Real-Life Heroes Inspire Young Interactors

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The Office-Bearers of the Interact Club of Gopi Birla Memorial School, led by Moderator Ms Khyati Dwarkadas, took part in the Rotary Youth Programme of Enrichment, christened “RYPEN Muskaan 2015” at the Birla Matushri Sabhagar on September 12. Organised by the Rotary Clubs of Bombay Pier and Bombay Sea Face, the event saw participation by more than 1,000 Interactors from different Clubs in District 3140. It was inaugurated by District Governor Subhash Kulkarni and First Lady Swati who lit the traditional lamp after a brief Kathak performance. The first part of the programme had inspirational speeches by Convener Gool Ghadiali and President Harsha Ghadiali of the Rotary Club of Bombay Sea Face.A highlight of the event was a series of talks on career choices.

The second part of the programme had a panel discussion styled “Men in uniform on careers in uniform”. The participants included a pilot, a lawyer, a doctor and a chef. Each one of them came in his uniform and sought to inspire the children to take up their respective careers. The keynote speaker was Captain Rishabh Kapur, who had headed the rescue operations when Indian citizens were airlifted and rescued from war-torn Yemen. In fact, he turned out to be the cynosure of all eyes at the programme. Interestingly, two bodybuilders, Satyajit Pratihari and Mihir Shah, also addressed the gathering. They explained salient features of their profession and told the Interactors not to be afraid to take up careers with a difference. A dance competition between the schools marked the grand finale of “RYPEN Muskaan 2015”.

Several dance Kandivli’s Gift Works At The HTEC, Talwada A patient awaits surgery under the newly-installed microscope, the Zeiss Lumera 300 The “Opmi Lumera 300” microscope, a quality product of Carl Zeiss and a gift from the Rotary Club of Kandivli, has been put to use at the Hasanali Tobaccowala Eye Centre at Talwada. According to HTEC Chairman PP Dr. Rumi Jehangir the highly-sophisticated microscope was mobilized without waiting for a formal inauguration because of the need to perform some delicate procedures. The instrument, said to be worth Rs. 23 lakhs, was extremely helpful in the surgeries performed on a few patients admitted to the wards of the HTEC.

Members will recall that at the meeting of August 25, IPP Anuj Ajmera of the Kandivli Club had made a symbolic presentation of the equipment to IPP Shailesh Haribhakti, PP Dr. Rahim Muljiani, Chairman Emeritus of Talwada, and PP Dr. Rumi Jehangir in the presence of President Dr. Sonya Mehta. IPPAnuj said that the donation was sourced from a donor with the specific object of helping poor and needy patients for eye-related problems. The Rotary Club of Borivli Charitable Trust also supported the cause. The donors, the Buhariwala family, live in the UK.

PP Dr. Rumi Jehangir described the microscope as “an excellent instrument, with superb optics and visualisation of ocular tissues; it is used for eye surgeries including for cataract, glaucoma, vitrectomy and other microsurgical procedures.” The HTEC operates on about 800 poor and needy patients every year. styles such as Kathak, Bhangra, Garba, Lavani, Hip- Hop and so on were showcased and almost every performance received a standing ovation. Certificates of participation were presented to all the Interactors.

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