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Lagos Island Rotary Club inducts Agrawal as president

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The Rotary Club of Lagos Island (RCLI) District 9110 has inducted Rotarian Vipul Agrawal, as its fourth President.

Speaking at the induction ceremony in Lagos, Agrawal noted that the RCLI is more than ever before committed to the delivery of service to Nigerians and other nations.

While thanking members of the Club for electing him to serve, Agrawal said: “I am humbled and excited by the vast canvas of opportunities to do service for our communities that await us. We will strive to do our best to make a difference in lives for the less-privileged in the communities we live in.”

Agrawal, who took over from Rotarian Rajkumar Gulati, is a leading building industry professional, and a senior member of the Lafarge Nigeria management team. His wife, Rotarian Poonam Agrawal, is also an active member of RCLI, who has a passion for conserving the environment and habitat.

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Gulati, who tasked Agrawal to continue rendering selfless service, which the Club is known for, urged Nigerians to avail themselves of the services of the club.

Noting that RCLI is one of the youngest Rotary Clubs in Nigeria, but has achieved mega club status since inception, he said the club also has the largest number of female members in Africa.

According to him, RCLI will focus on five key areas, which include Vision 2020, a free cataract eye surgery for the needy in both Lagos and Kano states in association with Geeta Ashram, Lekki; blood donation camps – almost two camps organised monthly to encourage the habit of blood donation, as well as providing an efficient medical resource that saves lives.
 
Listing schools rehabilitation as one of the club’s projects, Agrawal said: “We have adopted two schools in Lagos Island in an under-privileged area, Teslim Elias Model Primary and Union Baptist schools. We fully refurbished their toilet blocks and plan to continue with other schools.”

Also among the projects carried out by the RCLI are community projects that provide food, beverages, clothing and footwear to the needy, indigent and particularly at Leprosy Hospices.

Others include polio eradication programme, sensitising communities, volunteers, youngsters and students for eradication of polio; sanitation and hygiene outreach projects including health education and distribution of sanitary napkins to girls at schools and building toilets in schools as well as vocational training and artificial limb replacement initiatives with leading partners.


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