VIJAYAWADA: Rotary International former director Yash Pal Das said that they had adopted 73 villages to improve the basic amenities and to develop 400 schools in and around these villages in Krishna district.
Participating in the Rotary Club-Vijayawada mid-town, installation programme Sunday, he said that growth of the nation lies in the development of its villages.
The Rotary Club-Vijayawada mid-town has installed the new president and the secretary for the Rotary year 2014-15.
Incoming president RV Subba Rao and secretary Yadavalli Sarath Chandra were installed by the guest of honour, Rotary district governor Dr GV Mohan Prasad, and Yash Pal Das.
Mohan Prasad said that the club would continue to excel in its performance under the able leadership of Subba Rao and his team.
Subba Rao expressed gratitude to all the Rotarians and requested each and every one to spread the word about Rotary and its positive impact. Along with his wife Jyothirmayi, he donated `1 lakh to the Rotary endowment fund.
On the occasion, three new Rotary Clubs were provisionally started -- Rotary Club-Gollapudi, Rotaract Club-KBN College and Interactive Club- Amali English Medium High School. Vice-presidents Hemachandra Rao Vankadara, Madhu Babu Chinnam and Rotarians Grandhi Srinivasu, Gudivada Hari Sivakumar, Rachapudi Suresh and other Rotaract members were among others who participated in the ceremony.