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JOY OF GIVING

A remarkable step by Lions Club of Bombay Marol District 323A3

For the last 45 years, Lions Club of Bombay Marol (District 323A3) has been serving the local community of Marol-Andheri East, Mumbai. The Lions Service Centre, established in 1975 by the Club is located close to Mumbai International Airport, under the Airport Road Metro Station on the Andheri-Kurla Road and has become a well-known landmark in the area. In fact, the local bus stand in the vicinity is known as the Lions Club Bus Stop! Moreover, the big signboard displaying the Lions Logo can be seen by the passengers commuting by bus as well as by the Metro train.

Lions Club of Marol Service Centre meets the needs of the local community, with service activities in the areas of education, women empowerment and health. It also undertakes activities that will enhance the image of Lions.

Under the leadership of President Hetal Kumar Pathak, the members of Lions Club of Bombay Marol decided to renovate the Service Centre and provide better services to the needy, especially in the area of healthcare. It was decided to install the latest X-Ray machine in the dental clinic and upgrade the equipment in the physiotherapy centre.

With International twinning with Lions Club of Zurcher Oberand of Switzerland through its Past President Paul Hummel, CSR Participation by corporate CSR donors like M/s Unitop Chemicals Pvt. Ltd. and contributions from members themselves as well as philanthropic organizations such as Kantalaxmi Mohanlal Pathak Foundation, the Service Centre was renovated. The renovated centre was inaugurated on 13th February, by District Governor K.L.Parmar in the august presence of First Vice District Governor Prashant A. Patil, Past International President Dr.Ashok Mehta, Paul Hummel, Past District Governors and other Lion dignitaries.

The following permanent projects are set up in the Service Centre: well-equipped dental and physiotherapy facilities, a Balwadi to accommodate 50 children, tailoring classes for women from the weaker section of society and computer training for underprivileged students.

The future plans of the Club include expansion of healthcare services to include an eye care unit, ENT and pathology support centre, within the next few years.

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