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The decline of Rotary International

The decline of Rotary International
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Rotary International is ideally known for being a service-club with motto ‘Service above Self’ having a four-way test ritually read at start of...

Rotary International is ideally known for being a service-club with motto 'Service above Self' having a four-way test ritually read at start of meeting in Rotary Clubs world-wide.

But it seems that with change of times, this four-way test is losing its shine when many Rotarians are themselves a failure when put to this four-way test.

Many Rotarians especially from ultra-rich elite category are crossing all limits of decency in Rotary events overlooking difference between entertainment and vulgarity.

Rotary clubs in India have become societies to exhibit and compete in richness.

There are Rotary Clubs in India which have even turned intellectual regular meetings into whisky-parties to ensure adequate attendance in front of gust-speakers.

Sensible Rotarians are mute spectators to all such ugly happenings in name of Rotary because of their being in minority amongst ultra-rich society now having taking control of Rotary Clubs where money is spent like water even in elections for posts of District Governors.

It is time that Rotary International may seriously look into the matter to save Rotary movement from becoming an ugly show of richness and vulgarity.

Even Indian Government has a duty to save turning of service-clubs turning into venues of ugly happenings.

Subhash Chandra Agarwal, Delhi

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