JANUARY 2011 VOL. # ONE ISSUE #7 ROTARACT DISTRICT 3010 SHOWCASE ROTASIA GOA 2011 : Fun in the Sun In this issue „Rotasia‟ is the most awaited and the biggest event in the South-East Asia Rotaract calendar every year. This is a meet for the members of the world‟s largest youth Rotasia 2011 …Page 2 DDR’s Desk SUBHEAD. SUBHEAD. SUBHEAD. …Page3 organization where the participating delegates „meet‟, „interact‟, „express‟, „learn‟ and „jingle‟ with rotaractors from around the world. Club Cognizance …Page 4 Points To Ponder ...Page 8 Just Jotting …Page 9 DAC Team 2011-12 …Page 11 Rotary International News ...Page 12 International Get Together: ROTASIA Goa 2011Rotasia is the rare opportunity for a Rotaractor which one cannot afford to miss on, as this is the only event that fulfils many ofour prime objectives of being in this international organization. Rotasia‟11 was the perfect chance to indulge in friendshipsacross boundaries of states and countries. The four-day event was highlighted by cultural and intellectual exchanges amidst thebeautiful scenery of Goa. This time around 22 rotaractors from our district were a part of the mega event.For more details turn to page 2. Stay Connected !!!!! Facebook Group:**Rotaract District 3010** www.rotaractdistrict3010.com
Page 2 “Meet new people…Explore Rotaract…!!!!!!!!!”‘Goa’ - the paradise of planet earth, was the place chosen forRotasia event this year. ‘Goa’ as you all know is one of themost favourite tourist destinations for the entire world! Theexotic sea beaches, Goan food, Goan music, night club andbeach parties; river cruises, ancient monuments, modernarchitecture, people from almost every part of the world,widely worshipped churches and temples, wild lifesanctuaries, cashew nut farms, feni and many other features- all together, make Goa an unmatched tourist destination inthe real sense.‘Dinanath Mangeshkar Kala Academy’, Panjim, Goa was themain venue for Rotasia 2011. One of the best auditoriums inIndia, located on the shores of the ‘Mandovi’ river, Goa, it isa perfect place for such a meet.The programme was basically categorized into 4 segments:Ceremonies, Competitions, Fun and Learn. Under the firstcategory other than the inaugural and closing there were afew felicitation and publishing ceremonies that took place.Cultural competitions (dance and singing), and Mr. Rotaract,Miss. Rotaract was a show case.When it comes to youth it obviously has to be fun. Siteseeing, Cruise Dinner, DJ, Karaoke Night, etc. were plannedto keep the youngsters hooked.Some eminent speakers who graced the event were Shri.Digambar Kamat, Hon. Chief Minister of Goa – InauguraladdressRtn. Kalyan Banerjee, President, Rotary International 2012-13 – R. I. Vision to make a difference.Dr. Vijay Mallya, a stalwart entrepreneur – Globalisation…..acurse or a blessing?Dr. Kiran Bedi, a worldwide idol police officer – InnovativeLeadership.Dr. Bharath Chandra, Asia’s No. 1 success coach – Secretsof Success & Mind Power.Shri. Remo Fernandes, International level singer andcomposer – Art for the personality development.Where else in the world can you get an opportunity tolisten and interact with similar minds all over the world!
