Dear Fellow Rotarians,

I would like to thank you for believing in me and nominating me as the President of Rotary Club of Patan Durbar Square. I feel very much privileged to take this opportunity and challenge. We are Rotarians because we have a common willingness to change this World for a better future. God has given us this power which makes us the leaders in our profession.

The entire world progressed a lot in our generation, however, it very much varies from one part of the World to another. This delineation in development gap is not good for our succeeding generation. As Nepal is among the least developing countries in the World, it has severe problems. People of our nation are suffering from different diseases while lacking in modern medical facilities; our children are getting sparse education opportunities; pollution is increasing day by day. So, we, as Rotarians, have to take the responsibility to bridge this gap. We have the opportunity to serve people who are in need, and have the privilege to start our service from our neighborhood.

Rotary Club of Patan Durbar Square has a glorious history. It has done lots of social-service works with our Anns and Rotaractors in past 14 years. It helped to care lots of children having rheumatic heart problem, helped lots of children having cerebral palsy, helped people to revive eye vision, conducted different types of health camps, supported earthquake victims during 2015 Earthquake and supported Flood victims, gave lots of scholarship to students, made toilets in many village schools, gave vocational trainings, made several school buildings, etc. After seeing everything that my fellow Rotarians have done, I salute all those participants who were involved in these fantastic projects. I am very proud to have been a member of this glorious Club.

We will continue such types of social services to fulfill our motto “Service above Self ”. We will follow our strategy and plan of action. We will inspire our members and our friends in the society to help people in Need. We will work together with RI, with our District, with other local and international Rotary Clubs to fulfill our own goals, the District goals, and the RI Goals. I congratulate and thank President Rtn. Narendra Prasad Shrestha and all Team for wonderful works that have been done during RY 2017-18. I congratulate the members of Souvenir Publication Committee and supporting members for publishing this souvenir in time and thank our friends who supported us by providing interesting articles and advertisements.

RI President (2018-19) Barry Rassin asked all Rotary members to Be the Inspiration to help Rotary move from reaction to action. Let us inspire our friends and community to serve people who are in need. Let us try not to say I cannot, I am busy, I don’t have time etc.


Dr. Surendra Prasad Joshi (MPHF)
President (2018-19)
Rotary Club of Patan Durbar Square