This year’s dream project of IWC Calcutta North East was at Rooppur gram, Shantiniketan. The Club constructed Two Toilets with Septic tank with the help of local Panchayat Pradhan . It was inaugurated on 1st February 2021 at 10.00 am. It was our small effort to make the villagers (50 families) happy and healthy with proper hygiene being maintained. They also distributed ,
1. Mosquito nets 50 pieces
2. Maxi or nighties 50 pieces
3.Woollen wrappers 50 pieces
4.Veggie bags with club logo 50 pieces
5. IW logo masks 50 pieces
6. Sanitary Napkins 150 pieces
7. Sanitisers 50 pieces
8. Biscuits 50 packets
9. Cakes 100 packets
10.Sattu 50 packets
11.Moori 50 packets
12.Chanachur 50 packets
Celebrated club’s 3rd birthday by conducting Waterbody Restoration Project
Venue: Gaurdaha, Canning
Date: 6th January 2021
No. Of beneficiary : Many.
A Pan All India Project which will benefit many, will provide employment (fishery) save the aquatic life, environment and many more.
The Project done in December.
Project: Oldage Home Visit
Date: 10th December
No.of Beneficiaries: 30+
2020 has been a year fraught with so many difficulties starting from a pandemic, ensuing lockdown to economic downturn. However, this year has been unable to dull the spirit of human kindness. Hence, at IWC Kolkata Tilottama we ventured out to help the underprivileged senior citizens residing at St Anne’s home in Barasat. We provided the elderly members of the St Anne’s Home with 30 blankets. Lunch was also provided to the members of the home courtesy “Calcutta Calling”restaurant To add a sweet touch to this noble venture the senior citizens were provided sweets courtesy Rambabu This project aimed to cater to the most vulnerable section of society that is the underprivileged senior citizens and we are glad we could made a small difference to their lives even for one day.
2 Projects were implemented in November .
1. Project: Children’s day
No. of beneficiaries: 30+
With the vast spreading of Covid 19 positive cases in our city, along with approaching winter, all that we want is our kids to be safe, sound and warm. So, Children’s Day was observed by IWC Kolkata Tillotama by donating warm clothes like jackets, sweaters, hoodies etc to the children of the slum areas of Kasba. The kids are one of the worst victims of the pandemic but have shown their best of behavior during these crises hour, by abiding all health rules.
2. Project: Women Hygiene and awareness
No.of beneficiaries: 30+
Keeping the dignity of women in mind, IWC Kolkata Tilottama once again conducted a women Hygiene and awareness program at Kasba/ Gariahat slum area. We distributed sanitary napkins to the ladies and also spoke to them about the usage of “Menstrual cups”. Distributed pamphlets in bengali which will provide them with a through idea about the product. Hoping that under the current pandemic situation and other wise also it will not only help them to have a much
1. Cost effective menstrual cycle for life.
2. Healthy living . 3. More work productive .
October project at Sonagachi Project: New clothes and goodies, sarees and shirts at Sonagachi.
Date: 20th October 2020.
Beneficiaries: 25 boys, 25 girls, 15 infants, 10 ladies, 16 men.
To celebrate TOGETHERNESS and HOPE to have a wonderful year ahead with the blessing of Ma Durga…. members of Inner Wheel Club of Kolkata Tilottama believe in this.
So we ventured out to bring enjoyment in the faces of the kids of the sex workers and the ladies and men of Asia’s largest Red light area, Sonagachi, we distributed only and only Happiness and smile in the form of clothes and goodies.
On 24th December, IWC Calcutta Old City distributed evening snacks and Santa Caps among 30 underprivileged children of a Slum in Jodhpur Park area. This is a continuous Project of the club from the year 2000.
On 29th December club distributed monthly ration among ten very needy women of a Slum in Jodhpur Park area.
Dear Dist.Chairman Anita,
On 20th December 2020 IWC CALCUTTA OLD CITY successfully completed the Joint Project PRERONA as a lead Club along with GENESIS FOUNDATION, a Drug and Chemical Rehabilitation Centre, Dishari, Salt Lake City. 45 Clubs of Dist.329 have come forward and joined with us.
This year we were able to provide a young lady’s detoxification and treatment cost for six months, who is a victim of drug and comes from a very needy family.
IWC CALCUTTA NORTH EAST completed the water body restoration project at PARESHNATHPUR FULIA. It is about 3 bighas of water body. The villagers can use its water now.
On 18th December 2020 IWC JOKA as a lead club handed over a cheque amounting to Rs. One Lakh to the Director of Dr.Saroj Gupta Cancer center and Research Institute ,Kolkata, for medical treatment of Anuska Mistry, a six year old underpriviledged girl child, suffering from leukemia and is undergoing treatment at the said hospital . District Chairman Anita Ghose was present and handed over the cheque on behalf of IWC-JOKA.
On the occasion of the International Day for People with Disabilities, the Inner Wheel Club of Calcutta Midtown sponsored a camp in December at Mahavir Seva Sadan to provide calipers and artificial foot to 30 patients .
