The Rotarians of D 3211 celebrated the grand finale of the year-long event, Family Involved Rotary Entertainment (FIRE) at Alleppey in Kerala. The spark for the FIRE was set by DG C Luke to evoke family ties among Rotarians and thereby encourage wholesome involvement with Rotary.
With the advent of digital technology and social media, more and more people are communicating behind digital screens and the joy of human touch and feel — the very essence of every relationship — is slowly becoming nonexistent, says DG Luke, explaining about this concept-event that has brought the Rotarians closer to their families and with each other.
The talent hunt for the events began at club level from the beginning of the Rotary year, shortlisting 18 teams to compete at the finals. The winners were honoured with cash prizes. The District Chairman Babumon fanned the FIRE with such dedication that it engulfed the 1,500-plus Rotarians in its warmth and enthusiasm. Malayalam playback singer MG Sreekumar and actress Manju Warrier were the chief guests.
The month-long practice sessions improved the camaraderie among the Anns and Annets rekindling relationships and the feeling of togetherness.