The four Rotary Clubs in Grand Bahama held a joint meeting yesterday to greet the five member group of student exchange professionals visiting the island.

The five are visiting from India and got a chance during the luncheon meeting to talk about the many aspects of their country.

The team set out from India, coming here via a short visit to District 6990 Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe counties, Florida, and Grand Bahama.


They are hosted by Rotarian Felix Bowe Jr and housed by Assistant District Governor Jamie Rose and family.

The exchange is a unique educational experience that furthers international understanding by providing an opportunity for outstanding business and professional people to study another country, its people, culture and institutions through personal contracts with Rotarians, their families and others. It is a way of working toward Rotary's goal of world understanding and peace.

The teams visit a Rotary district in another country for a period of from four to six weeks, staying in the homes of Rotarians and following an itinerary of educational and cultural points of interest for their international visitors.

Team members visiting Grand Bahama were Rajeev Sood, the team leader, and past Assistant Governor of District 3080, a Paul Harris fellow and chartered accountant; Urmi Ethta, who was sponsored by Rotary Club of Kurali Central, and is employed with Indian School of Business, Mohali as manager - Academic Services & Administrations Jasmin Kaur Malhortam who is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Chandigarh Central who is employed with Infosys Limited, in Chandigarh as Senior System Engineer; Sanjit Singh Paul who is sponsored by Rotary Club of Chandigarh Shivalik, and is employed with Sunshine Gardens as a partner; and Hillary Victor who is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Kharar, and is a chief reporter at Hindustan Times Media.