Rotary Club of Madras East (RCME) in association with Community College of Corporation, Alwarpet held Republic Day Celebration on Wednesday 26th January 2022. The event took off with the flag hoisting ceremony by RTN S N Balasubramanian District Chairman RI Dist 3232 in the presence of Rtn Srinivasa Rao, President of Rotary Club of Madras East, Ann. Renuka Mohan Rao, Chairperson – Community College of Corporation, Alwarpet & Rtn. V R Sahit Kumar, Director – Vocational Service.
The Chennai Corporation Community College was started in the year 1999 as a joint initiative of Rotary Club of Madras East with Greater Chennai Corporation and Foundation for Vocational Training to further vocational & employment opportunities for underprivileged students.
“Today we have assembled here to celebrate the 73rd Republic Day and Rotary Club of Madras East has taken various projects such as healthcare, education, community service and more. Skill development is one of the most important areas which we have undertaken as a project for the students of Community College of Corporation, Alwarpet. I would like to appreciate Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Thiru M.K.Stalin for giving us this space to set up the Community College of Corporation here at Alwarpet Chennai.” – Srinivasa Rao, (President of Rotary Club of Madras East)
A tri-party agreement was formed within 2 years from incorporation between Rotary Club of Madras East (RCME) with the Government of Tamilnadu and Hot Breads to set up Winners Bakery, which is currently the most profitable bakery in Chennai today in terms of Sales. The profitable revenue is given to the Community College of Corporation to offer courses and latest technological equipment for students.
“It gives me pleasure to talk about the Right to Education and Right to Work under Article 41 of the Indian Constitution on this day. For those who are denied opportunities, opportunities were given along with educations for students here. The bakery and confectionery business has helped provide all students not only get an education opportunity but also job opportunities after education at Community College of Corporation, Alwarpet” – S N Balasubramanian District Chairman RI Dist 3232
“The Community College offers courses in Spoken English, Computer Software Course & Tally . It also runs a separate 1 year Paramedical Diploma Course in 5 streams in Association with Indian Medical Association (IMA) and Kauvery Hospital with practical in-hospital training. I appreciate the efforts from Rotary Club of Madras East & Winners Bakery in successfully imparting education as well as livelihood focused vocational training for underprivileged students since 1999 for 20 years now.” – Ann. Renuka Mohan Rao, (Chairperson – Community College of Corporation, Alwarpet)
The students of the Community College of Corporation presented soulful songs and dance to celebrate the monumental day. A plethora of activities were organized to infuse the spirit of unity, brotherhood and patriotism among the students held for the 73rd Republic Day Celebration on Wednesday 26th January 2022.
About Rotary Club of Madras East, RI District 3232
Rotary Club of Madras East was chartered in 1985 and is now the second largest and a premier club in Dist.3232. RCME has several projects worth many crores year on year, to its credit. Health has been an important avenue of service, with many noteworthy projects in collaboration with prominent Health Care Centres and hospitals. Starting with The Rheumatic Heart Ailment Programme, RCME has been a frontrunner in providing infrastructure and equipment for the care and medical needs of society.
Our honorary members include Dr M S Swaminathan, renowned agricultural scientist, Sri M M Rajendiran, former Governor of Orissa, Smt Padma Subramanian, noted classical dancer, and Sri Seshasayee, well-known industrialist.