JANUARY 2024
Vocational Service Month

FROM THE
EDITOR'S DESK

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By GAUTAM SHRESTHA

Chair - District Publication & GML Subcommittee 2024-25

Dear Fellow Rotarians,

Stay warm during these chilly days.

I am deeply moved to witness the immense support pouring in from clubs across all regions, sharing news and activities. Your unwavering efforts motivates me to move forward with a positive outlook, and allowing me to showcase commendable works to the world.

Aligned with our commitment to spread the ‘Light of Hope’, envisioned by our DG Dhoju, I am touched by the multitude of service projects initiated by clubs across the district. Rotarians, with their golden hearts, are truly making a difference in this cold weather by distributing warm cloths, supporting mental health initiatives and providing training to youths for their career and financial independence. Keep up the fantastic work—Kudos!

January, designated as Vocational Service Month, has witnessed a series of impactful training sessions. I believe these endeavors have equipped our communities with essential skills. Rotary’s philosophy of skill-sharing and mutual growth is evidently at play.

The Sixteenth District Conference team is diligently preparing for the event scheduled for March 15-17 in Butwal, anticipating over 2,000 participants. I extend my best wishes for their success and urge fellow Rotarians to support this annual event with maximum participation.

Preparations for new leadership are also underway. DGE Rajendra Man Sherchan attended the Rotary International Assembly in Orlando, Florida, USA, where he witnessed the launch of the RI Presidential Theme 2024-25 – The Magic of Rotary. Congratulations to RI President-Elect Stephanie Urchick, on your new theme. Our District is also gearing up for the upcoming Rotary year with great energy under the leadership of DGE Sherchan. Best wishes to him.

As we step into February, designated as Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention Month, Rotarians shoulder the responsibility to foster peace in our communities. Building peace extends beyond resolving wars and political crises; it involves promoting social harmony, supporting justice, and advocating for lasting communal collaborations. Let us all be beacons of hope and champions of peace!

Yours in Rotary,

Rtn. Raj Shrestha
Chair, District Publication and GML Sub-Committee 2023-24
Rotary International District 3292, Nepal-Bhutan