Interact Club

Interact Club is Rotary International’s service club for young people aged 14 to 18, its motto being ‘Service Above Self’. Interact Club of Choithram School is a part of Rotary Club of Indore Uptown.

Session on ‘Save Water’

February 28, 2017

An enlightening session on ‘Save Water’ was conducted by Mr.Sudhindra Mohan Sharma, Assistant Governor, Rotary Club (Sankalp) in collaboration with Inner Wheel Club Uptown on February 28, 2017. Mr. Sharmsconducted activities to make students realize the worth of water and also informed about the effects of water crisis around the globe. The interactive session benefitted and equipped everyone with various ways to combat the scarcity of water.

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Artificial Limb Distribution Camp At Choithram School

March 6, 2016

The Rotary Club of Indore organized the distribution of artificial limbs for the physically challenged persons on March 6, 2016 at Choithram School, ManikBagh. Around 105 disabled persons benefitted from the camp which reintegrated them into the society with dignity to live independently. The process of distribution was completed in four phases – Registration, Photograph, Fixing the limb and Counseling of the amputees. The beneficiaries were instructed about the safety measures and precautions to help prevent the problem of artificial limbs. The entire event also witnessed the selfless service rendered by the students of the Community Club of the school who played an instrumental role to see miles of smiles on the faces of physically challenged persons.

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Rotary Annual Conference

January 9 & 10, 2016

To focus on the goals of the Rotary to render selfless service to humanity, 32nd Rotary Interact District 3040 District Conference ‘Abhyudaya’ was held on January 9 & 10, 2016 at DAVV Auditorium,Indore. The event witnessed the participation by students of Rotary Interact Club of Choithram School. The combination of music and melody was well presented by the students in welcome song followed by the invocation of Goddess Saraswati to shower her blessings for the event of this magnitude. Kathak dance presented by the students unfolded diverse forms of Lord Ganesha pouring mind, spirit and emotions. The orchestra team of the school set the spirit of the day by the soulful sonata presented by around 25 musicians.

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RYLA 2015 – The Leadership Conclave AtChoithram School,ManikBagh

October 4, 2015

Choithram School, ManikBagh, Indore in association with Rotary Club of Indore Uptown organized the ‘Budding Leadership Conclave-RYLA 2015’from October 01toOctober 03, 2015 at Choithram School, ManikBagh, Indore.RYLA, Rotary Young Leadership Award is an initiative to bring together the young ‘Social Leaders’ across the country who are driven to create social change on a global scale.

The event saw the participation of 104 students of 13 schools of the country viz., Bhavan’sBhagwandasPorohitVidyaMandir, Nagpur (Maharashtra), The Asia Pacific Convent Sr. Sec. School, Pratapgarh (Rajasthan), N. H. Goel World School, Raipur (Chhattisgarh), Delhi Public School, Sagar (Madhya Pradesh), St. Thomas Sr. Sec. School, Mandsaur (Madhya Pradesh), People’s Public School, Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), Kinder H. S. School, Dewas (Madhya Pradesh), ShriSai Academy, Mhow (Madhya Pradesh), Queens’ College, Indore, (Madhya Pradesh), Prestige Public School, Indore,(Madhya Pradesh), Pragya Girls School, Indore (Madhya Pradesh), Choithram School, North Campus (Madhya Pradesh)and host school Choithram School, ManikBagh (Madhya Pradesh). The three days Leadership Conclave aimed at enhancing the leadership skills of the participants and kept the young leaders thoroughly involved.

Day one began with Four Way Test conducted by Rotarian Mr. Tarun Mishra. Divyam Maheshwari, President, Interact Club, Choithram School, ManikBaghgave the introductory address followed by Rotarian Mr. AbhayGeed’s briefing session. Chief Guest Mr. Sanjeev Gupta, District Governor RID 3040 in his address highlighted the difference between a manager and a leader. He encouraged the youngsters to combine the traits of both and set an example before others in such a way that the world is proud of them. Mr. Rajesh Awasthi, Principal, Choithram School, ManikBagh conducted the ice breaking session which resulted in healthy interaction amongst the participants.

