Saharanpur : (1st Nov.) It was the turn of women of Saharanpur to show their prowess as event manager, entrepreneur, marketer, host and what not while they assembled at Saharanpur Club grounds today to kickstart a fete organised by them under the banner of Lions Club Aastha. Coupled with the all-important visit of the Lions District Governor’s official visit to the club, the enthusiastic members led by the Club President Ms. Uttara Nighoskar, Secretary Lns. Mitali Bindal, and Treasurer Lns. Sona Mittal managed the entire event flawlessly which enabled them to receive standing ovation from none other than the District Governor MJF Lion Sunil Kumar Nigam himself.
The Club also organised an eye camp today. Fight against the blindness happens to be Lion Club International’s pet project since its inception. Financial assistance for marriage ceremony of a girl and in the form of 5 tricycles, 3 computer systems, two more scholarships of Rs. 2000 each has also been extended today.
The fete was inaugurated by PMJF Dr. Lion Sushil Kumar Agrawala, Past International Director who also released Club’s News Bulletin 2015-16. Guests of honour included Lion Shiv Kumar Chaudhary (1st Vice Dist. Governor), Dr. Lion Arun Mittal (District Patron and Past District Governor), Lion R.K. Gauba (Past District Governor), Lion Sanjay Bhasin (Region Chairman), Lion Rajeev Thakur (Zone Chairman). The other Lioness who played the key roles were Lns. Meenal Gupta (Vice Zone Chairperson), Lns. Rashi Jain and Lns. Sachi Gupta.
Various speakers lauded the missionery feeling of the Club’s members which makes them serve their community. It may be mentioned here that Lioness Club Aastha has exhibited exemplary zeal in extending a helping hand to the needy and less privilaged members of the society. Lepers colony and Manav Mandir – a home for the homeless elderly citizens are the frequent destination for the Club members with timely help. Picking up the PM’s slogan ‘Beti Bachao – Beti Padhaao’ in full earnest, the club offers scholarship to 15 girl students and offered them school bags too. The Club has adopted a school in Manoharpur where help is offered in every possible manner.