RVCE and Manipal branch of Rotaract visit orphanage in Udupi1 min read
Udupi: As part of their annual tie-up, the Rotaract Club of Manipal in association with the Rotaract Club of Bangalore, Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering (RVCE) branch spent some time at Sri Krishna Bal Niketan, an orphanage near Udupi on April 7.
The members had taken along balloons, chart paper, sweets, drinks and cake for the residing children who in turn surprised the visitors with their singing and knowledge of current trends from ‘Oppan Gangnam Style’ to ‘Temple Run’. Sagar D. M. who is doing his third year in Electronics and Communication in RVCE said, “It’s my first time here and it’s great! This reminds me of the time when we went to spend Diwali in an orphanage in Bangalore. The children are so lively. It feels very good to help them out.”
The children also recognised the members of the Manipal branch from their visit last semester and gleefully showed off their many skills. Shakuntala, the caretaker of the orphanage expressed her happiness in seeing the children light up as they saw familiar faces. She said, “It brings us joy to see the members visit regularly and take a genuine interest in the children’s lives. Being a staff of only five, we find it hard pressed to give equal attention to all of them so it feels very good to see them so happy.”
A third year student of Mechatronics, Ananya Misra, who is also the Director of Community Contact Services, Rotaract Club of Manipal said, “I personally love doing this as it helps me grow as an individual. It’s a huge responsibility to organise such events but I do it as it helps the community as a whole. In the end it is all about being humane.”
Sub-edited by Nishara K. P.