Looking back at the year and a half of university life, one thing I can say with a lot of confidence is that the things I have received because of Rotaract Mora are simply incredible. Being a Rotaractor was something I had in my mind even before entering the university. Even though the reason for that was community service, I was privileged to work in each and every avenue in the past Rotaract year.
Covid situation was a real bummer, but it could not stop us from doing amazing projects and creating tons of memories. I have not really met most of the other Rotaractors that have worked with me. Even so, the commitment I saw in them and the support I received from them is beyond words.
The first project I was a part of was ‘Maestro’ and at that time, there were only a few familiar faces in the committee. It was the first chance for most of us to work with students from other faculties as well. I had to work as a content writer, which was a new experience for me. Apart from the fact that it helped me to improve myself, I was able to find so many good friends in Rotaract Mora. We were really fortunate enough to have some physical meetings and the moments we had as a group was just memorable. Even after nearly a year, those memories really make me happy.
Being a chairperson of a project was a lot harder than I expected before. In the project ‘Resume Centre’, we were initially given the target of 550 – 600 final year undergraduates to get on board. Things were not really going well in the first few days. We had to come up with various ideas to increase the number of registrations and finally, we managed to get 750+ undergraduates on board. With that came the sleepless night season! (Smile in pain emoji)
Both me and Naveen, who was the other co-chairperson in the project, were up until around 6 AM for several days to clear the mess in the spreadsheets and regroup the participants. Luckily for me, I did not have any lectures at that time. So I was able to devote my full attention to managing this project and hear less scolding from my mother.
It is true that we have to sacrifice time and put in a lot of effort to give life to a project, but at the end of the day, what really matters is the satisfaction we get from it. The feedback our final year undergraduates gave us that they got great service through the Resume Centre as a result of our hard work is invaluable.
There are so many memories more such as hours-long calls, crucial decision-making scenarios, and especially, last moment presentations. I can go on and on with the list of memories and I am pretty sure that more will be added in the future.
I am a firm believer in the saying ‘Nothing worth having comes easy’. Maintaining the right balance between academics, Rotaract and other aspects of life is not always easy. Our efforts for Rotaract are worth it because of the service we render to the community as well as the things we receive from it to develop ourselves.
Rotaract Mora is not just a club where a bunch of people get together and do projects. It is one big family where everyone always got each other’s back. I will be forever grateful to be a part of this amazing family and for the opportunities, I got throughout the journey.