Sodexo sponsored vocational training: Basic Computer Course for 20 girls dropped out of school, married early. Conducted by APTECH 45 hours, 2 days a week 3 hours a day . Started on 2nd December 2020
On the occasion of Children’s Day, IWC of Calcutta Junction in association with Humanity Trust & Hospital organised Health Check Up Camp and distributed Medicine and Nutritional Supplements to the less privileged children of Coastal areas of Sunderban and Bankura.
Pujar Nuton Jama -18TH OCTOBER
To bring smile amongst the little angels, on the auspicious occasion of Navratri IWC Calcutta Eastland distributed new clothes to the children of Chittaranjan Colony, Jadavpur area. This was conducted with the assistance of local counsellor Smt Rinku Naskar and Mr Nikhilesh Mitra of Tamali Mitra Memorial Foundation, NGO run by Mr Mitra in the memory of Late Mrs Tamali Mitra. Apart from new clothes our club members donated hand sanitizers and masks and distributed chocolates to the children. There were about 34 children all between the age group of 4 to 12 years old.
Pujar nuton jama – 22nd October
The 2nd phase of distribution was conducted in assistance with Tamali Mitra Memorial Foundation to the needy locals of Jadavpur area on the day of Mahashasti. This activity conducted by us brought immense mental satisfaction. The venue of the project was Jadavpur Abasharika.
On 18th October Eight good samaritans on behalf of District 329 visited the adopted villages of Jayatala n Moutala, in Baruipur block of South 24 Parganas.
They donated 2 Mango saplings each , 2 kgs of lentil, 1 kg soya chunk, Health drink , iron tablets for 3 months and new clothes for the festive season.
They also donated 25 chicks for chicken Rearing and fish for pici culture in the recently restored water bodies, in order to provide livelihood to the village ladies of Jayatala n Moutala.
IWC Calcutta Mahanagar distributed 5kg rice,5kg atta,2kg dal,1 ltr oil along with aluminium utensils consisting of 1 handi, 1 kadhai, 2 thalis, 2 glasses and 1 big spoon among the 60 families of bustee of East Canal which has been destroyed by deadly fire.
IWC Calcutta Old City contributed towards Pisciculture or Fish Farming to 6 needy women of Kakdwip, who are trying to support their family. they provided fish food for three months.
Nothing is more important than a dignified and respectful life of any human being. The super cyclone of Amphan left the boats of fishermen in Sunderban devasted.
Inner Wheel Club of Calcutta Mega City with 36 other clubs of Inner Wheel Dist 329 had joined and some benevolent donors conceived the project Ajivika Dhibor (Livelihood Renewal Initative) for 13 fishermens on whom depended 380 beneficiaries. The project was flagged off virtually by Dist Chairman of IWD 329 Anita Ghosh. These fisherman can start fishing and earn in this second peak period of the year they earn the most.
NGO partner Kallol Ghosh, Mrinal da and Sundarban Tiger Widow Welfare Society helped in supervising the project .
INTERNATIONAL GIRL CHILD DAY WAS OBSERVED IN INNER WHEEL DIST 329 WITH VARIED PROJECTS.
Inner Wheel Club of Jadavpur donated a sum of Rs.2000/_ to Rima Das, a B- Tech 2nd year student for educational expenses.
IWC Calcutta West On the occasion of International Girl Child Day and in keeping with this year’s theme for this day -‘ My voice, our equal future’, organised an awareness workshop with twenty-five girls (between 11-17 yrs), from the marginalised community of Titagarh, North 24 Pgns. The girls were counselled on various topics, like:
a) Gender equality and gender based violence
b) Cybercrime and cyber security
c) Menstrual hygiene
The girls were also taught self- defence tactics through a crash course on basic martial arts by a certified instructor. A drawing session was conducted where the girls drew pictures based on the theme of women empowerment. The attendees were provided with food packets, sanitary napkins and face masks.
IWC Calcutta Old City distributed new clothes for Puja among the 14 girl inmates of Prerona Residential home for the daughters of Sex Workers of Kalighat Red Light area. They also provided Cakes,Potato Chips etc for them.
IWC Calcutta Mahanagar – To celebrate the power of girls, under our ongoing project *We For Her* they distributed Sanitary Napkins along with * biscuits, bananas and Inner Wheel logo embossed masks for branding Inner Wheel. Total 60 girls were benefited.
IWC Calcutta Midtown arranged an orientation on Menstrual Health and Hygiene for 350 adolescents at Kakdwip. Session with the first lot of 50 and SHG volunteers who will hold sessions in separate groups in the area. A video in Bengali was also used to explain. Distribution of 1030 sanitary napkins, 840 Savlon soaps and nutritious refreshments banana, bread, 2 eggs, 2 sweets and bottled water to each
Inner wheel club of Kolkata Tilottama takes its step towards Women Empowerment. They donated motorised sewing machine to Aariyom Foundation of Sundarban, Pathorprotima Block for opening a Tailoring Training Center. Mrs. Probhabati Jana will be rendering training to the ladies of the locality which will help them to be self employed.
