1. The Rotaract Club of Lala LajpatRai College (RCLC)

About the Club

The Rotaract Club of Lala Lajpatrai College (RCLC) was formed on 10th February 2010 under the guidance of our college trustee Late Dr. Ramesh Gupta and our teacher coordinator Prof. Asha Aggarwal Mam. The club sets a platform for student of the college to interact with one and another and also conduct various projects for improvement of the society which has a long lasting effect on people’s memory. RCLC has undertaken various projects which have involved the social issues like, educating the masses about saving water and also eye camp, for the villagers. RCLC also undertakes fun projects that involves various activities like treasure hunt, sport tournaments etc.

The club also participates in district projects (of Rotaract District 3140) and other club projects and has been a very well recognized club in the district in a very short span of time.

Club this year

The Rotaract Club of Lala Lajpat Rai College (RCLC) now in its third year under the leadership of President Rtr. Shadab Khan, has been truly standing by its theme, The Rise to the Acme ! With the membership strength of more than 100 highly enthusiastic members; RCLC, since the very beginning of the year has been buzzing all around the District and has also succeeded in making its presence felt!

The club has a current membership of 94 members which is expected to rise to at least 120 by the end of this year. The club has a general body meeting every Saturday, in the college premises.

Highlights of the projects undertaken by RCLC this year and its achievements

  • One of the Best projects of RCLC Respect Your Tri-Color, which is being conducted by the Community Service Avenue since last year, was not only appreciated by the Rotaract Community but also by all other responsible citizens of India. Projects like Adopt A Human, RakshaBandhan, etc, have been impactful and heart touching.
  • The Club Service Avenue this year has came up with some great projects like Fresher’s Party, Strike Out, Make Way For Subway, Bantaiezz, etc. which have helped the club to, sustain its members and in fact get more members as well.
  • The Professional Service Avenue, this avenue has taken tremendous effort, and has successfully transformed the Professional Service Avenue, which was before termed as one of the boring avenues to one of the most interesting avenues. Projects like JAM, Career Guidance Sessions, Quiz etc. have really helped in making the Professional Service Avenue interesting. The projects undertaken by the other avenues and support functions like Nasha, Entrepreneurship – Education and Employment (with The Rotary and The Interact Club), Splash, Natures Paparazzi etc. have been thoroughly enjoyed by the members.
  • The club this year also has its very own updated website, which is a one point info desk for anyone and everyone who wants to know about the club or Rotaract as a whole.
  • The club this year, understanding the importance of Joint Projects, has not only conducted but also participated in many joint projects like Rot-trek, Lilies To Angel, Chakachak, World Food Day Etc.
  • In the month of November we conducted a joint project with Rotaract club of Surat which was named as “SANTOSH”- THE JOY OF GIVING”
  • We also celebrated diwali with the kids from SALAM BALAK TRUST and with the old ladies at King George V Memorial, it was a community service project to make the underprivileged people feel special.
  • Another very special project that took place in International Service Avenue was “SAVE A GIRL CILD” on Universal Childrens Day which was covered by Dna newspaper, it was a great success to prove that people have started preferring girl child over a boy child.
  • We also visited “BOMBAY STOCK EXCHANGE” and celebrated Christmas with the street kids by making one of the Rotaractor as Santa- Claus and giving them chocolates in the night. On world radio day we donated radios to the ladies of King George V memorial as they have no source of entertainment in their vicinity.
  • These are the projects which were done by the club and many more upcoming projects have been planned.
  • The club gave a great support to the zone as well. Zone 2A won the District Project RED. Zone 2A also won the District project Rise. The Zone was supported with all the interventions that took place.

2. The German Exchange Programme:

The club since last two years has been really privileged of sending its members to Germany as exchange students, through its parent Rotary, Rotary Club of Bombay Mid-Town. The College has been really generous for sponsoring all its student members who have been to Germany as Exchange Students. The German Exchange Programme provides great opportunity to the students of the college to learn and explore the culture of a developed nation, Germany.

Media

Rotaract Club of Lala Lajpatrai College of Commerce and Economics right from its very beginning, has always had an privilege of being covered by media. Many projects undertaken by RCLC have been covered by all types of Media. Few of the Media organizations which have reported our of projects are as follows:

Television Media:

British Broadcasting Corporation

Print Media

  • Mumbai Mirror Newspaper
  • Mid Day (English and Gujarati)
  • Mumbai Samachar
  • Gujarat Samachar
  • Navbharat Times
  • Maharashtra Times
  • Afternoonv
  • KreisAnzeiger (German Newspaper)
  • Many more

Radio

All India Radio

We sincerely thank our media friends and look forward to their continued support.

The Leaders of the Club

The club also has a unique privilege of being lead by female presidents, right from the beginning and will also be lead by a female president in the next year as well.

  • Rtr. Palak Shah (President, 2010-11)
  • Rtr. Farida Officewala (President, 2011-12)
  • Rtr. Shadab Khan (President, 2012-13)
  • Rtr. Dimpi Agarwal (President Nominee, 2013-14)