29 September 2018, which was marked by the visit of the RI President Barry Rassin and the First Lady Esther Rassin, was a proud moment for our Club. The theme of the meeting was: “Peace in the world” and the venue was the sprawling courtyard of Elante Mall that provided a perfect ambience for the Rally. The Chief Guest and his gracious wife were pleasantly surprised to see a large assembly of nearly 2500 Rotaractors and Interactors – all chic, enthusiastic, peaceful, and sitting on the floor or standing, not the least discomforted or unnerved by the hot sun.
President A.P. Singh welcomed RI President Barry and the First Lady Esther. Thereafter, Rtn. Reema Diwan, Vice-President of our Club, introduced the Chief Guest. Then followed a melodious medley by Interactors of Bhawan Vidyalaya, a dance by MCM DAV Rotaract Club, and a radio show by DPS Interact Club – all performances had world peace as their theme.
After the audience was regaled by students, Barry and Esther released the Peace balloons, coloured white and blue, and administered the pledge of Peace to the audience.
The address of RI President Barry can be summed up in one sentence: “If you touch a stone, you are touching the past; if you touch a flower, you are touching the present; but if you touch a life, you are touching the future”. He also gave a simple formula for ever-lasting peace and that is to have good relationships and positive thoughts.
The function ended with a vote of thanks by Rtn. Sartaj Lamba, District Chair Interact.
On 10 September 2018, Rotaract Club of DAV College held its annual installation ceremony. Outgoing President Arisha Kharb gave a presentation on the projects done during her term. Incoming President Bhupinder Rana and his team were then collared and pinned with their respective badges.
The installation ceremony was followed by a western dances presentation and melodious singing by the Rotaractors. The event ended with a power packed and very energetic Bhangra performance.
District Governor Parveen C. Goel was the Chief Guest. President A.P. Singh was the Guest of Honour.
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.
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.
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.
On 14 July 2018, a Traffic awareness camp for women safety was organised at HSJ Dental College, Sector 25, in association with Chandigarh traffic police and Rotaract club Dental College. The focus was on use of helmets and no honking. The event was inaugurated by Rtn Dr. Jagat Bhushan, Principal, HSJ Dental college.
The inaugural speech was given by SSP traffic, Mr.Shashank Anand, who highlighted the use of helmets for safety of women. SHO of traffic police highlighted the issues of safety while driving and explained various road safety signs.
Among the Club members present were: President A.P. Singh, Rtn Sartaj Lamba, Rtn Dr. Santosh Gupta, PP Kewal Seth, Rtn O.P. Sukhija, and Rtn G.P.S. Bhalla.