‘Pioneers International is a paragon of Indian Ideal of social service’

--His Holiness Swami Avadeshanand Giri,

“A number of social organizations operating in India owe their origin and allegiance to alien lands, yet the Pioneers International is the only social and charitable club that originated in India. This organization is ingrained with the lofty ideal to serve selflessly not only India, but the entire humanity.” Said His Holiness Swami Avadeshanand Giri praising Pioneers International, adding, “This club’s mind and heart both are steep in Indian values, culture, ethos and ideals, unlike the other clubs like the Lions Club, International Rotary Club, Rotract Club etc. those mimic the pop western culture, that is why these fail to strike a right chord of the Indian heart. Whereas the Pioneers International is able to express the Indian intellect, Indian mind, ethos, its very best philosophy and the quintessential ideals. This organization deserves praises for its great works in the service of the mankind. I pray to the Lord God, may this organization succeed in its glorious task of serving the entire mankind!”

‘Pioneerism is a storm to which even the biggest obstacle in the world cannot stop’

--Patron-Pioneer LL Mehtrotra

A lot of international level institutions today running in India owe their origin to the foreign countries. I am proud of the International Pioneers, an institution of international stature owing its origin to India that is my native land. International Pioneers is heading towards maturity with vasudhaiv kutumbkam--the whole world is a family-- as its ideal. I am proud of being the patron of such a glorious institution

It is an Indian institution devoted to selfless service. We enrol members in the organization from every walk of life irrespective of their caste, creed, religion or colour. These ideals are the life and blood of the club that provide vitality to its various activities and highlights its identity

Who is a Pioneer? Obviously, an ordinary man cannot become a Pioneer. A Pioneer is one who makes a new discovery, and history has made all such Pioneers immortals. Each member of the International Pioneers is like a stream anxious of joining the ocean who overcomes all the impediments in the process. In my heart, I think a Pioneer should be like a stream who should never stop due to obstacles. A Pioneer should rather sacrifice himself at the altar of truth

I, therefore, solicit a selfless devotion from all Pioneers in the field of service. Exhibition of status is always a vulgar thing and the people do not expect snobbery from the Pioneers who should devote themselves to the cause of discovering new and untrodden paths in the social development.

The Pioneers shall always encourage an ideal conduct, and root out corruption from public life, and cooperate in making India a casteless society where men will be treated on par with the other compatriots with love, harmony, love, loyalty, and passion. Only this can earn applause for us from the world nations and when we do this that day will be an auspicious day for you, me and all others in India. At that moment, the International Pioneers would stand up proudly, then, indeed the nation and entire humanity will be very proud of you !

Late. Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna. lauding the club for its pioneering works in human service

Late. Ramkumar Varma, famed Hindi litterteur giving away sewing machine to a poor women.

‘A HISTORY OF SELFLESS SERVICE’

In 15th Annual General Meeting of International Pioneers Club, a former Law, Justice and Company Affairs MinisterJagannath Kaushal urged the Club to promote inter-caste marriages in a bid to promote harmony and integrity of Indian society.

In 15th Annual General Meeting in 1984, Indian Ambassador in Argentina and International Pioneers Club’s Patron Lakhan Lal Mehtrotra took pride the Club’s long march in the sphere of human service. He said, “International Pioneers Club is the kind of blizzard that even the Himalaya cannot stop; International Pioneers Club is the kind of river that all the boulders cannot stop; it goes on progressing without caring for the impediments.”

In 16th Annual General Meeting of International Pioneers Club, a renowned Hindi littérateur Ms Shivani lauded the Club for undertaking various humanitarian programmes urging the members to utilise the Club funds for the welfare and uplift of the needy and poor in the nation.

International Pioneers Club’s Founder and a renowned social activist Santosh Mehrotra urged the Club members to become fully dedicated towards the social and humanitarian aims and objects of the Club, and shun all social evils and negative attitudes. He said a positive attitude towards the Club’s humanitarian activities would take the members towards success in all spheres of life.

