Chandigarh, Sep 16 (UNI) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda called upon the philanthropists and voluntary organizations to work with missionary zeal for mitigating the sufferings of the humanity.
These views were expressed by the Chief Minister while presiding over the installation ceremony of District Governors, Vice Governors and District Cabinet Secretary of North India unit of Lions Clubs. The function was organized by International Association of Lions Clubs, District 321-A3 at Mussoorie last evening.
The Chief Minister said that in the age of globalisation,the world had come closer and it was the need of the hour to serve the humanity in a better way in the age of commercialization. He said that a number of institutions had been set up in the country to serve the humanity.
He said that Lions Club was only a institution in the world which had got first rank in the 36 voluntary organizations and its branches were spread in 200 countries having 13 lakh members all over the world. He said that this Lion Club was set up in India in 1956 and it had 1.60 lakh members all over the country.
The Chief Minister said that he had derived the inspiration from the Lion Club and a number of innovative schemes had been launched by the Haryana government with a view to improve the socio economic status of the poor people.
While referring to a demand for providing land at Rohtak for opening of a community centre for the mentally retarded children, the Chief Minister assured that when the Haryana Ubran Development Authority would advertise the sites, priority would be given to the Lion Club.
International Director of Lions Club, Mr Venod Khanna appealed to the Lions to donate liberally for the upliftment of society. District Governor Mr Rajinder Bansal also spoke on the occasion.