After a series of gruelling rounds testing their ability and capability to showcase Rotary to the world, Salil Raj Shakya from RAC Bhaktapur and Sareesha Shrestha from RAC Kist Medical College were crowned Mr Rotaract and Ms Rotaract respectively at a grand finale held at the Nepal Academy Hall, Kathmandu.
Mr Rotaract and Ms Rotaract Season 2 is a showcase event organised by RI District 3292 to encourage Rotaractors in their journey to becoming Rotarians of repute in their respective zones. The gala event opens up a platform for Rotaractors to showcase their talent and forge a team of young, committed people who can bring innovation and sustainability to their Rotaract clubs.
This year RAC Patan, the lead club, joined hands with six other Rotaract clubs to host this high-profile talent show in Kathmandu which was preceded by a series of preliminary rounds to shortlist five male and female finalists.
This is a showcase event organised to encourage Rotaractors in their journey to becoming Rotarians of repute in their respective zones.
A total of 77 candidates were selected in the auditions that were held across five major cities of Nepal. The chosen Rotaractors were given a two-fold task — to make a video on the theme ‘Why should young people join Rotaract?’ and a work schedule for a project related to the Rotary Nepal Literacy Mission.
From this second round, 35 Rotaractors were chosen for the final round, where the participants were exposed to different topics related to Rotary, Rotaract, community service, career, communication, project management and TEACH mission during the grooming sessions.
During an introductory round at the Nepal Academy Hall, the top 10 contestants were selected. A panel of six judges led by PDG Jaya Shah and DGE Chintamani Bhattarai vetted the finalists on all parameters related to Rotaract, Rotary and their governing ideals.
The winners Shakya and Sareesha got the sub-titles Mr and Ms Personality. The first runners-up were Ayush Suwal of RAC Patan South and Urja Newa of RAC Patan West. They also won the
Mr Popular and Ms Creative titles.The second runners-up were Abhay Lal Shrestha of RAC Balaju and Maya Thapa of RAC Sainbu Bhainsepati who also won the sub-title Ms Intelligent.