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We take pride in the professionalism that we maintain during all our activities. Here is a sneak peek into our amazing package of events which we are known for since years.
Rotaract Club Chandigarh Himalayan is organizing its first fundraiser of 2020-21.
E-Cyclothon is an event that has been specially curated for the new post-COVID world. It is a 3-day cycling marathon that can be taken part from anywhere in the country keeping the social distancing norms in check.
This event aims at inspiring citizens to take up cycling and embark on a journey of fitness. Through this event, we can get into outdoor activities and start cycling as a culture in this pandemic.
“There are people in this world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of food.”
Hunger has been a problem since generations, and even today, there are a huge number of people who suffer daily to get a two-square meal. “Annapurna Day” is an initiative taken by our district and we start our tenure with this amazing deed of feeding the needy, and spread awareness about this big issue.
This day’s motive is to bring relief to the undernourished people. This time, this event was conducted as 7-day campaign in collaboration with Robinhood Army. The smile of the hungry after receiving food is something which keeps everyone going, and constantly work to eradicate this issue completely.
Every new session of our club begins with the welcoming of new Himalayans through our Annual Recruitments. The club carries out several phases of selection including group discussions and personal interviews accompanied by fun-filled activities. The selected participants then choose the fields of their interest and enter into the club foreseeing a tremendous and knowledgeable future.
It is one of the most formal events of our club which is reflects the whole club and its functioning through cultural activities. With this ceremony, the new recruits officially become part of the clan and get to know how things work within and around the club. The Orientation Ceremony marks the beginning of an exciting journey of social service, personal grooming, new friends and a lot of fun. It is a platform to discuss club agendas for the upcoming tenure especially with new recruits. It is a small token of appreciation for the new recruits and a trailer for what we have in store in the tenure ahead.
RH Alumni Meet
It is well stated that memories are timeless treasures of the heart. Having our Alumni back to where they belong brings loads of memories. It was like walking on the same path we all once carved together.
RCCH Alumni meet brings something new to the table every year making it one of the most exciting and exhilarating events of Rotaract Club Chandigarh Himalayan. Whether it’s dance, drama, music, nostalgia, laughter, thrill or over the top emotions, we have got it all covered in this amazingly crafted event. We’re pretty firm to make you believe in the saying that ‘ONCE A HIMALAYAN, ALWAYS A HIMALAYAN’.
Roshni is one of the most beautiful events of the club. Under this, a drive for ‘Swadeshi Diwali’ is conducted. Products made by local potters are promoted to boost their sales against Chinese products. Diyas made by Indian sellers are then painted by the ‘Special Kids’ from Special schools of the tricty and we also involve students of our “Happy Schools” and “Apni Pathshala” centers, which are exhibited on D-Day in a delightful evening. The unending smiles of the Rotaractors, the tiny tots, and the local sellers are enough to describe the beauty of this event.
Rotaract Club Chandigarh Himalayan organized its first ever marathon in 2019 named ‘Rotathon – Run for earth’. This one day fitness based event was successfully managed by the Rotaractors, and also brought awareness about environment issues and helped spreading a word that we should take care of our mother Earth. The first ever season of this event witnessed a huge crowed of runners from the tricty and outside. It was also a fund-raiser for our organization and was successful in all possible ways.
Pirates of the city
“Pirates of the city” is our flagship event introduced six years back and now it is the biggest treasure hunt in the Tricity which provides an amazingly unique platform for curious minds. It is an interesting activity in which the participants are given certain clues and they move forward in this contest by deciphering the given clues, searching for them all across the city. Finally, the winner gets the wonderful treasure chest containing amazing surprises and gifts. This event plays a very important role to meet our objective of Happy Schools by helping us raise funds for the same.
Kido : Kids Olympics
To smile at someone is pleasant, but bringing a smile on someone else’s face is ecstatic.
KIDO is a sports extravaganza and a talent hunt organized for orphans which give them a moment of joy and explore their talent every year. The core idea of this event was initiated by our Parent Rotary and it’s been ten years now that the event is being organized by the club with the support of Rotary Club Himalayan Ranges Mansa Devi. The main aim of the event is to encourage the kids and bring happiness to their lives, for the child is the happiest at no other place than the playground. With the spirit of rotaractors and the enthusiasm of the childrens, we try to make the world a better living place.
cHOTI SI KHWAISH
Children without family are the most vulnerable people on the earth. No matter how deprived they are of so many benefits, they are precious. We all have different desires and needs, so do the orphan children. Thus, the life of an orphan is not easy. They also have dreams, desires, and wishes. Sadly, their desires many a times remain unfulfilled.
