Rotary Shantiniketan

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Pulse Polio camp

Rotary Shantiniketan along with Govt PHC organized a pulse polio camp for the resident kids. Over 135 kids got their Polio immunization doses.

Blood Donation camp

We conducted a Blood donation camp in Prestige Shantiniketan. 62 residents and staff donated blood.

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Rotary Zero Hunger

We supply rice every month to these 2 beneficiaries currently.

1. Sai sadhana Free hostel for Blind girls

This is a well managed hostel for 60 blind girls. They teach the children, train and empower them. They print and brail books.


2. Madilu Sevashrama

This is an orphanage for boys and girls run by 4 friends. Currently the strength of the hostel is 30 kids and they are planning to shelter more children who recently lost their parents to covid. They have plans to enhance the capacity and facilities of the ashram to accommodate new entries. Children there are being educated through online class these days.

Thanks for all your support. We have received enough funds to support these 2 beneficiaries and will continue to supply 100 Kgs of Rice per month till July 2022.

Canopy of Hope

Have you ever wondered how parents toiling at construction sites manage to care for their infant children? Sadly, they do not have a safe place to leave the children at home and end up carrying them to work. While the parents toil with the brick & mortar, the infant is often found sleeping under a tree near the construction site. Needless to say, the child is vulnerable to the vagaries of the weather, stray dogs and insects.

Rotary Shantiniketan along with Rotaract 3190 has devised an initiative, “Canopy of Hope” aiming to provide a handy canopy which these parents could use to shelter their children at the construction site.

Let’s join hands and provide as many shelters as possible !

Each canopy costs Rs 250, and is priceless to a mother looking to protect her child.

SVG & PSN Blood Camps

Collected a total of 145 units. 55 of them going directly to “Indira Gandhi Institute Of Child Health” for children after testing.

Blood donation - Myths & Reality

One unit of blood donated can save 3 lives.

We had invited Dr. Narasimha Swamy from the Rotary TTK Blood Bank to dispel some myths surrounding blood donations and answer your questions.

COVID vaccination assistance

We joined hands with Manipal Hospital, Whitefield to secure a dedicated slot for those who find it hard to secure slot using technology and apps. The dedicated hour also reduced the waiting time for beneficiaries as the time spent in the hospital was minimum. Approximately 300 citizens took advantage of this facility

SVG & PSN Blood Camps

The Raging Covid Situation in Bangalore was not the deterrent for our club to organize three blood donation camps when the city was facing acute shortage of blood. Our communities responded with great enthusiasm and donated 120 unit of bloods across all three camps.

COVID awareness drawing competition

We had organized a Drawing Competition for the community children. The winners of the competition were awarded with Set of educational books. It was a good change for the kids who were stuck indoors for a long time.

Supporting Karunashraya

Our Club Members generously donated a total of Rs 1.71 lakhs to Karunashraya Trust. The leading donor for this cause was Rtn. Anitha Reddy and her daughter. Karunashraya – literally meaning “abode of compassion”- is a joint project of “Indian Cancer Society” (Karnataka Chapter) and “Rotary Bangalore Indiranagar”. Karunashraya provides free-of-cost quality palliative care to advanced stage cancer patients who are beyond curative medical treatment. This is one of the Flagship projects of our Rotary district, and is a shining example of Rotary’s teamwork with funding from the “Health, Hunger & Humanity – 3H” Global Grant in partnership with Rotary Club of Farringdon and Rotary International District 1090

More History : SEVA – Karunashraya (Special Edition).pdf
Visit https://karunashraya.org/ for more info.

COVID lockdown relief efforts

The Coronavirus lock-down had badly affected daily wage workers, cart vendors and lots more such people. Many people are starving because they do not have a daily source of income. Along with with Rotary Metro and SME OneSource Make-In-India Foundation (NGO), we arranged for Good quality, Essential grocery kits. We distributed a total of 1020 kits totalling to over Rs 5L . Half of the Funds were contributed by the Club Members, and half by residents of PSN and SVG. This was an excellent example of team work across multiple Rotary clubs. Some contributed funds, some worked on the crowdsourcing platform, a member from another club had contact with a Rural food grains packing unit and arranged for the grains. A few clubs joined together and identified genuine beneficiaries, another Rotary member’s children digitized beneficiaries details and gave us tracking reports. You can view the timeline here : https://sites.google.com/view/sponsor-rotary-grocery-kits/home

Cancer Screening camp

We conducted a cancer screening camp for residents and staff of PSN. 165 cases were screened. 6 cases went on for further investigation, but fortunately no positive diagnosis was found.

Cancer awareness talk

Along with Pink Hope Connect, we conducted a program to help bring awareness through education on cancer prevention, preventable cancer risk factors, benefits of early diagnosis and availability of screening facilities. This session was beneficial to everyone including patients undergoing treatment or completed treatment and caregivers and patient’s family members and support volunteers.

We also had an interactive session with members from the Pinky Hope support Group, sharing their journey through cancer and Q n A

Rotary Shantiniketan Trust Formation

We registered our own trust – “Rotary Bangalore Shantiniketan Charitable Trust” to support the club in executing projects. In the long run, we should be able to get 80G exception and CSR funds, for our service projects.

Chair Yoga session

Yoga instructor – Maya Thakur Parmar conducted a session of Chair yoga at PSN. This is a gentle form of yoga and can be done even into our 90s. Regular practice can rid the body of ailments liek diabetes, thyroid, hypertension etc. It was well received, and over 100 residents participated in the live practice session.

Contribution to 2 Pedriatric heart surgeries

Rtn. MK Rajamane and family contributed for 2 Pedriatric heart surgeries to the Needy Heart Foundation . Needy Heart Foundation supports poor heart patients, irrespective of caste, creed, religion or gender, who often suffer a slow painful death without outside help.

Pulse Polio camp

We organize Pulse polio camp every year to immunize childen below the age of 5. Rotary has been working to eradicate polio for more than 35 years. Along with our partners, we have succeeded in bringing down case counts from 350,000 in 1988 to 2 in 2021. Our goal of ridding the world of this disease is closer than ever. We are fortunate to not have polio cases in the country currently. But it’s crucial to continue working to keep the country polio-free. If all eradication efforts stopped today, within 10 years, polio could paralyze as many as 200,000 children each year.

More about Rotary’s fight against polio

Water purifier for Support Staff @ PSN

We set up 5 Nos. UV water purifiers for the support staff at PSN in association with PSAOWA. Funds were contributed by Senior Citizens Ladies group and a PSN well wisher.

Cancer screening camp @ PSN

We conducted a Cancer screening camp, along with Vydehi cancer center for all the staff of PSN. 79 staff members got themselves screened and fortunately, there were no positive diagnosis.