|CHAIRMAN Together we can|
Home Club :
IWC Soith Calcutta
Date of Birth :
RUCHI GUPTA'S PROFILE
Brought up in Mumbai and Kolkata her father a keen Rotarian and mother a social worker she grew up in
miliew where community service played an important role. Further reinforced by her education in missionary schools and enhanced on account of being Girl Guide. Ruchi took the Girl Guide motto "Be Prepared" to heart. Her leadership qualities were noticed early when she was nominated Prefect and House Captain at La Martiniere for Girls. She won the prestigious Founder's Medal for Good Conduct.
As a young doctor in a Govt. Hospital, she realised early on that just providing medical help was not enough thus developed her passion for Social Service Inner Wheel provided the platform for meaningful work.
Ruchi joined Inner Wheel in 1995.
Served at Club Level as Editor, ISO, Secretary, Vice President (twice) and President (2001 -2002).
She entered IW Dist.329 in 2014 -2015. Served in the District as Editor, ISO, Treasurer, Secretary and Vice Chairman 2017 -18.
She has attended Inner Wheel events at home and abroad including IIW Convention in Copenhagen, Triennials South Asia Rally in India and abroad and various Zonal Meets. She was a speaker at "Swarnamanjari" in Varanasi to celebrate 50 years of Inner Wheel.
She set up the medical health card for all students at the South Calcutta Inner Wheel School and instituted biannual health checks to monitor physical and mental growth of the students. The school running successfully for 55 years is the pride of her home club IWC South Calcutta. Ruchi has conducted various health and sanitation related awareness programmes for sister clubs and her home club.
As the club President she shifted focus to a village Deara where a deep tube well was constructed to provide drinking water for villagers. Later the village was adopted by the club. There it became a joint project for 3 years. She is a member of Saroj Nalini Dutt Memorial Association, Country Women's Association of India and Ex Board Member of AHEAD a centre for the Differently Abled. She has served as Secretary of National Association of Soroptomist International (2010 - 2012).
Ruchi says "To me Social Service means Time not just Money, Empathy not Sympathy and above all Self Reliance not just Charity. "
Ruchi loves the company of children and the younger generation, teaches the art of English Communication and Etiquette, partner English Hour.
Intrepid traveler, voracious reader, flamboyant cook, an eternal student, her other interests include the practice of Paediatric Medicine as an alumnus of NRS Medical College and the school of Tropical Medicine, Kolkata. She is also a Medico-legal Consultant with a diploma in Medico-legal Sciences from Symbiosis, Pune. She has presented papers at seminars and conferences both medical and otherwise.
Debates Drama and Elocution in English Hindi Bengali and French are part of her past, present and future. Western folk music and the Spanish guitar were her companions during her student days she is a serious student of Rabindra Sangeet now.
Husband Dr.Parthapratim is an erudite Paediatric Surgeon, an Examiner and Tutor of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
Son Arya a Phd from the University of Leeds is currently a Post Doctoral fellow at St.Georges, London.
Ruchi's father Late Pratap Kumar Roy was an orator of note and quite sought after in the Rotary Circles. Her mother Ruby continues to be an active member of Inner Wheel Club of North Calcutta.
Knowledge is the key and education the means to bring equality in our Society.
"Live to learn ....... learn to live"
A Doctor by Profession she believes that there is no end of learning.
MESSAGE OF DISTRICT CHAIRMAN RUCHI GUPTA
Our Wheel of friendship and service, our circle of trust has turned 360 degrees. A new year is upon us and I find myself in the forefront. It is your support and trust in me which gives me the confidence to lead this vibrant dedicated Inner Wheel District 329. My heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of you.
In the words of our International Inner Wheel President Phyllis Charter the theme given by her "Together we can" is the ethos of Inner Wheel. Let us join hands and work together to reach our goals.
Inner Wheel year 2019 - 2020 is very special for District 329 we have our very own Mamta Gupta as the President of the Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in India. Congratulations Mamta for adding another feather to our cap.
My thanks to hard working District Editor Indrani Basu Mallik. My gratitude to Advisors PDC Madhulekha Sen and PDC Basabi Mitra for their support and guidance.
Wish you all the best for an enjoyable and satisfying Inner Wheel year.
District Chairman 2019 -2020