Rakshak Bandhan, with Indian Army personnel
|30 Aug 2023
|Auditorium of Southern Command Hospital
|Rakshak Bandhan, with Indian Army personnel
|Entertainment program, Raksha Bandhan
|Club Members Present
|Minutes of Meeting
|President NPS Bakshi welcomed all present in the auditorium and AG Rajesh Jain introduced the Guest of Honour DG Manjoo Phadke. She addressed the august audience by speaking about the concept, scope and spirit of ‘Rotary’. This was followed by a speech given by the Chief Guest Maj Gen Bhupesh K. Goyal ,VSM. , Commandant, CH (SC) Pune. A citation was read and a trophy too was presented to him by the Rotary Club of Poona. The entertainment program was varied and began with a welcome dance by Ann. Shirisha Motado - "Ganesh Vandana". The winning team of the patriotic song competition Don Bosco Jr College, also our interactors sang a patriotic medley and the 2nd runner up, Abhinav School, sang "Jayastute". Ishanyaas Center for Arts, founded and directed by Ms Isha Phadke Gokhale presented a number of traditional dance forms of Kathak. "Hori", "Kavitaa Maala" - meaning a garland of "Kavitts" and "Teen Taal” which is a technical piece of 16 beats. The performances were brilliant and the audience were mesmerized by their rhythmic and graceful moves. A few dances too were performed by our Anns and lady Rotarians to the tune of "Lehra Do" and the final dance - a medley saluting all the dignitaries present, officers, jawans, doctors, nurses and patients where all the performers and participants joined in the end. Our talented members sang a number of songs and the auditorium resonated with the popular tunes by Rtn. Faizy and Ann Tasneem who sang a patriotic song, followed by a Marathi song - “Shoor Amhi Sardar” by Rtn. Jayashree and Mr Chandrashekhar and the song "Chodo Kal Ki Baatien” by PP Dipak & Rtn. Vaijayantii. A total of 400 defence persons attended the program.