Rotaract Zone Institute 2019

DRREs after the convocation ceremony.

Nearly a hundred delegates from 29 Rotary districts across India, ­Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka attended the four-day Rotaract Zone Institute at Vapi recently. The event, held at the auditorium of the Rotary Foundation for Education and Learning, was inaugurated by PRID Manoj Desai in the presence of DG Pinky Patel, IPDG Ruchir Jani, DGE Anish Shah and DGND Santosh Pradhan.

A Rotaractor being felicitated with an award by PRIP Kalyan Banerjee (third from L).

It was four days of learning, fun and comradeship, said RID 3060 DRR Kushal Shah. V K Madhav Mohan, a member of RC Cochin, guided the delegates on transforming into effective leaders, while Hemang Naik of RC Vapi shed light on the “joy of accepting”. The incoming DRRs and district secretaries were given orientation by past DRRs from various districts.

PRID Manoj Desai (R) being felicitated by Institute Chairman Ketan Patel.

A session by Amit Mehta, CEO of Maa Foundation, Vapi, on how corporates can join hands with Rotaract for executing projects was received with rapt attention. “It was an eye-opener for us as it gave us insight into the working of CSR and the vast opportunities that can be tapped jointly by Rotary and organisations for the welfare of communities,” said DRR-elect Chintan Shah. Rtr Yesha Sheth of RAC ­Bharuch, RID 3060, spoke on mental health issues and PDRR Shrikant Indani spoke about Rotary-Rotaract relationship. Rotaract quiz, games, Zumba and yoga sessions made the Institute all the more exciting.

PRIP Kalyan Banerjee presented the graduation certificates for the incoming Rotaract leaders.

The Institute was hosted by RC Vapi under the leadership of its President Ketan Patel who is also a past DRR.

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