DIMAPUR, JANUARY 30: Rotary Club of Dimapur today held Vocational Awards programme to celebrate Vocational Service Month of Rotary.
President of Rotary Club Dimapur, Kitoshi Zhimomi highlighted the programme saying that the objective of Rotary is to encourage and foster development of apprentices as an objective for service and to foster high ethical service in business and professions. She said that Rotary recognizes the importance of all skills and occupation by honouring businessmen or professionals who demonstrate high ethical standards.
Rotarian Pradip Kumar Jain presented the Rotary Vocational Service Award for Useful Vocation and Rotary Vocational Excellence Award for Entrepreneurs. He highlighted that Rotary International was founded in 1905 by Paul P Harris in the USA and today Rotary has more than 14 lakh members worldwide in around 190 countries.
He said that Rotary is known for Polio eradication, Peace and Conflict resolution, Heart Surgeries for children, Literacy initiatives, Community service project.
He said that persons from vocations like Nurses, Sanitary workers, Postman and other vocations give basic services to the community without which it is impossible to run the society, but they are seldom recognized and hence Rotary has made it an annual affair to recognize such people under the category ‘Rotary Vocational Service Award’.
He said that this year they have chosen to recognize frontline workers during the pandemic.
The award consists of a memento, a certificate and cash award of Rs. 1000. The awardees for Rotary Vocational Service were Diezenuo Miachio, a Staff Nurse from Dimapur District Hospital, P Ramana and Nagraj, Sanitary Workers from Dimapur Municipal Council, Thunglamo Lotha, Postman from Dimapur Post Office and Temsuwapang Longchar, Sanitary Inspector of Dimapur Municipal Council, who were awarded for their excellent contribution and hard work during the pandemic.
Rotary also presented Vocational Excellence Award to an individual or a group of individuals for maintaining excellent quality standards in their chosen vocational field. The awardees were Bistro 29, Hope Cafe and Bakery, Nagaland Coffee Shop and Funky Buddha and The Himalayan Beans who were awarded for making the best delicacies and serving the best. They also gave employment to many youths.
The awardees thanked the club for recognizing their vocation and awarding them.
Vocational Service Leadership awards were given to their club members who were frontline workers during the pandemic. The awardees were Dr. Asongla Aying Chang, Dr. E M Ovung, Dr. D R Sharma, Dr. Nitin Agarwala, Rakesh Kochar and Anne Priya Kochar.
Dr Asongla Aying Chang in her appreciation speech said that she encourages taking the vaccine for corona as she and some other doctors have already taken the vaccine and there have been no side effects despite the rumors.
Rotraian R.S Panesar who presented the Rotary Foundation Recognitions, said that in Rotary foundation has to be very strong. He said that foundation is something dealing with money which the Rotarians contribute towards Rotary or helping in underprivileged people not only in India but all over the world. He said that the Rotary world never change, the logo and its motives remain unchanged.
He presented the Paul Harris Fellow Certificate to the awardees, which is a certificate along with the pin, given only to those individuals who donate 1000 US dollars to the club.
Vote of thanks was delivered by Rotarian Lucy Akokla
(Page News Service)