Quilon RT 85 donate desks & benches to Govt. School, Vallikeezhu

Vallikeezhu Government H.S.S School was established in 1895. It came under government control & management in the year 1938-39. Was one of the first schools to receive the “Higher Secondary School status. In 2015 there was a 100% all pass grade achievement. The first Law library was set up in this school.

This school was growing faster than the facilities could serve it. It was around 5-7 kms away from Quilon City. Lower primary students’ admissions were on the rise and about 180 students had nowhere to sit and learn.

This project came about thanks a medical rep by the name of Jayachandran who knew Tr.Rony of QRT85, the project was immediately voiced and approved in the next business meeting. Most of the time taken for completing this project was the cost factor which many of the saw mills kept changing the final figures. At last we gave the work to one which quoted the cost at Rs 175,000. It took over 3 months to deliver all the desk and benches.

Government Vallikeezhu School project was the first in partnership with Round Table India FTE done by QRT-85 in 4 years. At last on 10-08-2016, on a Wednesday School day we gladly donated the project to the school. QRT-85 Chairman Pepsin took the stage and spoke to the students.

School Headmistress Mini and PTA president thanked the Table for showing such commitment in the education of the children – The Future. Chairman Pepsin replied “nothing makes us happier than to see the smiles of 1500 students who thanked these Uncles at QRT85”.

The event was participated and supported by Tr. Raj Antony, Tr Aneesh Ashokan, Tr Akhil Vinayak, Area HT Neel Samson and Twinkler Nikhil Neel and myself.

Before ending this blog I have to say a special thanks to our Area-1 AST Vineeth and Area-1 Chairman Antony [TONY]. AC Tony was critical in the decision making and advised us till the end stage.

Facilities Donated: 50 Desks + 50 Benches

Students Benefited: 180 nos

School Strength: 1500 students

Project Cost: 175,000 [plus Rs 3000/- Union unloading charges].

 

Regards,
Tr Rony Mathew Abraham,
QRT-85 – Treasurer [2016-17]
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Team Bellary Vikings RT 152 participate in “Ten Tana Tan”

BVRT 152 team is ready to face the challenge in TEN TANA TAN every year and this year practice for cricket start around one month before.

Tr CA Kiran Jain Captain and Tr CA Pankaj (Vice Captain) lead the team in practice session since one month. Team was ready with Batting, Bowling and Fielding, and all set to challenge any team.

Teams were divided in to four groups. In League matches three teams were placed in each group. Total 12 tables participated in the tournament, and the winner in the group qualified for the Semi.

BVRT 152 won their consecutive league matches and directly qualified for the Semis.

Major Contribution was from Tr Anil (Man of the Match in both the matches), Tr Shiva, Tr Chini, Tr Kamla give their best efforts to make sure team wins comfortably. Tr Pashupati was not in the team but his motivation speech and team support always helped BVRT to give their best.

We lost the Semis, and the journey ended here with the new challenge to come back again with more practice and more energy.

But in the last we enjoyed the day and were back to Bellary by late night Train.

Thanks once again HKRT 178 for successfully Hosting TEN TANA TAN Year after year.

Thanks & Regards,
LMF Tr CA Pankaj K Seksaria
IT & BLOG Convenor
BVRT 152- Area X
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“Ten Tana Tan” / Mega Cricket Fellowship @ Area X

Ten Tana Ten” Season 7.

Life is a circle. What goes around comes around. There are many such quotable quotes. A live example is Ten Tana Ten – Season 7. Ten Tana Ten was conceptualised under the chairmanship of Tr Amit Handa in 2010. He appointed Tr Ankesh Jain as the 1st convener of Ten Tana Ten. This year, Tr Ankesh Jain is the chairman & Tr Amit Handa the Convener for Ten Tana Ten – 7. Circle complete.

Tr Amit Handa & Tr Kunal Pawar joined hands to take Ten Tana Ten up to the next level. An event that has evolved from ‘just’ a cricket tournament in Area X to one of the best sporting events in all of Round Table India. It’s gargantuan in size, hosting 12 teams & conducting 16 matches in a single day at 4 different cricket grounds. The fixtures were drawn at the AeX on 15th October, on the eve of Ten Tana Ten.

The scheduled start was at 7am in the morning, a tough call due to all the partying at GLAM! the previous night. Tr Sandeep Harapanahalli performed yeoman service; he landed up at The Gateway Hotel, the convention hotel at 6 am and woke everyone up multiple times. It’s due to his efforts that people turned up at the main ground at 7am, else we would not be able to star before 10am. Take a bow sandy. Tablers of HART 153 were the first team to report in full gear and ready to play at 7am sharp. Kudos to Tr Nitin Shenoy & Team HART 153. They were true gentlemen and perfect tablers in more ways than one.

