HAILAKANDI, Sept 30 - The Rotary Club of Hailakandi has been awarded the Rotary presidential citation with gold distinction for outstanding service to the community, specially in six core areas for the year 2018-19.
The prestigious citation was handed over by seniormost Rotarian Dr PK Mazumder to the president of Rotary Club of Hailakandi, Rtn Harkishore Chanda at a function held here on Saturday.
The Rotary Club of Hailakandi has contributed significantly in areas of focus such as literacy, maternity and child care, community development, water, sanitation, disease prevention and treatment.
In the recently-concluded district award ceremony held at Guwahati, the club was awarded for its contribution in TEACH programme under the Rotary India Literacy Mission in which the club has transformed two schools of the district into ‘Happy School’. They are – Doyamoyee Pathsala and Haricharan Mahamaya Girls’ School. Rotary Club of Hailakandi has also been appreciated for organising the district membership development seminar for the first time. The club has initiated the ‘Wash programme’ in different schools to maintain health and hygiene of the students.
It has also organised health camps in different remote areas, specially a skin care camp for the girl students of Residential Special Training Centre who were afflicted with skin ailments, and installed a sanitary napkin vending machine at SS College girls’ common room.