- About Dist.329
Reaching new heights, a day of satisfaction and gratitude. IWC Calcutta Mahanagar completed 31 years of serving humanity. On this special day we donated an ambulance to Ramakrishna Sarada Mission at Matri Bhawan. Nothing would have given us more happiness than the happy faces and blessings of all the respected “Mataji” and the presence of IIW VP elect 2023-2024 Mamta Gupta.
Total Beneficiaries : Many
Miyawaki Forest: A special project, a mini urban forest, TAPOVAN, using one of the most effective methods of fast growing green cover was inaugurated on April 17 to celebrate our Club’s 43rd. Charter Day. Around 1000 saplings of indigenous trees were planted on 4000 sq. ft area using the Miyawaki method. Pioneered by Japanese botanist, Miyawaki Akira, the concept is simple, with specially prepared soil and trenches at its core, and planting indigenous varieties of saplings in tight groves, close together, so that, competing for light, the trees grow faster, and jumpstarts the forest creation process. One full grown tree provides 260 pounds of oxygen in a year. Other crucial benefits include lower temperatures, reduced air/noise pollution, return of local birds, and creation of carbon sinks. Once nurtured, a Miyawaki forest is self sustaining, allowing vertical growth and mature ecosystems to develop in 20 years against 200 years for a natural forest. This project has been adopted by our club spearheaded by our member Ms. Kamal Ahluwalia and PDC Sumi Agrawal has been instrumental in procuring the funds, ABC consultants have generously funded the entire project.
Samuhik Vivah Mega Project of IWC Purulia .
Our club arranged free marriage of 11 couples .
We gave the couples all the essentials things for their new married life .
22 people were benefitted .
Project with BODHAYAN, Behala
It’s an institute for differently abled as well as Autistic children. We donated a Hearing Aid to a child of Bodhayan, who is almost completely deaf from both ears. The boy is of 8 n 1/2 years, from a very humble background and we believe that everyone has a right to good normal life.We also took the responsibility of paying for his medical consultation with an ENT specialist.
Also we donated a HP Inkjet Printer for their office work to run the things smoothly.
Benificiary 1 for the Hearing Aid
And the institute itself with the Printer
PROJECT : Jeevan Dhara
Venue: Kalighat, near Byayam Samity
Date : 9th April,2023
Project Details: ” *Give blood and keep the world beating* …a blood donation camp was organized where almost 50+ people donated blood. We handed over the blood cards to Sailendranath Ghosh, chief of The Thalassemia and Aids Prevention Society. Apart from it donated a wheelchair to a partially paralyzed person Mr. Arobindo Biswas.
Beneficiaries: 1+ Many
On 5th December ’22 at Saroj Gupta Cancer Hospital 50 clubs joined to sponsor free PAP and mammogram for 75 underprivileged women with IWC South Calcutta as lead club.
An awareness camp on cancer was also held on the day at the same venue
Project: Providing a Hospital bed to Thakurpukur Cancer Hospital
Total amount of Rs. 1,24,500 had been donated by our member and our didi PP-Bithi Sen (in memory of her parents). We are extremely grateful for her generosity.
We are happy to have inaugurated this project in the presence of our Association President Surjit Kaur and our District Chairman Shampa Banerjee on 5th December,2022.
Project— Enlighten the Path and Bring the Heartbeat back
IWC South West Calcutta on 5th of Dec,22 donated 6 Street Solar Lights to Saroj Gupta Cancer Center to make the road leading to children ward lighted.
Also we donated a BIPHASIC DEFIBRILLATOR to Saroj Gupta Cancer Center which helps in bringing the Heartbeat back in case of massive attack.
The inauguration was done by our Association President Dr. Surjit Kaur.
Name of the Project – Shishu Sanhati
Date of the Project – 18/12/2022
Project done at Uddan, an organisation under the umbrella of Art of Living (Ravi Shankar), working for the welfare of children of sex workers. Blankets, full sleeve Tee Shirts, food packets and Christmas caps were donated to the children. Prabha Raghunandan, IIW Editor and Media Manager, Mamta Gupta IIW Vice Chairman Elect and Jyoti Mahipal, AC Member were present at the project to grace the occasion.