IWC Of Calcutta Metropolitan East has distributed sanitary napkins, sanitisers , chirabhaja packets, and chocolates to the girls of Balikashram at Adyapith
IWC CALCUTTA MAHANAGAR celebrated World Sight Day on 8th October by organizing an eye checkup for 100 patients of Rammohan Pally Samiti.
ANIMAL WELFARE DAY, 4th OCTOBER WAS OBSERVED BY THE FOLLOWING CLUBS.
IWC CALCUTTA JADAVPUR donated Rs.5000/_ to Chhaya Animal Hospital .and rescued two dogs , one Indian breed (Tommy) and one three legged labrador named Twitter. Some of club members feed street dogs regularly and look after dogs at their home.
IWC CALCUTTA WEST gave food and medicines to People For Animals , an organisation founded by Maneka Gandhi, in Sreerampore, Hooghly. They were blessed to have the opportunity to provide a little love and care to the helpless animals in the shelter.
IWC JODHPUR PARK – Four street dogs are fed by club members regularly. They gave them rice and meat cleanly cooked in a washed and clean container.
IWC CALCUTTA NORTH EAST has done a project on International Day of Elderly. They distributed new bedsheets, bedcovers, sarees, nighty, woollen shawls, towels, toothpastes, brushes, talcum powder, nivea lotion, ensure, horlicks, chawanprash, various types of biscuits, chocolates, cakes, fruits, puffed rice, Chanachur, Misti Achar, Litchi Drink, Hair Oil, Body Soap, Shampoo, Sunlight dertegents, suthol, sanitiser, phenyl along with bags and masks with IW logo to the seven inmates of Dinante an old age home at Madhyamgram Doltala. This is club continuous project for the last 14 years. This will be puja gift to them. They also gave fruits , litchi drink, saree, nighty, biscuits , sanitiser, IW mask & bag to the two helping hands of this old age home.
IWC Ballygunge distributed medicines, hòrlicks , tea , biscuits and chanachur to 55 elderly residents of Tollygunge Navneer.
Inner Wheel Club of Calcutta Midtown – On the occasion of the International Day for Elders, Member visted to Uttamananda & Bhimananda Matri Ashram, Konnagar. Located on the banks of the Ganga. There they Donated nighties, saris, blouses, petticoats, masks for all 24 residents and 4to home helps. Also gave biscuits, 2kg tea and 10kg sugar, sugar, Amulspray milk, toothpaste, surf sachets enough for six months, and 140 Savlon soaps and a Usha Sewing Machine. They have a nice puja room where most of the residents had brought their own “Gopal” There was a full line up with the home’s deity.
IWC Calcutta Mahanagar – to celebrate their contribution to the society, distributed new sarees to 48 ladies and Dhoti kurtas to 12 older persons of old age home at Domjur along with I nner wheel mask.
IWC NORTH CALCUTTA – On auspicious day of Mahatama Ghandhaji birthday and of Ex Prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastriji at the East Canal Road, Baghmari .The club donated a kit containing a Mosquito net, steel bowl to eat, pack of biscuit, 500gm sugar,400gm suji, a packet of muri, a face mask and a dettol soap to 80 beneficiaries most of them are very poor. Some are very sick, some are helpless widows and some are students. They also donated a wheelchair to a physically challenged girl.
IWC Tollygunge Prantik – The Refuge is a home whose inmates were rescued by the Calcutta police from footpath. The club donated bedsheets, sanitizer, masks and biscuits to the inmates of Refuge.
On the occasion of the International Day for Elders, on October 2, 2020 and Gandhi Jayanti, Inner Wheel Club of Calcutta Midtown visited Uttamananda & Bhimananda Matri Ashram, Konnagar. Located on the banks of the Ganga. Donated nighties, saris, blouses, petticoats, masks for all 24 residents and 4 home helps. Also gave biscuits, 2kg tea and 10kg sugar, sugar, Amulspray milk, toothpaste, surf sachets enough for six months, and 140 Savlon soaps and a Usha Sewing Machine. They have a nice puja room where most of the residents had brought their own “Gopal” There was a full line up with the home’s deity. Happy experience.
Date: 2nd October, 2020
Project venue: Boys’ School Garden
On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti IWC of Jodhpur Park took up the project of cleaning school garden of a Boys’ school as ‘Service to Children’. The garden is in a very bad shape and has become unsafe for the children and community. We have also provided a gardener (mali) . We have provided him with part-time job and tools and tackles for his work. We will clean the garden regularly.
At a Cost ofRs.15000 per annum. This will not only benefit the children but also the local people.
On the occasion of Animal Welfare Day,4th October,2020 we fed four street dogs. We gave them rice and meat cooked with care.
Celebrated Birthdays of two Great Indians Gandhiji ,Shastriji and observed “International Non Violence Day” with the motto: Cleanliness is next to Godliness”
Inner Wheel Club of Kollolini Kolkata hence observed the day as a cleanliness drive, collected petals and biodegradable items for compost’.
IWC Kollolini kolkata observed International Day for Elderly on 1 October by providing necessities to the Sri Sai Old Age Home.
