Dr. V.J.S. Vohra
Senior Consultant
(Prosthetics-Orthotics)
Certified by:
Rehabilitation Council of India
Hony. Prosthetic Adviser:
Govt. of Punjab
Govt. of Haryana
Chandigarh Administration
Govt. of Himachal Pradesh
 

Rotary Club

Association of Dr. V.J.S. Vohra with Rotary Clubs
Awards and Recognition given to Dr. Vohra 
Contribution of Mrs. Indu Vohra
Projects with Rotary Clubs
Disabled Persons join Rotary Community Corps

     

 

Rotary International: What would it take to change the world? Rotary International is the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self.

Association of Dr. V.J.S. Vohra with Rotary Clubs

In 1996 Dr. V.J.S. Vohra joined Rotary Club Chandigarh Midtown (Rotary International District 3080). He has taken keen interest in Pulse Polio programs and actively involved in providing artificial limbs to the poor patients, and chaired various committees in this regard.

 

On 10th January 1998 Rotary International President Glen Kinross, accompanied by the World First Lady Heather Kinross visited Dr. Vohra's Nevedac Prosthetic Centre in Zirakpur (just outside Chandigarh). Large number of Rotarians from other parts of world, Rotary District 3080, including Past RI President Raja Saboo and Rotarians of Chandigarh Midtown were present. They were taken around the Nevedac Centre by Dr. Vohra and his Late father Col. D.S. Vohra. The RI President also distributed artificial limbs, tricycles and wheel chairs to the needy disabled persons.  

 

Dr. Vohra has held various important assignments as a Rotarian:

Director (community services) of Rotary Chandigarh Midtown in the year 2002-03.

Secretary of Rotary Club Chandigarh Midtown in 2003-04.

Vice President of Rotary Club Chandigarh Midtown in 2004-05 .
 

President of Rotary Club Chandigarh Midtown in the year 2006-07. Dr. V.J.S. Vohra had the honour of being installed as the 30th President of Rotary Club Chandigarh Midtown for the Rotary year 2006-07 on 14th July 2006 by the Chief Guest, Mr. Pawan K. Bansal, Hon'ble Minister of State for Finance - Govt of India and the Guest of Honour, Rtn. Noraseth Pathmanand, Rotary International Director (from Thailand). This was the first time in the history of Rotary Chandigarh Midtown that a Govt of India Minister and Rotary International Director had visited the club. Dr. Vohra had the rare opportunity of being installed as the President by such eminent dignatories.

During Dr. Vohra's tenure as President of the Club, Rotary International President (2007-08) Rtn. Wilfrid Wilkinson inaugurated the WCS Literacy project on 15th May 2007 in which 16000 text books worth Rs Ten Lac were distributed to the needy students of Govt Schools of Chandigarh. Computer Training Centre was established at Saket Rehabilitation Centre, Chandi Mandir by giving 6 computers for training 72 handicapped students. Jobs were given to 31 handicapped persons at Call Centres in Mohali & Chandigarh. Vocational Training Centre set up at villiage Khuda Ali Sher. Eye Camps for cataract surgery project in collaboration with 2 Rotary Clubs of UK, Wollaton Park and Castle Donnington. All 52 weekly bulletins published during the year, were uploaded regularly on Club's website.


Chairman of 'Disability Empowerment and Rehabilitation' Committee of Rotary Club Chandigarh Midtown.

Chairman of 'Concern For The Disabled' Committee of Rotary District 3080 in 2007-08.

Chairman of 'Artificial Limbs' Committee of Rotary District 3080 in 2008-09.

Editor of weekly Bulletin 'Midtowner' of Rotary Club Chandigarh Midtown since July 2009.

Chairman of 'Community Service' Committee of Rotary District 3080 in 2010-11.

Counselor / Chairman of club committee for Disability Empowerment and Rehabilitation

Counselor of club committee for Internet and Social Media

Sergeant-at-Arms of Rotary Club Chandigarh Midtown in 2013-14, 2015-16 and 2016-17.

District Chief Editor of Rotary International District 3080 for the Rotary 2016-17.
 

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Awards and Recognition given to Dr. V.J.S. Vohra
 

For his contribution and service to humanity Dr. Vohra has received large number of awards, some of which are shown below;

 

Distinguished Service Award for outstanding services to the handicapped and dedicated commitment, by Dr. G.K. Thakral, District Governor (1998-99), Rotary International District 3080, presented by Rtn. Rajendra K. Saboo, Past Rotary International President, at Mussoorie (UP) on 30 May 1999.

Certificate of Recognition” for performance Par Excellence, by Dr. G.K. Thakral, District Governor (1998-99), Rotary International District 3080, presented by Rtn. Raja K. Saboo, Past Rotary International President, at Mussoorie (UP) on 30 May 1999.

Certificate of Appreciation awarded in appreciation of the invaluable services and cooperation extended for the cause of disabled patients, by Col. Prithi Vohra, President, Rotary Chandigarh Shivalik. The award was presented by Rtn. Raja Saboo, Past Rotary International President, at Chandigarh on 04 Jun 1999.

