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He praised the Rotarians for taking time out of their respective business and professions for humanitarian service for the upliftment of those not so privileged. Anyone who can take time out of one's life for the welfare of others is a noble soul, he added.
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He asked the Rotarians to expand into the new settlements, townships and cities which are coming up as also go into the villages to engage more and more people in service activities.
It is difficult for the government to reach out to different communities and take care of their numerous needs in which non-government organisations play a very constructive role, he said.
The biggest challenge before the society today, Governor Pahadia listed, are illiteracy, female foeticide, insanitation, in which people must be engaged to improve their living conditions through active participation. "Recognise and involve the good people in whatever way you can and condemn the bad", he advised, in order to create a better world.
Earlier Rtn. Rajendra K. Saboo, past Rotary International President apprised Rotary's involvement in humanitarian projects including eradication of polio from the world, child health, literacy, water conservation, etc.
Mr. Glen Kinross, representative of the Rotary International President in his concluding remarks reiterated that Rotary everywhere must make special efforts to educate the children who have never gone to school, increase literacy by bringing back the drop-outs, and improve the health of mother and child.
Mr. Y.P. Das, from Ambala Cantt, who has recently been elected as the Director of Rotary International for the years 2011-13, was also felicitated on the occasion.
Due to fog none of the awardees including Dainik Bhaskar chairman Ramesh Aggarwal, Navjot Singh Sidhu, or Dr. Naresh Trehan, could reach as the flight got canceled.