Rotaract Club

Rotaract Club, PEC, Chandigarh is a youth program of the prestigious Rotary International under the district code 3080. Rotary unites more than a million people, Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves. It is supported by the Rotary Club Chandigarh. It aims to promote the virtue of responsible leadership by providing promising youngsters the opportunity to better understand, embody, and promote the characteristics of responsible citizenship and effective leadership.

Some of the events undertaken to fulfil the aforementioned objective includes eye camps, visits to orphanages and old age homes, visit to neighbouring village schools, Rotaract Cricket League, Couture with rags, Inbox, blood drives, debates etc.

Last session saw Rotaract Club extending their support to the underprivileged children of schools in Nayagaon and Jagatpura. Jeevan Mukhti Nishulk Vidyalaya (Nayagoan), Vridhi(NGO) and JMNV(Jagatpura) are some of the schools Rotaract Club has been visiting and holding sessions. We have been celebrating festivals with them, holding awareness campaigns, cloth donation drives, etc.

During Diwali, Rotaract Club held a Diya selling event to help the less privileged students. The students from different schools were encouraged to paint diyas which were then sold at different places in Chandigarh such as Student Centre, Panjab University and Sukhna Lake. The initiative was warmly received by the students who bought diyas in large numbers. The proceeds were then used to buy essentials for the welfare of the students.

Vatika is a school for disabled children in sector 19. Rotaract Club initiated yet another act to help reach out to such children and spread smiles by organising competitions for them on various festivals.

Last year, we also started a project called Nazariya, an initiative taken to break the taboos and stereotypes. Menstrual health and hygiene is something which is not talked about openly. Moreover, myths and misconceptions are still prevalent in our society, especially in villages, mainly due to lack of knowledge. Under this project we held lectures to create awareness and help clear the myths. The club has also initiated a project Verdantia- A project aiming at providing best career guidance to the students of Government Schools. We also aim at providing financial literacy sessions for rural women and youth to make them financially able.

The club members celebrated Valentine’s Day with the people residing at the Senior Citizen’s Home in Sector 15 playing tambola, passing the parcel and other fun activities, making this a memorable day for them.

The session also saw the club making its presence felt at the district level. Various projects in collaboration with the district and the Rotary International were carried out. Project Varuna, Saatrangi, HOPE, Breast Cancer Awareness, Raktdaan, etc. are some of the projects and events done in collaboration. This session also saw many online events been organised, Yoga Day, Symphony- An E-Open Mic, to name a few. These events were highly appreciated by the participants and we plan to continue organising such events in future.

Keeping in line with the tradition of sticking to its approach of holistic development, the club aims to undertake further such activities in the coming sessions. The club aims at both the personal development and the betterment of the society.

  • Officer In-Charge: Prof. Sudesh Rani
  • Secretary: Piyusha Tripathi (9877467335)
  • Joint Secretary: Jaspreet Singh (9877267060)