Page 3 From The DRR’s DeskDear all, THE FOUR WAY TESTJanuary has been an eventful month for our district. I want to acknowledge all theclubs who have been religiously participating in the Polio rallies and Polio ravivar Of the things we think,camps to eradicate this dreadful disease from the planet which is on the verge ofextinction. I also want to acknowledge all the clubs who are spreading awareness on say or do…Blood donation and organizing blood donation camps regularly in past few months. 1. Is it the TRUTH?Clubs like SGGSCC , Delhi North and ASET who worked selflessly to generate 2. Is it FAIR to allfunds for the underprivileged to improve their quality of life with education and concerned?basic needs , deserves special acknowledgement. Republic day celebration with theunderprivileged section of the society shows the love and concern of the rotaractors 3. Will it build GOODWILLfor the people of India. and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?ROTASIA was another event where 22 rotaractors from District 3010 participated in 4. Will it be BENEFICIAL toGoa .More than 1000 rotaractors from various districts from south asia were present.Even though things were not ideal , positivity and courage of rotaractors made it an all concerned?extraordinary experience. Being positive and fighting against the odds is what we alllearnt and enjoyed the event. We also got to interact with rotaractors from otherdistrict and shared our experiences and projects with them. We got to learn newways of working from them and would try to implement those in our district as well. Service Above SelfWe now are looking forward to go to the next ROTAISA 2011-12 in Nepal.Communication is the basis of growth in any organization. No communication – Nogrowth. We have been trying to work on communication from past few months,however few clubs are not responding. I would like to urge to all the clubs in thedistrict to be in communication with the district and other fellow clubs regularly. Rotary International ThemeThis will not only give access to learning but also opportunity to work together infuture. For 2010- 2011I wish you all , All the very best and keep up this good work.Best RegardsRtr. Manik GuptaDRR Dist. 3010 – Learning Through Fellowship Rotaract District 3010 Theme For 2010-2011 Rtr.Manik Gupta, DRR 2010-11
Page 4 CLUB COGNIZANCE ROTARACT CLUB OF DELHI SOUTH The Rotary Club of Delhi South and the Rotaract Club of Delhi South, R.I. Distt 3010 organized the prestigious Rotary Club of Delhi South Debate 2010-11 at Magnolia, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi on January 23, 2011. The winners of the event were as follows: 1. Best Team award - Hindu College (Udai Singh Rana and Tarang Tripathi) 2. Runners Up Team award - St. Stephens College (Udit Bhatia and Supurna Dasgupta) 3. Best Speaker award - Akshit Batra (Hansraj College) 4. Best Interjector award - Udai Singh Rana (Hindu College). Debate organised by RC DELHI SOUTH ROTARACT CLUB OF IILM On 28 january,2011 Under professional development initiative new team for upcoming batch has been selected through interview and voting. New team will be headed by Rtr.Suman Banerjee as president. 21 new members have been registered as member from the club. Membership dues paid to district . End Polio Now ROTARACT CLUB OF AMITY PHYSIOTHERAPY The year started off with a great party at the Centrestage Mall Noida hosted by senior Rotaractors of last year with an aim to celebrate the new year and interact with this year‟s members as well. Attended the annual conference of the Indian Association of Physiotherapists(IAP). Arranged the trip from Shirdi to Pune and then finally to Goa. This month was completely dedicated to Rotaract so two meetings were arranged in the college campus made compulsory for every member.RC Amity Physiotherapy, Conference at Pune
