Saturday, 14 July 2018

Inauguration of lecture series : Layman & Housing Laws

One of the flagship projects of 2018-19 – a knowledge sharing lecture series titled “Layman & Housing Laws” was inaugurated on Sunday, 11th July, 2018 by Chief Guest Past District Governor Rtn.Sajjan Goenka at Rotary Service Centre.  Speaking on the occasion, President Anand Gupta explained the need for this lecture series for the community. PDG Sajjan Goenka lauded the efforts of the Club as well as the partners in the project viz. Maharashtra Societies Welfare Association (MSWA)

The inaugural lecture on ‘Success Story of MahaRERA’ was given by housing guru CA Ramesh Prabhu, Founder Chairman of MSWA.  His talk was full of statistics about success of MahaRERA. He informed that more 20000 complaints were received in MahaRERAtill date out of which about 15000 have been resolved in forty-five to fifty days from the date of complaint. He further highlighted that there is a provision for appeal to Appellate Tribunal wherein till date about two hundred appeals have been filed out of which more than 60% appeals were decided within forty-five days. He clarified that redevelopment projects of housing societies are also covered under RERA and the housing societies are also liable jointly with the developer for obligations under the Law.

Rtn. Adv. Hiralal Suthar spoke on the “Disputes and Resolutions” under co-operative laws and highlighted the nature of disputes in co-operative housing and premises societies and the reasons for the same. He brought to the notice avenues for resolutions of these disputes. He further observed that the national policy on co-operatives formulated in 2002 has been implemented through 97thAmendments of the Constitution. He highlighted various issues the adjudication of which comes within the jurisdiction of Registrar as well as certain other issued over which the Co-operative Courts exercise jurisdiction. He also highlighted that arbitration, reconciliation, Lok Adalat and mediation are also integral part of the dispute resolution mechanism.

The meeting was well attended despite heavy rains and there was a lively question and answers session.

Concluding the talk,CA Shri Ramesh Prabhu informed that the next topic for discussion on Sunday, 5th August 2018 will be “Redevelopment” and Adv. Rtn. Hiralal Suthar confirmed that the next topic fordiscussions will be transfer of shares and interest in a co-operative housing and premises societies on sale, gift, release of interest or part thereof, transfer to the nominee and transfer to legal heirs on demise of member as well as transfers following the Will of a deceased member and will also analyse the Supreme Court Judgement in re. “IndraniWahi” dealing with transfer to a nominee which has gone viral on social media creating serious confusion.

Rtn. Adv. Hiralal Suthar

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Rotary Bombay West honours Dr.Hansaji Yogendra and CA Ramesh Prabhu

Rotary Clubs world over invite people from the community who have distinguished themselves by meritorious service and embody Rotary ideals, or those considered friends of Rotary for their support of Rotary's causes to join Rotary as HONORARY MEMBERS for one Rotary Year at a time.  This year, we take pride in announcing that two such accomplished individuals who meet the criteria for Honorary Membership have been inducted as HONORARY MEMBERS of Rotary Club of Bombay West for Rotary Year 2018-19.  They are CA RAMESH PRABHU, Founder Chairman of Maharashtra Societies Welfare Association and Dr. HANSAJI YOGENDRA, Director of The Yoga Institute, Santacruz East – the world’s oldest organized YOGA CENTRE.

Both the honorary members have promised their support to the Club in its community service initiatives.

The Club has already launched Yoga Classes at Rotary Service Centre in association with The Yoga Institute and the initial response is overwhelming.

CA Ramesh Prabhu and Maharashtra Societies Welfare Association have joined hands with the Club to launch a Knowledge Series for Mumbaikars titled LAYMAN & HOUSING LAWS on first Sundays of the months.  The inaugural session is being held on Sunday 8th July 2018 at Rotary Service Centre and is open to public.  CA Ramesh Prabhu will be making a presentation on "Success of MahaRERA" while Rtn.Adv.Hiralal Suthar will talk about "Disputes & Resolutions in Co-op.Housing Societies".

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Yoga Classes @ Rotary Juhu

Rotary Club of Bombay West join hands with The Yoga Institute, Santacruz East to promote YOGA – A Way of Life by commencing regular Yoga Classes at Rotary Service Centre, Juhu Tara Road, Santacruz West, Mumbai.

A formal inauguration of the project was done by none other than Dr.Hansaji Yogendra, Director, The Yoga Institute – the world’s oldest organized Yoga Centre – at a ceremony held on Sunday, 1st July, 2018.  The regular Yoga Classes are now being conducted on all week days, from 6:30 AM onwards to 8:30 AM.  The Yoga Institute promises teaching authentic Classical Ashtanga Hatha Yoga, from expert certified teachers of Asanas, Pranayams, Sukshma Vyayam, Kriyas, Meditation and Asthanga Yogic concepts.  It’s a great way to rejuvenate and revitalize the body, mind and spirit.

