Hyderabad, Telangana : Rotary Club of Hyderabad Deccan (RCHD), one of the oldest clubs of the Rotary movement in Hyderabad under the Rotary Dist 3150 today presented Vocation Excellence Awards virtually on Zoom Platform this evening.
Six organisations chosen for the awards. Nirmaan.org; SCSC(Society for Cyberabad Security Council); Swasti Health Catalyst chosen for Vocational Excellence Awards for supporting underserved and marginalized community members in accessing Covid-19 relief support and services.
Vaikunta Mahaprasthanam; No Food Waste and Helping Hand Foundation will be given the Covid-19 Warrior Awards. Vaikunta Mahaprasthanam will be given an award for its excellence in providing dignified end-of-life services during the Covid-19 pandemic. No Food Waste, Hyderabad has supported Covid-19 patients with the distribution of food and supplies and the Helping Hands Foundation supported underserved and marginalized community members in accessing Covid-19 relief support and services.
Krishna Yedula, Genera Secretary of SCSC; Kollana Gowda of Chief Impact Officer of Swasti Health Catalyst; Mayur Patnala, CEO of Nirman Organisation; Srikanth Badiga, Director of Vaikunta Mahaprasthanam; Mr Mujitaba Askari, Founder President of Helping Hands Foundation and Venkata Kurali, Telangana State Director of No Food Waste were present and received the honour virtually and made a video presentation of their work.
The trophies will be home delivered sometime soon.
Dr. Jogin Desai, Founder and CEO of Eyestem Research and Ex-Chairman of Social Venture Partners, Bangalore and Rotarian NV Hanmantha Reddy, Rotary District Governor, Rotary District 3150 were Chief Guest and Guest of honour for the awards function.
Speaking on the occasion Dr Jogin Desaid said the value of life well lived is not by the house you lived in or by the car you drove but by the impact you make to the society.
Rotarian Hanmantha Reddy, the District Governor lauded the service activities taken up by the Rotary Club of Hyderabad Deccan.
Giving details in his welcome address Rotarian VVSN Raju, President of Rotary Club of Hyderabad Deccan said every year, the Rotary Club recognises people or organisations who have done great work beyond their duties and contributed to the welfare of the society. This year we have chosen seven organisations, which have extended Covid-10 Relief Support and Services. Their contributions during the pandemic are more laudable.
Rotary recognises the dignity and usefulness of every vocation as a way to serve society, Rotarian Raju added.
Rotary, across the world every year, recognises individuals and organizations that have excelled in their vocation with an emphasis on working to the highest ethical standards. The recognitions are to showcase the awardees as role models to other professionals and the youth he said.
The Rotary Club of Hyderabad Deccan founded in 1988. Today it has more than 100 members from various vocations. RCHD has a proud tradition of fellowship and friendship, service and contribution to the Rotary Foundation. The Rotary Club of Hyderabad Deccan Vocational Excellence Awards has felicitated several luminaries including Dr Anji Reddy and several Padma Shree awardees far ahead of the time other honours caught up with them.
This year the club recognized organizations that have provided exceptional service to the society and country, especially Hyderabad, during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Among many other services, Rotary Club of Hyderabad Deccan during this second wave has embarked on Rotary’s “Mission Oxygen Support” initiative which provides Oxygen Concentrators for free use for people both in cities and rural areas. Under this project, RCHD provided 30 Personal Oxygen Concentrators for free usage for the deserving and needy. Another 40 Personal Oxygen Concentrators were given in rural areas of Telagana and AP, under the DARE PROJECT partnering with Rural Rotary Clubs.