Spending quality time with orphans and street children
They are known for organising innumerable projects and programmes during every Rotary year. Normally, their final tally is in excess of 400.
With the new Rotary year having dawned on July 1, the members of the Rotaract Club of H.R. College have already got into the groove.
On July 24, they organised a Community Service project called Lamhe (or Moments) which sees them reaching out to orphans and street children in different parts of the city.
That day, they went to the Pavement Club for orphans and street children at CST (or Victoria Terminus) at 2 pm. Soon, they were surrounded by children and together they played various games and participated in team-building exercises.
The Rotaractors were surprised to note that some of the children had rehearsed a few dances which they asked their guests to witness and judge. They performed so well that the Rotaractors were moved to give them prizes (in the shape of sweetmeats and chocolates).
By organising such events, the Rotaractors ensured that the participating children got an opportunity to know themselves and also to make friends with the members of other Pavement Clubs.
"Seeing those kids enjoy themselves made us feel very satisfied. The happiness and beautiful smiles on their faces made us realise that our project was successful. They told us that they will never forget this day. Our aim to create some beautiful Lamhe in their lives was achieved."
Rotaractors Aagam Mehta and Prerna Kankaria, who are the Club’s Community Service Directors for 2009-2010, sent this report.