Rotaractors of RAC Sri Ganganagar East, RID 3090, along with other clubs in the district, organised a Tiranga bike rally in Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan, as part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, a GoI initiative to celebrate 75 years of Independence and commemorate our history, culture and achievements,” says PDRR Lila Shubham.
National flags were distributed among the general public to support the Har Ghar Tiranga campaign. Rotarians from the district too participated in the event enthusiastically. The aim of the event “was to make the relationship with the national flag more personal rather than it being a symbol reserved for a formal or institutional purpose,” says Shubham, who is also a member of the club. Over 250 Rotarians and Rotaractors participated in the bike rally.
In another initiative, the club members spent time with the inmates of Apna Ghar Ashram, a home for the aged and mentally-challenged. “These are people who are abandoned by their own families and don’t have a lot to feel happy about. The least we could do is serve them a decent meal, spend meaningful time with them, and give them something they can use,” says club president Ram Mittal.
The club also distributed notebooks and stationery kits to students of the Government Primary School Bhirthiliya Wali at Sri Ganganagar. Mittal adds that to encourage the students to attend school regularly and perform better “we awarded trophies and certificates to class toppers.”
The club conducted a cardiac check-up camp to celebrate World Heart Day. “We collaborated with a few cardiologists from our city to create awareness about different cardiac issues and their treatment,” says Shubham. The camp also highlighted the prime causes and symptoms of heart-related ailments and urged people to take preventive action.
The Rotaractors are collecting pre-loved clothes that are in good shape to donate to people living in the slums.