GUWAHATI, April 13 - The year-long golden jubilee celebration of the Lions Club of Narangi, which is one of the oldest Lions Clubs of North East India, concluded with a day-long programme on April 2, a press release received here stated.
The programme started with a number of projects at the club�s adopted village of Burha Mayong on way to Pobitora. International Director of Lions Clubs International, GS Hora interacted with the schoolchildren of Burah Mayong Janajatiya High School and inaugurated the electrification of the school building. He subsequently inspected the boys and girls toilets which were equipped with overhead water supply, all provided by the club.
Thereafter, he visited the local Mahila Samiti and inspected the building provided by the club with toilet facilities. He was particularly impressed by the handloom and yarn provided by the club and made a few purchases of the finished products. He assured the club members that he would bring this self-employment project to the notice of the Lions Clubs International Foundations and arrange for micro financing it.
In the evening, a very well-attended meeting was addressed by the International Director as the chief guest. The meeting was also attended by the Lions District Governor Dr SK Dhar, District Governor (Elect) Roman Bordoloi, and a galaxy of past District Governors.
Hora, while congratulating the members for completing 50 years of glorious activities, suggested newer community services and getting LCIF�s financial assistance. He also honoured two senior members of the Club, namely Dr SC Dutta and Dr DC Borkotoky with the International President�s Certificate of Appreciation.
Earlier, the club presented the Golden Jubilee Award to two distinguished personalities, namely Minoti Barthakur, a crusader against cancer and Pradip Baruah, a journalist and founder of the hugely popular and highly respected periodical Prantik, for their extraordinary services to the community.
A souvenir was also brought out on the occasion which contained the genesis of the Lions Club of Narangi and other articles on various topics of common interest.