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‘Health related Programmes in Uttarakhand, UP & Delhi etc. ’

Various branches of the International Pioneers Club hold Health Camps regularly at various places across the country. On January 17, 2008 the Club organized a health camp at village Kanti in district Chitrakoot, UP, in which no less than 465 patients were served. On July 1, 2008, more than 150 patients were diagnosed for diabetes and orthopedics in Shahadara, Delhi. On March 7, 2008, Chitrakoot branch provided health service to more than 250 policemen in Police line, Chitrakoot. 

The Club’s Founder Santosh Mehrotra started a grand Eye-Testing Programme in 2007, in which he caused conducting of eye-tests of school-going children mainly in the government run schools, in which more than 10,000 children were give eye-glasses by the Club. The programme still continues in the surrounding region of Ramnagar in district Nainital, Uttarakhand. After finishing the eye-testing programme in the urban region, the Club also focused its attention on the rural and hilly region of the district. The programme is being run under the joint leadership of Dr. KK Agrawal, BD Pande and Santosh Mehrotra.

An eye survey conducted under the aegis of International Pioneers Club has revealed that more that 14 % school-going children suffer from myopia and other eye-related ailments due to ignorance and indifference of their parents and other guardians which is a matter of serious concern. This is the loss of national human resource. On seeing the gravity of the ailment, Mr. Santosh Mehrotra shot a letter to Union Health Minister Ambuka Ramdoss on Feb. 28, 2007 urging him to undertake the eye-testing campaign in tandem with the Pulse Polio Programme. On the occasion of International Sight Day Mr. Santosh Mehrotra sent another Fax message to the Union Minister of Health, Union Minister of State for Health, Health Minister Uttarakhand urging them to take notice of the eye ailments of the poor class school-going children in Uttarakhand. A delegation from International Pioneers Club has already called on the then Uttarakhand Health Minister Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank who lauded the monumental work done by the Club. Meanwhile, Directorate of Health Services, Union Ministry of Health & FW, Govt. of India, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi, sought information on the letter of International Pioneers regarding visual acuity in Ramnagar, district Nainital, from the Director General M.H. & F. W. Chandar Nagar, Dehra Dun, stating, “We draw your kind your attention to your L. No. 394/ DDG/ (O)/ 2007- Misc. dated 15.11.07 regarding the Action Taken Report on school screening services in Ramnagar area (Nainital). In this regard, we bring to your kind notice that a detailed survey was taken up in Ramnagar urban/rural area by PHC Bailparao (Nainital) under the supervision of CMO Nainital with the assistance of International Pioneers. Eye-screening was done for 1821 students in which 145 students were found of refractive error which comes about 8%. However, the International Pioneers has reported to be of 14% refractive error children.

“We send herewith a copy of list of the entire students suffering from refractive error for your kind reference. As per instruction of the Secretary (Health) Uttarakhand and CMO of all the districts have also prepared an action plan from Nov, 07 to March 08 in which all the students of Junior High School will be taken for vision test.

“We further inform you that the percentage of refractive error was 6% of SES conducted during the last year.”

Besides, the Club also held various other health camps in different cities and towns including Yoga Camps, Diabetes Camps, Dental Camps, Blood-donation Camps, Oxygen Banks and various ambulance services. However, the International Pioneers Club looks forward to contribute something more to the welfare of the Indian people, particularly the poor and deprived ones.

In Uttarakhand, International Pioneers Club is the largest socio-cultural organization dedicated for promoting good and eradication of social evils in India.  The Club has more than 5000 members in India and abroad.  The Club carries out its activities through its various Branches spread all over India. Come and Join hand with The Pioneers -  Be Proud to be an  Indian!

