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Jagannath International Management School
Vasant Kunj, New Delhi - 110070
(Affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi)
Grade 'A' accredited by NAAC & ISO 9001:2015 Quality Certified
Recognized u/s 2(f) by UGC

JIMS Rotaract Club

The Rotaract Club of Jagannath International Management School, Vasant Kunj was established in Dec,2010. The Club is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Delhi Imperial, Delhi (District RI 3010).

The objective of our Club is to provide our young College students with opportunities to foster leadership and responsible citizenship, and to promote international peace and understanding.

Rotaract stands for Rotary in action.

President Muskan Sharma
BBA 3rd Semester
Vice President Harshit Seth
BJMC 3rd Semester
Secretary Yushmita Khanna
BCA 3rd Semester
Jt. Secretary Rahul Bartwal
BCA 3rd Semester
Treasurer Srishti Srivastava
BBA 3rd Semester
Faculty Advisor : Prof. Bhushan Manchanda (Head - Corporate Affairs)
Awards/Titles of Rotaract Club

  1. Best Club of the Year 2018-19
  2. Best Professional Development Project 2018-19 : (Skill Development)
  3. Platinum Club 2018-19
  4. Best President of the Year 2018-19 (Institutional Based) - Rtr. Muskan Sharma
  5. Best Rotaractor of the Year 2018-19 (Male) - Rtr. Harshit Seth
  6. Rotaract Movement's Torch Bearers - Rtr. Muskan Sharma & Rtr. Harshit Seth
The details of the projects undertaken by the Club since its inception are given below:

Programme Name
Yearly Details

Literacy Programmes Yearly Details
Women's Empowerment and Awareness Programme Yearly Details
Blood Donation Camps Yearly Details
Swachhta Abhiyan Yearly Details
Planting Programmes Yearly Details
Caring For The Needy Yearly Details
Participation In RYLA Yearly Details
Swachhta Pakhwada Yearly Details
Swachh Bharat Summer Internship Programme Yearly Details

Local Schools where children were admitted
Road towards Rangpuri Pahari from where slum children were got admitted to Schools
Convincing Parents to allow their children to be admitted to Schools
Admission Process with School Authorities
Arranging admissions in the schools. Necessary Documentation being done.
Finally at School
India is home to 19% of the world’s children. About one-third of its population (around 48 crore, according to the 2001 census) is below the age of 18, and around 74% of this population lives in rural areas. The population in the age-group 0-25 years is 56 crore, which in turn is 54% of the country’s total population. Indeed, India has the world’s largest number of youngsters.

Around 1,618 languages, 544 dialects and 1,942 mother languages are spoken in India; schools impart education in 148 different mediums. Some 27,000 small and big newspapers and magazines are published in the country. All of this poses a huge challenge to India to produce educated and empowered young citizens..

India also has one-third of the world’s illiterate population -- a worrisome trend. It’s not as though literacy levels have not increased. If we look at the 2011 figures, 74.04% of people above the age of seven are literate. The male literacy level has reached 82.12%, while female literacy has touched 64.46% (the difference between male and female literacy level is 16%).

Out-of-school children

There are around 18.78 crore children in schools in our country today. But there are also hundreds of thousands of out-of-school kids involved in child labour or domestic work. In fact, out of the children enrolled in schools, 46% drop out before they complete their primary education. Most of them are girls.

At least 26 crore children in the country today are of school-going age. Going by the government statistics, 18 crore children are in schools. What about the remaining 8 crore?

Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act

The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act or Right to Education Act (RTE), is the legislation enacted by the Parliament of India on 4 August 2009, which describes the modalities of the importance of free and compulsory education for children between 6 and 14 in India under Article 21a of the Indian Constitution. India became one of 135 countries to make education a fundamental right of every child when the act came into force on 1 April 2010.

The Act promises free and compulsory education to any child in the age-group 6-14. The Act says that schools should be within a radius of 1-3 km from where the child lives. All government-aided schools have to reserve 25% of their seats for students from economically weak sections (EWS). Private schools that are not government-aided also have to reserve 25% of their seats in Class 1 for EWS students; the government will compensate them.

Sewing Classes

Prayers before the commencement of Sewing Class
Sewing Class in Session
Teacher explaining the nuances of sewing
Students understanding the sewing intricacies
Toppers of the Course with gifts of Sewing Machines
Graduating Sewing Class being addressed by Rotaract Club officials and being given completion certificates.

The women of EWS category from the slums of Mahipalpur, Kishangarh, Masoodpur and Rangpuri Pahari in the Vasant Kunj area of New Delhi are being provided an opportunity to learn sewing and tailoring in our campus. Women in batches of 12 - 15 learn sewing and tailoring during a 3 - 4 months course in this ongoing programme. Till date 190 women have been trained in sewing and tailoring.

The first program was held in June 2010.

It is expected that after learning sewing and tailoring, these women would become self sufficient and would be able to supplement their family income by stitching clothes in their respective neighborhoods.

Towards this women who successfully passed the sewing and tailoring course are given free Usha foot sewing machines and sewing kits through our sponsoring club, Rotary Club of Delhi Imperial.

