A judicious mix of learning and fun marked the four-day Rotaract Zone Institute 2017, titled The One, hosted by D 3230 for DRR elects, nominees and District Secretary designates from 25 Districts across South Asia. PRID Shekhar Mehta and DG Natarajan Nagoji presided over the event and chairman PDRR Ramkumar Raju and DRR (D 3230) Subhadra Marimuthu participated.
“Training sessions on leadership, team management and realising one’s dreams enlightened the delegates,” said PDRR Rajesh Subramanian who is also President, Rotary South Asia Multi District Information Office (RSAMDIO). The incoming office-bearers were trained on project planning and execution, time and resource management and other features. D 3232 DGN Babu Peram was the chief guest at the valedictory session.
Both Rotary India Literacy Mission (RILM) and RSAMDIO have undertaken a project — Shiksha — to set up 1,000 libraries across South Asia to mark the golden jubilee of Rotaract this year.
“When Rajesh Subramanian suggested setting up 500 libraries across South Asia, I quickly told him that RILM will match it with an additional 500 libraries,” said RILM Chair Shekhar Mehta. So far, 61 libraries have been set up and the Rotaractors are on a massive book collection drive in their localities.