Rotary Club honours HK Dua
Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, January 11
Pointing out at the depletion of nation’s valuable energy in solving domestic issues like casteism, communalism and Naxalism rather than using them to become a superpower in the 21st century, HK Dua, Editor-in-Chief, Tribune Group of Publications, delivered a thoughtful address during the felicitation ceremony organised by the Rotary Club, Chandigarh, in Sector 18 here today.
Emphasising that the focus of the nation is being lost, he said: “There are 30 crore people in the country who are still devoid of health facilities, education, clean drinking water and food. There is a sharp dividing line between the have’s and have not’s. Moreover, the frustration and anger of the educated young Indian is visible when they are forced to join extremist and communal groups.”
At the ceremony, which was organised in honour of his nomination to the Rajya Sabha, Dua also mentioned that contrary to the general perception, the nominated members might not be cut off from public. “Nominated members are accountable to all. Their failure to raise the voice of people is failure as a Member of Parliament,” he added.
He and his wife Adity Dua, former president, Public Relations Society of India, have been associated with the club since 2004-2005.
RK Saboo, former president of Rotary International, was also present and honoured the rotarians with outstanding achievements.
A presentation on the achievements of the Rotary Club, Chandigarh, was also shown during the event.
The function was presided over by rotarian Subash Mariya, who is also the vice-president of the club.
In the presence of the office-bearers of the club, former president Chanranjit Singh proposed a vote of thanks.