Rtn. Sandeep Poddar, President of Rotary Club of Panchkula, took up the reins of the Club along with his very able Secretary PP Rtn Mahesh Chandgothia, and team yesterday at Hotel Penninsula in Panchkula.
The function was crisply organised and must compliment Rtn Pradeep Aggarwal, the outgoing President and his team for setting standards of excellence in Rotary, and I have no doubt, the year ahead shall see Sandeep's team taking it to still greater heights.
I must compliment Sandeep for very innovative idea of providing one 'coin box', a traditional 'gulak' to each and every Rotarian in the Club to put money every day into it and bring it to the Club later in the year as their contribution to The Rotary Foundation. Panchkula club has given a new dimension to the Foundation giving.
Another novel idea floated is to inspire every Rotarian to get involved in service projects and Sandeep has asked every Rotarian to undertake one project in their area and club would reward them with Rs.1000 for their initiatives.
Excellent example of involving the club members and I compliment the new team which, I am sure, would continue to innovate and make Rotary more strong, visible, and a symbol of hope.