Beauty Culture Classes

Beauty Culture Classes in Progress

The JIMS Rotaract Club was set up in December,2010 with the objective of serving the deprived sections of the society.The Rotaract Club as an organization provides a platform to our young College students to help and support the weaker sections of the society to get self independent and to develop an atmosphere of homeliness, where they can feel free to learn and share their thoughts and social needs.

In JIMS-VK Campus, training is provided in Tailoring & Sewing as well as Beauty Culture. This way we are able to help the trainees to develop their personality and inspire them to come forward and achieve greater successes by providing them a common platform through the Rotaract Club. Further this also helps in the upliftment of the socio-economic status of the women by earning their livelihood through these vocational courses.

The first Beauty Culture class was held on Monday,7 October,2013 - during the auspicious occasion of the Navratras. Till date 63 women have been trained in Beauty Culture. While some of the women have become professionals in their own respective neighbourhood, others have been helped in securing jobs locally and through the beauty parlours.

3. Blood Donation Camps

Blood Donation Camp in progress
Team members of the Rotaract Club who worked for the Blood Donation Camp.

Voluntary Blood donation is undoubtedly, the highest form of humanitarian services as it is done without expectation of even knowing who it will help. There is a higher altruistic through that motivates such action. One single blood donation actually helps many patients as blood is usually segregated into RBCs, Platelets, WBCs and Plasma and given accordingly for their requirement.

Blood that is donated is made good in the system within 48 hours. Further trained doctors first examine the prospective donors and only if found medically fit, do they proceed further.

Keeping the above objectives in view, a Blood Donation Camp was organized in JIMS-VK by the JIMS Rotaract Club under the aegis of the Rotary Club of Delhi Nirvana and Rotary Blood Bank on 19 September,16. A total of 178 Students and Faculty/Staff members came forward as voluntary blood donors and donated blood.192 Students were rejected as they were not found to be medically fit or had health problems.

Our esteemed Chairman, Dr.Amit Gupta and Mr.Sharad Jain, District Rotary Governor who were present spoke to the blood donors and appreciated their kind and caring action that would serve as an example for others.

The students have done a service to our nation and our cause by donating blood. Prof. B. Manchanda, Faculty Advisor as well as the President and Office bearers of the JIMS Rotaract Club express their deepest gratitude to the students for their support and continued cooperation to help those in need.

The Institute has organised the following Blood Donation camps so far:-

Feb 2011 - 221 donors (students, faculty & staff).

Feb 2012 - 313 donors (students, faculty & staff).

March 2013 - 258 donors (students, faculty & staff).

Oct 2013 - 260 donors (students, faculty & staff).

March 2014 - 310 donors (students, faculty & staff).

March 2015 - 203 donors (students, faculty & staff).

March 2016 - 153 donors (students, faculty & staff).

4. Swachhta Abhiyan

Cleanliness Drive in progress

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, the Cleanliness Drive initiated by Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi was launched on Mahatma Gandhi’s 145th Birth Anniversary on 2nd October, 2014. Students and Faculty members of JIMS-VK had enthusiastically joined this “Clean India Campaign” and participated with fervor on this day two years back.

“Swacchta Abhiyan” was also carried out subsequently on 9 April,2015 and 9 October,2015. In order to sustain this drive and spread awareness about cleanliness, hygiene and sanitation the “Swachhta Abhiyan-2016” was organized in our campus under the aegis of the JIMS Rotaract Club on Friday, 8th April,2016.

The students were first administered the"Swachta" pledge by Dr.SK Dogra,Prof. B.Manchanda and Prof. Pradip.K.Mukherjee. Subsequently, a wide variety of activities ranging from students wielding the broom and cleaning the campus, identifying the message of Cleanliness in the Workplace and Home were organized.

Further to the above, this Cleanliness Drive was extended to the surrounding areas of our Campus such as the Car Market, Masoodpur Dairy and so on. With the active participation of our Faculty members and students, the “Swachhta Abhiyan” was a resounding success.

Clean Delhi Green Delhi

Cleanliness Drive in progress
A Cleanliness and Plantation project called "Clean Delhi Green Delhi" pertaining to cleanliness of the campus adjoining areas and planting of saplings was organized on 12th,August,2011.

This was to sensitize the young minds about environmental cleanliness and self hygiene. The members took the initiative to clean areas around the campus. Saplings were planted in and around our campus as well as in the two schools of Mahipalpur and Masoodpur where children were got admitted.

5. Planting Programmes

World Ozone Day

Planting of saplings on the occasion of World Ozone Day

International Day for the preservation of Ozone Layer is celebrated all round the world in the month of September. This is done to encourage worldwide awareness of the environment. Trees are important in fighting drought, for beautification, and for providing food and shelter not only for human beings but also for wild animals and birds. Trees further act as noise pollution buffers, provide shade, reduce annual heating, and purify the air.

To enhance social awareness and action regarding the environment the World Ozone Day was celebrated on 12 September, 2015 by JIMS. The theme of the event was“ It is cool to plant a Tree.” This addresses one of the key goals to beautify the environment, expand the city’s green lung and to increase the tree coverage in Delhi.

