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Rotary hails young leaders

A child good at making paper bags may have a great career ahead of him as a designer.

Rotary Club of Jamshedpur (West), known for its extensive work in the field of social welfare, is equally active in inculcating leadership qualities and spotting and promoting unique talents among city schoolgoers.

The outfit hosted Rotary Youth Leadership Awards at Narbheram Hansraj English School, Bistupur, on Sunday.

Nearly 130 students from member institutions of Rotary Club of Jamshedpur (West) took part in the daylong event studded with exciting activities such as skit, elocution, extempore, pop song, quiz, kitchen orchestra and collage-making.

A mind training session on topics such as knowledge sharing and wisdom sharing as well as moral values was also organised. These apart, speeches on leadership qualities were also delivered.

Participating students enjoyed the events.

“It was a great opportunity for students to learn how to develop leadership qualities and know their personality traits through fun activities. We had a mix of individual and team events. Students also took part in competitions like nukkad natak, folk dance, paperbag-making, debate, English choir singing, rhythmic yoga, among others,” said Amitava Bakshi, president of Rotary Club of Jamshedpur (West).

Bakshi added that the objective behind organising the event was to find out the talent in schoolgoers beyond regular academics.

“We have been conducting this event since 1992 in association with our member institutions. The programme, tailored specially for youths, demonstrates our concern in grooming the next generation. Also, the inter-school contests make this event an ideal place to make friends,” Bakshi said.

He added that the leadership award programme of Rotary Club was popular across the outfit’s numerous branches across the world.

Narbheram Hansraj English School, Baridih High School, Kerala Samajam Model School, Kasidih High School, Motilal Nehru Public School and Rotaract Clubs from Karim City College and RVS College of Engineering took part in the event.