District Governor - Rtn. Manjoo Phadke
Editor - Rtn. Madhur Dolare

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"Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love." — Lao Tzu

Kindness, often characterized as the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate, is a fundamental human virtue that transcends cultural, racial, and socioeconomic boundaries. It can take various forms, from a warm smile and a listening ear to a larger-scale philanthropic effort. Whether grand or small, acts of kindness have the ability to make the world a better place, one person at a time.

What better way than Rotary to practice this? Rotary International is dedicated to making the world a better place through its various humanitarian efforts. In a world facing myriad global challenges, from environmental crises to social injustices, kindness and helping are not just moral imperatives but essential tools for building a better future. Together, as Rotarians, we can foster a world that is more compassionate, empathetic, and just.

The "feel-good factor" is a state of emotional well-being and contentment that we experience when we are happy, satisfied, and at peace. It arises from positive experiences, achievements, or acts of kindness. It also contributes to overall mental and physical health, reduces stress, and enhances one's quality of life. It reminds us that happiness often lies in the little moments and the positive connections we make.

The beauty of kindness lies in its accessibility. Anyone, regardless of their means, can be kind. It doesn't require wealth, status, or power; it simply demands an open heart and a willingness to extend a hand to others. Kindness knows no boundaries, and it is available to all who choose to embrace it.



Let us commit to being beacons of hope, standing up for what is right, and showing kindness to our fellow human beings. In doing so, we can contribute to a brighter, more interconnected, and more harmonious world where the power of helping, and kindness prevails.

Rtn Tejashree Patil

GML Co-editor