Date of the project – 19th November 2022
Nature of the project- # Happy Dog, IWC Kolkata New Gen donated a dog Wheelchair to the NGO Love and Care for Animals. The dog wheelchair helps animals with little or no mobility
due to hip and leg problems caused by: – degenerative myelopathy (DM) – hip dysplasia – arthritis – paralysis – slipped disc – IVDD – surgical recovery
Spinal and neurological problems
Congenital abnormalities and injury.
It allows the dog to enjoy and have a playful life like any other dog has the freedom to enjoy.
No. of beneficiaries – 1
Date: 17th December
Items given: Woollen jackets , socks, KitKat, Munch, Maggi (from food bank) muri, chana, Amul Taaza milk, biscuits, Horlicks,peanuts, chanachur
No of beneficiaries: 12
Project– Walk For Cancer
IWC South West Calcutta organized a Walk For Cancer on 7th Nov, which is declared as NATIONAL CANCER AWARENESS DAY. We organized this walk in association with Indian Cancer Society of Kolkata. Rotary club of Calcutta South West also joined us and to make it successful on our request members of the sister clubs and some of the District officials joined too. The walk started from Jadavpur PS and ended at South City Mall. It was a March for Mass Awareness about Cancer, its symptoms and early detection to avoid the gravity of the deadly disease.
To spread happiness amongst our fellow men during festivity. The club donated Dhoti kurta sets, saree and kid’s clothes at Sovabazar Rajbari on the first day of Durga Puja, 1st October 2022
On 19th September 2022, IWC Calcutta organized their ongoing annual project at Nav Nir, Tollygunge. A large number of members participated in this flagship project. Bedsheets, pillow cases, toiletries and biscuits were gifted to all the inmates who were very happy to interact with the members present. Not to be left out, the caregivers and staff of this Home were also given sarees for the upcoming Durga Puja. A delicious lunch was hosted by member Parveen Hirji for the senior citizen ladies and this too, was highly appreciated.
WE ARE PROVIDING COMPUTER EDUCATION TO 15 STUDENTS FOR 3 MONTHS SO THAT THEY CAN LEARN AND EARN FOR THEMSELVES
Date of the project –14. 08.2022
Nature of the project – Giving support for education in computer training by donating a desktop computer and two large exercise books to Ramkrishna Ashram at Chandanpiri near Bokkhali .We also provided non veg lunch, food packets to 18 children.
Name of the Project–SHIKSHA
Date of the Project–25/08/22
Nature of the Project–Sponsored education for one year to 3 under privileged girls from Ramakrishna Sarada Mission, Siriti.
An auspicious day, RAKSHA BANDHAN was celebrated with the inmates of PREMASREE, a home for the blind on 12th August, 2022,
On 21st July, 2022, celebrated Club’s 23rd birthday by distributing biodegradable bags at Ghughudanga Bazar in Broad Street, Kolkata.
IWC Calcutta South Suburban donated Rs 50000 to Matri Sadan hospital to conduct mammography for under privileged women of our society on the occasion of our club’s charter day.
An ongoing project for the past 7 years, we presented a cheque of Rs. 5000 for the education of Master Rupankar Nandan (son of Shri Soumitra Kumar Nandan) at our Installation Ceremony held on 20 July 2022 in Rotary Sadan. This has been a twice-yearly payment made by our Club to help the young student.
President Nupur Mukherjee and her team visited Nav Nir, Tollygunge on 5 August 2022 as a continuation of our ongoing project. A cheque of Rs. 8000 was handed over for sponsoring 4 ladies at Rs. 2000 each. Also, biscuits, chocolates and Oreo milkshake mix, all obtained from the Food Bank, were distributed amongst the residents. This was a very successful and well-appreciated project.
In this project Disha IWC Calcutta Junction helped 70 children of Save the Children organisation by providing them with money for reference books.
Name of the Project – SUSIKHSHAN
Funding of yearly tailoring lesson fees for four girls and donation of 20 meters of materials for stitching products to be sold to Jadavpur Association Women’s Tailoring Unit.
