Dr. Raj Desai, a member of the Newport Balboa Rotary Club, District 5320 and Chairman of Project Deaf India was invited to give two keynote addresses by the District Governors of District 3050 and 3060 in India. The annual district conferences were held in the state of Gujarat and at the cities of Ahmedabad and Bhuj on December 28 and 30,2007.
Attendance at the District Conferences numbered 2000 to 3000 Rotarians at each. The venue of the conference is held in a large football sized open area decorated by a beautiful tent and large stage. In addition to the usual Rotary speeches, 4-5 GUEST speakers from the local area are invited guest speakers and a representative of the Rotary International Presidents Representative from India. Dr. Desai was the only speaker from a foreign country with the opportunity to create an awareness of his goals of Project Deaf India.
Dr. Desai had good news to share on the progress of the Pune Rubella vaccination program for teenage girls. A total of 200,000 girls are in the process of being vaccinated and should be completed by the end of March 2008. A second project of Early Detection of Newborn Deafness and Intervention will begin in April 2008 in Goa.
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