KOHIMA, Feb 12 (NEPS): District Governor (DG) of the District 322D of the Lions Club of International, Amar Barooah, PMJF, has today urged the fellow Lions of the Lions Club of Kohima (LCK) to become a “role model” for others to emulate them. He told them to be “dedicated and devoted” with one track mind in the one of the largest “philanthropic organizations” of the world.
Addressing a function organized in honor of his visit to LCK here at Hotel Japfu on Sunday, the DG expressed his happiness on the various permanent and ongoing projects of the LCK. He further advised the fellow Lions in Kohima to organize more awareness programs on HIV, AIDS, and other Health related issues, etc in small ways. “You can organize awareness programs on HIV/AIDS, health related issues in schools and colleges with one or two recourses persons,” he said. “Our youth are easily attracted to negative sides and this should be arrested through such awareness programs.”
While expressing his happiness of the permanent project of the Leprosy inmates at Naga Bazaar, Barooah also took serious note of the news of the present Leprosy inmate center at Naga Bazaar being asked to shift somewhere. This matter was earlier raised by the LCK President Lion Er Hozheto Shikhu while delivering his welcome address to him (DG).
Shikhu disclosed that the present Leprosy Center whose living accommodation constructed by LCK had been asked to shift somewhere at the peripheries of the colony. He also explained the need to shift the present Leprosy center from the “logistic point of view” for which he requested the visiting DG to initiate for fund.
Shikhu also explained that when the marginalized section of the people was left defenseless, the LCK was compelled to step in to find alternative relocation for them.
DG assured that he would try his best to get fund from the International Lions Club, while asking the Lions at the same time to prepare detail project report at the earliest. “This is very genuine issue,” he said. “I hope we can get reasonable funding from the International Lions Clubs. This is a need-based project.” He further asked the Lions at Kohima to start working something, while pursuing for funding.
On the occasion, the DG also inducted two more new Lion members, Er Kaikho Dawman and Er Aroba.
LCK Secretary Oken Jeet Sandham had presented Club’s Reports on the occasion, while Lion Talitemsu Jamir read out brief profile of DG. Lion SP Francis pronounced invocation and flag salutation. Senior Lion Meren Paul, PMJF, was Mater of Ceremony, while LCK President Lion Er Hozheto Shikhu chaired the occasion.
Region Chairperson Lion PK Maheswari, Zone Chairperson Lion Kakheli Zhimomi and 1st Lady Lion Purabi Sharma, wife of DG were also present during the occasion. LCK Treasurer Lion Achakbou Newmai delivered Vote of Thanks.
Senior Lions and office bearers of LCK also attended the function.