Atlanta, GA: The Rotary Club of Clayton County’s programs include several water and literacy projects in India. Dr Paddy Sharma and Rotarian Lata Chinnan, recently returned from India where they went to vaccinate children against polio as part of National Immunization Day. The two spent three days in and around Delhi giving oral polio drops to children in the 160 booths set up by Rotary and the Government of India to keep the country polio free.
“I am happy and proud that Georgia will be hosting the 2017 Rotary International Convention,” Dr Sharma said. Thousands of Rotarians from around the world will visit Atlanta during the convention. The number of visitors is expected to exceed 25,000.
The Rotary Foundation started in Atlanta in 1917 and the annual conference will celebrate the organization’s 100th anniversary.
Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. In more than 160 countries worldwide, approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 30,000 Rotary clubs. The main objective of Rotary is service — in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world.