Tablers of KHRT 125 under the RTI week Convener Tr Moriya Philip have done wonders for PUBLICITY , Projects and Community services as they have completed 16 such activities in just 7 days
Hats of to Tr Moriya and tablers and Circlers of KHRT 125
Kanpur Heritage Round Table 125
RTI WEEK / LC India Week Report
List of Activites
1. Shishu Bhawan Donation. 3
2. Health Checkup Camp at RTGP. 4
3. Blind School Donation. 5
4. Swaraj Old Age Home. 6
5. Twinklers @ Trance. 7
6. Donation of Sewing machines to RTGP. 8
7. Taare Zameen Par Day – Painting competition at Jyoti Badhir. 9
8. Jyoti Badhir Prize Distribution. 10
9. Puppet Show at Spastic Centre “Sankalp”. 11
10. National Twinklers Day – Picnic @ Zoo. 12
11. National Publicity Day – Tabling on the Highway. 13
12. National Publicity Day – Logo hand fans. 14
13. National Go Green Day – Pollution Checking Camp. 15
14. Missionaries of Charity Destitute Home ‘Snehalaya’ in Chandari 16
16. National Fellowship Day – Inter-Table TT/Badminton tournament for Twinklers & Ladies at Green Park Stadium 18
1. Shishu Bhawan Donation
Date 10/11/2011 Time 5.00 PM
– Baby food Boxes donation
VC Tr. Aditya Vij & KHRT 125
We started off our RTI week with a visit to Shishu Bhawan, an orphanage run by the sisters of the Missionaries of Charity. KHRT 125 has a long association with this orphanage and we make it a point to visit it as frequently as possible. The orphanage has a wonderful set up where they take in children right from newborn babies to toddlers and assist in their adoption procedure.
The moment we set our eyes on the little babies lying in their cots we were overwhelmed with emotions. We just could not stop praising the efforts of the sisters and their support staff. We were also apprised of the various problems they were facing due to bureaucratic red-tapism and the hopelessly inefficient public welfare system, with regards to the transfer of abandoned babies from different parts of the state and the various stumbling blocks in our countries legal adoption system.
The Sisters graciously accepted our offerings and after spending some heartwarming moments with the children we left with a feeling of satisfaction that we could not have started off our RTI week in a better way.
2. Health Checkup Camp at RTGP
Date 11/11/2011 TIME: 11:30 AM
– Health checkup of all the students of RTGP
Sq. Leg Vishal Garg
Healthcare is very important when you are in school and It becomes all the more important when the school is for under privileged children, keeping this in mind, we conducted a free health checkup camp for the students of our school Round Table Gaya Prasad, in which almost all the students participated. The students were given health check up for height, weight, eyes, cardio vascular system, respiratory system, abdomen and so on.
The parents of the students were very happy of fact that their ward was being looked after carefully. Some of the students also brought their friends along with them for the checkup.
3. Blind School Donation
Date 11/11/2011 TIME: 10:00 AM
-Donation of Ceiling fans
-Donation of Rice
Ceiling fans by KHLC – 88
Rice by Tr. Moriya
Day Two of our RTI week celebrations had us all visiting a school being run for the visually impaired. The Ladies Circle had communicated well in advance with the school management and found out about their requirements. As they had constructed a new hostel wing, they required a large number of ceiling fans. The Ladies Circle graciously complied and supplied a sizeable number of good quality fans to the school. As the school prepared the food for all its students in-house we also donated some Rice as a part of their kitchen supplies.
We were shown around the new hostel and the existing classrooms. We were amazed by the ability of the students studying over there. Just because one of their senses is impaired in no way means that they are lacking in any skill department. The students were even able to operate computer systems based on the audible signals. Satisfied that our efforts were well directed we completed our visit with a promise to the management that KHRT 125/LC88 will continue with their help and support to the school.
4. Swaraj Old Age Home
Date 12/11/2011 Time: 11:00 AM
– DTH recharge
– Cereals & sweaters donation
DTH recharge by Tr. Dhruv
Donation of cereals and sweaters by KHLC 88
Day 3 starts off with us moving towards the Swaraj Old Age Home with packets full of cereals and sweaters for the residents. We were warmly welcomed by the staff at the home and all the items that we donated was systematically checked and noted in their records.
Even though it is a small institution the home is being managed very well. The residents are well looked after with proper food, shelter and medication available as per their requirement. The circlers graciously handed over the sweaters to each of them making sure that they liked the color and style of the sweater given. The look on their faces after they received our little token made our trip worth the effort.
We promised the management of the home that we will continue supporting their efforts in whatever way we can in the future also.
