200 DREAMS ONE GOAL- finale tournament by Poona Round Table no. 15

NON FTE Project- Finale Tournament- 200 Dreams ONE Goal
Our dream project took place on Friday the 12th of October. What a heartening experience for each and everyone of us. Those who were a part of this project and also for the ones who attended it.
200 out of 900 underprivileged kids, from 6 different schools, were selected and given football coaching for 10 weeks. A Finale Tournament was organised for all 200 kids at Hot Fut grounds. It was a once in a life time opportunity for them to play on Astro Turf and under flood lights.
The excitement and the energy of all the kids dressed in their soccer uniform was worth seeing. It was thrilling to see them put their best foot forward and enjoy the game so much.
The tournament was professionally organised. Snacks and energy drinks were given to each student. Once the tournament was over dinner was organised by the Isckon Temple for everyone.
Our star Tabler Kirtti Ruia was the brain child behind this ambitious project and the one who lead and organised the entire event. His dedication and commitment is something that can’t be expressed in words.
It was our privilege to have Area 15 Chairman Darshan Kabra and Area 15 Sports convenor Sunil Dharmani present for the same. Trophies and medals were presented to the winners. A certificate of participation was given to all the students.
It was truly an awesome experience to be a part of such an amazing project and we hope to continue this in the future and would love to see some of these kids represent the state or nation.
The event was covered by the local newspapers.
We would like to thank Hot Fut Foundation, Rotary Riverside Club and  members of PRT 15 family and friends who sponsored the dreams of these 200 kids.


The 3rd Edition of TZP was a mega event, with about 2000 Children from 27 different schools Participating in the event.
Prior to the competition, we created an awareness about swachhtha amongst the  2000+ attending children and accompanying parents.  With the help of city corporation we brought a garbage dumping van and explained to kids that waste should be dumped only in dustbins or collection vans.   
We then did a Human Chain India Map formation with about 200+ kids from Basavarajeshwari Public School, participating.  Our tabler Venu, led the March Holding the Iarge Indian Flag.  In the centre was a hoarding mentioning the support of RTI & LCI to the Swachhatha movement.
The march was done with Vande Mataram song in the background.   It was such a fantastic event to watch.  All of us standing there developed Goosebumps.
Later all of us walked up to the centre of the map and sang our National Anthem.   Children from BPSC school then did pyramid formation and held the national flag.   It was a great display of patriotism
The essence of this  India Map Formation – was to incultate and make children understand that “Swachhatha/ Keeping our country clean is an act of Patriotism & showing respect to Mother India”

Kolkata city welcomes Round Table India President

This was the start to the longest trip i have taken i.e. from 8th to 18th Dec with a lot of thoughts on my mind. But i just took the plunge.

Kolkatta being the starting point of Journey. 8th Dec we had the kolkata chairman dinner at the saturday club in kolkatta. Was great to meet all of them.
Next day on 9th december was the big fundraiser of RT 17. KIDDATHON. And believe me its not kids stuff to do it. More that 1500 children participating and in addition their parents. Massive project and brilliantly handeled Chairman Tr. Vinit and team RT 17. Then it was time for a quick visit to the area 4 golfers practicing for area 4 golf tournament.

Then it was time to inagurate the green island adopted by RT 17. From there we headed for 2 ground breaking ceremonies in chapdhani by RT 34 and one joint project by RT 34 and RT 290.

It was now time for some play after all the hard work. Brilliantly organised cricket tournament by RT 4. Finally it we was time for the celebration party for a successful kiddathon hosted by RT 17.

Another eventful visit to the city of joy. You are an inspiration Area Chairman Tr. Manish and also for always making me feel a part of your family whenever I’m there.

Fellowships & Projects in Mangalore during visit of Round Table India President.

Started my Area 13 visit from the very beautiful city of Managalore. All the effort of going to any place becomes insignificant when you have friends welcoming you with a smile.

A wonderdul Joint fellowship by RT 115 & RT 190 at G (pub) was just a perfect way to start the visit. Chairman RT 115 Haron and Nandita thanks a lot for the very comfortable home hosting. It was a pleasure to know you both.

