Rotary is opening up huge opportunities for Rotaractors who are being elevated as part of the organisation and can transition into Rotarians without any hassles, said DG Joseph Mathew, RID 3181. “Rotaractors of our district have raised their profile by taking part in inter-district meets, flagship events like Rotasia, Rotary Zone Institute and Rotaract conclaves in South Asia,” he said.
Speaking at the inauguration of the two-day Rotaract District Conference titled Sneha Sancharya 2020 at Mangalore, he noted that his district has added 250 new Rotaractors and 12 new Rotaract clubs in 2019–20 and all of them had registered at the RI web registry as mandated by the RI Board. Prof Balakrishna Shetty from Sri Ramakrishna College, Mangalore, in his address, said Rotaract as a youth organisation was quite different from other such NGOs as Rotaractors reach out to communities with diverse social projects for betterment of society. Brigadier (retd) I Nanjappa Rai, an Army veteran, shared his battlefield experiences in the Indo-Pak wars and Sino-India conflict and dwelt on the many untold sacrifices they have done for the country.
RID 3181 has added 250 new Rotaractors and 12 new Rotaract clubs in 2019–20 and all of them had registered at the RI web registry.
Hosted by RAC Mangalore City, the conclave saw participation of 350 Rotaractors including 10 members from neighbouring RIDs 3182 and 3190.
Celebrities, cultural shows
Stand-up artiste Vittal Nayak, who has followers on YouTube and other social media, gave a discourse on Geetha Sahithya Vaividhya in which he dwelt on Kannada literature, lifestyle and how to lead a successful life.
In the evening, a number of social celebrities and TV artistes regaled the delegates with their performances. “All the clubs are given an opportunity to stage their cultural performances and give a detailed report of their project activities,” said DRR (2019–20) Ganesh G T Bhat.
Rotaract District Council
At the District Council meet held as part of the conclave, Rtr M S Abhijit was elected as the DRR for 2020–21. In another spectacle, Mr and Miss Sneha Sancharya 2020 — M R Shreyas and Vijaya Pramodhini — were chosen through a four-round contest by a jury panel.
DGE Ranganath Bhat as the chief guest at the valedictory event gave awards to the winners of various programmes and contests in the presence of DRCC Yathish Baikampady.
Rotaract District Conference, RID 3181, turned out to be a huge success with Rotaractors making the two-day event a memorable occasion for them to cherish for a long time.
AG Zone-2 Geethananda Pai, PDG Dr B Devdas Rai, Rtn K M Hegde, RAC Mangalore City President Sheldon Crasta, District Secretary Rtr P V Subramani were among the dignitaries at the Rotaract discon. “The district meet turned out to be a huge success with Rotaractors making the two-day event, filled with inspiring sessions, cultural shows and contests, a memorable occasion for us to cherish for a long time,” said DRR Bhat.