5. Twinklers @ Trance
Date: 12/11/2011 TIME: 7:30 PM
-Fun and entertainment for Twinklers
All our Twinklers were wondering whether they were forgotten this RTI week!!!! Not to disappoint them we made sure that they all felt very much a part of our 2011 RTI week celebrations. An informal get together saw all the kids enjoying themselves over games followed by a sumptuous dinner at a star hotel in the city. As a pleasant change our Twinklers were the centre of the attention for the evening!!! A wonderful way to end an eventful day of our RTI week.
6. Donation of Sewing machines to RTGP
Date: 13/11/2011 Time: 8.30 AM
– Donation of 2 sewing machines
Tr. Hardeep & Tr. Ruchin
Today being a Sunday all the Tablers, Circlers and Twinklers were in festive mood. We started off our day with going to one of our project schools- Round Table Gaya Prasad School. The school principal had requested us to arrange for a few sewing machines so that the girls of the higher classes could be imparted some vocational training by learning basic stitching.
To start of this training we purchased two brand new sewing machines and delivered the same to the school. The students who had gathered for a special class were looking pretty exited about the prospect that they would soon get to learn something new.
As it is one of our project schools we discussed the running of the school in details with the staff and passed on the necessary instructions pertaining to the running and maintenance of the school.
7. Taare Zameen Par Day – Painting competition at Jyoti Badhir
Date 13/11/2011 TIME: 09:30 AM
– Painting Competition
This initiative will be a part of the “Taare Zameen Par 2011” being conducted nationwide
Certificates as per format to be given
The ‘Taare Zameen Pe’ initiative of Round Table India is really a wonderful way to make some of our underprivileged young friends special this year.
Here we had organized a painting Competition for the students in which all the youngsters were encouraged to let their minds fly free with their imagination. The end result was a riot of colours that was a feast to our eyes.
The selection of the best painting was a difficult decision. All the participants were given the special ‘Taare Zameen Pe’ certificates also.
8. Jyoti Badhir Prize Distribution
Date 13/11/2011 Time 8.30 PM
Sunday was a busy day for KHRT-125, morning hours it was donation time and Tare Zameen Pe Competition and in the evening it was again a sober affair.
Tablers/Sq. Legs of KHRT-125 visited the annual function of Jyoti Badhir School to distribute the prizes to the students. The function was held at Lajpat Bhawan auditorium. In this annual function lots of cultural activities were performed by the students, which really touched our hearts.
Sq. Leg Sanjeev Malhotra gave away the prizes for the most Meritorious Student of the school, Best Sports Person of the School and over all Achiever.
9. Puppet Show at Spastic Centre “Sankalp”
Date 14/11/2011 TIME: 9:00 AM
– Puppet Show arrangement
– Lunch boxes to be distributed to the students
Puppet Show Treasurer Tr. Rishabh Jain
Lunch Boxes by KHLC – 88
Come Children’s Day and we decided to spend some time with our young friends at the Sankalp Spastic Centre. We had arranged for an authentic Rajasthani troupe to come over and perform a puppet show to entertain the kids present there. After a thoroughly enjoyable time watching the various puppets and the listening to lively folk music, we proceeded to distribute the lunch packets that had been meticulously prepared by the ladies of LC 88.
Watching the children enjoy the puppet show and the lunch was a perfect way to start off the Children’s day celebration of our RTI week 2011.
10. National Twinklers Day – Picnic @ Zoo
Date 14/11/2011 Time 2.00 PM
-Pot luck Picnic at the Zoo for Tablers, Sq. Legs, Ladies & Twinklers
Winters are just around the corner and this is the perfect weather for an afternoon of fun and games, in the open, with the entire family. This is exactly what we had planned for this beautiful Monday afternoon. After finishing all our work early we all got ready with our picnic gear and trooped into our City zoo. The Twinklers were quite a handful with all of them running around with their respective ‘Mom’ or ‘Dad’ in tow!!!
Hats off to all our Circlers who packed such an amazing picnic lunch!! After the delicious lunch we had a little cricketing action with the Twinklers making us Tablers run around the park fielding the ball. This picnic was also quite informative for our kids as they got see and learn about a large number of animals that till now they had just seen in books or on TV programs. After a thoroughly enjoyable family outing we all left the zoo in the evening, eager to get back home and catch some much needed R&R!!!
11. National Publicity Day – Tabling on the Highway
For the National Publicity day the members of KHRT 125 decided upon a novel idea to spread awareness about Round Table India and the ‘Freedom to Education’ program. We wanted to spread the word to a new section of people in new cities across our State.
To achieve this we have decided to use a unique medium of advertising. We hit upon the idea to paint our RTI logo along with the ‘Right to Education’ program logo onto the bodies of Trucks that ply across the length and breadth of our state. We felt that since these vehicles travel via highways to various big and small cities thus spreading the word and idea of our wonderful organisation.