The tournament was inaugurated at 7.30am with the Area X – Area Chairman Tr Mahendra Yadav & Tr Prithvi of DRT 76, co-incidentally the Platinum event partner doing the honors. A Special mention to Tr Prithvi Raj of DRT 76 – when he came forward to be our premiere event partner. A toast to the spirit of tabling in this instance!

The set up for the main ground had some new features – standees of the logos of each table and circle along the approach pathway to the ground, the food carnival housed under elegant gazebos, a fully covered seating area, a segregated breakfast and lunch area, spaces provided to event partners for demo cars, motorbikes, bicycles, Children’s outdoor gym and sports equipments areas, a cricket coaching camp just for kids and a Live LED display board.

There were several new concepts implemented at Ten Tana Ten -7. We had a Twinklers coaching camp, where in professional KSCA grade coaches gave cricketing tips to twinklers all day.

An all day food carnival was set up at the main ground where several food stalls were set up. We had a donuts, muffins and cakes stall, ice creams stall, Tender Coconut water stall, samosa and kachori counter, Live dosa counter, Live sandwiches & sweet corn counter, an extremely popular Live Kebab station, Live popcorn & cotton candy stall and the biggest hit of the day, a Live Ice Gola  counter. It was amazing and funny to watch grown men go gaga over golas, not just women and kids. Many men took several helpings too! Lunch was a lavish affair with a special Savji menu, the veggies had nothing to complain of, and they had absolutely succulent & fresh paneer dishes and more.

Triumph Bikes had come in with their bikes for display and demo, and kids took full advantage of that, receiving joy rides all day long. Appreciate the gesture from team Triumph for patiently giving joy rides to kids all day long.  We had children’s playground equipment 2 days in a row, Twinklers had an amazing time playing on the equipment provided by me (Tr Basu) on behalf of Achievers gym for GLAM! and Ten Tana Ten. Deepak cycles pitched in with Trek and Firefox bikes for demo rides. Circlers, Ladies, Twinklers and Tablers took several rides on the bikes, thoroughly enjoying themselves in the process.

Ten Tana Ten has metamorphosed from a Cricket only event to an event for the entire family, with some activity in it for everyone.

The matches were phenomenal – the much vaunted cricketing catch phrase proved to be true on that day – Cricket is a game of glorious uncertainties. Last over heroics, a last ball misfield that resulted in a boundary needed for a tie, 3 super overs, spectacular catches & even more spectacular dollies that were put down, superb batting efforts, amazing bowling, a fantastic gesture by Team HRT 37 & HRT 231 in playing a dead rubber match – in the true spirit of participation.

A Special mention to a fantastic show by HART 153 on the Ethos of Tabling, cricket and a reminder why it’s called the gentlemen’s game. Kudos to Chairman Tr Nitin Shenoy & Team HART 153 for your magnanimity & the living the principles of our movement. A big thank you to team BVRT 152 too, for their kind gesture.

Tr Amit Desai of HKRT 178 took up the commentator’s role and entertained everybody with 6 hours of nonstop humor, wisecracks, jokes and commentary which had everyone in splits. A big thank you to Doc Tr Sachin Hoskatti for the medical kits. A big shout out to Tr Sachin T for the excellent trophies and mementos. Special mention to the newly minted Tr Srinivas Kalburgi who handled the LED display & sound for all the matches. We’re sure team DandaNaka will be giving a special offer to Tr Srinivas for making DandaNaka the theme jingle of the day for any boundary, six or wicket. Tr Vishal Markumbi spent 2 days at the main ground during the buildup of the event, ensuring it was in top shape for the matches. A big thank you to past Tabler Sanket Balenavvar for his timely support.

We would be remiss in not mentioning the special efforts put in by Team KRT 154 & IRT 267 who could not make it on Saturday due to a Bandh in the area. They set out on Sunday early morning so that they could participate in the tournament, showcasing the bonds of friendship in Area X.

They came in as a joint team and played their quota of matches, with a little help from HART 153 & HKRT 178. Our Chairman Tr Ankesh Jain, playing in team KRT 154 won a man of the match due to his performance for KRT 154. The true spirit of tabling comes to the fore again. Team HART 153 lent 3 players to different teams who had players off due to injury. It was indeed a magnificent gesture from HART 153. Truly a team with a big heart.

Team Belgaum Cosmo Round Table 237 won the tournament & they put up a stellar show, with Tr Rohit Desai picking up 3 Man of the matches, best batsman and man of the series trophies. Team HCRT 142 was the runners up and the most consistent team in the history of Ten Tana Ten, being the finalists in all but one edition of the tournament.

