Jaipur Pink City Round Table 171 inaugurates its 5th School Project

Friends,

JPRT 171 inaugurated its 5th School Project in the 9th year of them being Inaugurated as a Table.

Hats off to them as it is not easy to do this at this rate. Not only was the inauguration done they also Planted saplings for a Greener Earth.

Read on for a Report by Tr Manish Kasiwal

JPRT 5th school Inaugurated

“The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and in willing service”

Jaipur RT 171 & RTI  can be very proud on the successful completion of yet another School project.

Beside supporting special school like Umang Jaipur & Foster Home Udayan Care, Jaipur. In 9 years of Tabling this is the 5th RTI School for JPRT…

Tarun and Pushpendra had gone to witness the hawan and opening ceremony of the new school project at Achrol – Vatsalya Udyan. THe !st Phase is over we will soon be starting the 2nd phase of construction.

Udyan is about two kms off NH8 just outside Achrol on the right hand side, as you are driving to Delhi from Jaipur. We had a pleasant early morning drive to the school where we reached by about 7:30 AM, half an hour late and pleasantly surprised to see the proceedings already on.

We were invited to participate in the hawan, which also had Jaimala Ji and her husband and their staff who are the people running the NGO, Megha who is the architect, all the kids, a WCE team that has worked here ( WCE goes to Udyan independently and they live on premises as they work there). It was great to see the kids, all bathed, fresh and eager so enthusiastic about the proceedings. Happy faces, eager spirits.

After the hawan we saw the building. One wing has been made till now with 5 classes, nicely built, open, airy, sunny and built around a till now kutccha chowk. The same chowk will be extended and more classes built on the other side of the existing building. Foundation work is already complete. The school aims to have 200 children, and facilities are being developed with this objective in mind. After a group photo, we went on to the ‘ pratishtha’ of Saraswati ji’s murti, which was done, on behalf of JPRT by me. We have had issues of not being recognized or appreciated to the extent desired in some projects that we have done, there is not such possibility here. The school is well run, and they are grateful of our support.

This was followed by tree plantation, and we were amazed to see all trees being planted in the names of our cricket team, so 15 trees and all in the names of our players. Panditji, who planted the first, unsurprisingly chose to plant a mango tree that was christened
TENDULKAR.

This was followed by a delicious poori, bhaji halwa breakfast and we did full justice to our meals. Photographs, a few are enclosed and more to come on picasa. Overall experience great, good fun. We should take our kids and families to this place and interact with the well mannered kids here. It will be our chicken soup for the tabling hearts!!

for more images log on to :
https://picasaweb.google.com/jprt171/Vatsalya_Udayan_Inaugration?authuser=0&feat=directlink

Tr.Manish Kasliwal
For JPRT171
www.jprt171.org

Some Pictures…

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Hamir Sampat

MKRT 181

RTI

Mysore 109 and Salem 84 Round tables and Salem Ladies Circle 42 Adopt a Tiger..

Friends,

Community Service can be done in quite a few different ways.

Tablers and Circlers of Mysore and Salem have adopted a TIGER for three months from a local zoo

Read on for e Brief report and Some photos of this fantastic Community Service.

               JOINT PROJECT REPORT

(Adoption of tiger at Mysore Zoo-Joint project with MHRT 109,SCRT 84,&SCLC 42)

We had a joint project on 23rd july 2011,at mysore Zoo.It was a joint project of MHRT109,MHLC109 SCRT84,SCLC42.We adopted a Tiger for three months under the ” ANIMALS for adoption Scheme”.And also Cheque Rs 25000/- was handed over to Sri Chamarajendra Zoological gardens Executive director K B Marakandaiah. Tablers Circlers & Twinklers of MHRT 109,SCRT 84, MHLC 109,SCLC 42 were present.It was a a very wonder ful project. It gained a wide publicity. It was published in three leading newpapers-“The Hindu, Deccan Herald &Mysore Mitra”. Twinklers had a very good gala time over there. Flags were exchanged between the circlers. Its a ever memorable project.

Shilpavishwas

Mhlc109-secretary.

