Rotaract Club of Netaji Subhash Engineering College is a social service club sponsored by Rotary Club of Calcutta Dhakuria, for young men and women between the ages of 18 and 30. Students from all the four years of our course curriculum can take the club membership. It is a student sponsored club for the betterment of the society.
The ROTARY MOTTO is SERVICE ABOVE SELF while ROTARACT MOTTO is FELLOWSHIP THROUGH SERVICE. On the 8th November, 2019 our club was recognized and felicitated for all the works it has been doing for the past year. We finally received our charter and was officially registered under Rotary Club of Calcutta, Dhakuria. For the first event of RC NSEC nearly 50 corns were purchased and distributed among 10 needy families and the children amongst the street dwellers of Gariahat flyover.
Rotaract was founded 50 years ago, with the Rotaract Club of North Charlotte, Carolina being the first club to be chartered on March 13, 1968. Rotaract, was created by Rotary International as a combination of the words “Rotary” and “Action”. The aim of the program was stated to be “to develop leadership and responsible citizenship through service to the community.” The First Club in India is Rotaract Club of Secundrabad, RID 3250 while the oldest Running Club in RID 3291 is Rotaract Club of Calcutta.
The basic avenues of Rotaract includes: Community Service, International Service, Professional Development and Club Service. Rotaract is the best finishing school for the youth to get ready and face the world as a successful human being and an individual with well-rounded experience. Our club has organized various blood donation camps, tree plantation drive, cloth and food donation drive in general for the underprivileged section of the society especially for women, orphan children, old-age homes and homeless people and animals.
Rotaract Club of Netaji Subhash Engineering College aims to:
- Connect with leaders in your community and around the world to Act locally and internationally to create sustainable change.
- Expand your professional network and exchange ideas with proven leaders.
- Develop your professional skills through leadership training.
- Have fun and make new friends from around the world.
- Connect with the global community of Rotaract at the annual Rotary International Assembly, Convention and Rotaract Preconvention and other international conferences.
- Improve Communication & Management Skills.
- Invaluable Life Experience with Hands-On Work.
- Muktodhara: A cultural event was organized at Netaji Subhash Engineering College. Children from local families were taught singing and dancing and they performed at the event along with the members of the club. The event was graced by the presence of members from Rotary International.
- Icchapuran: On the occasion of Durga Puja, the biggest festival in Kolkata, clothes were distributed among the children of Ashiyana Happy Home. Around 150 clothes were donated that day. To present them with more surprises and happiness they were taken to few popular puja pandals.
- Sankalp: Sankalp was organized by RC NSEC, co-hosted by RC CALCUTTA LANSDOWNE. It was held at New Cooch Behar Railway Station Hawkers area. It was a relief camp organized with the help of Blood Donor Organization, Cooch Behar to distribute essential items to 50 poor families.
- Sneher Porosh: Rotaract Club of Calcutta Lansdowne & Rotaract Club of Netaji Subhash Engineering College jointly presented (Sneher Porosh) - a mega blanket donation drive.
- Annakut: Rotaract Club of Calcutta Lansdowne & Rotaract Club of Netaji Subhash Engineering College jointly presented Annakut - A Ration Distribution to The Old Age Home.
- Lifestream: We are pleased to present Life Stream - Blood Donation Camp as a part of the Covid relief Initiative held by Rotaract Club of NSEC along with Nabadishay Matribhumi. The Donors have been provided with the Certificates, Badges and appreciations. Our Principal of Netaji Subhash Engineering College and Rotary Club of Calcutta Dhakuria also sponsored the event. We were able to Collect 35 donations amid this situation making this event successful.
- Hariyali: The tree planting program was organized by Rotary Club of Kolkata and Rotaract Club of Netaji Subhash Engineering College. The ‘Hariyali’ tree planting campaign was organized by teachers and students on the college campus on Friday. Many trees have been planted including jackfruit, hyacinth, guava, mahogany, jarul, custard apple. We will do many more such events in the future that will benefit the society and help the students to become responsible citizens. There are many benefits to planting trees to balance the ecosystem we all know.
- Guru Pranaam: The most important person behind the success of a student is his or her Teacher. Without the help and guidance of teachers, students would not understand how to go about their lives. So, on the occasion of Teacher's Day 2021, we paid a small tribute to those teachers who have made an impact in your lives.
- Protyaborton: A mega cloth donation drive where 450+ clothes were donated near Bhootnath Temple North Kolkata by Rotaract Club of Netaji Subhash Engineering College.
The main motto of Rotaract Club of NSEC is to help the community in general and improve the lives of people facing different adversities. According to the proverb, “Charity begins at Home”, our first aim is to help the children of Ranabhutia Aboitanik Prathomik Vidyalay (near our college campus) by developing their school facilities, donate books as we have already been doing and also arrange self-defense trainings for the children studying there. We are planning to build a shade near the toto stand of our college so that people can wait there during summer days.
After the Durga Puja season gets over, we are also planning for our next orphanage visit and donation drive for those underprivileged children. The next campaign that we are planning is strictly keeping the street dogs and cats in mind because they are often left without food and water along with Regional Mask Distribution Camps and Awareness. ‘Rota Carnival 2021’ to boost up the college students for extracurricular activities. Various other online competitions keeping the Covid-19 Pandemic in mind and provide students platform to showcase their talents. We also plan to do something regarding female sanitation, self-defense and mental health awareness programs in mind.