 
‘Congratulations for Publication of Book ’
Power of Meditation

Pion. Arvind Kumar
   has written a book Power of Meditation published simultaneously by Globo Books, New Delhi and Icon Publications Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi. This book has proved a great success in the market. Pion. Arvind Kumar is a senior journalist, earlier he was associated with The Pioneer, Lucknow and a number of other newspapers and magazines, including The Illustrated Weekly of India, The Week and Onlooker.
He started practising meditation after reading Jose Silva’s Mind Control Method, when he was still a student in Lucknow University. Later, he practised meditation in company of several yogis near the shrine of Sri Badrinath in Uttarakhand Himalaya. For past several years, he has been practising meditation in the ashram of Sri Ramchandra Mission (headquarter at Chennai). Pion. Arvind Kumar is a life-member from Delhi with the membership no. 271. He is also the writer of Club’s website www.internationalpioneers.com. Mobile nos. 098687 23929, 095680 38321

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‘Health related Programmes in Uttarakhand, UP & Delhi etc. ’

Various branches of the International Pioneers Club hold Health Camps regularly at various places across the country. On January 17, 2008 the Club organized a health camp at village Kanti in district Chitrakoot, UP, in which no less than 465 patients were served. On July 1, 2008, more than 150 patients were diagnosed for diabetes and orthopedics in Shahadara, Delhi. On March 7, 2008, Chitrakoot branch provided health service to more than 250 policemen in Police line, Chitrakoot. 
The Club’s Founder Santosh Mehrotra started a grand Eye-Testing Programme in 2007, in which he caused conducting of eye-tests of school-going children mainly in the government run schools, in which more than 10,000 children were give eye-glasses by the Club. The programme still continues in the surrounding region of Ramnagar in district Nainital, Uttarakhand. After finishing the eye-testing programme in the urban region, the Club also focused its attention on the rural and hilly region of the district. The programme is being run under the joint leadership of Dr. KK Agrawal, BD Pande and Santosh Mehrotra.
An eye survey conducted under the aegis of International Pioneers Club has revealed that more that 14 % school-going children suffer from myopia and other eye-related ailments due to ignorance and indifference of their parents and other guardians which is a matter of serious concern. This is the loss of national human resource. On seeing the gravity of the ailment, Mr. Santosh Mehrotra shot a letter to Union Health Minister Ambuka Ramdoss on Feb. 28, 2007 urging him to undertake the eye-testing campaign in tandem with the Pulse Polio Programme. On the occasion of International Sight Day Mr. Santosh Mehrotra sent another Fax message to the Union Minister of Health, Union Minister of State for Health, Health Minister Uttarakhand urging them to take notice of the eye ailments of the poor class school-going children in Uttarakhand. A delegation from International Pioneers Club has already called on the then Uttarakhand Health Minister Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank who lauded the monumental work done by the Club. Meanwhile, Directorate of Health Services, Union Ministry of Health & FW, Govt. of India, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi, sought information on the letter of International Pioneers regarding visual acuity in Ramnagar, district Nainital, from the Director General M.H. & F. W. Chandar Nagar, Dehra Dun, stating, “We draw your kind your attention to your L. No. 394/ DDG/ (O)/ 2007- Misc. dated 15.11.07 regarding the Action Taken Report on school screening services in Ramnagar area (Nainital). In this regard, we bring to your kind notice that a detailed survey was taken up in Ramnagar urban/rural area by PHC Bailparao (Nainital) under the supervision of CMO Nainital with the assistance of International Pioneers. Eye-screening was done for 1821 students in which 145 students were found of refractive error which comes about 8%. However, the International Pioneers has reported to be of 14% refractive error children. 
“We send herewith a copy of list of the entire students suffering from refractive error for your kind reference. As per instruction of the Secretary (Health) Uttarakhand and CMO of all the districts have also prepared an action plan from Nov, 07 to March 08 in which all the students of Junior High School will be taken for vision test. 
“We further inform you that the percentage of refractive error was 6% of SES conducted during the last year.”
Besides, the Club also held various other health camps in different cities and towns including Yoga Camps, Diabetes Camps, Dental Camps, Blood-donation Camps, Oxygen Banks and various ambulance services. However, the International Pioneers Club looks forward to contribute something more to the welfare of the Indian people, particularly the poor and deprived ones.

In Uttarakhand, International Pioneers Club is the largest socio-cultural organization dedicated for promoting good and eradication of social evils in India. The Club has more than 5000 members in India and abroad. The Club carries out its activities through its various Branches spread all over India. Come and Join hand with The Pioneers - Be Proud to be an Indian!