Nation Publications Limited (NPL) chief executive officer (CEO) Mbumba Banda was on Monday inducted as a new member of the Lilongwe Rotary club at a colourful ceremony at Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC).
Banda –who has been instrumental in many charity activities in the country, including initiating the Mothers’ Day Fun Run which helps procuring equipment for various hospitals– was proposed for the membership by Rotarian Mansoor Bheda.
Speaking during the function, president of the club Christopher Kapenda said it is good to have individuals like Banda joining the group because they have rare talents which can help the group grow further in its efforts to serve the less privileged.
He said: “Rotary is an organisation of business and professional people pledged to the highest business and professional standards. They are people who believe that work, world-wide fellowship and international peace could be achieved through business people united under the banner of service. You are the only member of your particular vocation in this club and any information of an educational nature, pertaining to your craft, must naturally come to us through you.’”
In her brief acceptance speech, Banda said service is the very essence of what life is all about and what matters is how many hearts one has touched and not how much wealth or positions one holds in society.
“Life is about service and if more people were in this world to serve, it could have changed for the better,” she added. n