RYLA AT R B V - ROTARACT CLUB OF BANGALORE
Rotaractors Experience @ RYLA – On Saturday, March 2nd, the Rotaract Club of Bangalore conducted a RYLA for the students of the Rotary Bangalore Vidyalaya School. The day began with the students taking part in the morning exercises and drills. Watching them, memories came flooding back of how we polished our white shoes for every sports drill in school. With a bit of nostalgia and eagerness to interact with the children we started our RYLA Program.
National Immunization Day was held on March 10th, across India. As part of the national goal of keeping India polio-free, the objective for the day was to give two drops of Oral Polio Vaccine to every child in our country under the age of five. In total, twenty seven members of RCB, Inner Wheel and Rotaract participated, led by President Rtn. Vivek Prabhu and the first lady, and included three Past Presidents, current Inner Wheel president and Inner Wheel Past President. Nine Rotaractors, led by Secretary Rtr. Joseph Wilson, joined the team
Harvesting the future by Bamboo Barathi
An energetic and passionate talk by Dr. N. Barathi motivated the audience to invest in building a greener future. A master of his profession, Dr. N Barathi is an agricultural scientist who has specialized in Biotechnology. He has domesticated the faster growing bamboo to be used commercially to produce electricity and bio-ethanol. This bamboo called Beema Bamboo grows at a staggering pace and absorbs more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than regular plants.
Orphanage visit - Rotaract Seshadripuram
The Rotaract Club of Bangalore Seshadripuram and the Rotaract Club of CMR jointly visited an orphanage managed by the Aradhane Charitable Trust , Hegdenagar on March 17.
No holds barred presentation. An exhilarating experience.
I had seen our Monday speaker quite often on TV, usually during election time. He was firm in his views and very erudite. I was particularly fascinated by the use of his hands to emphasize his point.
I wasn’t disappointed when I saw him in the flesh at RHF. Dr. Sandeep Shastri lived up to the advance billing. And more. A Political Scientist, he is also the Pro Vice Chancellor of Jain University; National Coordinator of Lokniti Network; and he has to his credit 10 books and oodles of published articles.
FAREWELL TO 10TH STANDARD STUDENTS AT RBV
Principal Ms Sudha of Rotary Bangalore Vidyalaya was very persistent in her invitation to Anne Shalini & me to attend the farewell ceremony of the students passing out of the school this year. Naturally it was hard to refuse and both of us landed up there at around 11 am on Friday the 8th March.
RCB’s Smackalicious AAHAROTSAV–
La’ Internationale Cuisine themed Cook-Out Night
RCB’s annual Cook-Out Night this year was really an “Utsav” celebrating international cuisine with huge participation displaying the in-house culinary expertise. The D (delicious) day arrived on March 25th. The members were treated to an exceptional array of food categorised into Soup, Salads, Appetizers, Main Course and Desserts and every category had multiple stalls with the best of international cuisine.
4 MORE ANGANAWADIS INAUGURATED
On 30th March, Saturday morning, President Rtn. Vivek Prabhu set out with First Lady Ann. Shalini Prabhu and Rtn. M C Dinesh, Chairman Education and Literacy Committee, to inaugurate the next four Happy Anganwadis – numbers 21 to 24 of this year. Assistant Governor for our Club Rtn. K. H. Ashok joined in for the occasion.
TWO DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS ENTHRALL RCB
This week RCB had two wonderful and accomplished speakers enlighten us on the great work they are doing for society. They were Dr. Latha Jagannathan, of Rotary TTK Blood Bank and famous theatre personality Mr. Prakash Belawadi.
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