Diapers ,Antiseptic lotions, cotton rolls ,Ant fungal powder,25Kilos of rice. Bedsheets ,towels were also provided. The Project was sponsored by President Aditi Acharya.
To commemorate the World Deaf week IWC Calcutta South West contributed Rs. 10,000/- cash to the organisation name “SILENCE” for their vocational training, and also distributed mask with Inner Wheel Logo.
The details of project done on the month of August to help people who lost their livelihood due to Covid are as under.
IWC of Calcutta Junction distributed dry food items such as Muri, Chire, Sattu, Sugar, Chanachur, Horlicks Sachets, Yippe/Maggie etc. among 50 girls of Sonagachi area. These girls, due to Covid infection, are without any business and are practically starving.
We have distributed small packets of Biscuits, Cakes, Horlicks Sachets and Yippe/Maggie among 100 of their children as well.
Kolkata Vidya Socio Cultural Centre, a school run by NGO for underprivileged girls of Beniapukur locality, has been closed for the last 4/5 months, due to the SARS Cov2 pandemic. As a result, the 4 teachers of the school have not been receiving their salaries. As one can imagine, without an income, the teachers have been battling severe hardship in their day to day lives.
On the occasion of Teacher’s Day, IWC Of Calcutta Junction felicitated Ms. Anita Mandal, Ms. Dipti Dey, Ms.Kakoli Banik and Ms. Aparna Biswas, the teachers of Kolkata Vidya Socio Cultural Centre, and as a token of recognition, donated a part their salaries.
On the occasion of International Day of Peace to spread love, IWC of Calcutta Junction in association with Humanity Trust has conducted awareness programme for Community Development in the coastal areas of Sunderban. Free medical camps and health awareness programmes specially for Women, Children and Older people were conducted and patients have been treated with free supply of Medicines. Masks,soaps were also distributed amongst them .
To celebrate World Ozone Day, two lead clubs, IWC Salt Lake Downtown and IWC Joka planted 10 saplings (5 for each club) in association with Mother Earth Foundation in Southern Avenue and Keyatala Road. District Chairman Mrs Anita Ghosh planted the first sapling for each club.
IWC-JOKA and IWC SALTLAKE DOWNTOWN executed a joint project on 10.9.20 in Ghosalpukur Park at Kalighat. Each club planted 6 saplings in two separate plots where the Councilor of 84 ward, Mrs. Paromita Chatterjee planted the first sapling for each club. The plants will be maintained by KMC. This is a small endeavour towards Green Awareness .
The projects conducted by IWC Calcutta Eastland in the month of September are as under:
10th September – On World Literacy Day, IWC Calcutta Eastland provided financial assistance of Rs 5,000/- to the students of Chetla Sri Aurobindo Vidyapith, the Happy school of our club. This was provided to assist the students recharge their smart phones/internet connections for their online classes. Those students who do not have smart phone will be provided with photocopies of the notes, the cost of which is included in this financial assistance. This is considered as the running project of our club.
24th September – The running project was conducted on this day by providing the medical expenses of Nirmaladi residing at Navanir, Tollygunge.
24th September – On World Rose Day, the club provided an amount of Rs 5000/- to Cancer Fight Foundation for the welfare of the cancer affected children of Chittaranjan Cancer Hospital. The club members are trying to bring smiles back to these ailing children. This is also another running project of ours.
On the occasion of International Peace Day on 21st September 2020I.W.C.Behala donated 35 PPE kits to doctors and nurses of Eyecare and Research Centre, the first Eye Institute in Kolkata, with I.W.C. Behala written on each kit, branding Inner wheel.
The members of IWC JOKA planted six saplings of custard apple, guava, pomegranate and star fruit in the garden of Diamond city south Residential complex to enrich our Mother Earth which will help the environment.
IWC CALCUTTA SOUTH SUBURBAN
All the members of IWC Calcutta south suburban planted 20 neem trees in Jodhpur Park area go make this world a greener n safer place .
IWCTOLLYGUNGE PRANTIK undertook a tree plantation project at Ward no.102 in collaboration with Mother Earth foundation. sponsored 10 saplings, namely bokul,sonajhuri, amaltas,jarul etc. The local Councillor was also present.
IWC CALCUTTA DOWNTOWN – Money given for farming to the farmers to produce chemical free vegetables and fruits. Amount spent: Rs 10000
IWC JADAVPUR did the plantation project at Sambaran Bannerjee Cricket Academy, Vivekananda Park.
They donated 38 saplings in total. 36 saplings were made in the President’s personal garden,and two saplings were brought from nursery.
Under the programme of RESPONSIBLE INDIAN some remarkable work was done by Inner Wheel Club of Calcutta Old City.
Medical help was rendered to a chronic diabetic patient .Even lunch was distributed among relatives in Sambhunath, Chittaranjan and three other city hospitals.A fog machine was given to Partha Kar Chowdhury ,the Hospital Man, for his selfless service.
To mark the bond of love our Club,on Raksha Bandhan Day, provided breakfast,soft toys story books to the inmates of Prerona, a shelter home for the girl children of the sex workers of Kalighat. A chocolate cake added to their happiness.