Appreciation Award by Rtn. Kesho Gupta, President (1998-99), Rotary Chandigarh Midtown for Dr. Vohra's dedicated service in the World Community Project of Rotary in providing Artificial Limbs to poor disabled patients. Presented by Mr. Kapil Dev, Cricketer, at Chandigarh on 31 July 1999.

Paul Harris Fellow to Dr. Vohra, by the Rotary Foundation and Rotary International, in appreciation of tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among the peoples of the world, presented by Hon'ble Mr. Justice J.L. Gupta, Judge, Punjab & Haryana High Court, at Chandigarh on 31 July 1999.

Excellence in Service Award for the Rotary year 2000-01 presented to Dr. Vohra by Rotary Club Chandigarh Midtown through it's President, Dr. (Mrs.) Vanita Gupta in June 2001.

In Appreciation of Dedicated Service to Mankind during the Rotary year 2001-02 Dr . Vohra was presented an award by Rotary Club Chandigarh Midtown through it's President, Rtn. Indrajeet Sengupta on 29th June 2002.

In appreciation for contribution to service Dr. Vohra was presented a momento for being nominated as Best Secretary by Rtn. Mrs. Kawal Bedi, District Governor (2003-04), on 27 June 2004.

An Award for meritorious services rendered by Dr. Vohra presented by Inner Wheel Chandigarh Midtown in July 2006.

Appreciation Award presented by District Governor (2005-06) Rtn. Ranbir Singh in June 2006.

Presented an award on 1st Jul 2007 by District Governor (2006-07) Rtn. Dhian Chand, recognising Dr. Vohra's contribution towards the cause of Rotary as President of Rotary Club Chandigarh Midtown in 2006-07.

District Award for Outstanding Club Bulletin as Editor of Rotary Club Chandigarh Midtown. Dr. Vohra received this award on 27th June 2010 from Rtn. Chetan Aggarwal, District Governor (2009-10). 

 

Award of Excellence as Editor of the weekly bulletin of Rotary Club Chandigarh Midtown given to Dr. Vohra by President (2011-12) Rtn. R.K. Luther, presented by District Governor (2012-13) Rtn. Manmohan Singh on 16 June 2012.

 

Weekly bulletin of Rotary Club Chandigarh Midtown was declared the Best Bulletin of Rotary International District 3080 on 24 June 2012 by Disrict Governor (2011-12) Rtn. Manpreet Singh, for which Award of Excellence was presented to Editor Dr. Vohra by Past Rotary International President Rtn. R.K. Saboo.

 

On 14 June 2013 Dr. Vohra was honoured by President (2012-13) Rtn. Mrs. Ritu Singal and presented an award by PDG J.P.S. Sibia as Editor of the weekly bulletin of Rotary Club Chandigarh Midtown and for being the 'Backbone and Mirror of the Club'. 

 

Weekly bulletin of Rotary Club Chandigarh Midtown was declared the Best Bulletin of Rotary International District 3080 on 30 June 2013, and as the Editor, Dr. Vohra received the award from Disrict Governor (2012-13) Rtn. Manmohan Singh.

 

Once again, the Weekly bulletin of Rotary Club Chandigarh Midtown was declared the Best Bulletin of Rotary International District 3080 on 29 June 2014, and the Editor being Dr. Vohra received the award from Disrict Governor (2013-14) Rtn. Rakesh Agarwal.

 

Certificate of Accomplishment awarded to Dr. V.J.S. Vohra  by Past Rotary International President Rajindra K. Saboo on 21st February 2015, for having successfully completed the programme of Leadership Training  and Rotary Knowledge, conducted by Rotary International District 3080 Leadership Academy for the year 2013-14.

 

On 27th June 2015 Dr. V J S Vohra in recognition of his extraordinary dedication as the Editor of the weekly Club Bulletin - Midtowner was awarded by President 2014-15 of Rotary Chandigarh Midtown Rtn. R.T.P.S. Tulsi.


On 28th June 2015 Award for Best Bulletin  in the District was presented to Editor PP Dr. V.J.S. Vohra by District Governor 2014-15 Col. Dilip Patnaik 

 

Rotary Club Chandigarh Midtown President 2015-16 Rtn. Mrs. Kanan Diwan felicitated Dr. V.J.S. Vohra for his selfless service and dedication with an award which was presented to him along with his wife Mrs. Indu Vohra by District Governor 2016-17 Raman Aneja in Valedictory function on 17th June 2016, with following citation;

"Dr. V.J.S. Vohra our Bulletin editor and Sergeant-at-Arms is a friend of everyone, not only in the club but also in the District. He is known to everyone through our club bulletin which carries the news not only from our club but also from the District, National and International week after week without a single break. This year he has improved the quality of our weekly bulletin still further. Heartiest congrats and thank you for your tireless efforts and for being a pillar of strength to Rotary Chandigarh Midtown. Taking note of his capability DGE Raman Aneja has appointed him as the District Chief Editor for the next Rotary Year."

