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Meeting No 1167 – 12th Sep 2017

 Meeting started by welcoming all the six teachers, who were to be honoured and also congratulated all the members for the successful ‘Dinner in the Dark’. Apart from the media coverage, people in the Tricity and also outside the Tricity, appreciated the event. PDG David Hilton , and Rtn Sandeep S Sawhney , Dist New Generation (Youth) Service Chair (RI Dist 3080) sent a mail highly appreciating the meaningful project. She told the house about the projects done. – like street play, awareness of TB etc.

She warmly welcomed all the six teachers who had given their best and had gone that extra mile to be extra ordinary. The first one to get the Nation Builders Award was Mrs Jagjit Kaur retired Principal of Govt School and is currently running a school in Baltana, Zirakpur under the name Kainda Kids Kingdom School. She was very generous by offering her place for RCS projects of literacy drive, skill development or for any other projects.

The second one was Mrs Seema Gupta, Eco Head of St Stephen’s School, Chandigarh. She is working with full dedication at St Stephen’s School, Chandigarh and is also helping in execution of RCS projects. The third recipient was Mr Makhan Singh, the Head Teacher of School in Goohra village. He has worked hard to give a drastic change to the school by colleting one lac from the village and contributing eighty thousand from personal account. Currently he is giving one month salary in a year for the development of the school. Mrs Jyoti Sharma was the fourth awardee .She is working very sincerely in Hamari Kaksha and is also looking after the projects in Kampwala. Mrs Roopshika, the fifth teacher to be honoured, is a voluntary teacher looking after two schools in Jagatpura. She is working without getting any financial assistance.

Mrs Astinder Kaur, teacher of Government School, Sector 35, Chandigarh has got three Global Awards, five National Awards and seven State Awards. She has been best para jumper of Chandigarh, best shooter and best cadet commander. RCS was proud to honour her.

The meeting ended with all the teachers saying few words showing gratitude to RCS. Mrs Jagjit Kaur was so impressed with the project discussed in the meeting and hospitality of the members that she immediately took out the money and insisted on RCS to accept it for her to be a Member of RCS and Rtn PP Brig D S Dhillon without any hesitation took out his Rotary pin and pinned her, as this is for the first time that a guest insisted to become a member there and then.