Rtn. Dr Amit Andre Becomes President Of Rotary Club of Pune Deccan Gymkhana

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Shivajinagar, 22nd June 2022: The ceremonial change of leadership team in the Rotary Club of Pune Deccan Gymkhana (chartered in 2003) was organized in a grand event at Hotel Deccan Royale.

Rtn. Dr.Amit Andre and Rtn.Dr. Umesh Falak received the baton of President and Secretary from the Immediate Past President Rtn. Shirish Pingale and Secretary Rtn. Prachi Andre. The chief guest for the evening was the District Governor (Elect) Rtn. Dr Anil Parmar.



Several eminent officials of Rotary District 3131 including DGN Rtn. Manjoo Phadke, Asst. Governor Rtn.Sandip Patil, Asst. Governor(E) Rtn.Mohan Chaubal and several others graced the occasion.

The outgoing Secretary Rtn.Prachi Andre presented the Secretarial report for the year 2021-22 which highlighted the major projects, important and interesting meetings, and the total giving of the club to the Rotary Foundation.

Outgoing President Rtn. Shirish Pingale recounting his journey as the president for the past year was full of gratitude for the support of his team and the club members. As he introduced the incoming President, he expressed his conviction that the new incumbent would take the club to newer heights.

Rtn Dr.Amit Andre in his acceptance speech gave an overview of his plans for the coming year. Being an information technology and Artificial Intelligence expert his vision is to make the club 100% digital. He along with his team will work on enhancing the club’s reach in education, healthcare, environment, economic and community development and peace and conflict resolution. He also expressed his plans to identify and execute a sustainable signature project. He will focus on exclusive corporate relationships to increase their participation in CSR funded projects.

Chief Guest Rtn. Dr Anil Parmar congratulated the incoming President and his team and lauded the plans for the coming year. Commenting on the President’s plan of planting one lakh trees in the Pune urban area, he said that he would have to rethink the district plans. He was impressed by the concept of maintaining the happiness index of members.

Explaining the vision of Rotary International President (E) Rtn. Jennifer Jones, he said it was important to find the right ‘part’ to engage each member as well as to put into practice the concept of diversity and inclusivity.