One year exchange students – NielsFrederik Habran from France and Fabrizio Tucci from Italy (under the aegis of AFSIntercultural Programs) along with Kajsa Anderson and Rachel Sabella from USA also participated enthusiastically in the three days of RYLA. While Niels, Fabrizio and Kajsa are studying in Choithram School, ManikBagh, Rachel is studying in The Emerald Heights International School.

Ms. Kala Mohan, an eminent educationist conducted the first session of day one on ‘Gender Sensitivity’.She stressed on the need to be alert, vigilant and observant, told the young leaders to draw the limitations and boundaries of every relationship and respect all creations of God. Creativity was at its best, when the groups presented jingles and advertisements on social issues like gender bias at work place, violence towards women, equal access to education for all, female foeticide, female infanticide, gender roles at home which were allotted to them by Ms. Raminder Mac, In charge, Interact Club, Choithram School, ManikBagh. Mr. Rajesh Awasthi conducted the next session on ‘Youth Empowerment’ wherein the students saw the movie titled ‘Ultimate Gift’ and realized the importance of happiness, hard work, friends, family, learning, laughter, giving and gratitude. They identified the qualities of true friendship and understood that ‘The greatest gift anyone could be given is the awareness of all the gifts he or she already has.’

Day two was a fun filled adventure. The young leaders went trekking up the hill at Simrole. They also learned about various medicinal plants and trees, besides inculcating the values of cooperation, interdependence, determination and appreciation of Nature, the beautiful bounty of Mother Earth.
Day three commenced with an inspiring session by Mr. RashmikantMakwana, Senior leader, TGESheading the Training and Development wing, Director for Jamnagar school on ‘Youth and Concern towards Community’. The young leaders learnt to rely on themselves and take the initiative to serve the community, rather than waiting for others through stories, videos and reflective activities conducted by Mr. Makwana. He made them realize that each one of them had the hidden potential to create a change in society.The session sensitized the young minds about today’s dire need of realization of social responsibilities and their role as future builders.

The second session was conducted by Mr. Kailash Chandra Sharma, Founder Director, Basedonex, on ‘Social Responsibility and Youth’. Mr. Sharma called ‘Youth’ as the prime time of life and told the youngsters that they should monitor changes otherwise the changes will monitor them. The youth as leaders ought to put in the required force, otherwise the society will remain in a state of inertia, and they should be thankful for getting an opportunity to be of service to others.

Mr. AtulGargav, PDG, RID 3040, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest of the Valedictory Function while Mr. Prakash Choudhary, Principal, Prestige Public School was the guest of honour.Princy Maheshwari, VicePresident, Interact Club, Choithram School, ManikBaghgave an overview of the three day Leadership Conclave and highlighted the learning outcomes.Participants from various schools shared their learning and the changes they experienced in their personality as a result of attending RYLA 2015.

In the valedictory function, Chief Guest Mr. AtulGargavbriefed the audience about the great human service Rotary Club has been doing for the past many decades, and encouraged the youngsters to be associated with Rotary. The Guest of Honour Mr. Prakash Choudhary enlightened the students regarding the role of social leaders and said that they were the brand ambassadors of RYLA. He stressed on the need to be firm, to be fair and to have fun in whatever one does.All participants received certificates while host families were felicitated for keeping outstation students and teachers at their place for three days.

RYLA 2015 resulted in a platform where the young students became expressive, interactive, friendly, co-operative, transformed into a leaderand were all set to usher in a change in the society.They were encouraged to come together to be the change they want in the society.

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Investiture Ceremony of Interact Club

September 24, 2015

‘The greatness of humanity is not in being human, but in being humane.’

The Interact Club aims to empower youth through community service and leadership development programme by providing opportunities to increase knowledge and understanding of community, national and world affairs. To fulfill this aim for international understanding and peace, Investiture Ceremony of the Interact Club of Choithram School, Manik Bagh as a part of Rotary Club of Indore Uptown was held on September 24, 2015 in the school.