Keeping in mind the dauntless efforts of the police force 20 PPE kits were distributed along with sweets.
Cleanliness is next to Godliness-in an effort to maintain this our Club distributed several packets of sanitary napkins to under privileged women of Jidhpur Park area.
Amphan not only created havoc in nature but in our lives too. To minimise the miseries to some extent our Club distributed groceries among women who lost their jobs.
Project Jibika was launched with the joint effort of Inner Wheel Club of Calcutta Metropolitan East to help the crab catching women of Kakdwip.
LITERACY DAY- Inner Wheel tried to make the slogan a reality for Papri Halder, a meritorious but needy student by giving a smart phone helping her to take online classes during the Pandemic.Yearly educational help to orphans Sumit Mallick &Sumit Debnath
and Radhika Mullick of Lady Brabourne College.
This pandemic definitely calls for rendering a helping hand to the senior citizens who were given monthly groceries during the lockdown period.
IWC SOUTH CALCUTTA – Members of Inner Wheel Club of South Calcutta are carrying the mission of spreading literacy for last 56 years through Inner Wheel School of South Calcutta since 1964 for underprivileged children which is continuing through WhatsApp, Zoom at times even during pandemic.
Inner Wheel Club Of Salt Lake Midtown On International Literacy day, Inner Wheel Club Of Salt Lake Midtown provided some financial assistance to Disha Sana to help pursue her nursing training. The cheque was handed over to her father.”
IWC CONTAI – On International Literacy Day, Inner Wheel Club of Contai donated study materials to 10 needy students. They gave them books, exercise books, pens, pencils, erasers ,sharpeners, biscuits, chocolates, sweets, sanitizers, musks and school bags.
IWC SALT LAKE DOWNTOWN gave a cheque for RS6000/ to a poor but talented undergraduate student to help with her studies including private coaching.
IWC CALCUTTA MEGACITY – Sreeparna a students who used to get scholarship under our project UNMESH is now studying Computer Science in Bethune. She is finding it difficult to buy books continuously and KINDLE can solve the problem. So IWC Calcutta Megacity gave her a kindle so that she can continue her education.
IWC CALCUTTA SOUTH SUBURBAN– lWC Calcutta South Suburban distributed drawing books, colouring boxes, exercise copies , pens , note books and chocolates among 5 needy students.
I.W.C.BEHALA – sponsored the admission fees and the first month’s tution fees of Susri Jena,who scored 86% in class 10 board exams, to Higher Secondary course in the science stream.
IWC MAHANAGAR Under our Gyan Jyoti project today on 8th September International Literacy Day we have sponsored session and half yearly fees to 12 students classes ranging from class Vlll to B.Tec
IWC NORTH CALCUTTA have distributed books to 30 adult beneficiaries of Kaijuri Prayas at Uluberia .
IWC JADAVPUR has done a project on Literacy with KEERTIKA, a home for the orphan girl children.They donated 40 books, 30 exercise books, pencils ,erasers ,sketch pens and other stationeries for the inmates of the home. EG
IWC JODHPUR PARK took half an hour class on the foot path of the locality with the children of the underprivileged community .
We practiced writing of “ABCD” , writing of a statement denoting the love words for our country. The children are all from sweeper community . Quite often we take classes with them informally. The boy , Sandeep Baitha given 500/- to pursue his graduation course. Children were given a packet of biscuit each .
IWC CALCUTTA WEST has supported a girl child by sponsoring the annual academic expenses of a twelve year old girl named Taiyaba Kausar Arif.
IWC CALCUTTA MIDTOWN – Annual Scholarship Project, since 2002. There are 37 recipients in 2020, most have been with us since a young age. The scholarship is given in 4 monthly installments. On International Literacy Day today September 8, two instalments totalling Rs. 111,000, were handed over to the girls from selected members’ homes . In addition, as an encouragement, two girls were given Rs. 1000 each for passing Class X and Rs. 3000 to two for successfully completing Class XII Board exams.
IWC METROPOLITAN – NANDU SAU( Son of Domestic help) has been given Books to carryout his B.COM studies.
INNER WHEEL CLUB OF CALCUTTA OLD CITY – Yearly educational help to Papri Halder on World Literacy Day. A smartphone was given to Papri Halder, a needy and meritorious student to enable her to continue with her online studies on World Literacy
IWC DHAKURIA – crayons, drawing books, masks and chocolates distributed among Tarey Zamin Pey (poor children near Dakhineshwar……this is a Literacy Day project done by IWC Dhakuria
On 5th September 2020 on the occasion of Teacher’s day I.W.C. BEHALA felicitated Ankita Roychowdhury and Mrinmoy Roychowdhury of Universal Smile orphanage who taught and guided the orphan children every evening personally, when the other teachers opted for the online mode in the prevailing COVID situation. The club also sponsored the entire annual educational expenses of Rishita Biswas of Class III and Sarita Paul of Class IX of Universal Smile who had topped her class with a 90% aggregate score. In addition stationeries were provided for all 37 children (16 girls and 21 boys) of Universal Smile orphanage for this academic year.
