Source: Deccan Chronicle, Dec. 2011

Having inspired young people over the last two decades to develop their social, humanitarian and soft skills the Rotaract Club of Saibaba Colony from Coimbatore in India has taken the concept of student entrepreneurship to new heights,  reports the Deccan Chronicle. The 22-year old Rotaract club’s initiatives have now blossomed into one of the finest and praise-worthy societies for college-goers.

The Rotaractors have gotten a wide range of ideas and contacts that have aided them in running the club, which is an ‘off-spring’ of Cbe West Rotary Club

The club’s successful ventures are diverse: ‘Sahayam,’ a fest arranged for special children to partake in and win prizes; donation of 1000 first-aid boxes to autos and police vans; an inter-school cultural event ‘Illusions’ involving 1300 schools in and around the city and a range of welfare projects like blood donation, salt dumping, road safety awareness, food distribution on ‘World Health Day’ at homes, donation of old clothes, etc.

Personally, its been an excellent platform for me as I’ve built a portfolio, garnered experience via a part-time advertisement job and improved as an individual,” says current President, Alagendran Subramaniam, a 2nd year VisCom student.