Inaugurated on 25th May, 1959 the Lions Club of Juhu is one of the pioneers in India of the Lionistic Movement, developed to the ideal of Fellowship through service. The platform has channelized many to develop their social consciousness and leadership skills.
Under the auspices of the Club, in the last 53 years it has sponsored many permanent projects in the areas of Community Development, Medical Infrastructure & Relief, Rural Development and many sustainable living initiatives to impact the living styles of many less privileged.
Some of the Key initiatives:
- The famous & first of its kind Lions Juhu Municipal Childrens’ park at Santacruz (1961)
- Lions Juhu Beach Centre at Juhu Beach (1963)
- Lions Juhu High School, Vile Parle-E (1972)
- Lions Juhu Nandlal Jalan Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Vile Parle-E (1975)
- Ambulance Van to Vasai Blind Relief Association - Under Sight First Program, LCIF (1993)
- Lions Juhu Smrutivan at Charoti (1993-94)
- Lions Juhu Smt. M C Patel Dialysis Centre at Bhartiya Arogyanidhi Hospital, Juhu (2000)
- Lions Juhu Joggers Park, Versova (2001)
- Lions Juhu B K Trivedi Cardiac Centre at BSES MG Hospital, Andheri (2006)
- Lions Juhu Eye Care Centre at Bhaktivedanta Hospital, Mira Road (2009-10)
- 22 Corpus Foundations with an aggregate fund of ~ $ 625,000
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Edition 3: Jan-Mar 2013 issue (This can be best viewed in Google Chrome, Mozilla and Opera)
The Signature Project Click here to view the Swadhaar movie clip
Swadhaar was born out of an awareness that povery often lies in illiteracy
"Be the change that you want to see in the world"
- Mahatma Gandhi
Mr. Gaikwad, a tribal man in a small village of Maharashtra decided to be the change. He believed that education is a fundamental solution to poverty. Inspite of unfavourable circumstances, he got educated and worked tirelessly to open the doors of education which will lead to desirable influence over development of the rural individual, family, community and society resulting in reduced poverty and unemployment. The outcome of his effort is a residential school for Dalit / Adivasi children coming from neighbouring villages. Presently 430 students (girls & boys) live and study under one roof.
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