Ratna Kannan installed as President of Lions Club of Aberdeen Andaman

Report by: 
ROOPA LALL
Port Blair
11 Jun 2018

The installation ceremony of the Lions Club of Aberdeen Andaman saw a lot of camaraderie in the air on Sunday. The District Governor, PMJF Lion Dr KS Babai inducted Lion Ratna Kannan as Charter President and her team for the Lionistic year 2018-19 in the presence of PMJF Lion GM Balaji Rathnam, IPMCC as the guest of honour. Mr S. Karthik was installed as Secretary and Mr Sudhakar as Treasurer. In her address, Lion Dr KS Babai said that the Club has been working for the society across the country on the theme ‘We Serve’. “Social service organisations should become the voices of downtrodden and become their link to the government to enable the needy avail various facilities offered by the government. There are a number of good service organizations in Port Blair, involved in social service, and among them, Lions Club is in the forefront, she said expressing confidence that Lion Ratna Kannan and her team will carry forward the legacy of the club and to work as a family to serve the needy sections of the society.
On assuming charge as President, Lion Ratna Kannan assured the gathering to keep the spirit of Lionism and accomplish with passion the deeds of humanity. I have been involved in social service for the past many decades and supported by my husband in all my endeavours. Good deeds to lift the poor and downtrodden in the society, bring ray of hope on the lives of underprivileged and will have eternal rewards that should motivate the members in serving the people. Among others, I aspire to work on sectors like Swachh Bharat Mission, women empowerment, organizing blood donation camps, extending assistance to needy but meritorious students, she said seeking the cooperation of all members of the Club towards executing activities designed to benefit the poor and marginalized sections of the society here. Other newly inducted members Lion Pandi Kannan, Lion Marudhupandian, Lion Upendran, Lion Ruchi Ahuja were felicitated by the District Governor, PMJF Lion GM Balaji Rathnam, PMJF Lion M Sridhar, District Chairman (Extension), MJF Lion T Ravikumar, Regional Coordinator (Region IX) on the occasion. The toppers of AISSCE 2018 and AISSE were also felicitated. Lion. K.V.Gopala Krishnan, President LC of KVG welcomed the gathering.