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A wise man once told me “If you can dream it, you can do it”. That is what 17 rotaractors had in mind and nothing was going to stop them from reaching the stars. The International Open Mic was hosted by the Rotaract Club of Colombo Mid Town, RID 3220 Sri Lanka & Maldives on the 3rd of May 2020.

With the Covid-19 lock-down in place and entertainment scarce what better way to release that creative energy than hosting an Open Mic? An International Open Mic! Getting people from 11 countries, 14 districts and 11 different languages to come under one banner of unity was no easy task. However, Rtr. Krishanth being a performer himself was determined to make this dream a reality. Scouring through various Instagram pages to find the right performers for the event within the Rotaract movement and also to make sure that the time differences do not clash, Rtr. Krishanth messaged each and every one of them to get positive feedback. With the wheels already in motion Rtr. Krishanth gathered all resources and set out the plan.

It’s Showtime!

May 3rd 2020, The world was ready to witness 17 performers take center stage and entertain the world. All performances were on the ZOOM app which could only accommodate 100 participants. However, where there is a will there’s a way and the show was broadcasted on the Colombo Mid Town Facebook page live to reach out globally. The show kicked off at 4.30 PM Sri Lankan time and here are the list of performers.

Rtr. Fahmida Akter Nishat
Rotaract Club of Dhaka North
RID 3281.

Rtr. Julie Quignard
Rotaract Club of Poitiers
RID 1720

Rtr. Urooj Niaz & Rtr. Hassan Ali Hyder
Rotaract Club of Jamshoro Optimists
RID 3271

Rtr. Ibrahim Elkadhi
Rotaract Club of Tunis Mediterranée
RID 9010

Rtr. Alif khan
Rotaract Club of Dhaka Paragon
RID 3281

Rtr. Noventhan Nadarajan
Rotaract club of Manipal International University
RID 3300

ADRR Rtr. PP. Thareef Bin Ubaid
Sri Lanka
RID 3220

Rtr. Kiran G.C
Rotaract Club of Sukedhara
RID 3292

Rtr. Mia D. Tila-on
Rotaract Club of Raha Sulayman Volunteers
RID 3810

Rtr. Trity Singh
Rotaract Club Of Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women
RID 3011

Rtr. Rebecca
Rotaract Club of Rodrigues
RID 9220

Rtr. Sujan Rahul
Rotaract Club of Chennai
RID 3232

Rtr. Ayham Nouisser
Rotaract Club of Virginia Tech
United States of America
RID 7570

Rtr. Miller Rogue
Rotaract club of United Nations
United States of America
RID 7230

Rtr. Lakshan Wijesooriya
Rotaract Club of Pearl Island
Sri Lanka
RID 3220

Rtr.Ashini Sisarani
Rotaract Club of Colombo Mid Town
Sri Lanka
RID 3220

Each performer brought in their own signature style which was refreshing as the open mic kept progressing. The live audience on Facebook and the Zoom channel was enthralled by the performances until the very end. After the Open Mic I had the opportunity to speak to some of the performers as they showed gratitude towards the host club for providing a platform to showcase their talents on an International level. Some of them actually were just getting over the nerves as it was the first time that they performed.

With that all been said it was yet another successful event as memories and bonds were made across oceans. With music being the universal language for peace and love with no boundaries the Rotaract Club of Colombo Mid Town would extend their heartfelt appreciation to all the performers who helped spread the love.

By Rtr. Chirag Amit | Email:

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