Rotary year 2017-18:-Projects and events mark end of First Quarter | Sunday Observer

Rotary year 2017-18:-Projects and events mark end of First Quarter

District Rotaract Committee for the year 2017
District Rotaract Committee for the year 2017

Rotaract District 3220 Sri Lanka and Maldives, the local counterpart of the youth movement attached to the globally renowned Rotary International, recently embarked on, Rotary year 2017-18 under the leadership of District Rotaract Representative Rtr. PP Anuradha Senanayake. The year is structured around the theme Engage Rotaract- Redefine Friendship, in an effort to utilize fellowship among young Rotaractors to organize impressive projects and ensure a brighter future. Rtr. Anuradha, backed by a strong team and more than 3,500 Rotaractors based in 65+ Rotaract Clubs spread around the country, plans to focus on significant areas such as, Empowerment, Nourishment, Sustainability and Innovation, during the year.

Rotaract 3220 recently concluded the first quarter with an exciting line-up of projects and events that successfully laid the foundation to the Rotaract year. The year began with PETS and SETS, a special training program organized for President Elects and Secretary Elects of various Clubs representing Rotaract District 3220. On July 1, Rtr. Anuradha was officially installed as District Rotaract Representative for the year with pomp and glamour at the 27th Rotaract District Assembly held at the Blue Water in Wadduwa. The signature Community Service endeavour of Rotaract 3220, Project Serve, was initiated in a village in Horowpothana aiming at developing it into a model village, improving areas such as, education, disease prevention, economic stability and water and sanitation.

Paalam was another initiative begun in the first quarter, in September, emphasizing the need to bridge communities locally, by spreading awareness about religious harmony. The project features three phases, including, visits to places of religious worship, creating a platform to share ideas about religious harmony. Rotaract 3220 also organized a special event to celebrate World Friendship Day on July 30, giving young Rotaractors an opportunity to highlight the importance of friendship.

Rotaractors also participated in a Kite Festival and Walk, together with Rotary District 3220, the Presidential Task Force for Drug Prevention and Kite Sri Lanka, to advocate the need to spread awareness about drugs and drug prevention among the youth.

An Open Mic Night was organized by the District team for Sports and Recreation, to provide a platform to display their talents, on September 29.

The Rotaract also initiated the project, Let’s Start With Us, in an attempt to reduce the rising number of Dengue victims, by spreading awareness about the disease, with posters displayed in public places and an online campaign.

The Rotaract year 2017-18 has been interesting and inspirational for the Rotaractors as youth geared up to achieve a positive change in society locally and internationally.

Rotaract District 3220 Sri Lanka and Maldives looks forward to more brilliant endeavours in the upcoming months.