Rotary's Race for humanity today - By Vivek Jain I TOI
Posted on - 22 Nov 2014
Rotary’s Race for humanity today
By Vivek Jain
Today will be another red letter for the RWITC, a leap frog in its mission to promote racing with a social cause. The Rotary Foundation joins hands with our Club to feature an exclusive day in honour of various Rotary Clubs in the district. The Rotary, who is world famous for its charitable focus, is expected to raise a couple of crores in this rare initiative, perhaps for the first time in history, for any sporting event.
As many as seven races will be run with the Rotary name, and an estimated 4,000 Rotarians are expected to swarm all over the Mahalakshmi race course, giving the race day a classic feel. The highlight of the day will be the formation of the “human horse equus” by a record 750 Rotarians who will assemble in the front lawns of the Members Enclosure in a breathtaking sight, best viewed from the stands.
In addition to the unfurling of the National Flag in ceremonial style will be live music, an art camp, a kids zone, fashion and food and drink under a large tent to keep the vast congregation, many of whom will be first time visitors, in good spirit. Though a surprise Bollywood presence is a possibility, the guest of honour will be Shrimati Rajashree Birla, herself a great contributor to charity through her association with several Foundations.
For the RWITC, CSR is becoming increasingly a focal point of both racing and non racing days. We started the season in aid of The Indian Cancer Society, followed with the Rotary Day, Cherish a Life Foundation on the last Sunday of November, association with NGOs on IGCC Day, The Indian 1000 Guineas with New Hope Foundation, an event with Bai Sakarbhai Hospital… the list is endless.
Whereas the RWITC is known for the quality of its racing and its stupendous promotional efforts, the CSR drive is now setting us apart and giving us our rightful place as also a Club that cares.
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