The Telegraph
Tuesday , July 29 , 2014
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Rotary event to get bigger

Students of over 100 schools from Jharkhand and neighbouring Bihar will compete for the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards in October.

Rotary Club of Jamshedpur (West), known for its extensive work in the field of social welfare, has decided to reach out to a larger number of students to identify special talents and develop leadership qualities among schoolgoers.

“The event mainly aims to promote leadership quality among students from different schools. So far, the Rotary Club has been organising leadership awards for the member schools in the steel city and it has been quite successful. But this time, we have decided to make this a gala event and organise it on a larger scale,” said Alakananda Bakshi, a member of the club.

According to her, apart from academics, the participating students will be judged on the basis of their leadership qualities, performance in extra-curricular activities and others. The students will have to take part in several exciting activities like skit, elocution, extempore, pop song, quiz, kitchen orchestra and collage-making to prove their mettle.

Also, a mind training session on topics such as knowledge sharing and wisdom sharing as well as moral values will be organised.

“The best students will be selected on the basis of their ability to stretch themselves beyond academics. These competitions will serve as a platform for children to work with students from other schools, share knowledge and make friends. Thousands of students will get an opportunity to mingle with each other. That is the basic idea behind the leadership awards,” said Bakshi.

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

Rotary’s Jamshedpur (West) branch has been organising the event since 1992 to provide effective training to students.

“We identify potential leaders, encourage hidden talents and recognise students who render services to their communities,” she added.

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