Nature of the project – Bag making and hand printing project with the mothers of specially-abled children
No. of beneficiaries – 10
The IWC of Survey Park Stars paid a fun visit to the 24 Parganas Kalyani Sangha School for specially-abled children on August 24, with cut cloth, paints and brushes. The children were encouraged to let out their creative side by allowing them to dip their hands in print and colour the cloth with their prints. The hand printed cloth pieces were then used to make bags by the mothers and were later taken to Bangladesh by our President Mridula Anand for further display.
Rima Mitra,a homeless girl of 15years of age is the perfect example.She fought hard and passed Madhyamik this year.
We stand beside her by giving financial support for her school books &stationeries.
A very successful dental camp was conducted by IWC Calcutta at Ektara School on 27th August 2022. 135 children aged 3-10 years were screened and their parents were counselled. The young beneficiaries needing intervention were referred to government dental hospitals. Children were given soft drinks, biscuits and pencils. The medical staff of Fortis Healthcare who helped us were felicitated and given gifts and food boxes on behalf of IWC Calcutta. Ektara School staff served lunch to the Fortis medical personnel.
2.Save Our Environment Project
This was the final project of IWC Calcutta on 29th August 2022 before the District Chairman’s upcoming visit. It was a “Say No To Plastic” and “Save Our Environment” initiative. Distribution of paper bags was conducted at Gariahat to local vendors and also in New Market. This project marked the branding of IWC Calcutta with Club stickers on the paper bags. Help was also extended to an under-privileged girl child.
3.Skill Development Workshop
This successful project was conducted on 8th September 2022, whereby Star Welfare Society residents were given helpful training for facial, manicure, pedicure and saree draping just before the festive season. IWC Calcutta provided the young girls with three types of creams, a manicure and pedicure set and a hair iron cum curler. This was a very informative and well-executed project under the leadership of President Nupur Mukherjee.
Nature of Project – Vaccinated girls on prevention of HPV DNA Virus.
10 girls got their 2nd dose &10 received first.
Menstrual hygiene awareness camp was held at Sree Vidya Niketan Girl’s school on 09.09.2022.
We provided sanitary napkins and food packets amongst the students of VII to X.
Project: INNOCENCE 2 @ SPRINGFIELD INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, Baranagar. West Bengal.
1.Donation of waterfilter for pure and freshwater for all.
2.Celebration of International literacy day by providing students with Meri Kitab.
3. Gifted new sarees to the non teaching staffs and
4. Gifted new school shoes to less privileged kids as the festivals are knocking at the door.
Picture 1: On the 15th of August the students of our South Calcutta Inner Wheel School celebrated their 75th Independence Day, with a colourful programme. The District Chairman Shampa Banerjee hoisted the Indian flag.
Picture 2: A visit to the Old Age Home Asha Niketan & spending a quality time with them .We gifted them two ceiling fans, one Oxy metre, one Nebulizer, Tea & biscuits.
Name of Project- BANDHAN
Date- 12th AUGUST 2022
Nature of Project- CELEBRATED RAKSHA BANDHAN WITH THE SPECIAL CHILDREN OF CARE & COUNSELING CENTRE. FINANCIAL HELP ALSO GIVEN.
49 Inner Wheel clubs of District 329 with lead club IWC Calcutta South Suburban came together to commemorate Breast Feeding Week Celebration with donation of equipments and financial help to Matri Sadan for the benefit of mother and child
No of beneficiaries : Many
This is a continuous project being done for the last many years .
Project on vertical E of WE CARE
For environmental protection. The Clubtook up 5 ponds of Gurguria village in Sunderbans for cleaning to make the water usable for the villagers and you can find the difference in their condition before and after from the photographs
Nature of Project:
Organised Bengali spelling competition at Tiljala High School. Sponsored prizes won by the participants of the classes VIII,IX and X. Distributed Bournvita and Oreo biscuits among the beneficiaries provided by Inner Wheel Food Bank
No of beneficiaries : 150
Name of Project: PRANSHAKTI – The Power of life.
