“A child without education is a bird without wings”- Tibetan Proverb.
With Indias ever increasing population the biggest challenge and the matter of concern is to provide quality education for every child born. Though the Indian government has been partially successful in increasing the literacy rate percentage however there still exits a major gap. Indias majority population lives in rural and yet there are countless villages where the children are not even getting the basic education properly. Illiteracy is a self fulfilling curse that perpetuates the chain of pverty, degradation and child labour. Round Table India has very well taken this initiative to reach out to these areas where the goverment is yet to lay its eyes upon.
After finishing a breakfast fellowship at the Russels Dhaba the fleet of cars in a queue drove down an hour east to reach the narrow lanes of the villages in which the schools were to be inaugurated one by one. The narrow lane opened to a large ground. The villagers and the children were waiting anxiously for our arrival. When we arrived we had a very warm welcome from the local folks with welcome music, and few performances by the local kids. The podium was neatly kept on the stage with Round Table Banners all around. After a small speech from the school caretakers and the local politicians we briefed the locals about the whole Tabling Movement. With loads of thanks and appreciation the locals greeted us whole heartedly. The smiles on the face of the children were a beautiful sight. Now they too can study and get a direction in their lives.
It was a real proud moment for each of the Victorians. A glorious first half of the day was well spent.
We would like to convey warm appreciation to National Board members Tr Manpreet Singh, Tr Christopher Arvinth,Tr Philip Maurya, Area 4 Board members, Project Convenors and donor Mr Pradeep Agrawal and other dignitaries for gracing the event with their presence.
Tr. Ankit Budhia
Blog Convener – KVRT 227