SAMAROH- the annual Rotary District Conference of Rotary International District 3291 was held from 6th to 8th January, 2017 at the Nicco Park Lawns, Salt Lake. The three daylong conference featured nine general sessions on various issues of social and economic importance largely centered on the humanitarian work undertaken by Rotary International globally.
Friday afternoon witnessed a grand opening with address by District Governor Shyamashree Sen in presence of national and international dignitaries including RIPR AS Venkatesh, Ambarish Dasgupta and Deepa Willingham, the founder of the PACE Foundation as special guests.
The conference is a congress of around 1500 Rotarians, most of them being the city’s important decision makers, opinion leaders, industrialists and media.
Eminent personalities as Jawhar Sircar, Mohan Guruswamy, Dilip Cherian, Dr Pramath Sinha, Prof Dr Sanjay Mukherjee, Boria Majumdar, Dr Palash Sen, Dr Sylvia Whitlock, Chandrashekhar Ghosh, Urmi Basu , Deepa Willingham are few of the speakers who deliberated on some of the state’s most pressing challenges at the conference.
In addition, the conference also acknowledged vocational excellence by giving Rotary Banga Ratna Awards to personalities from various vocations. Awards conferred upon the following personalities for their extraordinary contribution to the society. Alokananda Roy, Jawhar Sircar, Dr Palash Sen, Chandrashekhar Ghosh, Tridib Chattopadhyay, and Arunlal will be receiving the awards.
Cultural presentation by Debojyoti Mishra and his group pay tribute to SD Burman and RD Burman on the first day and performance by the Indi-pop band Euphoria on Day 2 set the entertainment barometer on for the conference.