Calcutta Sterling RT 106 complete Coca Cola SMS Project with 8 classrooms benefitting 1300 children

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
― Nelson Mandela
Taking our infused enthusiasm towards a sustained community development  we at Calcutta Sterling Round Table-106, and the Ladies Circle-83 took up two school projects along with a Coke Support My School project.
Understanding the importance of primary and secondary education in building a better future for the society on a whole, we built  one dozen classrooms across two schools within the span of 3-4 months, to an extent to which Coco-Cola also provided us support through its SMS initiative.
In a move which has a direct positive impact on at least 1300 children in and around the town of Dankuni, a prominent district of West Bengal, we did Stone Laying on 26th March 2017 and went about building 8 classrooms, and 2 toilet blocks in Haripur Durgapada Memorial High School . The building of these toilet blocks,  will not only ensure a ‘Swachh Bharat’, but also ensure that the children defecate, and study in hygienic conditions. We built separate toilet blocks for girls and boys, in a bid to curtain the unwelcoming and non-conducive environment, and to increase the attendance by reducing absenteeism because of lack of basic infrastructure. We also put in place a water purification system so that the children have access to clean portable water. The school was successfully completed and inaugurated on11thJune 2017. The Entire Tabler, Circler and Twinklers were present along with National President Ladies Circle India, GLMF Prachi Agarwal, Area 4 LC Chairperson Shweta Poddar, RT Area 4 Chairman Sandeep Harbhajanka and RT Area 4 Extension Convenor Sundeep Kapoor.
To encourage a holistic development in the children and to ensure that they are active physically as much as they are mentally, if not more, we also developed a playground in the premises.
In a similar move, we did stone laying of Dayanand Saraswati Vidyalaya on the same date i.e. 26th March 2017.We made 4 new classrooms ,a water purifier, a library hall  which  directly affects the 600+ children reading at the school. In addition to the above, we also built a reading room for the children so that their education does not remain confined to the books they read in their classrooms, and that they explore the world through words as well.
The above school was inaugurated on 29th June 2017 along with a host of National Dignatries
The total Cost for the above 2 schools combined was more than Rs. 50 lacs.
On the same day, FTE Convenor of table 106  Kumar Mangalam was also awarded the Ladies Circle president pin which made the celebrations four fold.
In all earnest, we hope that these droplet  like efforts of ours collectively brings about a wave of change in the society, and brings about a better future for not only these children and their kin, but also for generations to come.
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
Adarsh Bachhawat & Ankit Golechha
Blog Convener, CSRT 106

Maharashtra Siksha Niketan School gets Science & Computer Lab from Bombay RT 2

FTE Assist Project by Bombay Round Table No. 2

BRT2 completed one more project this year. This is the second project of the year and it was completed in a record time of 40 Days.

Maharashtra Siksha Niketan High School is located in the slums of Chembur, Mumbai and the school had very weak infrastructure.

We thus decided to build a science and computer lab which is a basic necessity for any quality education.

The project was done under FTE Assist with Fullerton India being one of the contributors.

The project was completed in a record time of 40 days and it has benefited more than 700 children.

The inauguration was attended by CSR Incharge of Fullerton India and National CSR Conveynor Tr Vikaash Agarwal.

The school organized a beautiful programme at the inauguration.



6 Classrooms built by Bhubaneswar RT 53

ASRA school caters to specially-abled students who often consider themselves not compatible with being part of everyday society. The school was established in 26th September 1991, chaired by Mr Nilamani Khuntia, and a few concerned others who worked together for the welfare of society.

Not only does this school provide education to special needs children, it also does it free of cost. It was, prior to the contribution of Round Table India and BRT 53, operating out a rented space, with no proper planning to cater to the growing number of students in the locality. This entire set up directly benefits 180 special students which consists of 6 classrooms and toilets spread over a total 4100sqft built up area.

We at BRT 53 stand firm in our agenda of promoting ‘Freedom Through Education’ and by creating this strong platform for such eager but ignored students, we are hopeful to create a collaborative and supportive environment in ensuring that every person, however differently-abled they may be, feel like contributing members of society and uphold their respect in the community.


Hubli Central RT 142 inaugurate 2 classrooms

HCRT-142 and HCLC-71 inaugrated Two Classrooms at S V v V Samiti School in Belavanaki Village, Ron Taluka, Gadag District.
Belavanaki Village is approximately 45 kms from Hubli City.
Area 10 Chairman Tr. Mahendra Yadav was the chief guest & Area 10 Chairperson Cr. Megha Saigal was the guest of Honour.
We also donated 40 desks and Sponsored School Fees of 39 Students in this school.

We also renovated a Toilet Block for girls in same school. Inauguration was done on 31st March, 2017.
Thanks to Area Chairman Tr. Mahendra Yadav and Area Projects Convenor Tr. Dr. Harish for sanctioning RS 25,000
from Area 10 Reach Rural Grant.

Great efforts by our Project Convenor Tr. Pavan Motgi, who was involved from project identifing stage to
co ordinating with school Authorities, Contractor, Completion and Inauguration.

