We’ll Continue to Touch Lives – Rotary Club

The ninth President of Rotary Club of Lagos Palmgrove Estate, Tarun Sanghvi, and the first President of Rotary Club of Lagos Island, Vinod Garg, had their offices formalised at an induction y in Lagos.

In his valedictory speech, the immediate Past President, Rotary Club of Lagos Palmgrove Estate, Pradeep Pahalwani, underscored the importance of doing good and touching the lives of the less- privileged as the best thing one could do to others.

In his acceptance speech, Sanghvi declared blood donation as the signature project for his club for this service year.

“We have assured the Lagos State Transfusion Services that we would help them to collect 20 percent of blood they would need, which is approximately 100 pints of blood this year.

“We have other projects, which include vocational trainings and donation of artificial limbs. We also hope to provide computers and laptops to school libraries. We would also organise health check and will distribute about free 2000 eyeglasses to the needy.

“Our eye hospital is 15 percent completed. It is built in partnership with the Lagos State government that gave us the land along Murtala Muhammed Airport Road,” he said.

Sanghvi said his message to people “is to do good and put smiles on the faces of less privileged.”

Garg, in his own acceptance speech, said that in addition to helping the mother club, Rotary Club of Lagos Palmgrove Estate, the club would also embark on blood donation, an exercise the club hopes to carry beyond Lagos State.

“We would also distribute reading glasses and carry out some other projects.

“We hope to assist any club that would like to emulate us with the new technology of blood sugar bloodless test,” he said.

Garg said his message to Nigerians was for them to be givers to help the less privileged, while assuring that his club would reach out the less privileged in Lagos and beyond.

The District Governor, Rotary International, District 9110, comprising Lagos and Ogun states, Patrick Ikheloa said he was impressed by the performance of the two clubs, adding that the new club was doing very well and growing quite fast within a period of three months.

He commended the Rotary Club of Lagos Palmgrove Estate, which according to him, has undergone so many projects, especially in assisting the less privileged, carrying out eye surgery for the poor.