By -Hemant Bhoriwal ,Chandigarh 28 August 2008 :“Cure is limited but not cares”, the festival, to raise money for community service started with this motto at MCM DAV College for Women in collaboration with the Rotract Club. The welcome speech as delivered by the president of the club Umang Sota was followed by the introduction of the chief guests of the Rotract Princess Contest, Satish Saluja and wife Sunita Saluja. The festival aimed at raising funds for underprivileged young cancer patients.
Students of a local school based in sector 46, ‘Sikhya’ for education of slum children also participated in the function showcasing their talent with dace performances. The Rotract Princess Contest was the main event of the evening. A slide show on the grooming workshop held by the board members of the club and also experts such as RJ Pankaj from BIG 92.7 FM, Rachit from Femina Plus and Mandeep from Art of Living from August 5 to 11, 2008 was shown. Following this was the performance of the college band ‘Wipeout’ where young ladies of the college sung melodies.
Where raising money for underprivileged was concerned, Principal of college Dr. (Mrs.) Puneet Bedi donated Rs 10,000 for the treatment of two young cancer patients, named Amanpreet (aged 7) and Chintu (aged 9). The college has promised to sponsor the entire treatment of the two children.
The chief guest Satish Saluja donated Rs. 5,100 for the cause and the same amount was donated by the President, Mr. Duggal and District Additional Secretary, Baldev Aggarwal, Rotary Club.
For the contest, college faculty members, Ms. Amrita, Mrs. Neena Dhawan and Mrs. Madhu Marwaha sat through the judgement process, wherein Divya was judged as the winner and Miss Beautiful Skin. The first runner-up and Miss Personality was Simran Brar and Nimrit bagged the titles of second runner-up and Miss Beautiful Walk. Another award was the title of Miss Congeniality which was bagged by Tania. Toshiba was judged Miss Talented, Akriri was Miss Perfect Ten. Title of Miss Beautiful Hair was given to Shivani and that of Miss Beautiful Smile went to Mansi.
The function concluded with a few words from the Rotarians. The Rotary dream of 2008, ‘make dreams real for the children of the world’, seemed to have come true with this function. Efforts like these motivate people towards the cause of community welfare and might as well encourage them to work towards a cause in whatever manner, possible.