H.R. Rotaractors fill lives with music and laughter
Young singers of Scholar High School won the Antakshari (singing) competition organised for Interactors by the Rotaract Club of H.R. College which was styled “Jaane tu ya jaane na”.
This is supposed to be the only such competition for Interactors in the city and it attracted 33 teams from seven schools, viz., Scholar High School (the ultimate winners), Alexandra Girls’ English Institution,
J.J. Girls’ High School, J.J. Boys’ High School, Bai Bengalee Girls’ High School, Holy Name High School and St. Xavier’s High School.
Several innovations were introduced in the competition format this year in order to make it more interesting. These included “wild cards”, a few techno-savvy rounds and so on. All of these were ably managed by the committee set up to organise the event.
Participation certificates were given to all the Interactors at the end of the programme, while the winners received certificates, trophies and medals. Some of the participants were overheard saying that they would cherish the memories of the event for a long time.
Interact Chairman Mehul Sampat attended the programme and distributed the awards to the winners along with Chirag Tekchandaney, President of the Rotaract Club of H.R. College.ut life was not all fun and games for the Rotaractors of H.R. College. Another significant project saw them going to Bandra to interact with the residents of a shelter for children suffering from AIDS.
Fifteen members of the Club went to Ashray Ashram which houses 40 children suffering from AIDS. They called their project “Jeet” and attempted to convey to the children the message that they could also emerge victorious from their travails.
The programme included a few interactive games. Winners were given prizes and losers received “punishment”; one penalty was eating red hot chillies.
A highlight of the event was the presence of five Inter-District Youth Exchange students; they participated wholeheartedly in the project, singing, dancing, playing games, developing bonds with the AIDS-afflicted and drawing them out of their shells. They also distributed chocolates to the children.