Haflong, Sept 9: Rotary club of Haflong hills organised a function on Saturday at hotel landmarks which saw the launch of a number of initiatives the club is undertaking at Haflong. As part of Rotary India Literacy Mission’s TEACH programme, five teachers from five Govt/govt aided schools were given Nation Builder Award. The recipients were Shibendra Chakraborty, Kamal Sharma, Swarnalata Thaosen Kemprai, Lakhimi Naiding and Manoj Nabensa. The evening also saw the launch of the Rotary Club of Haflong Hills Asha Kiran Educational Support programme, which is the club’s initiative to support the education of students from marginalised families by giving financial support in form of financing school fees. Three students were given benefit of the programme at the launch.
Another key area that the club is undertaking is the launch of Friend of Nature. Under this initiative bio degradable bags with slogans about pollution control and garbage segregation will be distributed in town as an alternative to plastic bags to further spread awareness about beating plastic pollution. The project in second phase after sensitising will install garbage incinerator for proper disposal of garbage. Aid was also given to the hostel run by Ramakrishna Seva Samity by donating one inverter for the hostel. The highlight of the evening was an invited talk by Surojit Shome of SMILE on the issue of blood donation and creating a databank of information of voluntary blood donors. The programme was presided by Rtn Kulendra Daolagupu, the president of RC Haflong Hills and saw the participation of representatives from other organisations like Dibarai Mahila Samily, AROH, Changes Society, Ramakrishna Seva Samity. Rtn Anful Naiding gave the vote of thanks and Rtn Rajesh Mahajan was the master of ceremony for the evening.