 of January 2023.The event, focused on raising funds for the procurement of Dialysis Machines, saw attendance of over 350 of the who’s
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International Service Plans – 2022-23 – Rtn. Sukhen Padmanabha

The Heritage Walk The Peace Wall International Meeting Day World on a Plate- Gourmet Event International Nite International Trade Fare International Theater Festival Youth Exchange Rotarian Exchange Rotary Action Group for Endangered Species Kala for Vidya FineArts Performing Arts Kala for Vidya (International) Sister Clubs RI Twinning Clubs TRF-The Rotary Foundation +             100% PHF Club
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Mid-Year Review – International Service: Director, Rtn. Sukhen Padmanabha

Upcoming Projects:

An evening with HONORARY CONSULS

“The Rotary Club of Bangalore hosted on 12th December 2022 an Evening with Honorary Consuls of Peru, Poland, Vietnam and Seychelles. The evening saw attendance of over 75 Rotarians. In a content-rich discussion which lasted over 45 minutes, Honorary Consul of Poland Mr. Raghu Rajappa described the Waste Water treatment and Biagas initiatives that he
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RCB launches action group for ENDANGERED SPECIES

Its very well said that Once gone, they’re gone forever, and there’s no going back! Keeping this in mind, the Rotary Club of Bangalore has come forward to highlight the great importance of some endangered species to the world’s eco system. On October 27th the International Services Committee of RCB launched Rotary Action Group for
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RCB Celebrates UN International Peace Day

RCB’s International Service Committee celebrated the UN’s International Peace Day on September 21st with a glittering function attended by a full house. The event showcased eminent speakers, artists and musicians and, in a first for our Club, Zoom invitees from the Rotary Clubs of Petalingjaya, Greentown, Yangon, Yangon Central, Colombo East, Haute Rive (Mauritius), Delhi-South
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Kala for Vidya 7th and 8th March

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

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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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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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

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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Counsels Night- Counsel Generals of Israel and France (2 Photos)