By Sunny A. David, Awka
The act of Philanthropy and Love for one’s neighbour most times do not go unrewarded.
Such act attracts commendations and by extension appreciations no matter how little, either by words of encouragement or recognition.
No wonder the Rotary Club in Aguata Metropolis gave some individuals who have distinguished themselves in Humanitarian Services a pat on the back by honouring them with awards of different categories.
Our correspondent was at Ekwulobia during the charter presentation of Rotary Club of Aguata Metropolis where Chief Dom Okafor who is one of the major donors of Rotary Club was presented with Excellent Vocational Service Award, among other notable individuals.
Among other notable individuals honoured at the event where Reverend Father Innocent Okeke ebony was installed as the new President of Rotary Club of Aguata Metropolis, the Commissioner for Housing, Engineer Emeka Ezenwanne, and the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Disability, Barrister Chuka Ezewuzie who were honoured with Excellent Public and Community Service awards respectively.
Speaking while presenting certificate to the new chartered President of Rotary Club of Aguata Metropolis, the immediate past District Governor Rotary club, District 9142, Rotarian Dr. Emma Ude-Akpeh, said that Rotary Club started since 1905 and has since then never stopped its services to humanity.
He highlighted the work of Rotary to include giving hope to the hopeless, granting free education to brilliant but poor people, providing polio vaccination free of charge, among other things.
On his part, one of the awardees, Chief Dom Okafor, said that having spent over ten thousand dollars in support of the work of Rotary Foundation, it was a dream come true for him for Aguata Metropolis of the Club to be chartered so that the people of the area can start benefiting from the efforts made by Ndi Anambra residing all over the world whom he said, are the major donors.
Chief Okafor enjoined the new Chartered President to ensure that more people are admitted into the charter, and to also study the grant system of Rotary to enable them assess the yearly grant.
In a speech shortly after receiving the award, the Commissioner for Housing, Engineer Ezenwanne, said he was particularly happy that the award came from Rotary known for its exceptional humanitarian services adding that it would spur him to keep doing good.
The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Disability, Barrister Ezewuzie who told the story of how he got free education from Rotary to study Law in Massachusetts, USA noted that he will forever be an Ambassador of Rotary as he will continue to support the work of the Club where-ever he is.
Presentation of awards to deserving individuals and induction of new members of the charter formed the high point of the event.
By Sunny A. David, Awka