The Region Meet of Region-II of District 316-C headed by Lion N. C. Saha saw participation by many enthusiastic Lion Members. Under the Chairmanship of Lion Deepak Bhattacharjee and in the presence of International Director Lion Ramaswamy Murugan, Regional LCIF Coordinator Lion Vijay Kumar Raju, District Government Lion B.N.Reddy, First Vice District Governor, Lion Professor B.Gopal Reddy and 11 Past District Governors, the following donations were symbolically made.
The State Bank of Hyderabad (SBH) donated an ambulance to Lions Eye Hospital, which is maintained by Lions Club of Secunderabad Charitable Trust. Knowing the immediate need for an ambulance, the Managing Director of SBH, Shri Shantanu Mukherjee took personal interest in sanctioning the donation. The ambulance will be utilized to pick and drop patients from rural areas around Hyderabad for cataract surgeries. These surgeries will be conducted free of cost and the beneficiaries will be identified by conducting cataract surgery camps.
Blueline Infomatics Pvt. Ltd. has also donated an ambulance to Lions Club of Medchal. The club will be providing free ambulance services to the poor in bringing the bodies of the deceased to the cremation ground from an assigned location in and around the city of Hyderabad. The Managing Director of M/s Blueline Infomatics Pvt.Ltd, Shri Subir Saha handed over the key of the ambulance to Lions Club of Medchal. The villages in Ranga Reddy District of Telangana State will be immensely benefited by the ambulance.
Solar Lanterns worth about Rs. 12.00 lakhs sponsored by Voith India Ltd and Singareni Collieries Company Limited were distributed in remote areas of Bellampalli and Utnoor of Adilabad District and Mulugu in Warangal District to cater the needs of the tribal population where there is no electricity.
The solar lanterns, Solar Street Lights and the cheque were symbolically handed over to Lions Club of Mulugu, by Mr. Rao, CFO of Voith. Shri Debashish Basu, CMD, took special interest in sanctioning the projects. The villages around Mulugu forest in Telangana will be benefited by this.
In 2013-2014, Tata Consultancy Services had provided 10 Adult Literacy Centres in Warangal, Telangana. These centers were provided with computers with relevant software, which would help people learn to read, write and sign after three months of teaching on audio visual mode. The project is now taken up by ISAAME Secretariat not only for India but also for other countries in the ISAAME region. The software is available in a selected few Indian, South East Asian and African languages. TCS also provided software for computer literacy and tailoring for women. The CSR head of TCS in Hyderabad for Adult literary centers, Shri Azmath Ali symbolically handed over one center to Lion K. Govind Raj, Area GLT Leader.
Lion Deepak Bhattacharjee has been working on a project for providing 1400 RO plants in the geographical boundaries of Coal India Ltd and its Seven Subsidiary companies. Lion Clubs shall provide one room, single phase electricity connection, and a bore well. TATA Project Ltd Welfare Trust shall look after installation, providing tanks, pipe line and maintenance. The total project cost of 1400 RO plants shall be more than Rs.100 crore.
Corporate association with NGOs is a positive step towards improvement in society. Lions Clubs international wishes to partner with more corporates to help the society grow stronger.