On seeing this logo painted on the side of the trucks we feel certain that the curiosity of many people will get tickled and maybe, it will help to add some wonderful new people to our cause.
We started off with the painting a day before on the 15th itself as it is a slow process for an artist to get the logos perfectly right. We managed to add logos to about 6 trucks on 15th and plan for a total of 50 trucks with each Tabler sponsoring 4-5 ads. We also took time to brief each driver conductor about our organisation so that they could at least give an idea to people if they enquired about the logo on their vehicle. We certainly hope that the long hours on the dusty highways will lead to some fruitful additions to our Tabling cause. Apropos to the TV show Highway on my Plate we call this endeavour as ‘Tabling on the Highway’!!!!!
12. National Publicity Day – Logo hand fans
Another little effort we made on National Publicity day was to promote our Project Schools situated in the Bithoor area of Kanpur. We made small hand fans with the RTI logo printed on the side to distribute amongst the villagers of the area.
It serves as a fan to cool you on a hot summer day as well as doubling up as a medium of spreading the word about RTI and the education program. This effort directly promotes our schools and encourages the families to send their children to study. A simple effort that we are sure will yield good results and definitely increase the number of students in our schools.
Let’s hope this unique combination of Fans and Trucks helps us spread the word about RTI far and wide as possible.
13. National Go Green Day – Pollution Checking Camp
Date: 18/11/2011 TIME: 1.30 PM
-Pollution check up of all the vehicles
Sq. Leg Manish Gupta
This year on the National Go Green day we decided to set up a pollution check up camp. We are thankful for the support of our square legs that they still actively help and support all the activities of the table. Sq. leg Manish Gupta made all the arrangements for our Pollution Check-up camp held at a prominent two-wheeler showroom in the city.
We as Tablers/circlers always feel that we have to do our bit to help protect the environment. We emphasized the importance of conducting regular pollution checks on our vehicles to the various people who stopped by. We explained the advantages of running a pollution free vehicle. We were glad to see that many of the people who stopped for the check up understood the double benefit here-save fuel and money and in turn protect our fragile environment from further damage.
We wrapped up today’s activities with big smiles on our faces as we genuinely felt that we had made a difference!!!!
14. Missionaries of Charity Destitute Home ‘Snehalaya’ in Chandari
Date: 19/11/2011 Time 3:00 PM
Donation of old clothes by all Tablers and Circlers
Donation of Blankets & rice by: Tr. Moriya
Donation of Inners by: Tr. Ankur
Donation of old heaters by: Tr. Hardeep
Donation of winter cream by KLCC 88
After a small break necessitated by the non-availability of some Tablers we resumed our RTI week activities. There is a very nice destitute home being run again by the Missionaries of Charity called Snehalaya. There are about 140 residents currently housed over there.
The Tablers and circlers got together once again to make a generous contribution to this noble cause. Everybody chipped in with some clothes lying unused at home. The sister in-charge was very happy with our small contribution. We went around the entire facility and were very impressed by the way things were being handled so systematically with all the different types of residents and patients living there.
Another few hours well spent all thanks to the spirit of social work that the table has instilled in us!!
16. National Fellowship Day – Inter-Table TT/Badminton tournament for Twinklers & Ladies at Green Park Stadium
Date 20/11/2011 Sunday Time 10.30 AM onwards
-An inter-table sports meets for Twinklers & Ladies
This was one event that everybody was eagerly waiting for. A foggy Sunday morning greeted us when we got up, but even this was not going to dampen the spirit of KHRT 125. We arrived early at the venue to get everything arranged and ready for the event to begin on time. There were courts, lights, equipment and support staff to get up and running before the participants came in.
Everything in place, the matches started off with us dividing the group into sub-juniors juniors and ladies. What an amazing display of racquet work was on display cannot be expressed in words. Shuttle cocks were whizzing across the net and everybody was having solid fun.
We were happy that other tables in the city extended their support to our event and helped make the tournament a grand success. Certificates and Chocolate gift hampers were distributed to all the category winners bringing the curtains down on our highly eventful RTI week. All the Tablers and circlers got together and everybody was happy the way the RTI week events were conducted. The high point of satisfaction was that our RTI week was a good combination of giving to others as well as some excellent fellowship events where the Twinklers also were involved.
At the end of it all I would like to thank my fellow tablers for giving me the opportunity to convene the RTI week 2011 on behalf of KHRT 125. It is a well-known fact that for any event to be successful there has to be a concerted effort from all the team members, and this is exactly what I witnessed here. I received so much support and guidance from the tablers and 41’ers that everything went off smoothly without any hitches. Tabling rocks!!!!
Tr. Moriya Philip
RTI week convener 2011