In Rajasthan, all the 15 members of RAC Suratgarh, RID 3090, have been involved in community service right from the club’s inception last July, doing projects of social impact.
“Our first project — a medical camp for students of a government girls’ high school with the help of four women doctors who are also our members — was a great success,” says Club President Rohit Dhuwa. Over 600 girl students were screened for anaemia and given iron tablets. The doctors briefed the students on menstrual hygiene. A dentist, gynaecologist, dietician and an ayurvedic physician examined the girls for chronic diseases.
The Rotaractors participated in a mega rally conducted by its parent Rotary club, RC Suratgarh, to create awareness on organ donation. About 4,000 students from 30 government and private schools participated.
A team of doctors from Apex Multispecialty Hospital, one of the event partners, extended help to make it a “thumping success, earning us a lot of goodwill,” he added.
DG V B Dixit flagged off the rally along with PDG Rajinder Taneja and District Secretary Budh Dev Arya. Government organisations such as the CRPF, officials from Sub-divisional Magistrate and former legislator Ashok Nagpal, attended the inaugural event.
Distribution of clothes, footwear and sweets to the mentally-challenged inmates of the Har Prabha Ashrama, and sanitary pads for girls and women around the region, are some of the other initiatives of the club.
A series of contests will be organised at the Literacy camp scheduled for April 26, in partnership with RC Suratgarh and RD English Zone, an institute to teach spoken English and personality development. The objective is to engage the participants and enthuse them to excel in their studies.
During Mahadaan, a district-wide blood donation camp for Rotaractors held annually, the club made a sizable contribution, creating a “good impact in the community,” says DRR Ashish Aggarwal.