The Rotaract club at Institute of Management, Nirma University held its induction ceremony for the 5th year on 26th November, 2013. Around 50 students were present for the induction ceremony. Rotaract, a movement that started as Rotary International, is a giant network of various clubs and individuals with 9539 clubs and more than 210000 members across the world. The cell at IMNU was established 4 years ago with the aim of giving an opportunity to students to give back to the society. Rotaract stands for “Rotary in Action”. The session was chaired by the club mentor Prof Dr Sapna Parashar and President Mr Akash Ladha. The purpose of Rotaract is to provide an opportunity for young men and women to enhance the knowledge and skills that will assist them in personal development, to address the physical and social needs of their communities, and to promote better relations between all people worldwide through a framework of friendship and service.
The new members were briefed about the various activities undertaken by the club from time to time. A video on the NGO Manav Sadhna was also shown and students were informed of the various activities undertaken by the NGO and the mentorship program where each student takes a child under his/her tutelage. Later, there was a discussion where the newly inducted members chipped in with suggestions for new events that may be conducted.
In her address, Prof Dr Sapna Parashar spoke about the journey of the club from the beginning to the present and expressed hope that the new members will take the club further on the path of growth, notwithstanding the academic pressures faced by them. All the present office-bearers of the club spoke about their activities and the current position of the club. In her address to the new members, Ms Deval Sarang, an alumnus of IMNU and RCIMNU, recounted her journey with Rotaract and wished all the members the very best. The official magazine of the club – Aarohan – was also released at the event.
If the fervour and the excitement of the new members is anything to go by, there is no doubt that this club will only go from strength to strength in the coming years.
Click here for the latest edition of Aarohan: Aarohan Vol 8 (Nov 2013)
(Content Courtesy: Jijo George Joseph; Aarohan Courtesy: Editorial Board, RCIMNU)
(Photo Courtesy: Ameya Pai Angle)