Bhopal Rotaractors focus on slum welfare

The Rotaractors of RAC Technocrats Institute of Technology and Science, an institution-based club in Bhopal chartered by RC East Bhopal, RID 3040, along with RID 3012, distributed sanitary napkins to adolescent girls studying in government schools under the Project Aaina. Soni Kumari, district coordinator, RID 3040, the club’s joint secretary Aditi Choubey, and club member Aditi Mishra, conducted sessions on menstrual hygiene management for the students. This is an ongoing project being done by the club quarterly.

Grocery kits being distributed to underprivileged families.
Grocery kits being distributed
to underprivileged families.

In another initiative, the Rotaractors organised a clothes collection drive to collect used clothes from around their localities. They washed and ironed these clothes, sorted them age-wise and distributed them to 150 children and young adults of less privileged families.

Children all set to receive clothes.
Children all set to receive clothes.

On Oct 24, World Polio Day, the club members, along with the parent club Rotarians, administered polio drops to 100 children and educated parents in the city’s suburbs on the need for continuing giving polio drops to children despite India being declared polio-free.

Over 650 saplings were planted in various localities by the Rotaractors under the district’s environment care drive.

Rotaractors with sanitary napkin packets ready for distribution.
Rotaractors with sanitary napkin packets ready for distribution.

Under Project Prem ki Thali, the club, in association with RAC Physiotherapy Scholars, RID 3012, provided food to residents in a slum locality in Bhopal. “Our aim was to satisfy as many people as possible and provide the less privileged with good food. We will be repeating this project soon and cover more people,” says Saurabh Nayak, president of RAC TiT and Science. In October, the club members distributed groceries to 150 families. “We raise funds internally from our members for each welfare project,” he adds.

A sapling plantation programme in progress.
A sapling plantation programme
in progress.

Under Project Prem ka Dhaga, the Rotaractors celebrated Raksha Bandhan, tying rakhis on the wrists of 150 slum dwellers. “It was an opportunity to put a smile on their faces and gift them a feeling of warmth and love which is what the festival is all about. True to the spirit of the festival, we Rotaractors pledge to support and take care of the underprivileged and in the process, we experience a huge satisfaction,” says the president.

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