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Parrikar’s praise for Rotary club of Panaji Mid-Town

By on August 19, 2017
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Parrikar’s praise for Rotary club of Panaji Mid-Town

Rtn Ashish Prabhu Verlekar, chartered accountant, was installed as the president of Rotary club of Panaji Mid-Town for 2017-18 at a ceremony at The Mandovi, Panaji recently. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was the chief guest.

The other Board members include Mahesh Patil, Kedar Kenkre, Sunil Mone, Sanjiv Desai, Haroon Ibrahim, Manohar Kamat, Amit Sukhtankar, Vijay Hede, Siddha Sardesai, Bhupesh Shah, Santosh Shetye, Prakash Kapadia, Yatin Parekh, Dr Deep Bhandare, Tanmay Kholkar, Gaurish Shirodkar, Manoj Caculo, Milind Shankhwalkar, Ashok Menon, Kedar Dhume, MG Chandrashekhar and Dinar Tarcar.
Parrikar complimented Rotary Club of Panaji Mid-Town for taking up the Swacchh Bharat initiative to be executed through ‘WinS Project’, and said the Goa government was willing to associate with the club in scaling up the number of schools covered under this project. WinS is Wash in Schools with WASH referring to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. This is a Rotary International focus project for India which Rotary Club of Panaji Mid-Town intends to execute in rural and urban schools in Goa. This also forms an integral part of the Swachh Bharat campaign.
After doing a Gap analysis based on a UNICEF survey, the club has identified the schools for the WinS project which will comprehensively cover aspects like providing safe drinking water, constructing/ renovating/repairing gender segregated toilets in the schools, multiple hand wash stations with soap, menstrual hygiene management by way of vending machines and incinerators, behavioural change through teachers’ training, and orientation and supervision of students during hand washing.
After implementing the project, an operation and maintenance plan will be created with the school management to ensure that schools maintain/repair the installed infrastructure on a regular basis. A cost benefit analysis of each school will be undertaken.
Twenty schools have been proposed to be adopted for the project, with an implementation period of around 1-2 years. The total project cost is more than `1 crore which the club has already generated through contributions from Goa Shipyard Ltd, Mormugao Port Trust, Rosenberger Electronics India Pvt Ltd, Automobile Corporation of Goa Ltd, Kineco Limited, Kineco Kaman Composites India Pvt Ltd, Pentair Water India Ltd, Tata Housing Development Co Ltd and Umiya Builders & Developers. 
Individual donors included Shrinivas Dempo, Anand Bose, Gavin Dsouza, Ashraf Motiwala, Naresh Naik, Sohan Juwarker, Jones Jorge and Nalin & Renu Sachdeva.

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