Noida: District Interact Leadership Assembly (DILA) 2017 on the theme “Touch the Skies” of Rotary International District 3012 was inaugurated by the Chief Guest Dr. Aseem Chauhan-Chancellor, Amity University at University Campus, Sector-125,Noida.
Over 1000 students from Interact Clubs in various schools across Delhi/NCR participated in the Assembly including DPS, Noida, Gurukul The School, Ghaziabad, The Khaitan School, Noida, Pragyan School, Greater Noida and others.
DILA Chair PP Rtn. Ajay Chauhan- Trustee, Ritnand Balved Education Foundation, while welcoming the distinguished gathering, said that the Leadership Assembly has been aptly themed “Touching the Skies” which inspires the young Interactors to aim high and achieve the same. He stressed that, through DILA, young students are motivated to serve the humanity and society and encouraged for “Service above Self”, which is the motto of Rotary Interact Clubs.
Addressing the students, District Governor Elect Rtn. Subhash Jain stated that students can become a part of Interact Club of Rotary after 12 years of age and after becoming Interactors, the students get an opportunity to interact with their International counterparts and nurture leadership qualities in themselves. He shared that students can also become District Interactors after some time and serve the community along with Rotarians.
Sharing his views, the Chief Guest Dr. Aseem Chauhan stated that students of Interact Clubs are different since they willingly choose to spare their time and energy for the benefit of society, which is commendable. He informed students that first International Interact Club came up in India in 1962 and expressed his hope that out of 200,000 Interact members worldwide in over 110 countries, India would have the majority of the members. Motivating the students, Dr. Chauhan stated that they are born in the most exciting times when the world is changing very fast and in the heart of all this change is our great country, India. He remarked that the future growth of the world will be fuelled by India and China and the amount of wealth generated in India during the last10 years have surpassed the figures of last 100 years. He encouraged students to think what they can do to change the world and advised them that if they do, what they could do best then the entire country will change. He called upon the students to keep innovating in a frugal manner since there is no growth without innovation.
District Governor Elect Rtn. Satish Singhal, while addressing the gathering, stated that children, right from early ages, should be encouraged to nurture values of patience, care, service above self and willingness to contribute towards the betterment of human beings and society. He shared that Rotary Clubs help in instilling all the desirable values and virtues in the young Interactors. Dwelling on the noble initiatives taken by Rotary Clubs, he stated that the Clubs regularly organize “Blood Donation Camps”, “Thalassemia Detection Camps” and “Cancer Awareness Camps” which aim to bring a difference in the lives of people.
During the occasion, District Interact Representative Eshita Bhatt passed on the baton of leadership by collaring the ltr. Samiksha Puri- District Interact Representative 2017-18 who gave an inspiring acceptance speech, sharing the plans and goals of Rotary Serving Humanity for the year 2017-18.
Interactors from various Schools including Gurukul The School, Ghaziabad, The Khaitan School, Noida, Pragyan School, Greater Noida, Silver Line Prestige School, Ghaziabad and ML Khanna DAV, Dwarka presented colorful performances.