Reported by

Hamir Sampat

MKRT 181

RTI

Vizag Round Table says “Go Green” through its Twinklers

Friends,
VRT 77 start with a bang on the GO Green Initiated by the National Go Green Convener Tr Raghu of VRT 77

Read on for a report by Tr. SAMIR KHARA. The Go Green Convener in VRT 77

23rd July 2011, a day etched in green at Vizag round table-77 for it was our first GO GREEN event of the year.
Vizag round table 77 along with the Presidential schools run by our own HT Sq.leg.D.S.Anand organized awareness cum art competition on going green.
It was heartening to see about a 50 tiny tots along with their moms in all enthusiasm to participate in this event.
Presidential schools and VRT-77 organized this event to stress on the fact that nurturing green practices and inculcating a sense of social responsibility and creating awareness to kids at a tender age goes a long way in “Nurturing Nature”. And it’s a child’s mother who plays an important role in nurturing such practices. So what better way than to have the mom and her kid as a team to put their thoughts in art to express their green thoughts!!!

Present at the occasion were the chairman of VRT-77, Tr.Ameet Mirpuri, the National committee member for Go Green Tr.Dr.Y.Raghu and yours truly along with our HT Sq.leg.D.S.Anand. We all spoke on this occasion and conveyed the initiatives being taken by RTI on this facet. A small video presentation was also made by Tr.Dr.Raghu on the maladies being faced by nature due to various human activities and how we can overcome the same. The messages were well appreciated by all the parents and teachers present on the occasion.
After an hour of exciting drawing and painting by the mom and kid duos, it was finally the time to pick up the best three drawings/paintings. One kid, Aryamaan stood out for the fact that he came alone without his mom and did a fabulous drawing of a tree crying and asking us to save it from being cut down. He was given a special “ROUND TABLE INDIA Go Green choice award” sponsored by yours truly. Top three drawings were then given away prizes.
A touching and a well thought of token was, every parent, kid and guests were seen off by giving away a sapling to be planted at their homes as a parting gift. This event was well covered by local electronic and print media. The chairman spoke to the media people and appraised them about the various activities that are being taken up by RTI and especially the Go Green initiative. News articles were carried in papers like the Hindu, Eenadu, and Surya etc and covered in the electronic media by ABN-Andhrajyothi.

Tr.Samir Khara
Green Mascot 2011-12,
Vizag Round table-77

Reported by
Hamir Sampat
MKRT 181
RTI

Vizag Round Table 77 organizes feast for under Privileged Children

Friends,
VRT 77 organized a feast for the underprivileged school children of Karasa muncipal School which they built in 2006 at a restaurant called Eleven made by one of its tablers.

The Event got Great Publicity with a Article In the leading news paper like THE HINDU

Read on for a report by Tr Sandeep Chitra

ROUND TABLE INDIA @ ELEVEN
The first event of the year had to be special – and it had to have the energy that would set the trend for the year!!! Vizag round table-77 got together with Tr. Devesh Gupta’s new baby, his restaurant ELEVEN! A new fine dining spot ready to hit the Vizag market. A day before the opening we came up with an idea to invite 20 children from our Karasa municipal school (project built by us in 2006) and serve up a delicious feast for them… and boy did they relish it – the look on their faces was priceless when they were seated and really given the royal treatment with the tablers and their wives and the restaurant staff waiting on their every need. It really was a wonderful moment for us and we had goose bumps while watching them lap up the biryani with gusto.
Tablers along with their wives and kids turned out in great numbers and Tr. Devesh really got to know which areas need to be made child proof in the restaurant as they almost wrecked the place (not yet open) with their pillow fights, water fights, the list goes on. Tr. Devesh and his lovely wife played excellent hosts to all of us.
This was followed by a Live culinary demonstration of “Jamaican Pancakes” with a Coffee brandy sauce was flambéed by Chef Koushik from Chennai, exclusively for the tabling fraternity. He even let some of the tablers and their ladies try their hand at it. Mind you, Tr. Rajesh was probably the best at it – nearly burnt the pancakes too – needless to say the yummy coconut milk chocolate pancakes with pineapple taste still lingers in our mouths.
The year promises many more such community service and fellowship activities in the months to follow.
A big thanks to Tr. Devesh for sponsoring the dinner for the children and providing the space for the first fellowship of the year to happen. We hope this good deed of his pays back rich dividends when the restaurant opens. Thank you to Tr. Sandeep Chitra for providing his school bus to pick up the kids and drop them back so far away and to Tr. Kiran who looked into all the coordination part of this and really took care of the kids – there truly is NO IPC syndrome in 77!!!
An event that bound together facets of tabling that bind all of us @ Vizag Round Table 77 fellowship, community service, Human resources and publicity! A view of times to come!!!