A special mention to all members of team HKRT 178 who managed 4 grounds simultaneously, ensuring a smooth flow of the event & seamless transitions from league matches to the Semi finals & the Final. It was an out and out team effort to pull off an event of this size and magnitude. Some were instrumental in getting certain event partners on board. Some were instrumental in getting the grounds booked. Some took it upon themselves to be completely free & available on the date of the event to ensure that we could execute all our plans as well as we could. Each member contributed their time and efforts as and when needed and that has been the secret of success of Ten Tana Ten – Season 7.

We appreciate the participation of all the tables in Area X, whose whole hearted participation made Ten Tana Ten the success that it is.

Finally, our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to all our event partners, without their support none of this would have been possible.

Yours in Tabling                                                           Yours in Circling
LMF Tr. Basanagouda Shivalli                                 Cr. Panna Pawar
Fellowship Convener (2016-17)                              Fellowship Convener (2016-17)
HKRT 178                                                                         HKLC 143
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Bellary Vikings RT 152 participate in “Glam Slam” hosted by Hubli Knights RT 178

 

“GLAM SLAM” – JALWA – FASHION KA HAI YE JALWA

A team of 31 Tablers, Circlers, Ladies and Twinklers took a train to Hubli to participate in GLAM SLAM- A THEME BASED Fashion Show. Full of masti, entertainment, foodies in train.

HKRT 178 team was there at Station to welcome us and took us to the Hotel.

Circler Prathiba, Veena, Sheetal, and Pritika with support of Tr Raaj, Tr Kamal, Tr Vikram did a great job in deciding the theme of Zodiac Sign and for second round COOL DUDE. Props, dress-code, makeup artist, tattoos all were arranged from Bellary.

BVRT 152 & BVLC 127 were on time at the venue. What a fabulous arrangement by the HOST of the night. Full AREA X was there to honor the show.

First and Second round were over and the team was waiting to hear the result.

AND BINGO BVRT 152 and BVLC 127 won the First Prize in GLAM SLAM and qualified for Finals at Hyderabad.

Such an excited moment for all of us and the hard work paid off.

Thanks again to HKRT 178 & HKLC 143 for successfully organizing the MEGA SHOW.

Thanks & Regards
LMF Tr CA Pankaj K Seksaria
IT & BLOG Convenor
BVRT 152- Area X
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Akshay Kumar’s Kudo Tournament @ Surat RT 135

Diwali vacation was just begun so it was time for twinklers to have fun!!! Soon we came to know that Akshay Kumar’s Kudo Tournament was organised by our Table Jewel Denny Niraban and his company Solutions in town.

Kudo is a mixed Budo sport comprising full contact punches, kicks, throwings, and submission techniques on the ground.So few tablers and circlers along with Area 11 Chairman decided to go for the inauguration of event on 26th Oct with Twinklers.There were performances by few Guinness record holders on martial arts, coconut breaking, rod bending , ice slab breaking , fire acts ,bricks breaking and many more heart breaking performances .Kids were excited and thrilled to see such performances done in so easy ,smooth and professional manner. Ranveer’s singh entry was like an icing on the cake. It was a good learning experience for Twinklers to be strong and fit in life.They also learnt that if we meet any kind of difficulties we must face them positively and never evade without challenge against them in order to gain the ultimate, highest truth.It was really a worthy twinklers activities done by our Twinklers convenors!!!

Regards,
Tr. Deepak Kherajani,
Chairman, SRT 135
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Celebration of Lights by Calcutta South RT 17 & Kolkata Knights RT 293

Celebration of light and Joy: DIWALI

A joint project by CCLC27 and CSRT 17…..Our babies: KKLC and KKRT293…

to spread the light…. share the joy with 100 odd homes. Its jus not lighting a diya or bursting a cracker…. its lighting of lovely smiles and bursting of laughters that we feel and witness at our diwali project….celebrating the festival of light with the 100 not so privileged kids is an experience in itself…

Twinklers doing rangoli… circlers lighting up diyas and tablers ready with their ‘phatakas’….its not at their homes… its at a school where kids from nearby bustee come to light up their lives through education… they were given new uniforms… a packet of crackers , snacks followed by fireworks…. their excitement was overwhelming and we felt gratified….

Regards,
Tr. Nishant Khetawat
CSRT 17
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Fellowship: “Bullet Basya” @ Hospet RT 231

Piercing through the Fog,
Chasing the Clouds,
Colliding with the Breeze,
Riding on the Beautiful Highways,
Vrooooom…….Vrooooom..…..

