(L to R) First lady – Anita Babu Peram, DG Rtn.Babu Peram and PRIP Rtn.K.R.Ravindran
Chennai, July , 2018: Rotary International is one of the largest organization with presence worldwide with over 1.2 million members addressing challenges of the mankind. Chennai is Rotary International District 3232 which consists of 107 clubs with over 4500 members (Rotarians), 135 Rotaract Clubs and 15000 Rotaractors. Every year a new leader is elected who takes over as District Governor on 1 st of July.
This year, a leading Chennai based Chartered Accountant Rtn.Babu Peram has been installed as District Governor for the year 2018-19 who addressed a huge gathering at Chennai Trade Center. The Chief Guest was Past Rotary International President (2015-16) Rtn. K.R.Ravindran – the first Tamil origin RI President, from Rotary Club of Colombo.
The Rotary Theme this year is “Be the inspiration”. On that note, DG Rtn.Babu Peram started with Community Service Projects on the day 1 by performing Bhoomi Puja for construction of 64 houses and to develop a modern village for the Irula tribal families in Kuyilkuppam near Mahabalipuram supported by past district governor Rtn.Abirami Ramanathan. 64 families would get new houses with all essential home appliances with community health center in addition to creation of alternative employment opportunities.
The District Governor in his speech inspired many and the Rotarians in the district donated US$ 5,80,000 on the day 1 to The Rotary Foundation. He plans the year to do many community development projects in health, education, skill development, construction of public toilets in 20 places, building libraries, smart classrooms in 100 schools, creating vocational training centers, joining hands with corporates to do larger projects. He has committed that R.I.Dist 3232 would do projects worth US$ 5 million within Chennai district which brings a lot of changes in the society.