About 500 saplings were planted by the Faculty members and the students throughout the day at the DDA District Park at Vasant Vihar,New Delhi. This programme was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Delhi Imperial.

Follow up programmes were organized on 13th September 2014, 15 September,2013 and 21 November,2012 where the condition of the saplings planted earlier was checked and another 700 - 800 saplings were planted.

Planting Programmes

World Planting Day program in progress

October 22 is World Planting Day and is celebrated around the world to encourage worldwide awareness of the environment. Trees are important in fighting drought, for beautification, and for providing food and shelter not only for human beings but also for wild animals and birds. Trees further act as noise pollution buffers, provide shade, reduce annual heating, and purify the air.

To enhance social awareness and action regarding the environment the World Planting Day was celebrated on 22nd.October,2011 by JIMS. The theme of the event was "Plant a Tree for Better Tomorrow." This addresses one of the key goals to beautify the environment,expand the city's green lung and to increase the tree coverage in Delhi.

The Chief Guests for the programme were Mrs.S.Yadav,the local MCD Councillor and Dr.Anil Kumar,Director (Environment),Government of Delhi. About 1000 saplings were planted by the Faculty members and the students throughout the day at the District Park(Cactus Garden) in Sector B-1,Vasant Kunj,New Delhi This park is maintained by the Horticulture Department of DDA.

These newly planted saplings are being cared for on a regular basis such that these grow and become strong plants. This concept would be taken up further by way of "adopt a tree strategy" for businesses and other community members to identify at least one tree and care for it to further the sustainability of the initiative.

6. Caring For The Needy

Rotaract Club members with the inmates of the Old Age Home

The way a culture or society treats its aged can tell a lot about its value systems. India has traditionally treated its elderly with great respect and regard. But the Indian Society is changing fast; its value systems and family structure have seen a sea change. More than anything else, they need loving care. But who has the time? It's a mad scramble out there. Blame it on rising aspirations, westernization, urbanization, migration, working women and a host of other factors.

Senior citizens homes or old age homes/communities are no longer alien concepts in India. They're coming up all over the place, and unlike popular belief, they're not cheerless establishments where old people wither away to oblivion.

The "Home for the Aged" that the Rotaract Club members had shortlisted for a visit/spending quality time has 16 elderly people who live 'independent' lives of dignity. This Old Age Home run by the "Delhi Christian Friend - in - need Society" is situated at Fathehpur Beri Asola, about 8 km. from the Chattarpur Temple. A team of 20 Rotaract Club members including the Faculty Advisor, Prof.B.Manchanda spent the whole afternoon and evening of Sunday, 4th.September, 2011 with these aged people. The aged were regaled with comic plays, music , dance and songs followed by a sumptuous lunch.

The parting was emotional and some of the young students and the elderly people got very sentimental.We left with a promise that we would pay them a visit again. Accordingly,the next visit to the Old Age Home was made on 12th.November, 2011 where the Chairman,Dr.Amit Gupta was also present. Along with Prof.B.Manchanda ,he spent time with the inmates and presented them shawls, fruits,health supplements as well as a pressure cooker and serving bowls (for their community kitchen).

Spending Quality Time With Blind And Visually Impaired Children

On the occasion of the World Human Rights Day on 10th.December, 2011 ,Dr.Amit Gupta,Chairman JIMS and Prof.B.Manchanda,Head Corporate Affairs,JIMS,VK had visited the Blind School for Girls in New Rajinder Nagar,New Delhi.

During the occasion the Chairman distributed fruits and juices to the students and also made a donation to the School Management fund. He apprised himself of the various development activities of the school after discussions with the school authorities and commended the good work being done by them for the welfare and growth of the students.

7. Participation In RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards)

Rotaract Club members at the RYLA program
RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) is a week-long leadership development programme for 18-25 year olds and is hosted and sponsored by Rotary Clubs in the districts. RYLA is an experiential live-in programme designed to help young people develop their team work and communication skills and fulfil their potential as leaders.

Rotary Clubs of Delhi/NCR Region, District 3010 organized RYLA for three days (29-31 December. 2012) at Delhi Public School, RK Puram, New Delhi. Members of Rotaract Club of JIMS VK participated in RYLA .Names of these participants are:

1. Ankit Raj Singh
2. Surjeet Singh
3. Niharika Thukral
4. Deepanshu Kumar
5. Pooja Yadav
6. Aatif Iqbal
7. Sanjeet Kr. Verma

Our members won many prizes for their talent & excellence in sports .

Future Projects
There are many more projects on the anvil such as:-

1. Vocational programmes.
2. Environment protection programmes.
3. Health Camps.
4. Rehabilitation of differently-abled people.
5. Programmes for Street children
6. Anti- Drugs & Anti Tobacco programmes and so on.

OCF Pocket - 9, Sector - B, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi - 110070
Phone: 011-40619300 Fax: 011-40619333 email: jimsvk@jagannath.org website: www.jimsd.org