Dr. Purohit Honored as Rotary Paul Harris Fellow

June 22, 2011
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  • Dr. Purohit has been named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Anniston Rotary Club. Anniston Rotary is our region’s largest and oldest civic service club.¬† The recognition is The Rotary Foundation’s way of expressing its appreciation for a substantial contribution to its many programs.

    It is named for the Rotary founder, Paul Harris, a Chicago lawyer who started Rotary International with three business associates in 1905.

    Paul Harris Fellowships are a tribute to a person whose life demonstrates a shared purpose with the objectives of The Rotary Foundation. The objective of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular to encourage and foster:

    • The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service
    • High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying by each Rotarian of his or her occupation as an opportunity to serve society
    • The application of the ideal of service by every Rotarian to their personal, business, and community life
    • The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship and professional persons united in the ideal of service
  • The Rotary Foundation’s greatest achievement is leading the effort worldwide to eradicate Polio (now down to only 4 countries), which has been one of the most impactful efforts in human history to reduce suffering of those around us. Polio was still a very real and cruel threat even in Calhoun County in the lifetime of may residents still alive today.

    The Anniston Rotary Club salutes Dr. Purohit and asks that his staff share his generosity and honor with the patients of his practice through their website and newsletter.

    Anniston Rotary Club President Derek Conrad Brown

    Pictured in the photos:
    Dr. Purohit and wife Manju after the ceremony.
    Dr. Purohit being pinned a PHF by former Rotary president Ike Brown.

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