Rotary International President Sakuji Tanaka on a maiden tour to Hyderabad

Hyderabad: Sakuji Tanaka, a Japanese, President of Rotary International, is a on a three day maiden visit to the city. He assumed office recently in a international Rotary Convention held in Bangkok.

During his stay in the city he will address International Zonal Conference christened Namaste Hyderabad organized by Rotary Institute. It is expected to be attended by 800 plus top level Rotary Delegates from India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Bhutan. They include Rotary District Governors, Past Governors, Directors and other top brass.

The top brass of Rotary will descend to city for the first time in the past 24 years, including two out of three ex-Indian Rotary International Presidents, Kalyan Banerjee and Rajendra K. Saboo. The Rotary Foundation Trustee, Antonio Halage, Ashok Mahajan, Rotary

Rotary International President Sakuji Tanaka
Rotary International President Sakuji Tanaka. Image: Rotary International
International Director Yash Pal Das, Shekhar Mehta and others are also scheduled to attend the event. This conference is slated to be held on 22nd at Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC).

On his arrival on 21st, Sakuji Tanaka will distribute 10,000 School Dual Desks at Hitex Grounds. These desks are distributed free of cost with the support of The Rotary Foundation and Rotarian Pekka Pietilainen- District Governor of Rotary District 1400, Rotarian Bob Stowell District Governor of District 5950 and Rotarian John Dodd, District Governor of District 9680. This distribution function will be graced attended by D. Purandeswari, Minister of State for Commerce, Government of India and Nadendla Manohar, Speaker of A.P Legislative Assembly. 500 Tricycles, 325 Sewing Machines will be distributed on 23rd and 24th November at Hitex in city.

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