Lions Club of Bombay Parel

Lions Club of Bombay Parel was given charter in the year 1976. Lion S. M. Dikshit was the charter president and still living charter member of this club. This club has been serving the community in and around Parel area since last 41 years by the dedicated Lion members of the club each having a common goal of ' We serve'. There are hundreds of service projects carried out by this club since then. It would be perhaps a Herculean task to count them all; but just a few to mention are as follows.


  • Providing Educational support to schools for poor children (Kirti Night School,Sewree )
  • Donation of water cooler to K.E.M Hospital new bldg. and at Jeejibhoy  home for aged.
  • Providing life saving drugs to Wadia Hospital, Parel.
  • Providing telephone booths, tricycles and sewing machines to the handicapped and mentally retarded.
  • Introducing K.G. Classes with all necessary facilities in Central Railway employees Education M.K.Society High School, Parel at the cost of Rs. 40,000/-
  • Providing air conditioners in the operation theatre of Ayurvedic college and hospital at Sion, costing Rs.35,000/-
  • Providing school uniforms, notebooks and text books to the girl students of Municipal and unaided schools in Mumbai.
  • Organising seminar on family planning and AIDS AWARENESS Programme.
  • Organising Cancer awareness Programmes.
  • Donation of Rs. 1,00,000/- to "SENSORY INTEGRATED THERAPY CLINIC & RESEARCH CENTRE"  for children ward at K.E.M. Hospital, Parel.
  • Organising Blood Donation Camps at various places regularly for the benefit of needy patients through authorized Blood Banks..
  • Organising massive tree plantation on labour intensive areas of Central & Western Railways and other locations.
  • Opthalmic Operation Table to Haji Bacchu Ali Eye Hospital, Parel, costing Rs. 33000/-
  • Donating two Computers & one Printer to C.Rly. Middle English School,Parel, costing Rs.36000/- & and donating Rs. 12000/- to Social Service League School, Parel for providing food to poor students through ISKON organization.
  • Organising Seminars on Modern Management Techniques of Time Management,         Motivation, Goal setting and Team building. Organising seminars in colleges like M.D.Collage, Parel, Vasant Dada Patil College of Engineering, Chuna Bhatti & Ruparel Collage, Matunga On Career Growth, Environment protection and Aids Awaerness etc.
  • Organising Eye Check ups, Dental Check ups and multi diagnostic medical Charity camps for various sections of society e.g. slum dwellers, domestic servants and Coolies of CST Mumbai, Dadar,  Kurla and Dadar Railway Stations.
  • Organizing Organ Donation awareness programmes at various colleges and institutions in Mumbai by inviting eminent Doctors like Vastsala Trivedi, Renal Surgeon & Dr. Sujata Patwardhan, prof. of Urology at Seth G.S. Medical College and K.E.M. Hospital Parel Mumbai .

Mission Statement

To create and foster a spirit of understanding among all people for humanitarian needs by providing voluntary services through community involvement and international cooperation.


The official motto of the association is simply "We Serve."  What better way to explain our mission?


The slogan is "Liberty, Intelligence, Our Nation's Safety."











The current Lion emblem was adopted in 1919 and today, Lions throughout the world are recognized by it.  It consists of a gold letter "L" on a circular purple (or blue) field.  Bordering this is a circular gold area with two Lion profiles facing away from the center.  The word "Lions" appears at the top, and "International" at the bottom.  The Lions face both past and future - showing pride of heritage and confidence in the future.

Lions Club Objectives

To Create and foster a spirit of understanding among the peoples of the world.

To Promote the principles of good government and good citizenship.

To Take an active interest in the civic, cultural, social and moral welfare of the community.

To Unite the clubs in the bonds of friendship, good fellowship and mutual understanding.

To Provide a forum for the open discussion of all matters of public interest; provided, however, that partisan politics and sectarian religion shall not be debated by club members.

To Encourage service-minded people to serve their community without personal financial reward, and to encourage efficiency and promote high ethical standards in commerce, industry, professions, public works and private endeavors.

Lions Code of Ethics

To Show my faith in the worthiness of my vocation by industrious application to the end that I may merit a reputation for quality of service.

To Seek success and to demand all fair remuneration of profit as my just due, but to accept no profit or success at the price of my own self-respect lost because of unfair advantage taken or because of questionable acts on my part.

To Remember that in building up my business it is not necessary to tear down another's; to be loyal to my clients or customers and true to myself.

Whenever a doubt arises as to the right or ethics of my position or action towards others, to resolve such doubt against myself.

To Hold friendship as an end and not a means. To hold that true friendship exists not on account of the service performed by one to another, but that true friendship demands nothing but accepts service in the spirit in which it is given.

Always to bear in mind my obligations as a citizen to my nation, my state and my community, and to give them my unswerving loyalty in word, act and deed. To give them freely of my time, labor, and means.

To Aid others by giving my sympathy to those in distress, my aid to the weak, and my substance to the needy.

To Be Careful with my criticism and liberal with my praise; to build up and not destroy.

About Melvin Jones, Founder of Lions Clubs International

Melvin Jones was born on January 13, 1879 in Fort Thomas, Arizona, the son of a United States Army captain who commanded a troop of scouts. Later, his father was transferred and the family moved east. As a young man, Melvin Jones made his home in Chicago, Illinois, became associated with an insurance firm and in 1913 formed his own agency. 

He soon joined the Business Circle, a businessmen's luncheon group, and was shortly elected secretary. This group was one of many at that time devoted solely to promoting the financial interests of their membership. Because of their limited appeal, they were destined to disappear. Melvin Jones, however, had other plans.

"What if these men," he asked, "who are successful because of their drive, intelligence and ambition, were to put their talents to work improving their communities?" Thus, at his invitation, delegates from men's clubs met in Chicago to lay the groundwork for such an organization and on June 7, 1917, Lions Clubs International was born.

Melvin Jones eventually abandoned his insurance agency to devote himself full time to Lions at International Headquarters in Chicago. It was under his dynamic leadership that Lions clubs earned the prestige necessary to attract civic-minded members.

The association's founder was also recognized as a leader by those outside the association. One of his greatest honors was in 1945 when he represented Lions Clubs International as a consultant in San Francisco, California, at the organization of the United Nations.

Melvin Jones, the man whose personal code – "You can't get very far until you start doing something for somebody else" – became a guiding principle for public-spirited people the world over, died June 1, 1961 at 82 years of age.

Helen Keller Bio

Born in Tuscumbia, Alabama, USA, in 1880, Helen Keller developed a fever at 18 months of age that left her blind and deaf.

With the help of an exceptional teacher, Anne Mansfield Sullivan of the Perkins School for the Blind, Keller learned sign language and braille. A few years later, she learned to speak. As an adult she became a tireless advocate for people with disabilities. And in 1925, Keller attended the Lions Clubs International Convention and challenged Lions to become "knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness."

The Lions accepted Keller's challenge and our work ever since has included sight programs aimed at preventable blindness.

Helen Keller Day   

In 1971, the Board of Directors of Lions Clubs International declared that June 1 would be remembered as Helen Keller Day. Lions around the world implement sight-related service projects on Helen Keller Day.

Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in about 210 countries and geographical areas around the world.


Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.

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