Sangini: A Companion for the Senior Citizens of Udaipur

Sangini (2)Rotary Club of Udaipur ‘Meera’ started a unique new initiative “SANGINI” to avail the honorary services to the senior citizen of the city so as to provide them special attention and extra care. The name itself states the whole process of the initiative. The main ideas in the initiative are:

1. Computer Skills for Senior Citizens:

A special class to edify computer skill and mobile operation to the senior citizen of the city as to make them walk with the technological generation. A one month course will be conducted in Aishwarya College by Ms Seema Singh and will be coordinated by Ms. Sanjh Narula.

2. Monthly Lecture Series:

The lecture series cum consultation started with the idea to bring the health awareness to the senior citizen. Twelve lectures cum consultation will be held on health issues with different doctors willing to serve voluntarily and also offering the consultation on the spot. Dr. Kusum Mathur is the idea leader for this effort.

3. Dedicated senior citizen hour at the selected clinics:

The private clinics and doctors will give priority time the  senior citizen in order to reduce their waiting time and give them priority treatment.  Dr. Sudha Kothari is the main person to make this idea float.

4. Phone-a-friend :

The greatest thing one can give is time. Keeping this idea in mind the Initiative started a service called ‘Phone-a-friend. There is a list of volunteers who will always be ready to support the senior citizen in any way. Mrs. Shashi Hingad holds the responsibility for this initiative.

 

sangini logoRotary Club Udaipur Meera SANGINI service project (Senior citizen) was inaugurated by Mr. Mathew Cherian, chief executive of HelpAge India Guest of honour Mr V.K.Ladia and special guest was Assistant Governor Mr U.S. Chouhan on 8th july 2011 at Mohan Singh Mehta auditorium. Meeting started with invocation from PHF, PP, Rtn Rajkumari Gandhi, Fourway test by Rtn Aroona Doshi, floral welcome by Rtn Neelu Javeria, Co-chair, Sangini Intiative,  PP, Rtn Ratan Pamecha, Rtn Sudha Bhandari. President Rtn Veena Sanadhya verbal welcome then Brief on project by Chair Rtn Neelima Khetan, medical team leader Dr Kusum Mathur, Phone a friend team leader Rtn Shashi Hingad, Computer literacy Rtn Sanjh Narula and medical clinic support from Dr Sudha Kothari and many members of various committees were present. SANGINI brochure was released & distributed. Blessings received from all present, honored best learner Mr. B.L. Verma (computer education), instructors of Aishwarya College and welcomed the volunteer International Player Mr. Mahesh Nehra who offered his services to this project after reading about it, and also Mr. Piyush Javeria whose efforts were appreciated by all. Inaugural Function ended with Rotary protocol.

Here are a few glimpses for the event that took place on 8th July 2011

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