Date of Project : 29th July 2022 Nature of project: Donated fruits like Melons, pomegranate, Oreo biscuits, cakes, Amul milk, drawing books and crayons to kids suffering from cancer at Saroj Gupta Cancer Centre and research institute, Thakurpukur Kolkata.
No. of Beneficiaries: 40
Under the vertical E for Environment of WE CARE
Project Date – 29th July 2022
Project Name – #Eco Bricks Furniture
Project Details –
IWC Kolkata New Gen created tables and stools using more than 100 eco bricks tapping ~25kgs of dead plastic waste. The furniture was donated to Vasudha Club (that works in the field of environment) of Nopany Institute of Management Studies, in Kolkata. The students have placed the furniture set in their club house for maximum attention and awareness towards environmental issues.
No. of beneficiaries – Many
IWC Kolkata Hiland, which is a newly formed club of Dist.329, commenced its journey with the first project of sponsorship for Education of an underprivileged Girl Child, Sushmita Sarkar, who is suffering from Congenital Bilateral Sensory-neural Deafness. The club members reached out to Pratibandhi Kalyan Kendra (PKK), an NGO working with differently abled children from underprivileged backgrounds in the states of West Bengal and
Orissa. PKK Child Sponsorship Programme is significantly important in reaching out to those children in need of assistance.
IWC Kolkata Hiland identified the girl child, Sushmita Sarkar, aged 13years, to support and assist her in her education for one year. Sushmita has been suffering from Congenital Bilateral Sensory-neural Deafness and was brought to PKK at the age of 3.
1. Name of the club: IWC Khidderpore Cosmos
2. Date of the project:15th July,2022
3. Nature of the project: New dresses for all the children, grocery items of 25 kg rice, 10 kg masoor daal, 5 kg sugar, 10 kg soyabean, lunch for the day, and a cash amount of Rs 2,000 was given to Chandanpiri Ramkrishna Ashram at Namkhana,Sunderban area.
4. No.of beneficiaries:17
5. Amount spent: Rs 17,000
IWC Calcutta did 3 projects at their Installation in Rotary Sadan on 20th July 2022.
Project 1: – An ongoing project for the past 7 years, we presented a cheque of Rs. 5000 for the education of Master Rupankar Nandan, son of Shri Soumitra Kumar Nandan. This has been a twice-yearly payment made by our Club to help the young student.
Project 2: – Our Club presented a cheque for Rs. 15000 to the representative of Saroj Nalini Dutt Memorial Association Old Age Home in Mirpur. This payment is made on a quarterly basis as part of staff salaries there and the project will continue till June 2023.
Project 3: – A joint endeavour with Inner Wheel Club of South East Calcutta, this was a project on cornea transplant. The beneficiaries belong to the age category of 12-65 years and 7 needy patients have already been identified. Our Club presented a cheque of Rs. 1000 in this regard.
Project Happy School was conducted as the first project post Installation. On 25th July, we did a project with our Nutan Pukur Happy School. Several members, led by President Nupur Mukherjee, distributed “Meri Kitaab” copies, biscuits and Bournvita to the students present. The school has around 92 students.
IWC Calcutta visited Aurunima Hospice on 26th July 2022. There are around 45 residents here, all HIV-positive and abandoned by their families. President Nupur Mukherjee and Lata Arora distributed fruits, biscuits and Bournvita to the youngsters in the hospice. Also phenyl and other sanitation products were given to them to keep their premises clean and hygienic.
Our 1st Project on 1st July on the occasion of Doctors Day was dedicated to Cancer – C of we care
PROJECT NAME–Oral and Breast Cancer Awareness and Screening programme
PROJECT DETAILS– this project was done in association with INDIAN CANCER SOCIETY of Kolkata. 3 experienced and renowned in their fields Doctors were there to carry on the project. An Oncologist, a Gynecologist and a Dentist. A detailed Screening was done by them after the verbal awareness guidance. It started at 3.30.pm and ended at 7 pm.
TOTAL BENEFICIARIES— 72