The Membership of Rotary Club of Accra-industrial paid a courtesy call on the Indian High Commissioner to Ghana, Sugandh Rajaram in his office at Roman Ridge in Accra.
This visit follows an invitation extended to the members of the Club following a request by the president of the Club Mr Santosh Gopalan Nair and the Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta for the High Commissioner to officially join the Rotary family.
The President and the Board of the Rotary Club of Accra-industrial took advantage of the visit to officially induct the Indian High Commissioner to Ghana, Sugandh Rajaram to the club.
He has been made an honorary member and also in attendance were the Charter President, Francis Sam, the President Elect, Senchim Dean, the Membership Director, Nana Konadu, PR and Fundraising Director, Prosper Ashiquaye Doku and other members of the board.
The induction ceremony was conducted by the President in the presence of the board members.
Rotarian President Santosh in inducting the diplomat, indicated that, Rotary as an international organization and its member clubs, from time to time, add new members so that it may not only increase its usefulness and influence as a club, but also to extend the spirit of Rotary throughout its jurisdiction and beyond.
He welcomed the diplomat to the ranks and admitted him to membership in the Rotary Club of Accra Industrial.
He also affirmed that the Diplomat manifested and exemplified those qualities of head and of heart, which fit him to interpret and impart the message and ideals of Rotary to those with whom he comes in contact with.
He stated that Mr Sugandh Rajaram has been admitted not only to the Rotary Club of Accra Industrial but also to a worldwide association; and by virtue of his membership in this club; he will be welcomed into the fellowship of any Rotary club the world over.
He said, “the honor and privilege of Rotary membership carry with it duties and obligations and charged him to abide by the Four Way Test which is one of the governing instruments of what Rotary members do, think and say in their daily endeavors”.
He was symbolically pinned which pin he must carry all the time. He was also given implements contained in a file that included; a pen drive containing various rotary information, a framed Four Way Test, a bannerette and a rotary cloth.
He was therefore implored to honour the club’s meetings, to perform his share of club service, and to place his knowledge, expertise and talents at the disposal of the club in its task of carrying the principles of Rotary into the daily life of the community we serve.
The diplomat in his acceptance speech expressed his profound gratitude and relished the invaluable opportunity accorded him by the rotary club of Accra-Industrial to serve humanity some more.
He underscored the need for Rotary and his outfit to collaborate on many fronts to serve the vulnerable.
He intimated that his life, both public and private is about service to humanity which fits squarely into the ideals and objects of Rotary and so therefore he would use the time available to him to serve as an honorary member of the club.
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