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Official Monthly bulletin of Rotary Club of Nagpur

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    ROTARY TW EETS

    Its the ordinary members who are the "Sun" of the "RCN Solar System". PPs and PDGs of the Club are much smaller planets going around the "Sun"!All nominations to the Board must be received by the Hon. Secretary, vetted and the names of the nominated members be circulated to all members of the Club at least 15 days prior to the

    Nomination Committee meeting. This will make the entire process transparent and eliminate chances of last minute horse trading, negotiations, flip flopping the nominees etc. by our very own "Bhaus" and "Taus". Rajiv Behal

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    Nothing ! Our sincerity to the Tenets of Rotary needs to be reinforced , change is needed in Attitude not Law.That is the only answer for bloated Ego and its immaturity that " If I win its Merit and if I lose its Dirty Politics

    Vilas Kale

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    Filing of nomination should be compulsory to be considered for the board by the nominating committee. The rotarians who have filed nomination for the board,their names should be circulated to all Rotarians.This is the only way to bring transparency. Dr. Surjit Hazra

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    - Vindhya Sanjana

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    Last month, we asked you What is the ONE change you want our Club to make with regard to the Board Selection process?

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    The selection process is done Ensure complete transparency & of NC meeting should be and finalised by our learned and zero tolerance for canvassing as minuted !!!experienced Past Presidents and clearly mentioned in the Rotary Akash Agrawal till date we have always had a Manual of Procedure. It appears that using Rotary as a fantastic Board. The bar (pun We must ensure the best platform for social and personal intended) being raised higher candidates are encouraged to mileage is now the norm in the and higher. No change is lead our club without any fear, c lub . Pe t ty po l i t i c s has required in this process at all. favour or owing any allegiance overtaken merit and indulgence Now more so after they have to any group! Cheers in petty politics to pander to also sorted out matters by Behram Patel inflated egos must goDRAWING LOTS. There is lot of resentment over Anmol BadjatiaJehangir Doongaji board selection process due to I agree with Vilas, Dont think Compulsory filing of nomination groupism & non transparent any change is required in the papers for all members wanting process !!! Only those NC bye-laws. The change is required to serve on the board is the ONE members who are regulars in all in the attitude of the club most important change!! club activities ( min 50 % members. Leaving behind the We must change our Club attendance in last 3 yrs ) should principals of Rotary other byelaws to ensure complete be allowed to select board considerations are taking front transparency in the process members (when we have this stage.adopted by the Nominating criteria for new Members

    Vinay Thakur Committee. This must include proposals then it's high time that Vindy..minutes of the meeting being we have criteria for nominating I can't comment on this one as recorded & read out in the commitee members selection ) ! I'm not in the know of how the general/election meeting that Similar selection criteria which process works. I hope others like immedia te ly fo l lows the is fair & transparent should be me also chose to remain quiet on N o m i n a t i o n C o m m i t t e e fixed for selection of board

    meeting. members !!! And all discussions this one. Naushad Bhagwagar

    Is it time we enforced attendance and part ic ipat ion towards Rotary Objectives else retire the inactive members, simultaneously looking out Dear All, Successive Boards have contemplated for alternate options to fund the Club's

    This column is aimed at allowing our and discussed the abysmal attendance activities? members a platform in which to air their of members both for regular meetings Please send in your tweets ASAP to thoughts, grievances, and to basically as well as projects. Some initiatives vindhyasanjana@yahoo.com or SMS / have a voice. We will present a new topic have been rolled out, yet there has been Whatsapp or even call me on 9423103916 every month and publish your responses no perceptible improvement in / 9890715526. Do remember that the with your photo, subject to space participation. Absentee members are tweets should not be more than 140 availability. euphemistically referred to as CHARACTERS or LETTERS, & NOT Prizes will be awarded to three most f i n a n c i e r s , s i n c e t h e i r o n l y 140 WORDS. That's far too long!! On the pertinent responses. However, please let contribution is monetary in the form of other hand, if you have a little More to it be understood that we value ALL the fees! Is this a good enough reason to say, then please don't hold back, just say tweets coming in. This is a democratic retain them (with the exception of it! organization and we value every single senior active members who are exempt Awaiting your views! Remember - the sentiment or opinion that is sent to us. So from attendance as per our bye-laws)? idea is to be FREE, FRANK AND interact with us, tell us what you think, In this background, the question for the FEARLESS!!and let others too hear your voice! coming month is:- Happy Tweeting!

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    acquisition to renunciation. As our down in history in the ranks of the greatest tricolour signifies, saffron is for achievers of the human race. So just work renunciation, white is for peace and green hard however much your feet hurt, be is for our connect with the earth. The honest however easy it may be, to get Ashok chakra signifies the perpetual away with a lie-then don't bother about rotationary pace of karma. This is my reaching the zenith. These two qualities aim-whether I am remembered as a will carry you there.President is secondary but more I recently read 'Desiderata' by Max important is to be remembered as a fine Ehrmann. Though one must read it in human being. entirety, let me share some of the beautiful There is so much happening in our Rotary lines with you.families throughout the year, moments of Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and cheer, moments of grief, it needs to be remember what peace there may be in shared with all the members of Rotary silence. As far as possible, without club of Nagpur family. So, now we have a surrender be on good terms with all

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    akin to what Krishna says in Gita ? ?? share with all of you.your religion, vain and bitter; for always there will be background , time of birth really does not greater and lesser persons than yourself? ?? ? ?, ? ? ? ? ???? ? ?? ? ?.... When matter, in the end it is only hard work, Regards

    one starts thinking according to these honesty, integrity that makes one a Modi. Bharat Goenkalines, the aim of your life shifts from I can predict that our PM Modi will go President

    THURSDAY TH O U G HTS

    JUST SAYIN G ...An icon of our times, the creator of the reasonable, strong-minded, firm and common man, R K Laxman, himself an courageous men, and not those of weak uncommon man and straight shooter, is and vacillating minds, nor of those who no more. scent danger in every hostile point of Circa 1949, cartoonist Shankar created view. Also There could not be any kind the now (in)famous cartoon showing Dr of restriction on the freedom of speech Ambedkar, as chairman of the and expression in the name of public Constitution drafting committee, riding a interest. Importantly, it needs to be snail, with PM Nehru cracking a whip. recognized that censorship is an Everyone had a good laugh. oxymoron in today's world. Given the Fast forward to 2014 - Vishal Bhardwaj reach of television and the internet, not to (for Haider), agreed to 41 cuts which forget other media, nothing can be allowed him to state in his film that the censored.Indian army was responsible for the When a public figure is roasted in public - disappearance of Kashmiri men, blew up and has consented to the same, one homes at will, tortured people brutally doesn't really know who ends up being and played havoc with Kashmiri society. offended. The AIB Knockout, which offended people watched the video and This film also depicted another holy cow raised funds for charity, "roasted" Arjun were easily offended.of a censorious society: incest. Kapoor and Ranveer Singh. As with any Liberal is commonly understood as a In contrast, Shubhradeep Chakravorty's form of art - many watched it, had a good person willing to respect or accept In Dino Muzaffarnagar, a documentary laugh, and went about their daily lives, a behaviour or opinions different from on the UP riots, was denied permission bit lighter. Others screamed their lungs one's own. Each individual, then, is because it named a specific political party out how the AIB jokes wer