Madurai

Rotary Club sets up farm facility

P. Gopalakrishnan, district governor of RI District 3000, who inaugurated the Global Grant project in Madurai.

P. Gopalakrishnan, district governor of RI District 3000, who inaugurated the Global Grant project in Madurai.  

To help leprosy and cancer patients at Vaithipatti in Dindigul district

The Rotary Club of Madurai West, with the support of Rotary Club of Ewell in the United Kingdom and The Rotary Foundation, has set up a small animal farm at Vaithipatti in Dindigul district to help Alaihal Trust, which runs a home for destitute elders and helps cancer and leprosy patients in a nearby colony.

Stating that the ‘Global Grant’ project of the club was worth around ₹ 26 lakh, S.B. Rajkumar, club president, said that it included providing 750 chickens, 50 goats and two cows and a shelter for animals.

With the fund, he said that Alaihal Trust would be provided two vans and a solar power system for the elders’ home.

T. Ravee, primary contact for the project, said that the revenue earned through the animal farm would help in sustaining the operations of Alaihal Trust.

He said that meat, eggs and milk obtained from the farm would be used to provide nutritious food to inmates of the elders’ home and leprosy and cancer patients.

Similarly, he said that the intention of providing two vans was to assist the trust in providing treatment to leprosy and cancer patients, particularly in taking them to hospitals.

He thanked P.V. Purushothaman, past district governor of Rotary International (RI) District 2980, for his support to the project.

P. Gopalakrishnan, district governor of RI District 3000, inaugurated and dedicated the project on Friday.

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