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The 58th Installation ceremony of Lions club of Rourkela held

Lions club of Rourkela, the first and the oldest club of district 322 C2 ie the complete geographical region of Odisha state (the then lion district 304-E) brought lionism into the state in 1960.

 The 58th Installation ceremony of the club was held today (9th July 2017) forenoon at Hotel Regency Inn, main Road, Rourkela. Past district Governor Lion Lala Jagdish Ray of District 322C5 was the Chief Guest cum Installation Officer. Lion Akshaya Kumar Jena was installed as the 58th President of the club and took oath along with his team of Office Bearers for the year 2017-18. It is not out place to mention that lionism started in 1917 in Chicago and this is the first year after centenary celebration. The programme started with invocation, reading of Flag salutation, lighting up of ceremonial lamp, offering floral tribute to Melvin Jones, prayer song and observed one minute silence prayer for world peace departed souls. Leo Niharika of Leo club of Rourkela read out the pledge.

The club President Lion Sunita Sreenivasan welcomed the Chief Guest, Guest, club members; invited guests etc to the occasion. Installation Committee Chairperson Lion Bijay Chauhan addressed the audience. Secretarial reports were presented by Lion Bharti Chandan and Leo Ayuysh Pradhan. Lion Jaspal Singh Chhabra introduced guest of honour PDG Lion G Vasudevan Nair, while PRO Lion Bhimasen Pradhan introduced Chief Guest cum Installation Officer. Next, the Installation Officer inducted the new members to the club and installed the office bearers. While installing, he elaborated the responsibility of each of the office bearers. The outgoing President Lion Sunita Sreenivasan handed over the gong to the incoming President Lion Jena as a mark of authority and escorted him to the dais. Lion Jena also presented his first presidential address.

During the ceremony Guest of Honour Lion Vasudevan Nair, second vice District Governor Lion Vinod Mohunta  and Region Chairman  Lion Sajjal Kumar Ray also addressed, appreciated the club activities and felicitated the new team.

The members of neighbouring lions clubs felicitated the newly installed team. At the end, secretary Lion Bharat K Dhal proposed a formal vote of thanks and after the National Anthem, President Lion Jena closed the meeting. This followed by a fellowship lunch. Past President Lion Rajesh C Malhotra was the master of ceremony.

Club sponsored a new club " Lions Club of Rourkela Smart City " on 6th June 2017

 A new lions club named as Lions club of Rourkela Smart City was inaugurated on 6th June 2017 by District Governor Lion Sanjay Kumar Sahu, District 322C2. The club was sponsored by Lions club of Rourkela, the oldest club of the district as well as of Odisha. A special function was organised on this day at Kanyaka Mandap, Basanti Colony and presided by the sponsoring club president Lion Sunita Sreenivasan. DG Lion Sahu inaugurated this club as the 45th club of the lion district which comprises of entire western area with 10 district of Odisha. District Governor inducted 29 members of this club to lionism and assured that with this new club, service activities will be strengthened more. It is not out of the place to mention that Lionism is completing its 100 years of service to the community on 7th June 2017. During the function, District Governor (Designate) Lion Brij Mohan Agarwal, Past District Governor Lion G Vasudevan Nair, Region Chairperson Lion Durgesh Nandini Biswal, Past Multiple Council Chairman Lion B N Patnaik were present.DG, DGE and PDG were introduced by Lion R S Khadanga, Lion Rashmita Panda and Lion Rajendra Panda respectively Lion Jaspal Singh Chhabra was the Inauguration Ceremony Chairman.  A large number of lion members of various clubs were present in the function. At the end, the new club President Lion Nabin Chakraborty proposed a formal vote of thanks. Leo Ashlesha Sahu was the master of ceremony. 

Club organised Tree plantation  on 7th August 2016

Lions club of Rourkela organised a tree plantation programme on 07.08.2016 in the premises of Hitech hospita & medical college. Total 32 saplings of Mango,Neem, Krushnachuda, Kadamba, Anar and Guava were planted. Club President Sunita and a large number lion members participated in this programme.

The 57th Installation ceremony of Lions club of Rourkela held

Lions club of Rourkela, the first and the oldest club of district 322 C2 ie the complete geographical region of Orissa state (the then lion district 304-E) brought lionism into the state in 1960.

 The 57th Installation ceremony of the club was held today (17th July 2016) at Rourkela Club, Sector-20 in the forenoon. Past district Governor Lion Hardeep Singh was the Chief Guest – cum Installation Officer. Lion Sunita Sreenivasan was installed as the 57th President of the club  and the first lady President of the club and took oath along with her team of Office Bearers for the year 2016-17. It is not out place to mention that lionism started in 1917 and this is the centenary year celebration.  The programme started with invocation, reading of Flag salutation, lighting up of ceremonial lamp, praying floral tribute to Melvin Jones, the father of Lionism, prayer song and observed one minute silence prayer for world peace departed souls.

The Club President Deepak Chandan welcomed the Chief Guest, Guest, club members; invited guests etc to the occasion. Installation Committee Chairperson P Karunakaran addressed the audience. Through Secretarial report Lion A K Jena presented the last year’s activities of the club. Lion Latha G Karunakaran introduced our Region Chairperson Ln Durgesh Nandini Bishwal to the audience while Lion Jagjit Singh introduced Chief Guest Lion Hardeep Singh. Lion Bishwal addressed the club and appreciated the service activities of the club and also congratulated the incoming President for her all lady PST team. Next, the Installation Officer Lion Hardeep Singh while installing the club elaborated the responsibility of each member of the Office Bearers. He also urged upon to increase the membership growth of the club . The outgoing President handed over the gong to the incoming President Lion Sunita Sreenivasan as a mark of authority and escorted her to the dais. Lion Sunita presented her presidential address.

The members of neighboring lions clubs felicitated the newly installed team. Amongst them are Lion Vinod Mohunta, Lion Malani, Lion Kuldeep Singh and Lion C S Mohapatra.  Niranjan Bhai of Savoniya Sikshyashrama, our associated project was also present in the function. At the end, Treasurer Bharti Chandan proposed a formal vote of thanks and Lion Sunita  Sreenivasan closed the meeting. This followed by a fellowship lunch. Past President cum PRO of the club Lion Bhimasen Pradhan was the master of ceremony.

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