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Pleasure Of Giving Succour To Rickshaw Pullers In Sweltering Heat

It was an occasion coinciding with the beginning of the Rotary year. And, what better way to celebrate than help give succour to the profusely sweating men pulling the rickshaws on city roads in this sweltering heat. Rotary Club of Chandigarh on Sunday made a good choice while launching ‘Rotary Rahat Programme’, presenting two dozen-odd rickshaw pullers outside Aroma Hotel in Sector 22 a set of insulated water bottle and a towel each. Later, Rotary Club of Chandigarh volunteers fanned out in different directions of the city and a couple of adjoining villages to distribute the sets to other rickshaw pullers.

The pleasure of giving was seen to be believed as the first rickshaw puller, a young man from Uttar Pradesh, took out the presented water bottle from its insulation cover and took a hearty gulp of the refreshing cold water. Senior Superintendent of Police (Traffic & Security) of Chandigarh Police Shashank Anand and young volunteers from Rotary Club of Chandigarh presented the sets to the beneficiaries.

Pleasure Of Giving Succour To Rickshaw Pullers In Sweltering Heat, Lifeinchd

Photos By : Life In Chandigarh

Club President AP Singh told lifeinchandigarh.com that initially 500 sets will be distributed among rickshaw pullers outside hospitals, inter-state bus stands, Railway station, and important road junctions in the city, besides Dhanas and Saketri villages.

Pleasure Of Giving Succour To Rickshaw Pullers In Sweltering Heat, Lifeinchd

Pleasure Of Giving Succour To Rickshaw Pullers In Sweltering Heat, Lifeinchd

He said Rotary Clubs were focussed on service of the community and they continue to provide assistance to the poor and the needy in several ways, which include organising health camps in the slum areas. “This idea of giving water bottles and towels to rickshaw-pullers in the height of summers came from veteran Rotarian Kanwal Bedi, and what better day to start the programme than on the first day of the Rotary year,” Singh added.

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