Appreciating its work on eradication of dreaded diseases across the country and recent relief work in JK during September 2014 floods, Minister for Public Works, Floriculture, Gardens & Parks Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari Saturday stressed on Rotary Club members to focus on various sectors of social service that deserve special attention in the State.
According to an official statement, Bukhari inaugurated the seminar organized by the Rotary Club for newly appointed President, Secretaries and Treasurers from Bihar and Jharkhand. The training programme is hosted by Rotary Patna-West at Sher-e-Kashmir International Convention Centre (SKICC) here.
“Conveying best wishes of the Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed to the participants of the training programme, Bukhari assured the organizers and members of the Rotary Club that the State Government will extend full support in the social welfare ventures of the club in the state. He said the social and nongovernmental organizations are doing a yeoman’s job in providing succour to the people, especially poor and downtrodden,” the statement said.
He also highlighted the role of Rotarians in eradication of polio across the country and the relief work carried out by the Rotarians during recent devastating deluge that hit Jammu and Kashmir in September 2014.
“On the directions of Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, I have come here to assure you on his behalf that the state government will support every endeavour that is aimed at helping the people of this State. The Rotarians should focus on solutions to various social problems being faced by the people of JK,” Bukhari emphasized.
Bukhari said that Rotary is an international organization spread all over the world with a noble motive of service for humanity and Rotarians have contributed a great deal by playing crucial role in the eradication of Polio.
“This event will surely provide a boost to our tourism sector as I appeal all the Rotarians present here to become our ambassadors in their respective places across the globe so that there is huge influx of tourists to Jammu and Kashmir,” Bukhari observed.
On this occasion the Rotarians contributed Rs 2 lakhs to the Chief Minister’s relief fund.
In his address, Rotarian Vijay Jalan who was guest of honor said the presidents-elect training seminar will help incoming club presidents to learn about their roles and responsibilities, goal setting, club administration, and member recruitment, education, and retention, the statement further informed.