In appreciation for publishing the Best Bulletin in Rotary International District 3080 in the year 2015-16, District Governor David Hilton presented the award to Dr. V.J.S. Vohra, Editor, 'The Midtowner', weekly bulletin of Rotary Club Chandigarh Midtown, which has wide circulation in print, electronic and social media. The award was presented on 26th June 2016 in the District Award Function held in Hotel Holiday Inn in Panchkula, Chandigarh.

This is the 7th year in a row since 2009 that Dr. Vohra has been getting the award for the bulletin from the District Governors of the year.

 

On 23rd June 2017 President 2016-17 of Rotary Chandigarh Midtown, Rtn. Amarjit Singh presented an award to Sergeant at Arms Dr. V.J.S. Vohra in recognition of excellent services rendered and deep commitment to ideals of Rotary Serving Humanity, and for his support to Disability empowerment projects and enthusiastic involvement as Club Bulletin Editor, GML Editor (District Chief Editor) and Web Master. 

 

On 30th June 2017 District Governor 2016-17 Rtn. Raman Aneja presented Dr. V.J.S. Vohra the Best Bulletin Award. This is the 8th year in a row since 2009 that he has been honoured as the Editor of the Club Bulletin - 'The Midtowner' by District Governors of Rotary District 3080. In addition to this Dr. Vohra was also awarded District Governor's Citation as the District Chief Editor for projecting outstanding leadership and service to the community during the year 2016-17.

 

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Contribution of Mrs. Indu Vohra wife of Dr. V.J.S. Vohra

Mrs. Indu Vohra has contributed towards the cause of Rotary as the First Lady of Rotary Club Chandigarh Midtown in 2006-07, when Dr. Vohra was the President. As R'ann she takes keen interest in Rotary activities and projects.

Indu has been a very active member of Inner Wheel Club Chandigarh Midtown. She held various important assignments. Indu was awarded the prestigious title of 'Inner Wheel Queen' in 2002-03 for her dedicated services. She held the post of Secretary of the club in 2003-04.

In 2004-05 Mrs. Indu Vohra was President of Inner Wheel Club of Chandigarh Midtown.  Meaningful projects were carried out during the year. Planted trees at the Asha School, Chandimandir, where disabled children were given assistive devices including the wheel chairs. Computers were arranged for this school. 20 poor students were adopted to give them education. Poor students were also given computer training. Artificial limbs, hearing aids tricycles and wheel chairs were provided to more than 150 needy disabled patients during the year. Contributions were made for the marriage of 4 poor girls. Most of the expenses on these projects were met out of the contributions and personal efforts and practically no financial burden was put on the club funds. Joined hands with Rotary Chandigarh Midtown to carry out various medical and Eye Camps. Participated in blood donation camp, Polio Plus immunization and other activities.

Under the stewardship of Mrs. Indu Vohra, Inner Wheel Chandigarh Midtown had won the Outstanding Club Trophy, and Indu got the Outstanding President Award for the year 2004-05 from Dr. Geeta Gupta District Chairman (2004-05). The club also got the best project award for the artificial limbs project.
 

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Projects with Rotary Clubs

Dr. Vohra, has implemented number of artificial limbs projects for Rotary Club of Chandigarh Midtown and other Rotary Clubs.


Under the above Projects, Dr. Vohra has fitted poor patients with Artificial Limbs and other Prosthetic / assistive devices. Large number of needy disabled patients have been fitted with artificial limbs under these Projects.

 
In addition to Rotary Club of Chandigarh Midtown, other Rotary Clubs who participated in the artificial limbs project were:

Rotary Club of Milano Sud Est, Italy.
Rotary Club of Grand Prairie, Alberta, Canada.
Rotary Club of Wollaton Park, Nottingham, UK.

Dr. Vohra has done number of artificial limbs projects with other Rotary Clubs also.
 

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Dr. Vohra has been associated with disabled persons since 1973 by providing them artificial limbs and other facilities. Inspite of their disability, these persons had the desire and the initiative to serve the society.

This prompted Dr. Vohra not only to introduce these persons with disabilitys to Rotary but motivated them to be part of Rotary through Rotary Communiity Corps (RCC),  which is a group of volunteers who do not have to be members of a Rotary club but share Rotary’s values and commitment. These disabled persons are now applying their own skills to serve and to improve the quality of life in their communities by being active  members of RCC of Panchkula and RCC of Dadumajra which were sponsored by Rotary Club of Chandigarh Midtown. 

This has been an excellent way to introduce the community to Rotary, through disabled persons, and probably this is the only unique opportunity in the Rotary world where disabled persons have been brought to a Rotary platform. The third RCC Dr. Vohra has got sponsored by Rotary Club of Chandigarh Midtown is the RCC of Khuda Ali Sher, where its members are also committed to serve the community at grass root level.   

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