Next day it was the perfect way to start the day with school visits of RT 115 and 190.
Its only when you visit you know what beautiful work is happening.
The whole school painted like a train was such a beautiful sight.
A wonderful concept of having kitchen gardens in FTE schools is being done.
Putting up commercial signage’s at schools located at highways is again one unique initiative. It does get in very useful funds for FTE and Non FTE activities in a sustained manner.
The smart classrooms built are again top class. Very aptly called “Experience Education”.

And have to mention the amazing hospitality of all these guys. Can’t forget any manglorian dishes that i had in those 24 hours. Great being with all of you.

Round Table India President visits various Community Service Projects in Shivamoga City.

From Mangalore it was time to head to Shivamooga. We started the jouney from mangalore from one of its serene beaches. A beautiful 4 hours drive through karnataka.

Thanks Area Chairman Siddharth P Shastry and Rashmi for hosting me at your home.

A joint Table meeting of RT 166 and RT 266 was an experience. I have never seen such kind of participation in joint business meets. It was a house full with even the ladies and children being there. A beautiful location next to the dam was just perfect. Our National Fellowship convener Tr. Priyesh Shah also joined us from Shivamooga.

Morning after started with Bhoomi poojan for 1 class room and 10 toilet blocks by RT 166.
Then it was time for Dental check up camp RT 266.
Donation of toys at Taranga deaf and dumb school by both the tables was a very touching gesture.

Round Table India President Tr. Dhruv Dalmia visits Mysore City for various events.

We started early morning on the 15th of december from Sakleshpur for Mysore. Mysore was one action packed day. A host of projects lined up one after the other

Toilet block inauguration and go green project by MERT256 at Bannur.
Prize distribution and interactive story telling at adopted school by MRT21.
Toilet block inauguration by MHRT 109.
Annual Day function at one of the FTE Schools of RT 109.

Thanks Area Chairperson Area 13 Sangeetha for inviting us for your AEX. In between all this we even managed to visit Chamundi hills and the Mysore Palace. Thanks Harish and Namrata for a great social.

In the end a very fruitful Area 13 visit. Thanks Area Chairman Sidd Shastry for your commitment and planning for the same. You are an exceptional guy.


SWACHHA-ALAY –  LCI President’s theme, Area 10 REACH RURAL GRANT
Project Cost : 155000/-
Date of inauguration: 30/12/2018
Chief Guest: Area 10 ACP Cr Aarya & AC LMF Tr Alok
Guest of honours : Area 10 AVC LMF Tr Anil Savla
Numbers at project inauguration
PLACE: Sharda School, Kappagal village.
Our FTE school where 5 classrooms were inaugurated in August 2018
Girls, especially of Adoloscent age group, find it very difficult if there is no toilet at school.  And that’s a major reason for girls dropping out from school. Once they drop out they lose interest in education and it directly and indirectly  has other implications. In villages  Parents force a girl to get married early.
 Swachhatha has to start at home and school and then it will lead to a Swachh gram, Swachha Taluk, City and country.  We at BVRT believe Swachhatha- is the path to clean and developed nation.
In its continued efforts to contribute towards Swachha Bharath mission and also to help and promote education of  a girl child, Bellary VIkings RT 152 & LC 137 have taken up the project of construction of Girls Toilet blocks at Sharada school in Kappagal Village.  Four toilet rooms and a wash area were constructed and inaugurated on 30th December 2018.
School children welcomed us with a flower petals showered on us and with greetings and hand shakes as we walked in.  That was the best welcome ever.
ACP Aarya along with circlers cut the ribbon and inaugurated the toilet blocks.
AC Alok unveiled the plaque.  They appreciated the quality and the design of the toilet blocks and also the efforts of the table, circle and the school in promoting rural education as well as providing essential facilities in this village school.
The event was attended by tablers AVC Anil, BVRTChairman Tr Dr Harish, VC Tr Raaj , IPC Shiva, secretary Tr Sahodar, Tr Ajay, Tr Rohit , Tr Kamal Jain (sr), Tr Hareesh Marate (from HCRT 142)  & circlers Area 13 ACP Cr Sangeetha, BVLC Chairperson Cr Pritika jain, VCP Cr Deepa, Cr Sheetal,  Cr Pratibha and Twinklers Tr Shravya & Tejas.

