Online edition of India's National Newspaper
Monday, Dec 17, 2007
ePaper
Google



Tamil Nadu
News: ePaper | Front Page | National | Tamil Nadu | Andhra Pradesh | Karnataka | Kerala | New Delhi | Other States | International | Opinion | Business | Sport | Miscellaneous | Engagements |
Advts:
Retail Plus | Classifieds | Jobs | Obituary |


ICICI Bank

Tamil Nadu - Chennai Printer Friendly Page   Send this Article to a Friend

Rotarians urged to continue polio eradication work

Staff Reporter

Rotary Foundation Chairman visits city

PHOTO: S.R. RAGHUNATHAN.

Rotary Foundation chairman Robert S. Scott, who was in Chennai on Saturday to talk to local Rotary Club members. —

CHENNAI: Rotary Foundation chairman Robert S. Scott reminded local Rotary Clubs on Saturday that polio eradication had been a dream that they were slowly realising. India is one of the four countries in the world where polio cases continue to occur, he said, urging them to continue giving time and money for the cause.

Later, he said that Rotarians had contributed over 650 million dollars towards this cause over the years. The ‘free labour’ of several volunteers in these four nations could not be given monetary value.

The organisation is involved in projects aimed at improving the quality of water, literacy, eradicating hunger and protecting the environment.

Rotary was becoming involved in other initiatives as well, he said, talking about the ‘Peace is Possible’ programme that was sending scholars from various countries to foreign countries, including strife-torn ones.

Local representatives of Rotary International said that local clubs had helped to rebuild infrastructure in over 100 schools, provide vocational training to several thousands of women and perform more than a million cataract surgeries for the people in need.

Printer friendly page  
Send this article to Friends by E-Mail



Tamil Nadu

News: ePaper | Front Page | National | Tamil Nadu | Andhra Pradesh | Karnataka | Kerala | New Delhi | Other States | International | Opinion | Business | Sport | Miscellaneous | Engagements |
Advts:
Retail Plus | Classifieds | Jobs | Obituary | Updates: Breaking News |

True Roots


News Update



The Hindu Group: Home | About Us | Copyright | Archives | Contacts | Subscription
Group Sites: The Hindu | The Hindu ePaper | Business Line | Business Line ePaper | Sportstar | Frontline | Publications | eBooks | Images | Home |

Copyright 2007, The Hindu. Republication or redissemination of the contents of this screen are expressly prohibited without the written consent of The Hindu