franchise and bring in leaders with
high ethical standards: says Mr. V. Rama Rao, Former Governor, Govt. of
Hyderabad East honours Mr.
Navin Mittal, Dr. P. G. Sastry and Mrs. Lynne with Vocational Excellence
Mr Navin Mittal,
Collector - Hyderabad speaking immediately after
receiving the 'Vocational Excellence Award' from
Rotary Club of Hyderabad East
Mr. V. Rama Rao, Former Governor, Government of Sikkim
urged citizens to exercise their franchise, participate in the voting and
bring in leaders with high ethical standards so that good Governance will
prevail. Mr. Rao was speaking at the Rotary Club of Hyderabad East’s
Vocational Excellence Awards presentation ceremony. Mr. Rama Rao was the
chief guest at the function held late evening on Friday here at Hotel NKMs
Grand, Hyderabad. Mr. Rao explained the need for Political leaders with
ethical standards to govern the country and this should start from
educating people to participate in the voting, he said. Rotarians should
exercise their franchise and also educate people to participate in the
voting, he added. The Rotary Club of Hyderabad East honoured Mr. Navin
Mittal, Collector, Hyderabad District; Dr. P. G. Sastry, Former Chairman,
Environmental Clearance Board, Government of Andhra Pradesh; and Mrs.
Lynne, Founder - AGAPE with Vocational Excellence Awards.
Speaking on the occasion Rotarian M. Surendranath, President - Rotary Club
of Hyderabad East said, "As a part of one of its Service Avenues,
Vocational Services, Rotary Club of Hyderabad East is presenting
‘Vocational Excellence Awards’ today to three eminent personalities who
have been giving excellence to their vocation by their performance and our
objective is to identify, recognize such persons and thus promote public
awareness for the need of functioning well in their vocations".
Mr. Navin Mittal, IAS is presently the Collector of Hyderabad District,
who is a 1995 IAS Batch person from AP Cadre. Mr. Navin Mittal has done
B.Tech from IIT, New Delhi with 9.86 score out of a 10 scale and also
stood 3rd in All India Civil Services in his IAS exams. As a Commissioner
for Vizag Municipal Corporation, he brought CRISIL rating for the
Corporation and as Incharge-ITDA, his works were recognized by World Bank.
As Collector - Krishna Dist, he restored Kolleru river from the hands of
land mafia. Now as Hyderabad Dist Collector, Mr Navin Mittal is working on
rehabilitation of slums, upgradation of Govt schools.
Dr. P. G. Sastry is known for his services not only to AP but also to
India as he functioned earlier as Chairman, Environmental Appraisal
Committee, Govt of India and till recently as Incharge-Environmental
Clearance Committee, Govt of AP for all Irrigation and Hydro Power
projects. With his qualifications B.Tech, M.Tech from IIT, Kharagpur, Ph.D
from Germany in Water Resources, he became an Authority on the subject in
the country and with his services, he has excelled in his vocation through
Mrs. Lynne Voggu, Executive Director, AGAPE International, an NGO working
for AIDS affected children in Hyderabad, is also a known for her services
for a cause. Mrs Lynne working as a Investment Consultant for a
Massachusetts, USA firm, came to India, found the gravity of AIDS in the
country, quit her job and started AGAPE International in 2000 in Hyderabad
Rotary Club Of Hyderabad East (RCHE) is one of the active clubs in Rotary
International District 3150 and has been carrying out several community
developmental activities and other programmes. The Club in this Rotary
year has already installed one Water Treatment Plant each in two villages
Dharmareddy Gudem (on 15 Aug 2008) and Pyararam (11 Jan 09) , Nalgonda
Dist., spending Rs 150000 each and providing safe drinking water to the
villagers having only contaminated water supply. The Club is carrying out
the construction of an Additional building for Govt School, Jawahar Nagar.
This is a joint venture of Govt of AP and Rotary Club of Hyderabad East
for which inaugural ceremony was done on 29 Nov 2008 in the midst of Sri
Vishnu Vardhan Reddy, Congress MLA, local Politicians, Officials, Media
etc. This is a Rs 70 lakh project and Club is confidant of getting it
completed by 2009.
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