Rotary Club of Indore Uptown’s President Rotarian Mr. Abhay Geed, Honorary Secretary Rotarian Mr. Rajeev Shah, Chief Guest and Installation Officer District Governor Rotarian Mr. Sanjeev Gupta, Guest of Honour, Principal of Prestige Public School Mr. Prakash Choudhary, Mr. Rajesh Awasthi, our School Principal and Chairman RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) as well as other distinguished members of Rotary Club of Indore Uptown graced the occasion with their benign presence.

The ceremony commenced with the school choir rendering the school song. Ms. Raminder Mac, Incharge of the Interact Club of the school briefed the audience about the work carried out by the Club in the two domains – service to the community and youth empowerment through leadership development programmes. Rotary Club of Indore Uptown’s President Rotarian Mr. Abhay Geed briefed the audience about the work of Rotary. President of Interact Club, Divyam Maheshwari introduced himself as well as his team of Interact Club. Chief Guest and Installation Officer District Governor Rotarian Mr. Sanjeev Gupta, administered the oath to the new incumbents and emphasized them to be the role models for others in rendering their service to humanity.

Divyam Maheshwari and Lavina Nimgaonkar of class XII were formally enrolled in as the President and Secretary of the Club respectively. The new team comprising of Vice President, President Elect, Joint Secretary, Director of Vocational Services, Director Club Services, Director International Services, Editor Bulletin, Sergeant at Arms, Director Community Services and Director Youth were also sworn in.

The ceremony was witnessed by the students of class XI and XII of Choithram School. The new league of torch bearers vowed to uphold the values in high esteem while providing service to others. The programme ended with the vote of thanks by Hon. Secretary Rotarian Mr. Rajeev Shah

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Artificial Limb Camp At Choithram School

August 2, 2015

The Rotary Club of Indore organized the distribution of artificial limbs for the physically challenged persons on August 2, 2015 at our school.

Around 200 disabled persons benefitted from the camp which reintegrated them into the society with dignity to live independently. The process of distribution was completed in four phases – Registration, Photograph, Fixing the limb and Counselling of the amputees. The beneficiaries were instructed about the safety measures and precautions to help prevent the problems of artificial limbs. The entire event also witnessed the selfless service rendered by the school student council that played an instrumental role to see miles of smiles on the faces of the physically challenged persons.

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Joy of Giving – Visit to Jyoti Niwas Orphanage, Rajkiya Bal Shikshan Orphanage and Blind School 

November 12, 2012

We can feel the real joy of giving when we’re doing something for others knowing that we’re simply doing it for ourselves-we’re doing it for our own joy

Students of classes VI to X collected biscuits, wafers, chips, cold drinks, chocolates for the underprivileged children. Members of the Interact Club distributed the same on their visit to Jyoti Niwas Orphanage, Rajkiya Bal Shikshan Orphanage and Blind School on November 12, 2012 and November 17, 2012. Interacting with the orphans and blind, the Interact Club members realized the feeling of joy that giving engenders.

Fundraising For Blind By Students And Teachers.

October 29, 2012 – November 9, 2012

To make a real difference to the lives of visually impaired people and help them to lead an independent life, students of classes VI to X and staff members collected a sum of Rs. 2900 for the blind in a fund raising event organized by members of Interact Club from October 29, 2012 to November 9, 2012. This money will be sent to National Association for the Blind in Indore which is working for the welfare of the blind by providing them training, employment and rehabilitation.

 

Student Exchange Programme

October 4, 2012

Britney Nicole Dawn from Benol, Oregon, USA has come to study in our school as a part of Rotary’s long-term Youth Exchange Programme with effect from October 4, 2012. She is presently studying in class XII and attends Art class in addition to the normal study periods.  As she is keen to learn Hindi, she is guided by the Hindi and English mentors from 1.00 pm to 2.20 pm.