Page 5 CLUB COGNIZANCE ROTARACT CLUB OF DADRI CITY Club members “DISTRIBUTED APROX. 1150 BLANKETS” at Bus stops, Railway stations, Red lights, Loha mandi[Ghaziabad]. Rotary club Dadri & Rotaract club of dadri city organised mutually a “POLIO RAILY” in all main Roads, Main markets & colonies of Dadri. Rotary club Dadri & Rotaract club of Dadri city organised a program “AAO YAAD KAR LEN PURANE DIN” on the occasion of Republic day & charter day of Rotary club of Dadri. Rotary club of Dadri & Rotaract club of Dadri city organised a “POLIO CAMP” at bus stop Dadri, in which 660 children were innoculated. RC Dadri City, Charter Day Celebration ROTARACT CLUB OF NOIDA The month was started by a Blanket Distribution drive. Thinking about the plight of all those people who live on the streets in this frigid cold, the club members pooled in money to buy 60 blankets. The club had set up a Polio Booth in Sector 40 noida on 23rd January, Sunday, which was a “Polio Ravivar”. 30th January, Sunday, was a day of utmost honor and pride for the Rotaract Club of Noida as it participated in a “March against Corruption” organized by The Art of Living Foundation. The Art of Living, founded in 1982 by His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a not-for-profit, educational and humanitarian NGO engaged in stress- management and service initiatives. Last but not the least; the month was ended with a Tree Plantation at Walk Against Corruption, RC NOIDA Bal Bharti School, Noida on 5th February, Saturday where the Interactors, Rotaractors and the Vice-Principal Of Bal Bharti planted samplings in the school premises. ROTARACT CLUB OF HAPUR Rotaract club Hapur help to Rotary club Hapur in Blood donation camp and Rotaracters also donated blood. Rotaract Club Hapur conducted a polio drop camp in Hapur. A meeting was held with the Z.R.R . A meeting was called up in Rotary Bhawan Hapur for joining new members. We’re this close to Ending Polio Campaign Rotary International
Page 6 CLUB COGNIZANCE ROTARACT CLUB OF SGGSCC ROTASIA was joined by 10 members of our club. Then we had a meeting with Rotaract Club of New Delhi (North) in Adarsh Public School, Vikaspuri, along with Prashant Sir. It was followed by a meeting with Rotaract Club of Delhi Akash, where it was agreed upon to do some joint activity for „Women Empowerment’ and a fund raising programme. The task of fund collection was taken on further as we visited Adarsh Public School, Ramesh Nagar, to collect funds for this cause and got an overwhelming response from the students, who collected around Rs. Collection For Asharan, RC SGGSCC 10,000/ And after that, all the rotractors came into full force along with those already working to bring almost every student of the college to donate his or her blood. ROTARACT CLUB OF DELHI RIVERSIDE The club organised a meeting for discussing upcoming projects.How it all began, The first four Rotarians (left toright) Gustavus Loehr, Silvester Schiele, Hiram Shorey, and PaulHarris. Rotary Images ROTARACT CLUB OF ASET On 23 January 2011, Rotaract Club ASET organized a „PULSE POLIO CAMP‟. Polio eradication has been identified as a necessity by Rotary international and RC ASET has pledged to tackle this menace. Apart from vaccinating the children, the rotaractors launched a publicity campaign in the slums and nearby areas. This was aimed at spreading awareness among the adults about the importance of polio vaccine. RC ASET, Polio Camp
Page 7 CLUB COGNIZANCE ROTARACT CLUB OF NSIT REGENCY Rotaract Club of NSIT Regency organized a Fundraising event in the college premises, more than 5000 Rs were collected for the underprivileged kids at Dwarka slums by selling handmade chocolates & Greetings made by the kids ,to the students, staff & Faculty members. More than 200 people supported the cause by making their contributions. Rotaract Club of NSIT Regency designed the club T-shirts, and distributed it among the members of our club. 9 members from our Club Represented District 3010 in Rotrasia held at Goa from 13-16th January, trhe club also submitted a presentation at Rotasia of the project of the year. RC NSIT Regency, Fundraising event 7 members from NSIT Rotaract participated in the Walk against corruption held at Jantar Mantar on 31 st January, organized by Sri Sri Ravishankar in support of the Lokpal bill Drafted by various civil societies. ROTARACT CLUB OF DELHI NORTH The club convinced spice telecom to give a scoolar ship of Rs12,00,000, in accociation with Microsoft, to students who cannot afford education. They have already found out 100+ students who deserve the scoolarship. Jan 9th, sunday morning, went to Adarsh Public School, Vikaspuri for a disscussion with parent club‟s youth president Rtn. Prashant Sahgal and fellow rotaract club of