Reported By
Hamir Sampat
MKRT 181
RTI

Tumkur Round Table 173 Community Service Project

Friends,
Tunkur RT 173 is Conducting a Mega Community Service on 8th July 2011 in TUMKUR with SMT Savitri, Director Disabled and Senior Citizens as Chief Guest and Guest Of Honour Area Chairman Tr Sunil Bhatia present.

We are doing a Mega Community Service Project tomorrow i.e on 8th July 2011 in Tumkur.

We are donating

1. 50 Talking / Walking Sticks to the Visually challenged blind
2. 80 Hearing Aid to the hearing impaired
3. One year school fee for 150 under privileged children
Yours in Tabling

Tr Deepak Shantilal
Editor Tumkur Round Table 173

Please Find the Invite

Reported by
Hamir Sampat
MKRT 181
RTI

Tumkur Round Table 173 and Twinklers of Rt 173 Plant Saplings

Friends,
Following the Go Green Intiative the Twinklers(kids Of Tablers) along with the Tablers of Tumkur RT 173 Planted around 40 Saplings

Heres a Brief Report and Photos

Tumkur Round Table – 173 along with Tumkur Little Genius Club had organised planting of Saplings @ NH 4 , Sira Road , Tumkur . Unique thing about this project was that all the twinklers of our table were involved . Nearly 40 saplings were planted by Twinklers .

Apart from this all the twinklers were told about the importance of Trees and Nature . They were also told about the benifits and advantages of not only planting trees but also about how to conserve our natural resources

Tr Bharateesha
Secretary
TRT 173

Reported By
Hamir Sampat
MKRT 181
RTI

Panjim City Round Table 128 Flags off Rickshaw Challenge

Friends,
Panjim City Round Table 128 flagged off and launched Rickshaw Challenge called the DECCAN ODDESEY
Heres A brief Report from Prakash kapadia Ast Area X

Dear Friends,

Warm Greetings from PCRT 128….

Proud to inform the Successful Launch and FLAG OFF of RICKSHAW CHALLENGE – DECCAN ODYSSEY from GOA to MUMBAI….

The event is organized by Chennai Event Management Services in association with Panjim City Round Table 128 in which participants from across the World enjoy the trills of riding the Auto Rickshaws….

Vibrant Tables of BELGAUM,KOLHAPUR & PUNE get ready to Welcome them as they are already on their way and enjoy an unique experience with RICKSHAW CHALLENGE…

Some Pictures

Friendship Rocks….

LMF.Tr.Prakash Kapadia (PCRT 128)
AST 2010-11
RTI Area X

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hamir Sampat
MKRT 181

Mysore Round Table 21 and Mysore Ladies Circle 9 honour Police Constables

Friends,
Mysore Rt21 and Ladies Circle 9 are doing a great event on 20th June 2011 by honouring the Local Police Constables from the city and district Wings for the Stupendous job of Saving the City and Districts in and around of Mysore of Crime.

Please See the Invite attached

Rajesh Kutnikar
Chairman
MRT 21
Ph: +91-99720 15101
rkutnikar@gmail.com

Reported By
Hamir Sampat
MKRT 181
RTI

Hubli Knights Round Table 178 handover houses for the flood affected people in Navalgund

Friends,
HKRT 178 tablers joined hands with Trident Powercraft a Bangalore Based Company to Build houses for the Flood affected people in the area Gudisagar village of Navalgund Taluk in Karnataka, India.

Heres A brief Report By Tr Prashant Hebsur
Hubli Knights Round Table 178, a member of Round Table India, in association with Trident Powercraft (P) Ltd, Bangalore inaugurated and distributed 8 houses in flood affected area Gudisagar village of Navalgund Taluk in Karnataka, India.

The 8 homes were build for the flood affected people who has lost their homes. The houses were handed over at a function organized on June 10,2011.

Chief Guest for the function was Shri Shankar Patil Muniyankoppa, MLA – Navalgund Taluk, Guest of Honor were Mr. Gopal Krishna Hedge, Finance Director, Trident Powercraft (P) Ltd, Round Table India, Area 10 Chairman Tr Ravi Boviyavar, Vice Chairman, Area 10, RTI, Tr Vijesh Saigal, Hubli Knights Round Table Chairman Tr Amit Handa.

