JULY 2016

A visit to Little Sisters of the Poor

We began our Rotaract journey of this year with a very special visit to Little Sisters of the Poor Old age home. It was our day to spread a little cheer among people who have been abandoned by their families. We set forth our journey by celebrating the 101 birthday of a patron of the home called Franco on the 18th of August. We bought cake for all the residents of the home as well as a birthday card and a bouquet for the birthday boy. As we learned of Mr. Franco's love for ice cream we treated him to that delicacy too, the residents of the home joined us in celebrating Franco's birthday and added us in their prayer, which was truly a blessing.

We distributed the cake and spent time with the residents of the home listening to them shares their life story, this was all that they wanted someone to share their life experiences with.

We learned so much on this visit, so many lives had so much to teach us and we felt like we had barely scratched the surface of all that we could we taught whether it was Mr. Romeo (nickname) talking to us about love or Mr. Franco showing us that our love for ice cream will never fade or Mrs. D'Souza telling us about her love for the children that abandoned her, showing us how constant a mother's love is. We have so much to learn from these people and we would definitely go back to continue our lesson giving back in the only way we can by giving them a little of our time.



On 27th August 2016, Rotaract club of Jyoti Nivas College Autonomous had their installation ceremony of the office bearers for the year 2016-17.The ceremony began at 12 pm in Royal Heights which was presided by Rtn. Shambhu Sharma, President Rotary Club of Koramangala and Rtr. Sahana Praveen, District Rotaract Representative RI District 3190.  The Guests of Honour were Rtn. Ikram Ahmed Khan, Director Youth Service, Rotary Club of Koramangala, the Zonal Rotaract Representative Rtr. AravindVasudevan and assistant Zonal Rotaract Representative Rtr. Bhuvan R Y. The chief coordinators of the college Dr. Usha Joseph, Dr. Pratiba and Dr. NirmalaVaz graced the occasion with their presence. The guiding support Mrs. Roshni R Shetty and Mrs. Sujatha Padmanabhan were present to support and guide the students on this important day. The sister club Rotaract Club of Koramangala, the Rotaract Club of Surana and Jain College shared their presence.

The Invocation song sung by the students followed by a prayer by the Vice-President Rtr. Rachana Installation began wit report of the previous year was given by Rtr. Naveena who also introduced the President for this year Rtr. Rachel Lobo. Rtr. Rachel was inducted and she shared her journey with Rotaract, to the people present. The board members were introduced to the people by a video presentation which was followed by the installation of the board members. Dr. Usha and Dr. Pratiba were called upon to induct the members of the club. This was followed by a truly mesmerizing performance by the Board members who danced to various songs and showcased their amazing talent, the crowd's cheers and calls for a repeat performance rang through the hall. The audience was then entertained by games conducted by the MC. The students enjoyed the game which was followed by prizes given away to the best dressed gentleman and lady which was won by Rtr. Aravind and Rtr. Nishanta.

Rtn. Shambu Sharma then spoke and motivated the members to become efficient Rotaractors.

Rtn. Ahmed Khan, despite his dislike of speeches, inspired the members with his words of encouragement with a promise of support from the parent Rotary.

Rtr. Sahana Praveen spoke about the meaning of Rotaract and helped the members understand all that Rotaract stands for and the activities that Rotaract hold.

The ceremony was ended with the vote of thanks by Rtr. Pallavi Venkatesh, the Secretary for this year and the tune of our national anthem ringing in the ears.

The Instillation ended on a high note with many praises from the guests attending. It was a great beginning to a wonderful year ahead.

District Leadership Training Workshop
The office bearers of Rotaract Club of Jyoti Nivas College Autonomous attended the District Leadership Training Workshop on the 28th of August, organized by PES University, Banashankari. The workshop was highly motivating and informative and helped the board to understand their duties and responsibilities towards the club. The workshop also aimed at making us understand the importance of team work and how it can bring a huge difference when people work together as a team.



RC JNC was one of the organizing clubs of the mega trek to madhugiribetta organized by the Rotaract Club of Banashankari on the 25th of September. The main objective of the event was to provide 1000 underprivileged women with sanitary napkins, provide heart operations to patients at Jayadeva hospital as well as provide chemotherapy session for 2 kids. 150 members from RC JNC participated on this trek.

We began this wonderful adventure at 6:00am, travelling by bus to the location while singing, playing games and dancing helped us bond with the members of our club. On reaching the location we were a part of the formation that was shot from above by a drone! It was an exciting moment for all our girls, following the formation we began our quest to reach the top of the betta (hill). It was an amazing experience to be a part of nature as well as to have lunch amongst the ruins was an experience to remember, we felt like we were back in time, picturing the people of the past whose abode we were in. All the members of RC JNC loved it and the Board had a lot of fun helping with the organisation of this trek. It was a privilege to be part of this experience that has helped a lot of people and RC JNC would like to thank Rtr. Bhuvan the main coordinator of this trek and the Rotaract Club of Banashankari for letting us be a part of this project.



The Daniya Dhamaal was an event held by the Rotaract club of Bangalore West on 8th October on account for Navratri at the Government Girls High School in Malleswaram. The main motive of this event was to raise funds for the underprivileged.

Therefore the members of RCJNC participated in this fun filled event with an amazing night full of dance, music and food. It was a wonderful experience as it helped socialize with fellow rotaract members of various clubs as nothing brings people together like good music and food. Also what could be more fun filled than having to celebrate the festival in such a pleasing manner. It truly was a night to remember.

The zonal meet for zone Sa was held on 9th October in LalBagh. It was an event held to help various clubs in Zone Sa to bond. It was a morning to remember, and was filled with laughter and fun. It helped us to interact and know our fellow Rotaract members from various other clubs and this was done through various activities and games such as lagori followed by a sumptuous breakfast in Bangalore's iconic MTR restaurant. It was one great experience.



It is that time of the year again when people around the world celebrate in the spirit of togetherness. However, even at this time, there are those who are unable to join in this celebration due to lack of means. Therefore, on account of Christmas and New Year, Rotaract Club of Jyoti Nivas College raised funds through newspaper drive in college and provided the boys of the Sevasadan orphanage, Koramangala with the basic needs such as refreshments, stationary and toiletries. We made an attempt to bring a smile on their faces during the festive season and they truly loved it.