GGS about a upcoming district project and other problems faced by the clubs. This was followed by a cricket match, both rotaract clubs versus adarsh public school cricket team. 27th we went to hotel Ashok for our half yearly meeting with the district governer Rtn.Amit Jain. Along with our club 5 other interact and 3 rotaract clubs were invited. Here we submitted the reports of what all we did in the past 6 months. ROTARACT CLUB OF DELHI VIVEK PICNIC Visit for New Year Day Celebration. Health check up camp for “Street Children.” Tree Plantation Project – “Peepal- Kalpabrikccha” Conducted “ Personality Development & Life Skills Training Program” by NYKS. Celebrating - “Republic day” Painting Competition on Environment and Blood Donation. RC Delhi Vivek ,Life Skills Training
Page 8 January Club Performance 3000 2500 Clubs Of The Month 2000 1500 1000 Points To Ponder 500 0 October Club Performance Amity… Hapur ASET Noida IILM Delhi South Riverside Dellhi North NSIT Regency Delhi Vivek SGGSCC Dadri City Here’s a tally of points awarded to theRotaract clubs based on the projects done,participation in district events,communication level and the quality ofthe reports sent. Communication with District Star Club Of The Month 300 250 Rotaract Club of 200 150 100 Dadri City 50 0 Communication with District Projects Of The Month Donation of 1.18 Lakh Rupees for Underprivilged chidren - By RC SGGSCC Total Performance Level Polio camps by - RC Noida , RC Dadri 3000 City , ASET , RC Vivek 2500 2000 1500 1100 Blankets Distributed to 1000 underprivileged by RC Dadri City 500 Total Performance 0 Level Amity… IILM Hapur ASET Noida Dadri City SGGSCC Dellhi North Delhi South Riverside NSIT Regency Delhi Vivek Scholarship to 100+ underprivileged childfren for Education- RC Delhi North Well Done Rotaractors . . .!!! Keep UP The Good WOrk
Page 9 EDITORIAL Just Jotting “ The first step towards getting somewhere is todecide that you are not going to stay where you are. …”A new year brings new beginnings and new ideas.Rotaract District 3010 has begun 2011 with zeal andenthusiasm visible in projects executed during this month.Right from collecting funds for the poor and downtroddento rocking Rotasia, the rotaractors have given their verybest. Rtr.Jyoti Bhatt District Editor 2010-11With the completion of half of our Rotaract year it givesme immense pride to look back at our achievements. Andwe have achieved a lot! Comic CornerClubs like RC Delhi Vivek, RC Dadri City, RC SGGSCC,RC ASET have topped the charts while others are givinggood competition. Its great to see that Polio eradicationand Blood Donation, our major target areas have beenkept in mind.Also, its with great enthusiasm that we introduce to youour DAC team 2011-2012 under the leadership of Rtr. VirPhilip, RC New Delhi. We have full faith in their abilitiesand passion for the Rotaract movement. We wish them allthe very best!!For the next month‟s Showcase, we‟re ready for a littlesurprise for all of you. So wait up Rotaractors!! May youachieve greater heights!!! Rtr.Jyoti Bhatt District Editor 2010-11 The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
Page 11 Page 11 Welcome DAC Elects..!!!! DAC Team 2011-12DRR :-RTR.VIR PHILIP - R.C. OF NEW DELHIDRR NOMINEE (2012-2013) :-RTR.SIDDHARTH GUPTA - R.C. OF NSITDISTRICT SECRETARY -RTR.HIMANSHU GUPTA - R.C. OF DELHI AKASHCHIEF FINANCE OFFICER -RTR.NIKHIL NANDA - R.C. OF DELHI SOUTHDISTRICT EDITOR -RTR.AAYUSH MAKKAR - R.C. OF ASETDIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY SERVICES - Rotaract District 3010, Pledging to End Polio NowRTR. MEGHA AHLUWALIA - R.C. OF ASETRTR.KAVLEEN BATRA - R.C. OF SGGSCCDIRECTOR OF INTERNATIONAL SERVICES -RTR.TARUN MONGA - R.C. OF DELHI AKASHRTR.DEEPTI GAHROTRA - R.C. OF DELHI EASTENDDIRECTOR OF WEBSITE -RTR.RAVI , RTR.RAHUL, AND RTR.PULKIT - R.C. OFNSIT REGENCYDIRECTOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS -RTR.PRANAV ANEJA - R.C. OF NOIDADIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT -RTR.DEBMALYA - R.C. OF DELHI SOUTHZRR –RTR.PIYUSH MITTAL - R.C. OF DADRI (JOINT ZRR -EAST)RTR.MOHIT GARG - R.C. OF DADRI ( EAST)RTR,ROOPAK SHARMA - R.C. OF DELHI VIVEK(NORTH )RTR.MOHIT DUNG - R.C. OF ASET (WEST)RTR.ROOPAM BUDHIRAJA- R.C. NOIDA ALL THE VERY BEST..!!!! DO US PROUD Every day holds the possibility of a miracle.
