Inner Wheel District 345 celebrates 'Inner Wheel Day'
Inner Wheel, one of the internationally reputed voluntary organizations for women, celebrated "Inner Wheel Day" all over the world on January 10.
Keeping pace with the prime organization, Inner Wheel District 345 of Bangladesh also celebrated this programme at the same day at a city hotel.
They also arranged 4th District Conference 2018 while celebrating the day.
Dr. Kopila Gupta, incumbent president of International Inner Wheel, was present as the chief guest. Sharmin Hossain, chairman of Inner Wheel District 345 of Bangladesh, presided over the conference.
Dilruba Ahmed, conference convener 2018, founder of Inner Wheel District 345, and also a former board of director, FH Arife PHF B MD, district governor of Rotary International District 3281, Nahida Nawaz, national representative of Inner Wheel of Bangladesh, Inner Wheel District 345's executive committee members and all the members from nationwide were present in the conference.
The motto of Inner Wheel is "Friendship and personal service." It does not focus on mopping funds but encourages each club to select its own avenue of charity and channel of service.
In her speech, Dr. Kopila Gupta, was talking about the theme of this year, "All these years, all of us have been trying to let the world know of IW and its activities, so when I was thinking over to give a theme for 2017 -18, I thought such a theme which each member would understand as to why I have chosen it. Although it's the 94th year of existence and 50th year of the formation of the International Inner Wheel worldwide and myself being 50th IIW president, yet, even our nearest have not heard of our organisation."
The theme of IIW 2017-18: "Leave a lasting legacy"-is planned in such a way that you leave a lasting legacy to promote IW.
"The theme 'leave a lasting legacy' itself says that throughout the year we should work towards publishing and strengthening our organization existence. Let the world around you, your friends and family know of the services IW is doing for the needy and that it is one of the largest women's services and organisations."
"We all need to remember, feel that we have contributed something to our organisation by contributing to the world around us. Your legacy is putting your stamp on the future of your organization. It's a way to make some meaning of your existence," she stated.
She urged to all the members, "Please bring in one new member to expand our organization."
"IW gives an opportunity as well as a platform to give back to society and contribute a little to make it better. In addition, we get an opportunity to make new friends and promote friendship around us. This is why you would have a bouquet of new and old friends to share their knowledge, happiness and sorrows."
Sharmin Hossain, chairman of Inner Wheel District 345 of Bangladesh, said, "With every conference we take steps to strengthen our organization to a great deal. Today from this conference all the members come closer and enable them to thrash out important issues on a common platform."
"Our network of members is growing and our loving district 345 is a new dimension and a winsome popularity with more than 700 members. We have to see that the bond of friendship also grows stronger with every passing day. Each and every member is a powerhouse within oneself and building a unique support link in strengthening this wonderful organisation," she added.
She stated "The theme of this year IW "Leave a lasting legacy" indicates that there is no limit to imagination or creativity. Let us open our heart and mind to endless opportunities that lie ahead. By working honestly we can be proud of being a member of our wonderful organisation."
Nahida Nawaz, national representative Inner Wheel of Bangladesh, said, "We all the members of IWD 34 are grateful, to the founder of district 345, Dilruba Ahmed. It is because of her success in being able to assemble the second Inner wheel District of Bangladesh in 2014 that the Inner Wheel of Bangladesh has been able to achieve such commendable feats."
"I have no doubts that District 345 with the efficient members working under the committed and dynamic leadership of District Chairman Sarmin Hossain, will be successful," she added.
Dilruba Ahmed, however, said, "It is a great pleasure and honour for all of us to meet and extend a hearty welcome to our leader - the 50th glorious president International Inner wheel Dr. Kapila Gupta who is visiting us and attending the fourth district conference of IWD 345 highlighting the Inner Wheel Day as chief guest."
"Let us celebrate the achievements and find inspiration to move forward with the theme 'leave a lasting legacy'."
FH Arife PHF B MD, district governor of Rotary International District 3281, said, "Rotary has been successful in making notable contribution in the word during last one century and inner wheel has always been with us since 1924 in achieving landmarks towards a better world."
One of the greatest features of Inner Wheel is opportunity given to the members all over the world to know one another thus contributing to international friendship and understanding. It recognition of its social services, it has got representatives in the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UNESCO) and UNICEF.
The Inner Wheel mission is to promote actions, services and good practices, intended to improve the lives of women and children in the world, through a global network of members that, voluntarily, donate commitment and love for others.
Inner Wheel is the administrative body that acts as the umbrella for the organisation worldwide. The organisation is active in more than 103 countries in the world.
We are lucky because this women's voluntary organisation is also in Bangladesh. The first Inner Wheel Club was launched in Bangladesh in 1979 in Chittagong.
Now Bangladesh have two Districts of IW-- District 328 and District 345. There are around two thousand members in 77 Clubs under 2 districts in Bangladesh at present.