Saturday, June 20, 2009
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu said Rotary's dedication to peace in the world makes God smile.
He said how he envisions God looking down on His creation and crying when He sees all the bad things His children are doing to each other. But, Tutu said, then God looks again and sees Rotary. Rotary's dedication to peace in the world makes God smile.
More on RI Convention Update
Arnab Goswami, chief editor of India's English-news network Times Now, which broadcast three days of live coverage of the November 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks, used the incident as a case history of how media coverage shapes government response. Goswami said that in India and Pakistan, pressure from the media influenced how both countries' governments handled the crisis.
Goswami advocated a global perspective for the decision makers in the media. "The attacks weren't just an Indian story. When we look at conflict, we often look at it as someone else's conflict," he said.
Past RI President Rajendra K. Saboo encouraged attendees to forge stronger ties with the media to help get the good news out about Rotary's contributions. In addition, he suggested that media professionals apply to the certificate program at Chulalongkorn University, home to one of the Rotary Centers for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution. The program has already trained five journalists and several other professionals who regularly work with the media in peace and conflict resolution.
Accountability and telling it like it is are critical components of building peace, said Jan Egeland, director of the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. Egeland was the UN secretary-general's special adviser for conflict prevention and resolution from 2006 to 2008.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
10am District Awards Function at Yamunanagar
6pm DG Chetan Aggarwal's Installation: Ropar
7pm Rotary Club Panchkula Installation, RVTC, Panchkula
7:30pm Rotary Club of Chandigarh Central Installation,
PHD House, Sector 31, Chandigarh
6:30pm Rotary Club of Chandigarh Installation,
RVTC, Sector 18, Chandigarh
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Just in case you are unable to shift your regular meeting to this day, my request is to mark this date so as to be here together.
Best wishes to you all. It is just 14 days more to go to your year.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Please send per courier a copy of your Club bylaws, a copy of your current club bulletin, and detail of your board of directors and the committee chair, and soft copy of the club roster.
I am also awaiting from some of my club members the names of probable speakers whom each club in our zone can invite for speaking assignments.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
In a meeting held on May 22nd 2009 under the chairmanship of Home Secretary, the UT Administration has decided to launch various social initiatives in partnership with various NGOs. The nodal officers concerned for each of the five programmes are listed below :
Female Foeticide and Drug De-addiction Programme: Dr. M.S. Bains, Director Health Service 2700255
Sanitation and Removal of Garbasge Programme: Dr. G. Dewan, Medical Officer Health, MC, Chandigarh 5046069
Tree Plantation Programme: Sh. Ishwar Singh, Conservator of Forest 2700217
Alternates School Education Programme for out of School Street Children: Sh. Samwartak Singh, DPI(S) 2740411
Rehabilitation of Differently abled persons Smt. Amandeep Kaur, Director, Social Welfare 2700372
Each Rotary Club in the Chandigarh region is requested to register themselves with the Chandigarh Administration and send in applications to the nodal officers concerned for the programme/s in which your club shall be interested to participate. The last date for Registration is 5th June 2009. Please hurry.
Later on 10th June 2009, Chandigarh Administration shall be holding a seminar on this subject at 10am and all participating Rotary Club representatives including the current and incoming leadership is requested to attend.