1Lakh Sanitary Pad distribution & HRD session by Poona Round Table 15 to the lesser Privileged Girls.

Distribution of ONE LAKH Sanitary Pads and LAPD/Workshop on Menstrual Health and Hygiene
In Phase One of this huge endeavor Poona RT15* distributed around 40000 Sanitary Pads to students of Samata Vidyalaya and Adarsh Vidya Mandir.
An LAPD/Workshop was organised for 510 students wherein a video clip on menstrual health and hygiene was shown to them. At first the students were apprehensive and embarrassed to ask questions, but our volunteers made them feel comfortable and answered all their queries and cleared a lot of myths. Later we  distributed flyers which had do’s and don’ts about this topic that is otherwise considered a taboo. We gave each girl student a year’s supply of Sanitary Pads. 
The event was flagged off by *Round Table India National Secretary Tr. Akshay Duggar* in presence of the School Trust, *Area XV Vice Chairman Tr Kapil Shah*,  *Area XV NON FTE Project  convener Tr Ali Kachwalla*, PRT15 Chairman Tr Promeet Sood  and members of PRT 15.

Calcutta Sterling Round Table 106 inaugrate 3 clasroom school & Toilet block at Benachity Netaji Vidyalaya

You have to stay in school. You have to. You have to go to college. You have to get your degree. Because that’s the one thing people can’t take away from you is your education. And it is worth the investment.” – Michelle Obama
The end of 2018 helped us do our part in presently augmenting the quality of education of more than 400 students in a school with a batch strength of 3300.The Calcutta Sterling Round Table- 106 had inaugurated a project of building 3 classrooms, and 1 block for Toilet on the 28th of November, 2018 at the Benachity Netaji Vidyalaya in West Bengal under the chairmanship of Tr. Naveen Somani.
The project which costed approximately Rs. 13.75 lakhs (approximately Rs. Thirteen lakhs seventy-five thousand only) took less than 5 months to complete. The inauguration of this 1697 sq. foot was attended by  NS Tr. Akshay Duggar, AC Manish Lakothia, and APC Tr. Tushar Agarwal, and the students of the school delighted us with a special performance.

Toilet Blocks constructed by Mysore Elite Round Table 256 and Mysore Elite Ladies Circle 141 under initiative “SWATCH ALAYA”

Under the National Theme of Ladies Circle National President Namrata Shenoys initiative, “SWATCH ALAYA”, we are pleased to share the first Joint FTE Assist Project done by Mysore Elite Round Table 256 and Mysore Elite Ladies Circle 141 at Bannur.

We constructed 2 toilets for Bannur Goveernment Primary School. This school is a 100 years old school with an enormous campus space, but, this school where once upon a time when there were 1000 students, now there are only 100 – 120 students due to no facility of toilet provisions and also competition from other private schools.

We invited and were graced by the National Board and Area Board of Round Table India and Ladies Circle India.

  1. National President Round Table India Dhruv Dalmia,
  2. National President Ladies Circle Namrata Shenoy,
  3. National Project Convener Ajmal,
  4. National Fellowship Convener Piyush,
  5. Area 13 Chairman Sidhart,
  6. Area 13 Secretary Ravi Kumar,
  7. Area 13 Project Convener Mahesh,
  8. Area 13 Chairperson Sangeetha,
  9. Area 13 Secretary Ladies Circle Nandita.

Tablers and Circlers At Project:

LMF Tr. Pavan Shroff

LMF Tr. Prem

LMF Tr. Vinay Shankar

LMF Tr. Gowtham

LMF Tr. Jai Prakash Chopra

LMF Tr. Arjun

LMF Tr. Sharath

Cr. Bindhu

Cr. Vibha