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Genesis – Rotaract Club of Bangalore’s 51st Installation Ceremony

Rotaract Club of Bangalore’s 51st Installation Ceremony – GENESIS -Beginning of a New Era, was held at the Rotary House of Friendship with excitement running high among the BODs, New Members and especially. President Rtr.Joseph Wilson.

The program began to the sweet notes of Rtr.Naren and Rtr.Namrata the hosts for the ceremony who rendered the Welcome Note. Following this the dignitaries, our Parent Rotary Club of Bangalore Sergeant- At -Arms ,Rtn. Dr.Gertrude D’souza, District Youth Service Director,Rtn.Prakash Belavady, District Rotaract Committee Chairman ,Rtn.John Bruno, Rotary Club of Bangalore Youth Services Director, Rtn.Shailesh Shah, District Rotaract Representative, Rtr.Shashi Kumar,and our chief Guest for the evening Mr.Prakash Belawadi, along with our President,Rtr.Joseph Wilson and Secretary,Rtr.Abhijit Raghunathan, lit a lamp to mark the beginning of the glorious journey of the new team and also watered a plant sapling for a green start.

The outgoing Secretary, Rtr.Joseph Wilson thanked his team for the wonderful year and gave an audio-visual presentation on the list of projects completed in 2018-19.

Rtr.Joseph Wilson was installed as the President of the Rotaract Club of Bangalore for the 2019-20 by Rtn.Dr.Gertrude D’souza.

Rtr.Joseph’s   acceptance speech, revealed the Theme Logo “Aspire to Inspire”, and the Projects for the Year. He introduced his Board of Directors who were Installed by all the dignitaries. The new Members were inducted by the District Rotaract Representative, Rtr.Shashi Kumar

Rtn.Solomon Paramel was installed as the Club Advisor.

Our Chief Guest for the day,  Mr Prakash Belawadi  is a writer, director, teacher for the stage, television and cinema,  as well as a journalist, environmental activist, and a veteran theatre artist.  He is an intense Actor and a National Film Awardee.   It was a privilege for us to hear Mr.Prakash Belawadi‘s  inspiring speech  and we were honoured   to have him at our installation ceremony as the Chief Guest.

We had a special video presentation of different celebrities congratulating and wishing RCB for completing 50 Glorious Years. Later, our Past Presidents  of the Rotaract Club of Bangalore cut a cake to celebrate our  51st Charter Day.

We recognised our Partners in Service who’ve been a constant support in all our projects and looking forward to collaborate with them  in future.   They are:

Vivek Jain, CEO of FlippAR

Deepak Padaki, Bangalore Little Theater (BLT)

Rekha, Curator of National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA)

Sham Sundar, Head Convener of Indian Red Cross Society

Shalini Gambhir, Recruitment Head, DKMS BMST

We specially thank Rtn.Meera Bai Shankar for donating a sum of Rs.2,000/- and Mr.Sham Sundar from Indian Red Cross society a sum of Rs.5,000/- towards our Club’s projects. We also presented mementoes to  our dignitaries and guests as a token of love from RCB.  The evening  ended with  us posing for group photographs, after which we broke for fun and fellowship.

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