Page 12 ROTARY INTERNATIONAL NEWS International Assembly Rotary International News -- 24 January 2011 Photos by Alyce Henson and Monika Lozinska-Lee/Rotary Images T he International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA, gives incoming district leaders valuable information and an opportunity to Rotary leaders and their spouses hold End Polio Now banners during the International Festival Talent Night at the 2011 International build friendships that prepare them for the challenges of the Assembly on 20 January. upcoming Rotary year -- from eradicating polio to taking the RI Strategic Plan to the club level. At this years assembly, RI President-elect Kalyan Banerjee announced the 2011-12 RI theme, Reach Within to Embrace Humanity. Wearing traditional Indian clothing, RI President-elect Kalyan Banerjee and his wife, Binota (middle), acknowledge the crowd during the International Festival Talent Night at the 2011 International Assembly on 20 January.Concert to benefit polio eradicationV iolin virtuoso and polio survivor Itzhak Perlman joined members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for a concert benefitingRotarys campaign to end polio worldwide. James DePreist, also a polio survivor, conducted.
Page 13 BITS ‘n PIECES DONATE EYES AFTER LIFE WALKATHON Run for Vision Foundation is a not for profit organization, a grass root NGO dedicated to eradicate curable blindness across the country. In the last seven years, we have been successfully operating eight rural vision centers around Gurgaon (Tauru, Rewari, Bhiwadi, Jacobpura, Nuh, Farooqnagar, Jhajjar and Pataudi) and have been able to benefit more than 1 Lakh people with eye care medical services. We also have an eye bank and cornea transplant units to provide free of cost treatment under the name of ‘Y.P. Mahindru Niramaya Eye bank and Cornea Transplant Center’.In order to accomplish this goal the foundation organizes marathons, walkathons and events to create awareness about curable blindness to establish a pan India network of eye banks and cornea transplant units. The foundation has already helped to establish North India’s first and biggest eye bank and cornea transplant unit in Gurgaon (Haryana) and restored eyesight to hundreds of underprivileged people. As part of our prime objective dedicated towards eradication of blindness, we are organizing a Walk-a-thon on February 27, 2011 at Leisure Valley, Gurgaon, 7 a.m to 10 a.m. The Walk-a-thon will have over 8000 participants including students from colleges and schools, celebrities, sports personalities, corporate houses etc. to support this endeavor. We shall be obliged if you all join hands with this noble drive which will create awareness to eradicate blindness, by your presence in the Walkathon. Registration Details Required: Name, Age, Group & Address. Piyush Agrawal, Run for vision Foundation, 511/2/1 Rajokari, New Delhi 110038 [011-25060806] email@example.com www.runforvision.org http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=132376810117069Rotaract is a Rotary-sponsored service club for young men and women ages 18 to 30. Rotaract clubs are either community or university based, and they’re sponsored by a local Rotary club. This makesthem true "partners in service" and key members of the family of Rotary.Through the Rotaract program, young adults not only augment their knowledge and skills, but theyalso address the physical and social needs of their communities while promoting internationalunderstanding and peace through a framework of friendship and service.Membership starts with you! Invite friends, family and co-workers to become members of Rotaract Got A Story ? Email your creations to Jo_groove@yahoo.com before 10th March 2011 Its easy to make a buck. Its a lot tougher to make a difference.