Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The 16th batch of Residential Workshop on Leadership begins on Friday

 


The 3-days residential workshop shall be conducted by world-class trainers, life coaches, and management professionals.

This is the first workshop which shall miss its stalwart and the first Dean of the Academy, PDG Major Som Dutt.

After his departure, PDG Shaju Peter has been elevated to be the Dean of the Academy.
PDG JPS Sibia, another management professional, teacher and trainer, has joined as the Associate Dean of the Academy.

We are sure that every participant shall find their stay highly meaningful, and worthy of their time.

Chandigarh awaits its Leaders

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Leadership Academy Dean PDG Major Som Dutt, passes away

Past District Governor Major Som Dutt, the dynamic first Dean of our Rotary District 3080 Leadership Academy is no more. He passed away after a prolonged illness on the night of 14th - 15th February. His colleagues, team mates in DLA, and the Rotary world gave a tearful send off yesterday, the 15th February in the electric crematorium.
As the heavy metal door closed on the mortal remains in the crematorium, it was all over. We are shocked that he is no more with us.
We shall miss his cheerful personality; his discipline; his humane personal touch in everything he did.
He would never talk about his ailment and would brush it out saying jocularly, "the doctors are unable to diagnose the problem so why worry. I don't have any problem."
A month ago when i called him up to see him, he simply laughed it off and said we shall meet sometimes later as i'm not in good shape today. Later i learnt that he was undergoing a check up in the hospital.
Every Wednesday afternoon he would climb up to the second floor office of the Academy in Rotary House in Sector 18, to preside over his team of associates to look after the conduct of every course. And would keep everyone inspired with his one liners.
Since last two months he had grown week but just a week before Associate Dean PDG Shaju Peter and Academy Coordinator Rtn B L Ramsisaria reached his home to sign the Certificates of the DLA candidates of 2016 batch, his last ones, to be presented to the pass outs at the District Conference.
Though weak and his hands shaking, he autographed those certificates with a smile that always played on his face, whenever someone discussed DLA with him.
We salute him for his grit, passion, compassion, and selfless service.
Major Som Dutt lives on in our hearts.