Footprints East Zone Meet was held on 19th and 20th August 2017 at Kolkata (state – West Bengal, East India) and was hosted by District 329. Districts 302, 315,324, 325,326 and 329 participated in East Zone Meet.
Dignitaries like Association President Patricia Hilton, IIW President Dr. Kapila Gupta, PAP/PIIWR Dr. Lalita Seth, PAP Sarita Lunani, PAP Mamta Agarwal, PAP Prabha Raghunandan, Association Executives and many PDCs of District 329 graced the occasion along with 400 Inner Wheel MembersHost District Chairman Vinny Kandhari, Convener PAP/PIIWR Dr. Lalita Seth and Coordinator PDC Snigdha Barat ably managed the meet.
A District project, ‘Project Legacy’ was inaugurated at the hands of Association President Patricia Hilton. Project Legacy is a Computer Training Vocational Centre for Acid Attack Survivors, a joint Project by all the clubs of District 329 with IWC Central Calcutta as the lead club. 6 computers, 2 printers, keyboard, mouse and all the other required paraphernalia has been given to Acid Survivor Foundation of India.
‘Inner Wheel Brave Heart Awards’ were given to the women who were serving society despite facing difficulties and challenges. A transgender who has been working for the betterment of society, a lady who lost her 2 sons and is helping many people to deal and cope with life in spite of the great loss she has faced. Picking up the mentally challenged from the streets and helping them with treatment, care and fighting for their rights. These are true heroes who are giving selfless service to others.
Bithi Roy Chowdhury, an Inner Wheel member since 55 years with 100% attendance in meetings from IWC South West Calcutta of District 329, was felicitated by IIW President Dr. Kapila Gupta
The event had many interesting entertainment programs performed by enthusiastic participants. Short Skits performed on thrust areas of service by all the districts, were appreciated by everyone who attended Footprints.