Inner Wheel Club of Kollolini Kolkata celebrated Teacher’s day with full of enthusiasm. Club Members felicitated 25 Teachers of NOBOPROYAS ,the school for specially abled children with Certificates ,Uttoriyo ,flowers and evening snacks. for teaching and non-teaching staffs and the students present. Dr.Shakuntala Acharya, Assistant Professor of IIT Guwahati was felicitated. The Teachers of JSS Public School were also felicitated on Teacher’s Day.
IWC GREATER CALCUTTA – ON teachers day IWC Greater Calcutta felicitated Dr. Hiranmoy Saha and Mrs. Chandona Saha ,Dr. Hiranmoy Saha is a vastly experienced Professor in the field of Electronic and Telecommunication from Jadavpur University. Presently he is associated with Green Energy Centre in IIEST Shibpur. Mrs. Chandona Saha was a Maths Teacher in Lake Town Government Sponsored School. After retirement both Dr. Saha and Mrs. Saha are deeply involved in teaching underprivileged students.
IWC SOUTH WEST CALCUTTA – on Teacher’s Day the club felicitated 2 teachers of Arsh Vidyalay, Nidhi, a school for under privileged children ,and a teacher in Howrah Akshay Shikshayatan for their contributions towards the society
IWC SALT LAKE MIDTOWN – OnTeacher’s Day Inner Wheel Club Of Salt Lake Midtown provided 10,000/- for the honorarium for the dedicated teachers of Alokdhara (A School with children on the autism spectrum).
IWC JOKA celebrated Teacher’s Day at Sukhoranjan Free Primary Bidyapeeth,Pascheem Putiary,where the children were given basic education at no cost by some 8 dedicated teachers. The children came from the most downtrodden section of the society . The club felicitated them with some financial assistance in the hands of the Principal Samir Mandal. They also distributed Innerwheel masks to promote Covid awareness.
IWC SALT LAKE CITY – Teachers Day felicitating three senior teachers of Netaji Public School
On Teachers Day IWC CALCUTTA METROPOLITAN sponsored a yoga session.at Chandipur Ashram. They also donated a LAPTOP to Milan Karan, student of Class six to help him with online studies during current lock down.
Teachers are the nation builders. In this difficult time of the Covid 19 pandemic, they are also working very hard to help the fellow students in their respective studies and are struggling to keep the education system ongoing all over the world, inspite of being technologically challenged. So we at Inner Wheel Club of Kolkata Tilottama, conducted project at MOTHER’S NEST, situated near canal west road near Manicktala. Around 100 students from the near by slum areas studies there and are also provided with food. donated the institute Cooking utensils for mass cooking along with vatti.
As a gesture of love and respect 10 fancy purses were gifted to the 10 lady Teachers and not forgetting the students… clothes.
IWC KOLKATA COSMOS felicitated two teachers of Sangbedan organization,who dedicated their time and money for the betterment of the physically children of this organisation. Mr Sugato Kundu is the physical trainer and Ms. Megha Bose is their dance tutor and also a student of Engineering.
IWC MAHANAGAR had distributed regularly prescribed medicines to Tollygunge Old Age Home as per their requirements along with coffee premix.
IWC CALCUTTA donated a Walking Stick to an underprivileged senior citizen who is recovering from Partial Paralysis .
IWC BEHALA – a Fowler bed, a pulse oximeter ,glucometer with 100 strips, manual sphygmomanometer, books and magazines for recreation were given and a hilsa lunch sponsored for the inmates of Santi Nivash old age home.
IWC JODHPUR PARK – project to serve an old lady with ration, sanitizer and mask.
IWC SALT LAKE MID TOWN On the occasion of Independence day Inner Wheel Club Of Salt Lake Midtown provided sanitary napkins, lingeries, weighing machine, and snacks to the women residents of CMS Children’s Home, Hooghly.
IWC METROPOLITAN – To make Polio affected JAYANT PAUL self reliant, bread earner for his dependent family our club provided aTRICYCLE.
IWC CALCUTTA DOWNTOWN Rs. 1 lac donated to Shakuntala Orang, bereaved mother of martyred soldier Rajesh Orang in the recent Galwan valley clash. It was a joint project with 34 IWC clubs of Distt. 329. Additional contributions were received from Rotary Club of Calcutta Down
IWC CALCUTTA METROPOLITAN EAST distributed 15 fishing nets and 12 solar lights to the fishermen of Sundarban.
IWC CALCUTTA NORTH EAST – Covid 19 pandemic has slowed down the entire world and its made livelihood difficult. Hence to spread some love and awareness, members of IWC Calcutta North East have handedover some basic necessities to 20 Transgenders.and also the daily ration have been provided to per person.
INNER WHEEL CLUB OF KOLKATA TILOTTAMA – Keeping the dignity of the women in mind, Inner wheel club of Kolkata Tilottama took up a small step to help out the women of Sundarbans. they provided a hundred of them with Hygiene kit containing sanitary napkins, zeiolin, hand sanitizer and dettol hand wash and antiseptic lotion. The part of this south 24 parganas was worst effected from both Amphan and Covid 19 pandemic resulting in contamination of freshwater bodies.
