District Chairman’s Message 2019-20

SEEMA CHOPRA
IWC Panipat IW District 308

About SEEMA CHOPRA

Contrary to her name, Ms.Seema has gone above and beyond all the limits and all the limiting beliefs in order to cater to a bigger purpose in life. One such belief that she broke from was when she quit her highly appreciated job in a reputed school to take up social work as full time service in an effort to enhance social functioning and creating positive changes in the society.

Born and brought up in Sonipat, Haryana, our Incoming District Chairman internalised certain set of core values through her family members which are now helping her to contribute to a healthy society. The elder sibling to two younger brothers, she learnt the responsibility of being a trusted leader at a very young age.

Through her good karma, she attracted herself a life partner, CA Atul Chopra, who is equally devoted, empathetic and enthusiastic about social services. He is currently serving Rotary as Additional Secretary Finance Officer 2019-20 at Rotary District 3080 and has in the past been Assistant Governor of the same District. They are blessed with two beautiful children – Shreya, who is pursuing Bachelors in Commerce from Gargi College, University of Delhi; and Aadit, who is a budding Innovative Interior Designer. They have throughout been a pillar of support to their kids and have set an example of not just being commendable parents but also of being responsible citizens of the society.

To embark on the opportunity to help people from all walks of life in a multitude settings, Ms. Seema started her Inner Wheel journey in 2003 and since the positively impacted innumerable lives.

Over the span of 16 years, she has performed a great diversity of task to help people who were struggling with some aspect of their lives; upliftment of the downtrodden and helping elderly citizens lead a better life.she has also addressed the basic needs  of her fellow human being by helping families get access to food and clothes,connecting homeless persons with shelters and ensuring their physical safety.

During the course of her association with Inner Wheel, Ms.Seema has contributed her services to the club as Club Editor, Treasurer, Secretary, President & Zonal Chairman and District Editor 2014-15. Needless to say, that our Incoming District Chairman outperformed each role with great competence, kindness and humanity and has, therefore, bagged many titles and awards including “Inner Wheel Queen” in 2004-05; “Best President Award 2008-09” by the Citation of Excellence by District Chairman; Certificate of Appreciation, by India National Polio Plus Society of Rotary International in 2008-09; “Outstanding Zonal Promotion Chairman 201112”; “Outstanding Club Treasurer 2012-13”; and many others in various District and Inter District competitions. She has recently been awarded with “Mahila Ratan Panipat 2019” title.

The love of fellow human and a desire to share something of one is what singles out Ms. Seema from the others. She is a regular blood donor and has donated blood 15 times and remains an active member of ‘Vakat de, Rakt De’ society. For this noble cause, she is not only honoured but also has become a role model to many.

During her entire tenure, she has successfully attended four Triennial Conferences at Varanasi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Pune and IIW Convention at Melbourne Australia 2017-18. She worked as Steward at Triennial Conference, Kolkata. Apart from these, she also attended Diamond Jubilee Celebrations of Clubs in India at Delhi, and Inter District ISO meet of District 326 at Jabalpur 2015-16. She attended “Kal Aaj aur Kal” Past Present and Future Leaders Meet at Goa and 50th year celebration of IIW Formation Day at Varanasi.

She hasn’t confined herself to only Inner Wheel activities and actively participates in Rotary programs along with her Rotarian husband. Due to their impeccable work, both Mr. & Mrs. Chopra are honoured as Paul Harris fellows. The list of her services doesn’t stop there either, she is an active member of Mahila Arya Samaj, Pratishtha Foundation, District Council of Child Welfare (Panipat), and Sangini Club of Dainik Jagran. She has truly widened her horizons to help the needy and leave an impact in all possible ways.

Due to her devotion and selfless activities, Ms.Seema continues to inspire one and all through her vision, love and compassion, and is in turn creating change agents and touching lives one person at a time.

At Inner Wheel, we believe that ‘a woman is beautiful when her passions define her more than her looks’, so the club feels elated to provide an opportunity to this beautiful and selfless social worker who has always been an integral part of Inner Wheel to take the baton of District for the year 2019-2020 of this International
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Message

Dear Inner Wheel friends,

There is lots to do, and the more we do, the more we get. With all my heart, I wish to thank you all for the opportunity you have given by appointing me to the highest office of the Inner Wheel District 308. It is an honor for me to give my contribution by serving such a great association to the best of my abilities. I feel greatly honored & privileged to be entrusted with the responsibility of District Chairman of District 308 & 1 extend my heartfelt wishes to all my friends. Being the District Chairman is like being a captain of a ship who sails through water, but not without the support of a capable crew. I am sure, that with the combined efforts of District Executive, Past District Chairmen and all the Club members I can sail through the ocean of responsibilities and achieve my goals towards the society. This prestigious platform with its great tradition of friendship, service & humanity has always strived hard to bring out the best positive change in the society. We are starting the New Year with new vigour, new ideas and new outlook. A new Inner Wheel year is unfolding and we are beginning the journey together. Let us be motivated and innovative to lubricate the wheel of service. The coming year will be the one of dreams and hopes, to strive, to achieve & to build something new and magnificent.
“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” The International Inner Wheel President 2019-20 Phyllis Charter has unveiled her theme for the year which is “Together we can” What a beautiful and meaningful theme. If everyone is moving forward together, then success can take care of itself. Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up. The difference between success and failure is a great team…. A successful leader is one who can spur his or her team members to work together towards a common vision and mission. As an individual, one has the strength and expertise in one unique field. When we synergize our strengths in various fields, huge energy is generated which enables us to achieve infinite results. Friends, let us dedicate ourselves in bringing smiles on the faces of girl children, orphans, children with special abilities and senior citizens fighting against violence. And let’s work towards preventing female feticide, saving the environment, abolishing plastic, facilitating health care, adopting villages, & motivating people to adopt a child. We have to modernize our functioning and connect ourselves with larger group of Inner Wheel friends thus enhancing the membership as well as the image of Inner Wheel. I congratulate the club officers of 2018-19 for the excellent work which they have put in with sincerity and dedication and I am sure this year too they will put even greater efforts in assisting the incoming club officers in all meaningful projects to serve the community at large. I wish the incoming team of club officers all the best as they take over their responsibilities. I am confident that we will work together and put in our concerted efforts to excel in all that we do and reach greater heights in service to the community. Remember-“None of us is as smart as all of us”
With warm wishes,
Seema AG