Mangaluru, Nov. 17, 2019: Rotary Club of Mangaluru central jointly with Rotaract Club of Mangaluru City Organised their 21st Annual Inter Orphanage Olympics Sports & Cultural Meet exclusively for the inmates of the 10 different Orphanages operating in and around the District on 17th November 2019 at Canara High School Urva Premises.
Mangaluru South MLA Vedayasa Kamath in his inaugural address lauded the community services rendered by the Rotary by providing a suitable platform and equal opportunity to the Orphan Children to showcase their skills and talents thereby eliminating social inequality. He advisedthat the voluntary service organizations should strive hard to eliminate the social inequality and backward feeling prevailing in the society. He also assured full Co-operation from the City Corporation to Rotary to conduct the community development projects. He also opined that the participation in the competition is important than winning.
Chairman of the organizing committee Rtn. Dr. Devdas Rai revealed that this event is a part of their Community service, the aim and objective is to bring a smile on the faces of the lovely children at least for a day and a feeling that they are not lonely.
President of the Rotary Club Rtn. Dr. Jayaprakash Poonja, welcomed, Asst. Governor zone II Rtn. Geethanand Pai, M.C.C. Corparator Sandhya Acharya were guest of honour, Charter President Rtn. Premnath Kudva, Rotaract Dist. Representative Rtr. Ganesh were present on this occasion. President of Rotaract club of Mangaluru City Rtr. Sheldon Crasta proposed a vote of thanks, Rtn. K.M. Hegde compeered the programme.
In the Valedictory Function Rotary Past Dist. Governor Rtn. S. Gururaj graced occasion as chief guest and distributed prizes and certificates to the winners and runners up and awarded Trophy to the team for their overall performance.
It was a Eventful and fruitful day to remember and cherish, a day of Celebrations and Jubilations for the very enthusiastic 600 children residing in 10 different orphanage schools in and around Mangaluru City who crave for parental love and affection but unfortunately deprived. Leaving behind their pain, agony, ignoring their Grief and grievances they felt a sense of freedom, Relaxed, Freely mingled, Rejoiced, Played, Danced, with other orphanage school children and shared their memorable moments.
It was a platform provided to the Orphanage Children by Rotary and Rotaract club to showcase their hidden skills in sports and inborn Talents in the Cultural Events. All the guests, spectators could notice the enjoyment and smile on the faces of the lovely children.