Rotary started with the vision of one man-Paul Harris. The Chicago attorney formed the Rotary Club of Chicago on 23 February 1905, so professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful,lifelong friendships. Rotaract originally began as a Rotary international youth program in 1968 at Charlotte North Rotary Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States, and has grown into a major organization of over 10,904 clubs spread around the world and over 203,000 members in 180 countries.
Rotaract is a service club for young people ages 18 to 30 who are dedicated to find innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges while developing leadership skills and making friends from around the world. Rotaract clubs decide how to organize and run their own clubs, manage their funds, plan & carry out activities and service projects that are important to their communities. Rotary clubs that sponsor Rotaract clubs offer guidance and support and work with Rotaractors as partners in service. Rotaract clubs bring together young people and older to exchange ideas with leaders in the community, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun through service. Rotary believes in developing the next generation of leaders. It helps younger leaders build leadership skills expand education and learn the value of service.
All First year UG students enrolled in any one of the Part-V activities. Young volunteers can make a significant contribution to meeting the needs of the most vulnerable people within their local communities through Rotaract Club. This has been designed to involve young volunteers as much as possible in the movement begins in First and Second year course.
Every year after electing office bearers, an installation function will be conducted.During installation function, the office bearers will take oath and they will promise to do certain voluntary activities like blood donation, Free tree plantation, Voter’s Day awareness programme, Women’s Day celebration,Rally on Road Safety Awareness,etc. During the month of February, Rotaract club week will be celebrated. During that time, ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARDS, better known as RYLA, programme will be conducted by Bitsunami and Rotaract club of Nagapattinam. It will enable the students to build their personality development, leadership quality,developing skills etc.
Rotaract Club co-ordinators clearly explain the aims and basic principles of Rotaract club to all the students enrolled in Rotaract Club. The club co-ordinators meet club students during their free time. Joining in Rotaract club will help the students in shaping and moulding their personality and developing their leadership qualities in serving the needy and vulnerable, should be precisely presented to them. Their interest is to be kindled and activated by constant, continued and committed counseling. Only those students who are really interested, enthusiastic and service minded should be taken as Rotaract ClubVolunteers.
Mrs. M. Prabhavathy, Asst. Prof. of Mathematics
Ms. P. Udhaya, Asst. Prof. of Mathematics