COVID-19 is truly an opportunity in disguise. We at Leo Club of Gauhati did take a careful note of the past six months and planned things accordingly.
Our first and foremost challenge all this while was to draw a middle path between taking care of our members while serving the society and the need to stick to our goal of serving the needy people. Hence, we executed a few noteworthy service projects which were the need of the hour. The series of lockdowns and health impacts did change our way of working and serving.
In the past few months, our club conducted a Mega Mask Distribution project in association with thirteen Leo Clubs from four countries namely India, Nepal, Bangladesh & Nigeria serving an approximate beneficiary of five thousand people combined.
It was a satisfactory project because while doing it we realized that the poor and deprived sections of our society still tries hard to even own a two layer mask. It was also an important activity from the fellowship front because carrying out talks with clubs from four different countries with different time zones actually helped us know our networking skills and guided us where we could do much better.
We always have the blessings of our Lion Mentors in all our activities. Our advisor Lion Ajay Poddar Sir has been very active and has been guiding us like an older brother.
To conclude, I can only say that things aren’t same now and the time has come to bring a settlement between online and offline events. Service and fellowship are the two facets of the same coin of Leoism and I believe Leo Club of Gauhati has rightly drawn a balance and will continue to do the same in times to come.
The Leo movement in North East India has been serving and very active since its inception some 4 decades back. My home club, Leo Club of Gauhati chartered in 1974 is the oldest club of Leo District 322 G covering one of the largest geographical areas in India namely the states of Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram.
Article submitted by: Leo Aditya Agarwala
Article Writer Bio– I am Leo Aditya Agarwala, a member of Leo Club of Gauhati from the past 8 years. I have been the Public Relations Officer of my club and district for two and three years respectively. This year I am a general member and have played an active role in my club extension and service orientations.
NGO Name: Leo Club of Gauhati, Leo District 322 G
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