The Rotary International District 3230 has launched a project, Happy Village, for the year 2012-13. Under this programme, each club of the district will adopt a village and the basic needs such as health, sanitation, water, and literacy will be addressed.
On the occasion of the launch, Rotary District Governor Raja Seenivasan said that as 70 per cent of India’s population live in villages, the welfare project aims to cater to the civic needs of villages.
Nanganallur Rotary Rural District Centre building was inaugurated recently at Kovilancherry village, under Madurapakkam Village Panchayat, Kancheepuram District. A Rural Health Centre was opened on the occasion by District Director Development-Health, J. Venugopal.
Rotary Club of Nanganallur has adopted Kovilancherry, Moolancherry and Madurapakkam under the welfare project, said V.S. Ravindran, President, Rotary Club of Nanganallur.
He said that the amenities in primary health centres and schools in these three villages are being improved. Solar energy, bio-farms, and better roads are some of the other aspects of the project. He thanked the chairman of the project, V. Thiagarajan, and other Rotarians for their contributions to the Rural Development Centre of the club.
Mr. Thiagarajan said that the Rural Health Centre would be equipped with all medical equipments.
In his address, S.K. Bhargava, General Manager, Union Bank of India, spoke about the role of banks in uplifting farmers and villagers in agricultural and other rural activities.
Madurapakkam Panchayat President Amutha Velmurugan thanked Rotary International for adopting three villages from Madurapakkam.
School uniforms and education kits were distributed to 90 students of Panchayat Elementary School, Kovilancherry, by M. Senthilnathan, Director Community Service-Development. Saplings were given to all the participants under ‘Go Green Project’ of the club by Muruganandam, Director Happy Village, Muruganandam, and by Assistant Governors S.S. Bose and Vinodh Sarogi.