Having this thought in mind, Rtn. Gaurav Ghai came up with the idea to fulfill the wishes of orphan girls, and it was then turned into a full fledged project initiated by Rotary Club Himalayan Ranges under the name of “CHOTI SI KHWAISH” in collaboration with our club. In this event, Rotaractors visit orphanages, and ask the children to write one wish they want to get fulfilled. The clubs together fulfill their wishes, and bring smiles on the faces of those gems. We are proud to be a part of this wonderful initiative, that made us realize that our small steps can bring a change in the lives of those who are not so privileged.
Salsa Slam is our flagship event and a major fundraiser where you can spin, sway and enjoy the moment to the fullest. It is a three day salsa workshop where participants get to learn Salsa from an internationally recognized choreographer. It falls in the month of February around valentines day. It is one of the most enjoyable event as it carries a vibe of valentines. With the aim of raising funds for our happy schools and upliftment of the various sectors on which Himalayans work throughout the tenure.
Xtreme gaming tournament
“Gamers don’t die, they respawn.”
Everybody feels jubilant and euphoric just by hearing about gaming. So, to generate the vitality, passion and zeal – Rotaract Club Chandigarh Himalayan organizes the most thrilling and venturesome event that is XGT. It stands for XTREME GAMING TOURNAMENT. It is an intense event of 2 days, in which the aspired participants are given an option of playing lots of games. Contenders show their skills by competing and bagging prizes worth 50k.
The tournament was held for the first time during the tenure of 2018-19 which was conducted wonderfully well by the endeavors of diligent rotaractors
Futsal is a our sports event, which is well-awaited by all the football lovers, who can come to showcase their talent and love for the sport on ground or watch the match unfold under talented players filled with enthusiasm and a wonderful sportsman spirit. It is another fund-raiser and is specifically centered around the game of football and catches the eye of all sports lovers.
“Bonding is not measured by the years or months of relationship”.
To strengthen the bonds between rotaractors, Rotaract Club Chandigarh Himalayan organizes RH trips every year. This time, we went to Amritsar and visiting this historical place was an exciting experience. Everyone irrespective of different caste, creed and race enjoyed this trip to the holy place of “Golden Temple”, and prayed for the betterment of this society.
It was really an unforgettable experience which apart from being intellectually rewarding gave us a glimpse of our country’s proud history.
annual success party
Work hard and party harder!
We aspire to do everything with perfection, be it work or fun. Thus we put on our favorite dresses with a matching pair of shoes and a broad smile on face with a heart full of love. After working harder than ever, organizing events and activities for the whole year to serve the society in every way possible, we get together every year to cheer up our efforts and celebrate the success with fun fumes and frolic enthusiasm. It’s the next serious thing after work. With a lot of chit-chat and crispy snacks, sky rocketed euphoria with colorful lights and the DJ always boosts up the Himalayan spirit.
Installation & Felicitation ceremony
The Installation and the Felicitation Ceremony is the last event of the tenure. To keep the boat of adventure sailing, the Board members and the President for next tenure are installed in this ceremony. The hard work, dedication and devotion of the Rotaractors is acknowledged and honoured here. The event instills a sense of positivity amongst all, with the hope of an amazing tenure ahead as it embarks beginning of a fresh start with a new leader board, who have been bestowed upon with responsibility of creating another historic Rota-Year.
“In photography, there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.”
In order to promote Art, RCCH organises a Photowalk annually. An event which is all about connections, learning & expressing your ideas through photos. RCCH organized its first ever photowalk which was a unique and captivating event in collaboration with Nomad Spirits “Captured – The Himalayan Vision” at Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary. Photowalk has surely been one of the most interactive events which gives an opportunity to showcase ones talent in photography. It is an event all about connections, learning and expressing your ideas through photos.
Rotaract Club Chandigarh Himalayan organizes several Open Mics, to provide everyone with an opportunity to let their hearts out. Beparwah was the first open mic organized by our club to unleash the talent within us, and give stage to the inner voice unheard. It provides a wonderful opportunity to each one to present their views and make their opinions heard in a beautiful atmosphere and in front of a wonderful audience. The days are filled with strings of shayari, poems and music, and the heart-touching performances.
The club organized the ultimate “Himalayan Challenge” for its enhancement and making new bonds with different clubs of different districts. In this online event, challenges were given to different clubs to expand their horizons, and work together towards a common goal. They had to complete various challenges in four avenues which are community services, club services, vocational services, and International Services. Ten challenges from each category were assigned. They had to complete a minimum of 2 challenges in each avenue.
RAC Rookie Midtown won this challenge. The event was a complete success as we were able to make some pretty inactive clubs of our district active and thriving, with a chance to interact with many clubs and spread our wings in the International Services
“Leadership is the quality to translate Vision into Reality.”
Our club has many passionate leaders, who put all their efforts in the events and activities, and work very hard to serve the society.