Contact The Yoga Institute on 9821367588 or Rotary Club of Bombay West on 022-26609847 / 26607217 for further details.

Anand Gupta Installed as President of Rotary Club of Bombay West

At a glittering ceremony held at Rotary Service Centre, Juhu, Rtn.Anand Gupta was installed as the 65th President of Rotary Club of Bombay West, the second oldest and one the largest Clubs in RI District 3141, on Sunday, 1st July, 2018 in presence of Chief Guest, Rtn.Shashi Sharma, District Governor for 2018-19.

Rtn.Anand Gupta in his acceptance speech, unveiled the plans he has made for the new Rotary Year which including launching Yoga Classes at Rotary Service Centre in association with The Yoga Institute, Santacruz East – the world’s oldest organized Yoga Centre, launch of a Knowledge Series – Layman & Housing Laws in association with Maharashtra Societies Welfare Association, a guidance cell for students wishing to avail Education Loans from Banks for higher education and Project Green – an initiative to plant trees on behalf of members on their birthdays and wedding anniversaries.  

Speaking on the occasion, DG Rtn.Shashi Sharma praised the Club for its range of community service in all focus areas of Rotary International.  He urged the members of the Club to support the new President in creating miracles during 2018-19 and help him take the Club to newer heights.

Friday, 21 July 2017

Honours for Veteran Bollywood Star Prem Chopra

Rotary Club of Bombay West honoured veteran bollywood actor Prem Chopra with Vocational Appreciation Award on Wednesday, 19th July, 2017.


Saturday, 10 June 2017

RI Honours Rtn.Arvind Shah

Our Past President Rtn.Arvind Shah received a pleasant surprise on his 80th birthday!  President Aslam Merchant, in presence of Chief Guest - District Governor Nominee Designate Harjit Singh Talwar, presented him with a AVENUES OF SERVICE Citation received from Rotary International President John Germ.

It was an evening to remember...  Wed 7th June 2017.  Rtn.Arvind Shah celebrated his birthday in a grand style - sponsoring a well spread out sumptuous dinner for the members and his family and friends.  And to top up the happy occasion, Rtn.Arvindbhai handed over a cheque of US $ 1000/- favouring The Rotary Foundation (India) as his contribution towards the Annual Fund.

The celebrations continued with an avalanche of inexplicably beautiful and humorous shayaris by Chief Guest Harjit. His inspiring and soothing shayaris on friendship, time, timeless love, happiness etc.. were well enjoyed by the members. 

Later, two inbound RYE students, Tomas Juarez from Argentina and Finn Petermann from Germany exchanged flags and gifts with President Aslam. They also made presentations on their stay in India. Tomas, from Argentina mentioned it was a memorable stay in India and that he is taking back many memories which he will cherish always. Finn, from Germany also spoke about his adjustments as well as pleasant experiences while in India. They both thanked their host families, RCBW and all the members for their continual support.President Aslam wished them good luck in their future endeavours. 

A special recognition for Rtn.Poorna Doshi, daughter of Rtn. Rajul Doshi was to appreciate Poorna’s goodwill and relationship she has still maintained with her Host Club and Host parents as an RYE student, which helped RCBW in getting first international partner for Global Grant. 

Report by Rtn.Shefali Shah

Thursday, 1 June 2017

RCBW Honours Brand Guru Shri Jagdeep Kapoor

Rotary Club of Bombay West awarded Brand Guru Shri Jagdeep Kapoor with Kalyan Banerjee Leadership Change-maker Award 2016-17  by President Rtn.Aslam Merchant in presence of Past Rotary International President & Trustee Chair (2016-17), The Rotary Foundation, Rtn.Kalyan Banerjee and RI District Goveror Rtn.Gopal Mandhania.

The Award function was held at Rotary Service Centre yesterday as a part of Kalyan Banerjee Leadership Lecture delivered by Brand Guru Shri Jagdeep Kapoor titled : LEADERSHIP BRAND. BRAND LEADERSHIP.  A packed audience, consisting of members of RCBW, Rotarians from other Rotary Clubs in Rotary International’s Dist.3141 and invited guests from business and industry, applauded and also gave a standing ovation to Shri Kapoor for his lucid oration delivered with a flair and finesse he is known for.

Shri Jagdeep Kapoor shared some of the Leadership Mantras and co-related beautifully with the Brand Mantras which we usually associate with products and services.  A Leader can create his own Brand by following these Mantras like Forward Thinking, Integrity, Leading by Example, Staying Ahead and Acknowledging the team members.

Earlier, Rtn.Kalyan Banerjee shared his pleasure at being invited as a Chief Guest to the event which was named after him and hoped that RCBW will keep inviting him year after year, even after he relinquishes the highest office in The Rotary Foundation.  He was formally introduced by Rtn.Mandhania in his own unique style.