Date: 26th January, 2019
Venue: Bustee Welfare Society and TurfX Grounds.
Number of People Impacted: 300
Republic day was celebrated with 300 underprivileged children at Bustee Welfare Society. It was a joint project with Table Number 4. Out of total Rs 7000 spent our Table contributed Rs 3500. We distributed frooti, crayons, little hearts, and cakes. The event was followed by a cultural program exhibited by the children of the school.
We also did another Non fte event at newly opened TurfX playground in New Alipore area. We sponsored Rs 5000 in the event. The event was a cricket match between the children of different underprivileged schools competing with each other. We sponsored the Champdani School children to play in the event.
FTE School Toilet block Inauguration :
Calcutta Round Table 4 Inaugurated one toilet block in its FTE School (Makhla Prahlad Singh Siksha Niket School ) in Uttarpara on 11/01/2019.
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.
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.
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.
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.