Tr. Alok Ankalikar
Chairman HCRT-142

Poona Midtown RT 65 complete Mega School Project @ Karvenagar, Pune

PMRT 65’s association with the school [situated at Karvenagar, Pune, Maharashtra] goes a long way and it has been over one decade since PMRT 65 started supporting this school. The school originally had one temporary shade where children used to study, that’s when we decided to do something for the school.
Today the school teaches over 1200 students from the underprivileged section of society, the current infrastructure stands as below:
Apart from the temporary shade which reminds what it was, a separate kitchen, one entire floor allocated to technical section, a large hall, teachers room (2), seven classrooms, playground. Back then we could have not dreamt that we would travel this long with one school, its been an extremely satisfying journey.
Today we inaugurated the completed school building, in the presence of Area 15 chairman Tr. Abhishek More, which includes seven classrooms, one teacher’s room and an entire basement allotted to the technical wing.
Area 15 chairman Tr. Abhishek More congratulated PMRT 65 for a wonderful job done; he was very impressed with the inauguration ceremony.  We also took a tour of the school and were impressed to see the technical lab where the students are given hands on training to help them become job ready when they leave school.
The inauguration was followed by a small felicitation ceremony where the trustees of the school extended a vote of thanks to PMRT 65 for their help and association with the school for so many years now. 
Vijay Lohia
Secretary – Poona Midtown Round Table 65

Salem Metro Acme RT 175 & LC 91 build 3 classrooms

3 classrooms built by Salem Metro Acme RT 175 and LC 91 @ Champion Nursery and Primary School.

On 12 March 2016, we at Salem Metro Acme Round Table 175 and Salem Metro Acme Ladies Circle 91 inaugurated 3 New Classrooms at Champion Nursery and Primary School.

Champion Nursery and Primary School is a private school started in 2015. The school is located at Chekkadipatty Village approximately 50 Kms from Salem and provides free education to orphan and semi orphan children. The school collects only government prescribed fees from rural and tribal students. The school’s only aim is to offer quality education for the benefit of the orphan and rural students.

The objective of the project was to build 3 classrooms which is expected to significantly increase school attendance and improve the quality of education benefitting approximately 100 schoolchildren by creating smart learning environments. The impact of this on the community will be that the students have better environment for them when they are studying which will motivate them to come to school and excel in their curriculum.

The project is done with contribution from Champion Nursery and Primary School, SMART 175, SMALC 91, RTIF and RTIT.

The Inauguration and handover ceremony was held on 12.03.2016 in the presence of TR.Suman Voora (National President, RTI), CR.Veda Bestin (National Secretary, LC), TR.Chirag Vora (Chairman, AREA 7 RTI), CR.Minal Shroff (Chairperson, AREA 7 LC), TR.Subbu Sundaresan (Vice Chairman, AREA 7 RTI), TR. Amol Sancheti (AST, AREA 7 RTI), Tablers, 41rs, HTs, Circlers & Twinklers in the school premises.

There was a small program arranged by the students, later the students were given stationary kits, tea, and snacks were distributed to all present.

With Best Regards,
LMF Tr.Ketan Kumar
Project Convenor – SMART 175
41rs Co-Ordinator – Area 7, RTI

Madras Spice LC 133 renovate kitchen and build a toilet block benefitting 865 students

Madras Spice Ladies Circle -133- Toilet Block

It is a higher secondary school in Nagalkeni, started in the year 1973 as a Middle School. All Students are from underprivileged families. As on date, they have a single toilet, for the girls. They have totally 30 classrooms in 2 acres land and one toilet for 865 students. We have build the 1 toilet block with 4 toilet along with a wash basin area . When we visited the school we noticed that kitchen was in very bad shape . We have entirely renovated the kitchen with tiles and paint along with that we have provided a shed for the children to  have their noon meal comfortably.


5 classrooms & Toilet Block built by Hubli Accent RT 153

On 20th April 2017 we at Hubli Accent Round Table 153 inaugurated 5 classrooms which were renovated with construction of 50% walls, new Roofing, Plaster, Painting, Electrification & Vitrified flooring.

Also 4 toilet Blocks were newly constructed (2 girls & 2 boys) with drainage, Plumbing & required amenities ,

This project was done with contribution from The School Ambedkar Shikshana Samsthe, Fullerton India, AVM Granite, RTI & Members of Round Table India & Ladies Circle India.

The Function was attended by Mrs.Megha Saigal, Area Chairperson Ladies Circle India Area X, Mr.Sachin Shah, Area Vice Chairman Round Table India Area X, Mr.Nitin Shenoy, Chairman HART 153, Mr.Pavan Kulkarni, Secretary HART 153, Mr.Sachin Shenoy –Project Convener, Mr. Ritesh Patadia– Project Co-ordinator & members of  Hubli Accent Round Table -153. Mr.Siraj from Fullerton India, Mr. Mahavir Prasad Malani & Mr. Vivek Malani from AVM Granite were also present.

Tr. Pawan Pawar
IT & Blog Convenor, HART 153