IWC CALCUTTA SOUTH SUBURBAN distributed hand sanitizers and face masks among the auto drivers n rickshaw pullers of Behala Chourasta area.
IWC CALCUTTA WEST – distributed 300 masks, 300 bottles of hand sanitizers and food packets to homeless labourers at Coolotola Street, Kolkata.
IWC JOKA – on Independence day sponsored one grocery kit contains daily necessity items, mask and cadbury chocolate to the children of a school for the under privileged who are badly hit by the pandemic. The Club also donated Rs.3000.00 to Ramkrishna Sarada Mission Ashram to facilitate the education of an underprivileged girl child and also gave 50 sanitizers to the Ashram medical unit,SEVANGAN.
Inner Wheel Club of Kollolini Kolkata celebrated Teacher’s day with full of enthusiasm.
1. Club Members felicitated 25 Teachers of NOBOPROYAS ,the school for specially abled children with Certificates ,Uttoriyo ,flowers and evening snacks. for teaching and non-teaching staffs and the students present.
2. Dr.Shakuntala Acharya, Assistant Professor of IIT Guwahati was felicitated on 5 September.
3. Teachers of JSS Public School were felicitated on Teacher’s Day.
On 5th September 2020 on the occasion of Teacher’s day I.W.C. Behala felicitated Ankita Roychowdhury and Mrinmoy Roychowdhury of Universal Smile orphanage who taught and guided the orphan children every evening personally, taking all the precautions, when the other teachers opted for the online mode in the prevailing COVID situation.
I.W.C.Behala sponsored the entire annual educational expenses of bright, interactive Rishita Biswas of Class III and Sarita Paul of Class IX of Universal Smile who had topped her class with a 90% aggregate score.She is learning karate and is enrolled actively undertaking certificate courses in Rabindra sangeet,Nazrul Geeti,Bharat Natyam and painting.
Stationeries were provided for all 37 children (16 girls and 21 boys) of Universal Smile orphanage for this academic year.
IWC Calcutta Midtown Annual Scholarship Project, since 2002. There are 37 recipients in 2020, most have been with us since a young age. The scholarship is given in 4 monthly installments. On International Literacy Day September 8, two instalments totalling Rs. 111,000, were handed over to the girls from selected members’ homes . In addition, as an encouragement, two girls were given Rs. 1000 each for passing Class X and Rs. 3000 to two for successfully completing Class XII Board exams.
On 5th September,2020 IWC Jodhpur Park felicitated a teacher, Mrs. Baishakhi Kar Majumdar,TIC of a school, committed to the cause of education with psychological counseling experience. Also attached as the guide and the teacher in Indira Gandhi Open University and Netaji Subhash Open University. IWC Jodhpur Park also donated rupees 600/- to Reema Das, a second year student , BTech at Techno Engineering college in Computer Science. Her father Makhan Lal Das is a driver and her mother Rita Das works as a household help. We donated the money to Reema through the kind hands of Baishakhi Kar Majumdar, the teacher whom we felicitated.
We honored the teacher with a plant and greeted both with chocolates.
Independence Day Celebrated at NETAJI PUBLIC SCHOOL . Flag hoisting done under the banner of IWC Salt Lake City, followed by Covid Awareness Project by distributing Masks, Hand Sanitizers, Dettol Soaps and sweets amongst the underprivileged people living on Jessore Road.Dum Dum.
On Saturday, 18th July IWC Calcutta Eastland conducted a project in the old age home, Ramthakur Briddhabas. The club distributed sanitizers, masks, disinfects like bleaching powder and bottles of Phenyl to the 40 inmates residing there. The President provided provisions to the Home. As this project was conducted during the Green Week, Club President planted medicinal plants like Neem in the premises of the old age Home. The project was attended by the club President and Vice President.
On the auspicious day, 15th August, the 74th independence day of our country, IWC Calcutta Eastland hoisted the flag in presence of District Chairman, Mrs Anita Ghosh at Hope Foundation, a Girls Orphanage. The club provided sanitary napkins to the 41 girl inmates. Club provided lunch to the girls residing there and some confectioneries were also provided by the club President.
On 15th August 2020 a Fowler bed,pulse oximeter, glucometer with 100 strips,manual sphygmomanometer,books and magazines for recreation and hilsa lunch was served for the inmates of Santi Nivash old age home.This is an ongoing project of the Club.
On 9th July 2020 IWC Behala donated 100 saplings to 20 villagers from 4 villages Gobindapur,Golpota,Rajapur,Kharsarawhere many trees were uprooted during amphan cyclonic storm.Fruit bearing saplings of mango,guava,banana,ansh or longan and saplings of medicinal plants neem,hartaki,amlaki,karamcha,bohera and bael were given.
On 21st July 2020 100 more saplings were distributed in amphan affected villages of Gobindapur,Golpota,Rajapur,Kharsara and also planted near a huge pond and a quaint Radha Krishna temple of Atasura village.Mahogony,Palash,Jarul,Shishu,Sonajhuri,Amlaki,Tamarind,kul(Indian plum) were given by the Forest department to I.W.C. Behala for donation.
