Rotasports, a huge draw in Bharuch

Having ­witnessed the gala ­celebration of sporting talent at Rotasports, a two-day event for Rotaractors from RID 3060, a lot of youngsters want to join RAC Bharuch and “we are still basking in the success of this flagship district event,” says Sonam Shah, Chairman, Rotasports.

DRR Khushal Shah (centre, seated) with Rotaractors at the Rotasports event.

With a mix of games such as carrom, chess, badminton, ­swimming and table-tennis and team games designed  exclusively for ­Rotaractors — Bumbigy, Task Quize, Box Cricket and tug-of-war — it was a combination of brain and brawn power of the youth which turned out to be quite a ­spectacle. ­However, the main ­highlight was ­‘Rotaractvilla’ which brought to the fore the team-building abilities of the youth brigade who were tested on ­disciplines such as  general ­knowledge, stamina and coordination.

Rotasports is one of the successful legacy projects of the district over the last four years with a good turnout of participants, says DRR Khushal Shah. More than 100 Rotaractors from 15 clubs took part in the events, all of which were held at MI Patel Rotary Youth Centre owned by RC Bharuch. Rtn Satyen Shah, Chairman of the youth centre, inaugurated the sports meet and “we are grateful to our parent Rotary for ­throwing open this centre which has all the facilities for hosting our indoor games and special events,” says Sonam.

The co-host RAC SRICT Ankleshwar, an ­institution-based club, staged a musical ­concert in the evening, a ­medley of  Bollywood music, ­contemporary and ­popular folk songs belted out by ­Rotaractors. “They also performed a karate demo at the inaugural show and our club member did a stand-up comedy,” says Sonam.

Best District Event

For the last two years, Rotasports hosted by Bharuch Rotaractors has bagged the Best District Event Award from the DRR as the “mega event showcased the best of skills and sporting talent from the district clubs.”

“Our main focus is to ­nurture ­fellowship, team-building and ­professional development of Rotaractors of our district,” says Shah. The members get an opportunity to interact with clubs, share notes and display their sporting skill in a friendly manner.

RAC Bhavnagar Royal clinched the rolling trophy and all the winners got medals and certificates. Next year the district is planning to host a multidistrict Rotasports in February, says Sonam.

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