As we start our new tenure with our new leaders, we always try to achieve more than the previous tenure, and for this, a special event “Himalayan Summit” is organized at the beginning of every tenure, so that the newly made leaders can get an idea of how to lead the team, so as to ensure team spirit among the members and fulfill the goals.
This session is conducted every year by our past/current Presidents generally, who have already led our organization. They share their experiences of leading the club, the difficulties they faced and how to cope up with them, initiatives they took, their accomplishments, finding solutions to different problems, building trust and good relationships with the team members and delegating the tasks.
The best years of one’s life are the childhood days. The sweet memories of this period are glorious. They have the freshness of a dream. Childhood memories are very important in our lives. They make us remember the best times of our lives. They shape our thinking and future. When one has good childhood memories, they grow up to be happy individuals. Making these memories worth recalling is the main chore of our various projects.
We celebrate various special days like Republic Day, Independence Day, Children’s Day etc with these beautiful souls, educating them and having fun at the same time. Every year, we make sure that children learn about our country and the importance of these historic days, and take pride in our vast culture by means of some interesting activities.
We understand that the future of the nation lies in the hands of these young souls and making their childhood astounding is our duty. Thus a great emphasis is given on the same.
Spreading smiles is one of the things that we Himalayans are known for. Catering to the needs of children, youth and elderly, members of Rotaract Club Chandigarh Himalayan try to contribute in every aspect. With this motive, we celebrate a number of festivals with the people who don’t have their own families to celebrate them with.
We try our level best to make them feel like home on days such as Diwali, Christmas, Lohri etc. Christmas eve is of joy, lights, sparkle, shine, and of course, of children. An eve where children eagerly wait for Santa’s gifts. A festival to bring happiness, joy, and toys among children, and hence we try to become a Santa in their lives. Lohri is also celebrated with an intention to spread smiles, happiness and to spend some quality time with the senior citizens and kids.
These days are well spent with contentment on every face, which gives every volunteer the enthusiasm to work hard for the innocent children and wise elderly.
bench donation drive
Rotaract Club Chandigarh Himalayan has adopted twelve schools across Tricity under its Project ‘Happy School Project’. Our happy school team gets a survey done in and around the tricity and based on some parameters we select a school to get it refurbish with the funds raised through various events and with the support of our parent Rotary.
On 9th July, 2019, another school was added in the list as our twelfth Happy Schools. This time it was Government Secondary School, Mattaur, Sector 70, Mohali that was embraced with the sparkle of love and support. The club donated 100 benches to the school with an aim of removing one more roadblock in the journey of growth and self-improvement of the future of the nation. These young minds if pushed in the right direction can bring a revolutionary change in India’s society and economy.
Rotaract Club Chandigarh Himalayan knows the importance of leisure activities very well. From fighting the taboos to raising voice for social issues, child development to serving old age homes, Rotaractors work day and night nonstop, for the upliftment of the society without taking any rest. Hence at the same time, enjoyment is something which is taken care of well.
A talent hunt “Hoonar” is organized to provide opportunities for the hidden talents. From poster making to poem writing, a whole bunch of activities are conducted to enjoy while providing platforms to showcase talents. Rotaractors took it as a great opportunity to showcase what they’ve got and enjoyed participating in one or the other art form.
Himalayan premier league
Himalayan Premier League is organized for our cricket maniacs. Who can defy the craze we Indians have for cricket. With greatest enthusiasm and maximum participation, HPL is one of the biggest intra club activities.
With relaxing entertainment to indoor games along with sports and a variety of other activities, we try our best to comfort each other. These activities also serve as a medium for our fellows to understand each other better and connect, strengthening the bonds and making memories for life time.
raahat : No more starving
The world was under lock down due to the pandemic. Social and Economic crisis were on their verge. While a lot of us filled our kitchens with eatables, many were still there with empty utensils. They didn’t even have a morsel to decrease the fire of hunger. Government was doing as much as it could. But it takes time to reach the help to these needy.
So recalling the motto “Service above Self”, our parent rotary , Rotary Club Himalayan Ranges Mansa Devi, along with our club members took the responsibility on their shoulders. We started a project “Raahat” to help the impoverished sections of the society. Without being selfish, our fellows hold hands of the unprivileged, supporting them in their dire need.
Hundreds of families were served throughout the lockdown by delivering commodities at their places along with soaps and sanitizers to avoid the virus. Basic health and hygiene tips were also taught to them so that they can at least protect themselves.
The event ‘Pawstruck’ was organized in the month of November, 2020.Pawstruck is a virtual dog show, where the dogs showcase their skills and the best one wins the competition. It was a fun activity for both the owners as well as the pets.
Various challenges were given to the pet owners were to be performed with their pets. It was a great activity to strengthen the owner and pet bond. Winner was announced on our official Instagram channel. The funds raised will be used for the projects ‘Happy School’ and ‘Animal welfare’.