Here comes a chance to rediscover joy – the one & only spectacular Bike Ride Fellowship of Hospet Round Table – BULLET BASYA, which seized the moment on Oct 23rd. It all started at 6 AM with all the Tablers safely secured with their helmets, shoes, gloves poured their enthusiasm to discover the bliss of Bike Ride, that too on Royal Enfield Bullets.Thumping Tablers displayed their riding capabilities by covering a distance of 110 kms and ended up in reaching up the heavenly destination – Virupapura Gadde, to grab a delicious breakfast. 

Breaking away from the conventional way of Fellowships, HRT 231 ventured into a new way of a Stag Fellowship. It was a visual grandeur that took the public at large. True to its spirit, all the riders had  awesome biking experience. The HRT Family not only stays together but also rides together. 

A big thanks to Tr. Syed Ammar for his excellent planning & execution of this mega event. His passion for Bike Ride was fantastic. Thanks buddy .

HRT TEAM ROCKS!!  

Manjunath P M
IT & Blog Convener
Hospet RT 231
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Fellowship: Hubli Accent RT 153 get together for Dandiya

Fellowship :- The venue was beautifully decorated with glittering lights, varieties of food stalls and a big stage for dandiya surrounded by
chairs and disco lights with some awesome DJ music. The hosts and the FC LMF Tr. Khan put in lot of efforts in organizing the same. The fellowship was attended by more than 75 heads. There were Twinklers performances, Ladies performances and Tablers performances.

Special prizes for performance and dressing were given. Over all it was a unforgettable fellowship of the year which went on till 2:30 am in the morning.

The Chairman thanked all the tablers, HT’S, 41ers, Sq. Legs, ladies, Twinklers and guests for participating in this fellowship in very good nos.

Regards,
LMF Tr. Pawan Pawar
IT & Blog Convenor, HART 153
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Fellowship: Festival Celebrations @ Ahmedabad RT 40 & LC 64

DIWALI MILAN FELLOWSHIP

 A perfect Sunday Evening was planned by ART-40 and ALC-64 for Diwali Milan get together by all the Tablers, Circlers, Twinklers and 41ners of 40-64 Family which was exactly week before Diwali festival.

The hosts for the evening were Tr. Vikas Modi and Tr. Akash Sanghvi who have planned their first social as Tablers of ART-40. The buzz was created almost a week back by sending continuous flyers by Tr. Vikas and Tr. Akash. The Venue of the Social was planned at the outskirts of Ahmedabad City in a private farmhouse for spending quality evening with friends and families. The entire house was decorated with flowers, balloons and diyas. A beautiful Rangoli was made at the main gate to welcome all the Guests.

All the members were required to come in Traditional Dress to have the festive feel at the time of gathering. In the evening when there was a sizable gathering of the members, the first special event was the Magic Show for all the Twinklers. We as parents also enjoyed the Magic Show done by the Magician.

Post the Magic Show, we had a DJ Ready to play some blissful music to make us entertain. We were served with Starters, mocktails and soups at that time when the music was played. Many Tablers, Circlers and Forty-oners had danced whole heartedly to the tunes of DJ.

Post this music, ART-40 and ALC-64 respectively conducted their own business meeting, personally thanked all the guests present for the evening. We enjoyed the dinner near swimming pool where beautiful decoration and Rangoli was done.

Tr. Vikas and Tr. Akash have planned for an eco-friendly Diwali, wherein they have not promoted firing of Crackers at Social, instead of that they have given wonderful Gift Hampers to the families present at the evening. This was a super gesture appreciated by all the Tablers present at the gathering.

Super time spent 40-64 family creating more bond and strength amongst each other.

Wishing you all a very Happy Diwali and a Happy New Year.

Thanks and Regards
LMF Tr. Ankit Parikh
Chairman – ART- 40
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Sports Fellowship @ Ahmedabad Frolic RT 199

AFRT 199 had organized super fun event of Sports Fellowship. It was spearheaded by our Sports Convener Tr. Deepak Maheshwary.

Flyers were spread by our Fellowship Convener Tr. Sumit Jain. This resulted in participation of almost all the tablers & HT’s & Jewels of the table. We had a strength of over 40 including tablers, circlers and a full strength of twinklers for football and cricket.

The teams were divided in two sides named Surgical Strikers captained by Tr. Deepak Maheshwary and Dare Devils captained by Tr. Akshay Sethia. Football match of tablers was won by team Dare Devils in a tightly fought match.

A football match for Twinklers was organized which was won by team captained by Tw. Sanchit Garg.

Then a 8 over cricket match comprising the team including twinklers was plated, Dare Devils again surgically striked the opponents to win the same too.

Rotating Trophies were distributed & then everybody relished snacks & Cold Drinks.

It was followed by 9th Business Meet of AFRT 199 in which Tr. Darshit Shah was inducted.

A super fun night with smiles and sweat on every face and body. AFRT199 is looking forward to many similar fellowships in coming times.

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