Presentation at Rotary Club of Borivali
12th July 13
With reference to our yesterday’s telephone talk, it gives me great pleasure to invite you as Guest Speaker in first special meeting of Rotary Club of Borivli for the Rotary year 2013-14 scheduled between 8 and 10pm on 12th July ’13 at MCF Club, Borivlli West.
We request you to speak / give presentation for about 20 – 25 minutes on –Water…precious resource of nature ?
Rotary established in 1905, is an International organisation of service mind people spread in over 200 countries. With its HQ in Chicago, USA it is divided in more than 535 Districts in different geographical regions on our mother earth. Each Rotary District has 75 or more Rotary Clubs. Our District 3140 has 131 Rotary clubs spread in Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai regions. Rotary Club of Borivli is one of the premier clubs in Mumbai. With over 100 members club is celebrating 25 years (Silver Jubilee) of our service to mankind in this region. Our Silver Jubilee President Mayank Desai has many innovative ideas / programs in this year. New Rotary year starts on 1st July of every year and ends on 30th June of consecutive year, this is uniform in Rotary all over .
We request you to please confirm your presence in our meeting scheduled on 12th July and please do mail us your bio-data for formal introduction on that day. We would like to meet you at your convenient place in the first week of July.
Prafull J Sharma
Rotary Club of Borivali
Dear Rotarian Friends,
This week we are fortunate to have renowned personality Aabid Surtiji as chief guest who is well known as a painter, illustrator, artist and satirist. He has formed an NGO called Drop Dead.
He will address us in Hindi on how one man, with a firm desire can save millions of liters of Water.
What few know is that he has been waging a lonely war to save every drop of water by going to people’s houses and helping fix their leaking taps.
He has been doing this for over seven years in the sprawling suburb of Mira Road where he knocks on residents’ doors every Sunday morning. He is accompanied by a plumber who carries a bag full of O-rings (gaskets or washers) and repairs the leaks.
Although he has formed an NGO called Drop Dead (with the tagline: Save every drop, or drop dead), his is clearly a thankless job. No one ever asked him to take up such a campaign, no one pays for the cost of the washers, the salary of the plumber, or even for the time that Mr. Surti spends every Sunday morning.
He started by spending from his pocket, diverting award monies received to the cause; over the years he has received a few big and many small contributions from those who have heard about his mission and have been touched by it.
While some people remembered him as a writer or as a painter, few were aware of the fact that he was a screen writer for two outstanding film directors, Raj Khosla and Raj Kapoor, and had written several plays, too.
Mr. Surti had also written the dialogue for Hungama Bombay Ishtyle, a children’s film directed by Ayesha Sayani.
One of his books was titled Sufi which was a reportage mixed with a story of two living characters, one of them the author himself and the other a man called Iqbal who was “king”? of the underworld and under whom Dawood Ibrahim worked as a youth.
“The book covers most of the prominent facts and figures related to the rise of the organised Muslim crime world in Bombay. It’s a must-read.”
MY STORY IS NOT FROM RAGS TO RICHES, IT’S FROM RAGS TO HAPPINESS,SAYS ARTISTE AABID SURTI
Pl attend Rotary Regular Weekly Club Meeting on 11th July Thursday.
|Weekly meeting Date||11th July 2013 – Thursday ( Proponed by 1 day from 12th July- Friday)|
|Place||MCF Auditorium, Prem Nagar, Borivli West|
|Time||8 pm to 8.30 pm – Fellowship
8.30pm to 10 pm – Regular Meeting
10 pm onwards – Dinner
Eager to have you all on time so that meeting can be conducted as scheduled.
Yours In rotary.
Mayank D Desai
7th Oct. 13