Rotaractors of Christ College have been visiting the Corporation school of the nearby Veja village twice a week to teach the poor and underprivileged children. The College students, under the leadership of the club in-charges, visit the school and teach English Grammar, Basic Mathematics and Moral science. It helps in improving the standard of education of the weak students. Another important benefit of this noble act is that it instils values such as joy of service, compassion, sympathy etc. in the minds of the young Rotaractors.
Visiting old age homes and spending time with the elderly people has been a noble work undertaken by the Rotaract club. The programme was suspended for two years due to Covid pandemic. This year, after the pandemic, on 28th August 2022, young students and teachers visited “Ba nu Ghar Vridhashram”. The home is a shelter for more than 45 elderly females. Essential food items like wheat, rice, pulses, vegetables etc. were donated to the Vridhashram. More importantly, the Rotaractors spent the whole day with them and served the midday meal.
Rotaract Club had organized a Book Donation Camp wherein more than 1100 books were collected from Students and Faculties of Christ Institutions. The vast collection was a mix of Novels, Short Stories, Poems, Fictions, Textbooks etc.
The Rajkot Municipal Corporation had organized a Marathon. The Rotaractors of Christ College were given the responsibility to handle the entire “Food Area”. The task was handled remarkably well by our young students and was well appreciated by the authorities.
Rotaractors of Christ College participated in “Tree Adoption Drive”. It was a mission to adopt trees, plant them at suitable locations and water them regularly. The slogan coined by Rotaractors for this campaign was, “People adopt children and nurture them, and we adopt trees and nurture them like our children.” 20 members of the club adopted more than 150 trees and watered them regularly.
During the Pandemic, conducting offline programmes was almost impossible. Social gatherings and meetings were forbidden almost completely. As a means to overcome solitude and to provide openings for creative activities, the Rotaract club conducted a three days fiesta type online competition on ZOOM platform. The competition was a big success in terms of the number of participants and the intended achievement of goal.
Young students are passionate about movies and creative writings. To kindle their creative talents the Rotaract club had organized a Movie Review competition. A good number of movies projecting important social messages were screened and reviewed.
On 22nd September 1921, Mahatma Gandhi made a momentous decision to change his attire from the elaborate Gujarati attire, to a simple dhoti and shawl to identify himself with the poor common mass. Even in 2023, all Indians are not fortunate enough to wear costly fashionable dresses. Rotaract club had organized a “CLOTHES FOR HAPPINESS” campaign on 29th November 2022. The sole objective of the campaign was to collect the underutilized clothes and donate them to the poor and needy. Members collected clothes in large numbers and donated to poor people living in slums.
On 24th August 2022, the National Association for Blind, Rajkot District Branch, approached the college to raise funds and support their activities. Rotaract Club was more than happy to support the association working voluntarily for the welfare of blinds. Rs 11577/- was collected in a day and handed over to the Blind Association.
India is known for its moral and ethical values. To remind the importance of value system in personal and social life an expert lecture on “Moral and ethical values” was organised on 3rd December 2022. The renowned educationist Dr. Kalpit Sanghvi was the speaker. The lecture was attended by a good number of students and staff members.