Project convenor of HKRT 178 Tr Prashant Hebsur and HT Raghavendra Kulkarni, the men behind this project were also present during this occasion.

Tahasildar Shri Vinayak and members of Gram Panchayat were also present to grace the occasion.

All the members of Hubli Knights Round Table 178 were also present in large numbers.

Tr Prashant Hebsur
9980096860
HKRT 178

Some Pictures

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Hamir Sampat
MKRT 181
RTI

Pune MidTown Round Table 65 and DSM Joint Project Report

Friends,
Pune MidTown Round table 65 alongwith DSM a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials have a Joint Initiative to Build up a School at THE KHUSH-SHAKTI SCHOOL AT KUSGAON, Near Pune

Read On for a Report by Chairman Brijesh and Fellow tablers of PMRT 65

INTRODUCTION
The Khush-Shakti school is a joint initiative of PMRT 65 and DSM.

About DSM
Royal DSM N.V. is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders. DSM delivers innovative solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance in global markets such as food and dietary supplements, personal care, feed, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, automotive, paints, electrical and electronics, life protection, alternative energy and bio-based materials. DSM’s 22,000 employees deliver annual net sales of about €9 billion. The company is listed on NYSE Euronext.
• About the DSM composite: DSM’s advanced glass fibre reinforced polyester composite resin delivers ultra-low weight, simple construction elements and provides safety due to its built-in fire-ret ardency properties. The modular building system makes the assembly easy and fast. The set-up of the construction can be executed by only four persons without special power tools and lifting equipment, in significantly short time (2-4 weeks), where traditional construction requires more manpower and time (5-6 months). This concept is easy to transport to remote areas and to erect locally. The materials of the roof, the walls and the interior give the building a modern and high quality appearance. Comfort results from the excellent insulation and protection against rain and wind. Also, the insulation properties of the fibre reinforced material and the insulated steel roof elements are taking care of a good in-door temperature. Durability and weather and corrosion resistance of the material are very good and match those of traditional building materials.

How did it all start?
Sometime around the winter months of 2010, tabler Prashant Dutta, (“Vicki”) got interested in a small village about 15 kms from Hinjewadi, nested in beautiful landscape and overlooking a lake. After some initial discussions with the Sarpanch and the other tablers, he called upon the project convenor, tabler, Manav Verma to plan a visit to the site and explore the possibility of setting up PMRT65’s next school project. After their short visit to the site, the sheer beauty of the location, the affection shown by the villagers and the desire of the table to make it happen, initiated a wave of events that has brought us to this day, when we are close to achieving yet another major milestone in PMRT65’s history.

The First Phase
After an approval from the table, Manav, organized a due diligence trip to the site with architect and 41’er Mazahir along with 41’er Sanjeev Hukmani and Area Chairman, Sanjay Matharani. The purpose of the trip was to take the process a step further, get introduced to the new Sarpanch, Mr. Balasaheb Kedari, meet other leaders of the village and investigate at the top level, the feasibility of building a school at the picturesque site.

The school authorities, primarily the principal, Mr. Santosh Gaikwad, expressed their deep willingness to help in all possible ways to accomplish the task of renovating the current infrastructure and build for future expansion.

At this time, barring a few minor road blocks that were foreseen, the project seemed to be gaining momentum and the enthusiastic tablers began to engage themselves in the project. A visit was then organized by PMRT65 and the then visiting NBS team from Netherlands. (NBS, New Business School had partnered with PMRT 65 in building their school in Karve Nagar, Pune).

Brief History of the school, requirements and photographs

Requirements
1. The school runs from Grade 1 to Grade 7. For Grade 8 to 10, children have to walk about 6 kms to a nearby village. Villagers are scared to send their children, particularly girls alone there. Building classrooms for Grade 8 through Grade 10 is an obvious project.
2. The school is in a very run down condition. To name a few problems, water seepage, no benches, no electricity, insufficient light, blackboards, flooring etc. A lot can be done to improve the current condition of the school.
3. The toilet facility is insufficient and dilapidated.
4. Water supply is from a single tap.
5. Computers/Technology is NIL. (besides a monitor)
6. Playground can be improved with some swings, slides etc

Advent of DSM
DSM was introduced to the Round Table Movement by tabler Nilesh Khandelwal. In the conversations that followed, Nilesh learnt that DSM was looking to setup schools in association with their new partner Kemrock. After a quick synergy match, the two parties decided to investigate the possibility of working together through a joint initiative, where DSM would build the school as a CSR project and PMRT65 would assist in working with the local folk, getting clearances and upgrading the existing infrastructure. With this in mind, the two teams began to collaborate and move things forward.

