I convey my congratulations to Rotary in India for making a record contribution of US$ 20.01 million representing an increase of 30% over the previous year. With this contribution, we are # 2 in the Rotary world and only next to U.S.A. who is at # 1 position.
6 Districts from India figure in the list of top 50 Districts in the world for their total contributions to TRF. District 3141 with its contribution of US$ 2.72 million is ranked at # 2 position in the world.
It is a matter of immense pride that Zone 5 comprising of Southern and Central India, Maldives and Sri Lanka ranks at # 5 position with a total contribution of US$ 9.05 million.
The credit for this record performance goes to the District Governors, RRFCs, EMGAs, Rotary Coordinators, RPICs and their team of assistants who were guided by the TRF Trustee Chair Kalyan Banerjee and TRF Trustee Sushil Gupta.
Stewardship issues pertaining to Global Grants have been a matter of concern. At the initiative of RI Director Basker, The Rotary Foundation has agreed to work with an Oversight Panel which will conduct audits on completed Global Grants in India. This initiative will be a pilot for one year beginning July 1st, 2017 until 30th June 2018 and will function at no cost to Rotary.
Let us collectively work to make a difference in this world.
Chairman, Rotary Foundation India, 2015–16
Rotary Club of Ambala.
Vice Chair, Rotary Foundation (India) 2013-14.
Director, Rotary International 2011-13.