All the clubs of District 329 extended their helping hands to the common people by providing rations, face masks , sanitizers & gloves to tackle the challenges of Covid 19 and the ensuing lockdown.
The following photographs are of the projects done by:
1.IWC Calcutta South Suburban
2. IWC Calcutta Junction
3. IWC South West Calcutta
4. IWC Jodhpur Park
JOINT Project Anjali…
Inner Wheel District 329 , pays its tribute to the recently
Martyred soldier Rajesh Orang .
On the night of 15th June, 2020 in an unfortunate war 20 Indian Army soldiers were martyred in a violent face-off with the Chinese Army near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) at the Galwan Valley, Ladakh.
IWC Calcutta Down Town along with 33 Inner Wheel clubs of District 329 ,donated Rs 1 lakh to the mother of the slain Sepoy Rajesh Orang a resident of Bribhum for this supreme sacrifice for his country .
The hero’s sudden demise has left a distraught mother, a sick father and unmarried sister struggling financially.
On the occasion of India’s 74th. Independence Day 2020, IWC Calcutta Midtown presented a cheque of Rs. 60,000 to the Dy. GOC Bengal Area Brig. S. S. Saini to be given to the widow of martyred Havildar Bipul Roy as a token of tribute for his valour and sacrifice for the nation. The cheque will be forwarded to Mrs. Roy in Alipurduar.
On the occasion of Independence Day, in the memory of the late father of Club President Malini Bhagat , Major Prahlad Bhagat (VSM) IWC Calcutta did a project sponsored by President Malini by donating a months dry rations of pulses, flour, rice, oil, spices, sugar, biscuits, milk powder, tea and Inner wheel masks to 5 needy families from the slums of Garcha and Panditiya.
On the occasion of our 74th Independence Day Inner wheel club of Calcutta South City Towers donated 60 Inner Wheel logo masks, 100 surgical masks , 60 hand sanitizers and 5 PPE kits to the Security/ housekeeping staff of their South City complex who are relentlessly serving the residents in this pandemic for their safety n security.
Project: Women Hygiene Kit
Date: 13th August 2020
Venue: Namkhana,24 Pgs (s)
No.of beneficiaries: 100 (F)
As promised by us IWC KolkataTilottama, it’s our city, our state and it’s our utmost responsibility to take care and protect its fellow men from all difficulties, and the way we were ripped off by the Cyclone Amphan we took up a small step to help out the women of Sundorbon. We provided a hundred of them with Hygiene kit containing sanitary napkins, zeolin, hand sanitizer, dettol hand wash and antiseptic lotion. The part of this south 24 parganas was worst effected and the freshwater bodies were contaminated, as a result of which the women were becoming worse victims. Keeping the dignity of the women in mind, the world’s largest women voluntary organization took their this small initiative.
Mega Joint Project “AAROGYA” with IWC Central Calcutta as the Lead Club joined by 53 other Clubs of the District marked the beginning of the new Inner Wheel year where 1 Heated Humidified High Nasal Respirator was donated at Calcutta Medical Hospital on 1st July,2020.
Inner Wheel Club Of Calcutta North East felicitated Chairman of Dumdum Municipality, Local Councilor who is a Doctor himself and a Lady Doctor. They also donated 50 KN 95 Masks, 50 Face shields and 50 pairs of gloves to Dumdum Municipal Hospital.
A Fumigation Machine and a Portable Eye Trail Lens Box was donated at Premanand Memorial Leprosy Hospital in observance of Doctors Day
IWC Salt Lake MidTown began the new Inner Wheel year by providing groceries to Asha Bhawan , a drug rehabilitation Centre.
President & members of the new club , IWC Kolkata Cosmos began the year with a plantation drive along Mahnirvan Road near Tridhara.
IWC Garden Reach along with Rotary Club of Garden Reach organised a blood donation camp at Nabarun Samity Club , Santoshpur (Budge Budge) premises. Other essential items in these pandemic times like Sanitisers, Gloves & Masks having Inner Wheel logo printed on the masks were also donated.
Inner Wheel club of Purulia celebrated Doctor’s Day by organising blood donation camp jointly with Rotary Club of Purulia where 2 Inner Wheel members also donated blood. A meaningful start to a new Inner Wheel year.
Inner Wheel club of Contai celebrated Doctor’s Day and distributed masks to the people of Contai.
PPE kits were donated to Thakurpukur Cancer Hospital by IWC South Calcutta in observance of Doctor’s Day.
In their efforts to save the enviornment and make mother earth a little greener IWC South West Calcutta planted 100 saplings at Panchla, Howrah. The members of the club, including senior, Charter members too participated in plantation drive in their own localities.
On Monday, July 27, 2020, the Inner Wheel Club of Calcutta Midtown distributed Health /Hygiene items to 50 families at Kumrapara Anchal, Mathurapur Block II, South 24 Parganas. Items included double bed cover, double mosquito net (given the monsoon season and mosquito menace), Savlon soaps, Morrison sanitizer spray, and face shields. A large part of South 24 Parganas District has been marked as COVID 19 containment area.