Events
• Initially, Mr. Vikram Sharma coordinated with the PMRT65 team to get the sanctions for executing the project.
• The DSM team comprising of Mr. Abhijit Dixit, Mr. Sean DSilva (Director Business Development), and Mr. Mohan Nair (Project In-Charge) visited the site and were very excited about the project. In a meeting that followed, project coordinators were appointed and timelines were laid down. DSM’s nutrition program was also discussed in which the company would introduce fortified rice to the daily meals of the children and monitor the improvement of their health over a period of time.
• The Agreement: DSM & PMRT65 formally signed off the agreement on the 8th April-2011 in PUNE at the Marriott Hotel. Mr. Rajiv Chopra President DSM India signed the agreement on behalf of DSM while 41er’s Nikunj Mehta and Sanjeev Hukmani, both trustees of PMRT65 signed on behalf of PMRT65.

• Role of RTI
o Agreement with school and ZP (with safe guards for access to site to DSM for 5 yrs.)
o List of upgrades (Demolition, painting, plaster, flooring etc)
o Interface with Zilla Parishad and the Gram / school
o Architect drawings
o Local Approvals to build
o Gram/Zilla approval to fence off the school (Access path)
o Total site management during the project
• Role of DSM
o Rest of the site (toilet, kitchen)
o Benches
o Fencing
o Landscaping
o 2 x composite buildings
o Feeding operations
o Maintenance operations
• Important Time Line & Events:
o April 8th Sign contract with Mr. Rajiv Chopra in Pune
o Jun 14th Complete building and site
o Aug 15th Inauguration
• Cost
o RTI contributes Rs 3 Lakhs
o DSM contributes for their scope.

Bhoomi Pooja
• Work Starts Onsite: After plenty of discussions, arguments, plan changes etc, work got underway at the Khush-Shakti School. Workers assembled there as the raw material began to flow in. Being the first school project that I have been involved in, the experience has been quite over whelming. From the first time we visited the school to the current state of the project, I truly believe: “where there is a WILL there is a way.” In spite of all the heated discussions with the villagers on various issues and amongst us, the project is well under way and slightly behind schedule. DSM has been quite particular on the timelines and to meet them, they even have their own workers (senior professionals) at the site.

• PMLC 53 Contribution: Chairperson, Nirali Verma and her team worked tirelessly and raised Rs. 1.5L through a cookery fundraiser hosted by Ms. Tarla Dalal. This amount shall be used to renovate the existing structure at the school.

Some Pictures of the School/Bhoomi Pooja/ Felicitation of DSM officials and the new Block


• The project is nearing completion amidst great excitement and pride amongst the tablers and DSM personnel. This has truly been a great experience for both parties and encouraged each one to contribute in some way towards RTI’s motto: “Freedom through Education”
Planned Events

• 16th Jun, 2011: DSM plans to have an internal get together at the site to celebrate the completion of the project and formally handover the school to the authorities. This also coincides with the re-opening of school for the Monsoon session after the summer vacation.

• 15th Aug, 2011: DSM plans to formally announce the project on this date. This event will attract all senior DSM employees from all over the world and this event will be covered extensively by the media.

Acknowledgements
• Sanjay Matharani, Vice Area Chairman, Area III
• Brijesh Khanderia, Chairman, PMRT65, 2010-2011
• Prashant Dutta, Secretary, PMRT65, 2010-2011
• Manav Verma, Project Convenor, PMRT65, 2010-2011
• Prakash Bhootra, Treasurer, PMRT65, 2010-2011
• Nilesh Khandelwal, PMRT65, 2010-2011
• Nirali Verma: Chairperson, PMLC53
• Mazahir Mahadwala, 41’er PMRT65
• Sanjeev Hukmani, 41’er PMRT65

Reported By
Hamir Sampat
MKRT 181
RTI