17 Aug Rotaract Club Report
The Rotaract club of Jyoti Nivas College began with the investiture ceremony that took place on the 21st of September. The events were graced by the presence of Mr. Manivannan-President of Koramagala Rotaract Club and Mr. Arihant Kumar, district Rotaract representative who spoke of the joy and sense of fulfillment that one derives from being a Rotarian. ‘Service’, he said is the core of all Rotarian activities. He set a shining example for the Rotarians, who went on to contribute much to the civic society throughout the year.
The students began the eventful year by visiting ‘Little Sisters of the Poor’, anon – profit organization that serves the neglected aged in society. They also visited ‘Gerizim Rehabilitation Trust’ an institution that cares for intellectually challenged children and through their interactions with the residents of these places the students gauged the importance of selfless service in developing and nurturing the society that we live in. the Rotarians found multiple ways of rendering service to the marginalixed in society. The club held a news paper collection drive where they collected old news-papers from students and the profits made from the resale of these papers was donated to charitable trusts. Similarly the students used their culinary expertise and business acumen to set up a food stall during Crescens the Inter Collegiate Gospel fest. Their efforts were a success and the Rotarians were able to make a sizeable contribution which was then donated for charitable causes.
This year Rotarians also went on a cleanup drive to Lalbagh Botanical garden in order to work towards a cleaner city, and it also bears testimony to the values of leadership, initiative and responsibility imbibed by the students in the course of the year. “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Said Mahatma Gandhi and the Rotarians have found within themselves unremitting reserves of will and courage to work tirelessly and serve selflessly towards the betterment of our society.
– Ms. Priya Sunil