Lions Club has been doing great job in rescue – Former Prez Dr. Yadav

Kathmandu, April 22: Former President Dr Ram Baran Yadav has said that the Lions International has done a great job in rescue by committing itself to the service of the people in agony during the natural disasters as earthquake.

Inaugurating the Fourth General Convention of the Lions Club International District 325-B here today, the former President said: “Thousands of people were displaced, thousands more lost their near and dear ones and thousands of children were in difficulty, and the Lions members made a significant contribution being engaged in the rescue and relief works notwithstanding their own pain and sorrows. I value and appreciate that contribution.”

Expressing happiness over the Lions International’s involvement in the reconstruction works in the earthquake worst affected areas, Yadav recalled that the Lions, in collaboration with the government, provided vaccination service to over 10 million children three years back, which, he said benefited the children.

Lions Club International Directors NS Shankar and Sanjaya Khetan said the Nepal’s Lions figures among the best among the Lions Clubs in terms of expanding the membership. Governor of Lions Club International District 325 B-2, DK Dhungana, presided over the inaugural function of the General Convention.

The Club has been providing rescue and relief works in the aftermath of any natural calamities in the country. It regularly organizes eye-treatment camps and blood donation programmes. It also provides ambulance and hearse service free of cost.

The two-day long General Convention will elect a new leadership which will hold the office for a term of a year. The new leadership will assume responsibility on July 1 and its term will expire on June 30, as per the international provision.

The Lions Club International started its service in Nepal from Biratnagar 44 years ago. The Club currently has four branches in the country namely District 325 A 1, 325 A 2, 325 B 1 and 325 B 2.

The Lions Club International currently has branches in more than 190 countries with Japan presiding as its Governor. RSS