‘UMANG DISCON 2020' Ends on a Positive Note.
Rotary District 3141 Conference ‘UMANG DISCON 2020' Successfully Concluded in Mumbai
by Shrutee K/DNS
Umang DISCON 2020- a District Conference of Rotary District 3141, under the leadership of District Governor Harjit Singh Talwar, Successfully Concluded at Mumbai recently with Mega attendance of about 800 delegates.
The event, hosted by the home Club of the District Governor, Rotary Club of Bombay Mulund Valley, was a thumping success.
Chief Guest RIPR RID, LARRY DIMMIT and LOIS graced the occasion and gave away the citations with inspiring talk on the fundamental principles of justice.
Convenor Rotarian Ramon Abrol, did a marvelous job looking into every minute detail and arrangements. Speakers were curated, selected by a team of Rotarians led by Rtn. Ramon Abrol.
District Conference Umang DISCON 2020, an annual event organized by Rotary to bring people together, share the good work done and energize and inspire them to think and do bigger, better and bolder work by honoring achievers in various fields of life and inviting them to share their experiences, collected huge donations more than USD10,000 for humanitarian causes received awards.
Speaking to the 800 odd delegates about the significance of this platform, Rotary District Governor Rtn. Harjit Singh Talwar said "Umang DISCON is meticulously designed to be a constellation of the brightest stars of the universe. When we participate in the District Conference, experience the engaging energy of speakers, and immerse ourselves in the pulsating passion that propelled them to achieve what they did inspite of the trying circumstances they faced, our heads bow down in respect; Hearts melt at the hardships they faced; Then, hope swells that if they did it, we too can. People in this electrifying space, full of light, energy, pride, humility, achievements, compassion, lifting us up, energizing us and taking us to highest realms of possibilities, will certainly achieve greater heights in personal, social and professional life.”
“Delighted to be one of the Awardees from Rotary, such a prestigious organization known for its integrity and transparency, it is also a privilege to be a speaker among so many achievers,” said Capt. Rishabh Kapur of AIR INDIA.It is a great platform to share your thoughts, Rotarians being thought leaders,” he added.This is the best platform for me, as Rotarians throughout the country do great work with schools. If I want to reach every nook and corner of the country, Rotary is the best medium to do so. Rotary is a trusted, resourceful organization with committed people. I look forward to being there.”
Rotary membership is increasing. It is because Rotarians find meaning and purpose in this engagement. The conference promises to be brimming with engaging national speakers, energetic engagement sessions and inspirational programs. There will be something to pique everyone’s curiosity.
The event was also graced by Poonam Dhillon who spoke about the women’s sanitary problems in India.
Rotarian Harjit Singh Talwar added, “Rotary District 3141 has been doing commendable work for all sections of community, especially the underprivileged ones. Umang Discon 2020 was an event to showcase these fabulous achievements with the engagement of Rotarians and partners in service.The delegates could witness a galaxy of achievers and speakers during these two days of Umang Discon 2020”.
The event was truly UMANG. Every person in the auditorium listened spell bound to the tales of miracles achieved by doctors, social reformers, entrepreneurs, thought leaders, financial analysts, artists and even victims of regressive practices, and poverty. Every person realized that we don’t have to wait for miracles, we are the miracle. We can wipe tears, bring relief, provide employment, make people self reliant, unite families, restore health. Everyone went back highly motivated to be the miracle. Every one went back loaded with ideas of projects they could take up. As people from 90 clubs and some from outside the District mingled, lots of new ideas, and partnerships emerged. The icing on the cake was the announcement that our Rotary Hum Safar is now in the Guiness Book of Records reinforced faith in everyone that we are the miracle in this world and we can bring positive change. The District Governor in his closing address mentioned that the day Rotary becomes redundant is when all the problems of society are wiped away and there is no need for such an organization. Until then everyone needs to stay connected to community needs and keep working day and night to make that miracle a reality.
There was an unprecedented lucky draw where many gifts and goodies including Cell phones and CCTV cameras and Electronic Safes were handed out. Rotarians enjoyed in each other’s luck and there was joy and bonhomie in the air.
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