We distributed 220 sanitary napkins to girls of classes 6 to 10 at Govt Model Senior Secondary School, Khuda Ali Sher, one of our WiNS project school. This was the 3rd time that we distributed sanitary napkins at this school after doing our MHM sessions with the girls.
Giving their feedback, the girls said that these napkins have given them freedom to come to school even during their periods and, most importantly, overcome the chronic issue of absenteeism during menses. In fact, the girls now look forward to us coming to their school every month.
On 28 August, the Rotract Club of HSJ Dental College concluded their first tenure with the Installation of a new team and an Award Ceremony, at Rotary House, Chandigarh.
The out-going team highlighted it’s achievements during 2017-18, under the leadership of President Rtr. Avneet Lamba. The new team members, under the leadership of President Rtr. Aman were inducted, followed by a presentation on their planned projects and work in 2018-19.
All in all, a day that encouraged all the members to work hand-in-hand towards a better and more enlightened tomorrow.
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Rotaract Club of MCM DAV College held its annual Installation Ceremony, PANACEA, on 21 August in the college premises.
The event started with a Lamp lighting ceremony, followed by Ganesh Vandana. Outgoing President Kirti gave a presentation of the good work done during the previous year and incoming President Saloni shared her goals for 2018-19.
President A.P. Singh and PP Baldev Aggarwal addressed the young Rotaractors.
We have been joined by young Hadiyah EMI Nomsa Tolson from Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA, under long term youth exchange program of Rotary. She has been sponsored by our club. She arrived on 20 August and will be studying in Carmel Convent School, Chandigarh.
Independence day celebrations were held at Village Saketri where we are undertaking a major project in the slum area. Members from SEWA, Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, volunteers and beneficiary families and their children were also present along with local leaders.
Initiating the program, Mrs Sunanda of SEWA thanked Rotary Club and Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan for supporting and encouraging the team. She shared the background of the project where the spadework started about one year back. The project has been able to initiate small changes in the community. From a few takers of the program to start off, the number has swelled to about 100. “The basti has brought in cleanliness and we will have an ideal clean basti and the same will be demonstrated on 2 October,” she said.
The entertainment program started with SEWA prayer titled Ae Malik tere bande Hum. A dance performance by two young girls on Desh rangeela song was appreciated by all. There was also a Gidha performance, followed by a solo dance by a young girl from the community.
President A.P. Singh said, “we wish to do the project efficiently and we wish to bring in change for the better and help the community overcome poverty and discrimination. Our endeavour is to work with the basti and the village so that we can help them live a better life.”
He added that parents should support their children in their efforts to educate themselves as also find their latent talents. “With their achievements, all in the family and society will benefit.” He also prompted children to work for a better life and standard of living by achieving career goals through hard work and dedication.
Vote of thanks was presented by Ms Sunanda of SEWA.
It was indeed a satisfying experience for all the Rotarians who attended the function.
Praythar, the installation ceremony of Rotaract Club Chandigarh, was held on 14 August 2018. DG Parveen Goyal was the Chief Guest and President A.P Singh was the Guest of Honour.
The ceremony commenced with National Anthem ,followed by lighting up of lamp. The previous year’s team showcased its work, which was followed by Collaring of Rtr. Ravneet Dhaliwal as the new President.
President A.P Singh , Rtn Baldev Aggarwal and DG Parveen Goyal extended a supporting hand to the President and her team.
Our club members participated in the door-to-door Pulse Polio campaign on 5 August 2018. They joined the health workers to administer polio drops to children under five years of age in their respective homes. DG Praveen Goyal also accompanied the team members.
On 1 August 2018, the new cabinet of the Interact Club of St. John’s High School was installed. President A.P. Singh, along with few of the Club members graced the event.
The ceremony began with a prayer to the Almighty, followed by a
hymn and lighting of the lamp. The outgoing Secretary, Yuvraj Dhananjaya, thanked the previous year’s cabinet for the extraordinary work done and handed the torch over to the new office-bearers. Incoming president, Shaurya Mahajan, put forth the club’s goals for 2018-19.
The programme ended with a “nukkar natak” on the prevalent social issue of alcoholism and addiction.
The Investiture Ceremony of the Interact Club of AKSIPS 41 Smart School was organised in the school premises on 31 July 2018.
The programme began with the motivational song “Aashayein”, presented by the school choir.
The newly elected office bearers of the Interact Club were presented with the collar and the collar pins by the President A. P. Singh Dhiman. The outgoing President of the Interact Club, Naman Ahuja, showcased the achievements and the innumerable projects undertaken by the Club in year 2017-18, which included visits to old age homes and orphanages, cleanliness drives and anti-cracker rally.
The team 2018-19 is: President – Rohan Sharma; Vice President – Parikshit; Secretary – Himanshu Gupta; Joint Secretary – Tanisha; Treasurer – Aditi; Sergeant-at-Arms – Avleen; Directors – Aviraj, Ankit, Arshdeep K, Gurbir K.