Contribution For Helping The Blind And Deaf

February 16, 2012 

As responsible members of the society, we all have certain moral obligations towards other people who are a part of this society.  Realizing the need for helping the physically handicapped and underprivileged ones to enable them to live an independent life, school students and teachers helped in contributing towards the blind and deaf during the session. A sum of Rs. 2400/- was sent to National Association for the Blind, Indore on October 12, 2011 while Rs. 7000/- was sent to All India Federation of the Deaf, New Delhi on February 16, 2012.

28th District Conference of RI District 3040

February 5, 2012

Members of the School Interact Club enraptured the audience with their soul touching Ganesh Vandana and prayer ‘Humko Man Ki Shakti Dena’ in 28th District Conference of RI District 3040 which was attended by 950 Rotarians from over 27 districts of Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat.

 

Group Study Exchange Programme

January 25, 2012

As a part of Group Study Exchange Programme, we were privileged to have members of Rotary International District 1920, Austria visit our school and witness the proceedings of our Annual Athletic Meet on January 25, 2012. Team Leader Mr. Andreas Trentini, Chair of the State Museum and Consul of the Kingdom of Netherlands; Dr. Bernhard Michael Haberfellner, a medical general practioner; Ms. Katharina Maria Romederm, an MBA in Human Resource Management; Ms. Anna Stabauer, Masters of Innovation and Product Management; Ms. Sophie Wiesinger, Masters of International Business Administration and Masters of Business Education and Management Training lauded the efforts of the staff members and students in hosting this event. Members of the School Interact Club also got an opportunity to interact with the foreign delegates.

 

English Elocution Event – Polio Eradication Campaign And Rotary’s Role

December 23, 2011

English Elocution Competition organized on December 23, 2011 in the school premises under the banner of the School’s Interact Club witnessed students of classes VI to VIII speaking vociferously about ‘Polio Eradication Campaign and Rotary’s Role’. While appreciating the role played by Rotary volunteers around the globe in fighting against this deadly disease, the speakers urged the youth of today to channelize the power they possess and assist in curbing this tenacious disease. After 20 years of committed effort, Rotary and its partners are on the brink of eradicating polio but still a strong push is required to root it out once for all.

Leadership Workshop Under The Aegis of RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards)

November 7 ,2011

54 members of the School Interact Club participated in a plethora of leadership activities under the aegis of Inter District RYLA on November 6 and 7, 2011 where they gained insight about multifarious skills pertaining to leadership, self awareness, inter-personal and behavioural management.

 

Installation Of Interact Club Of Choithram School, Manik Bagh

October 18, 2011

In keeping with the spirit of ‘fellowship and friendship’, Choithram School, Manik Bagh organized installation ceremony of the school’s Interact Club, as a part of Rotary Club of Indore Uptown on October 18, 2011. The ceremony commenced with the school choir rendering the school song and lighting of lamp by the revered Rotarians. President Rotarian Mr. Jayesh Jha, Honorary Secretary Rotarian Mr. Rajeev Shah, Chief Guest and Installation Officer District Governor Rotarian Mr. Atul Gargav, Guest of Honour, Principal of Prestige Public School, Mr. Prakash Choudhary and other distinguished members of Rotary Club of Indore Uptown graced the occasion with their benign presence.

Madhav Tiwari of class XII was formally enrolled in as the President of the Club and   Devika Badlani of class XII as the Secretary. The new team comprising Vice President, President Elect, Joint Secretary, Director of Vocational Services, Director Club Services, Director International Services, Editor Bulletin, Sergeant At Arms, Director Community Services and Director Youth was sworn in.

Chief Guest & District Governor Rotarian Atul Gargav, Guest of Honour, Principal of Prestige Public School Mr. Prakash Choudhary, Rotary Club of Indore Uptown’s President Rotarian Mr. Jayesh Jha and Choithram School Principal and Director Youth Services Mr. Rajesh Awasthi enlightened the youngsters with their thought provoking words and kindled the spirit of humaneness in everyone. The programme came to a befitting end with the proposal of vote of thanks by Hon. Secretary Rotarian Mr. Rajeev Shah