My Dear Fellow Rotarians, Greetings to you all. 

Let me congratulate you for taking the responsibility of the leadership of your club. Rotary club’s leadership is something which is most enjoyable. Along with fun it is very important that we understand our responsibilities and work hard to achieve our goals. 

We are passing through a very unprecedented time. Something we have never witnessed in our whole life. The suffering and the threat that many are facing are at times unbearable. But as they say “when the going gets tough the tough get going” we Rotarians are also tough people and we also need to get going to help and assist people who are in difficulty during this time of pandemic. As this pandemic is going to remain here for a long time I think each club should identify the people, the community where our help is required the most and move ahead to assist them. In doing so we also need to make sure that we keep the virus at bay from ourselves and our family. 

The Rotary year 2020-2021 is going to be a very different year for all of us. Lot of Rotary programmes are going to be on virtual platform. During the challenging times we have to do challenging things and the most challenging task will be for the clubs to have their regular weekly meetings. I know these meetings cannot be in person but we can always stay in touch with our club friends through virtual meetings. These virtual meetings will certainly help members to be engaged with Rotary. 

Doing service projects will be another challenge. But this also should not be very difficult as we can plan our projects now and implement them once things become normal which I know will happen very soon. 

Rotary Club of Pokhara Newroad is a club which has been doing great work in our District and expectation from this club is very high. I urge each member of this club to adapt to the new environment during this crisis and take advantage of the new opportunities. Our RI President Rtn. Holgar Knaack has given us the theme “Rotary Opens Opportunities” and we all know it certainly does. So let us all “Trailblazers” get together to open this opportunity with the mindset of “Together We Can.” I wish each and every one of you a very enjoyable Rotary Year. 

Jai Rotary. 

Rajib Pokhrel

District Governor 2020-21