“PANACHE 2016” / Area 8’s mega fundraiser organised by Lucknow RT 136

Mega Fund Raiser of Area 8 – Organised by LRT 136 in Association with LLC 84

Panache Lifestyle Expo Season 6 is the fund raiser of LRT 136 in association with LLC 84.

Panache Season 6 is the lifestyle exhibition in Lucknow which had participation of 58 designers from all over India in various categories like Apparel, Home Decor, Accessories, Kids wear, Footwear etc. The mega event was held on 3 Sep 2016, Saturday, at Hotel Taj by Vivanta in Gomti Nagar, Lucknow. The event was very well publicised and we had footfall of more than 5000 for the exhibition. It was a full day event from 10 am to 9 pm. The exhibition was the talk of the town. All the customers were very happy to see the latest collection in designer wear and shopped immensely. The designers who participated with us were very happy and satisfied with their sales.  15 of them also gave us advance deposit to block their stall for the next year exhibition. The whole team of LRT 136 and LLC 84 executed the event with utmost perfection.

We had National Treasurer Tr Dhruv Dalmia, our Area 8 Chairman Tr Siddharth Gupta, Area 8 Chairperson Cr Anushree Dalmia, Area 8 Secretary Cr Divya Kapoor, Area 8 VC Tr Tarandeep Singh Area 8 VC and Tablers and Circlers and NHT’s and Square Legs and Tangents grace the occasion. Many Tablers and Circlers from LTRT 207 and LMRT 255 were also present to show their solidarity. Exhibitors were very impressed and touched by the fact that all the proceeds of the event go towards charity and education of the under privileged children.



Organising Panache 2016 was a success as measured by the Feedback received and general Footfall. To ensure Brand “Round Table India” is highlighted in the highest esteem, we ensured the following best practises in our Charity Fund Raiser:

  • Each Exhibitor was presented a Feedback Questionnaire wherein he/she was asked to objectively rate the organisers on various parametres including Time Schedule, Adherence to complaints and issues, Pricing, Walk-in customers, General Footfall, Repeat Visitors, Market Positioning of the Event, etc
  • Logos of Round Table India and Ladies Circle India were prominently displayed
  • LRT LLC FTE School Students and Teachers were invited for a small Speech and Introduction about their experiences at the school and what they love about studying there. This was organised as part of Press Meet to showcase the strength of Quality Education in our FTE School Project to the entire Media.
  • Presenting a Plaque to Guest of Honour- Miss India Grand Ms. Pankhuri Gidwani showing her pledging her whole-hearted support to Round Table India. Before that we had also held a small discussion of Guest of Honour with the Tablers to familiarise her how the proceeds of such Fund Raiser is invested over time.
  • Ensuring Publicity of other National Fund Raisers including “Chennai Gives” through Area Chairman Tr. Siddharth Gupta and NS Tr. Dhruv Dalmia
  • Taking Inividual Feedbacks on SMS’s from Exhibitors who could not fill the Feedback Forms



The buzz around the Mega Area 8 Fundraiser was ascending towards a perfect peak and Tr. Siddharth, Chairman Area 8, ensured that Team Panache would witness another great high. He along with his Team comprising of the headboard was present since early morning to boost the morale of host Table. Besides Area Chairman, it was great to meet Tr. Rishabh Jain, AST and Tr. Tarandeep Singh Area Vice Chairman . Not only the main headboard members attended, but were right through the important events including Inauguration, Press Meet, Exhibition tour. Event was also well attended by all 3 tables of Lucknow and their Headboards including Tr. Khushal Bhargava, IPC and Tr. Rajit, Chairman from LMRT 255, Tr. Raghav- Chairman, Tr. Ashish Gupta and others from LTRT 207


PANACHE 2016- ‘Lucknow Swathed in Pink’ / Publicity

Area 8 Mega Publicity Across All Spectrums

Panache 2016 publicity initiative (A Grand RTI Publicity of Younited Area 8)

  1. 61 Fashion and Lifestyle exhibitors along with Home Interiors from all across India.
  2. Big name designers including designers from Lakme India Fashion Week and many repeat and also first time designer exhibitors.
  3. Hoardings in prominent locations of Lucknow including at Main Commercial Centres prominently showing Logo and Name of Round Table India as per new Branding Policy of 2016-17
  4. Massive and very active facebook.com campaign (https://www.facebook.com/panache.the.exhibition) showcasing the RTI & LCI Logos
  5. Professionally designed website showcasing work of RTI and LCI and how the proceeds of Fund Raising are put to use(panachelifestyle.in)
  6. 14 newspaper press releases in all major national newspapers including the prominent ones like Dainik Jagran, Time of India, Hindustan Times, I-Next, Rashtriya Sahara, Pioneer, Nav Bharat Times and many more
  7. Excellent coverage by Radio City 91.1FM and RED 93.5 FM for one entire week. With Radio Jockey mentions, Panache Team Interview, Radio City Notice board announcements and Advertisement every 15 minutes.
  8. Intense Radio Campaign across Radio City 91.1 and Red FM 93.5 with 30 slots each per day talking about Round Table and Ladies Circle and Charitable Fund Raiser that Panache was being marketed.
  9. 1 half page Flap releases in TOI- Lucknow Capital editions, 1 quarter page advertisement
  10. 14,000 Half A4 size Exclusively designed invitation cards distributed to all the past year’s Panache databases including Prominent Culture Organisations, Schools, Colleges, Recreation Clubs, Professional Forums, etc.
  11. 3500 visitors in one day
  12. 200,000 SMSs over one week.
  13. Miss India Grand 2016 Ms. Pankhuri Gidwani – supporting the fund raising activity of RTI and as Guest of Honour of Panache- Season 6
  14. Inauguration by Chief Guest Smt Anita Singhal- President of Social Welfare Organisation- “Akansha” and Wife of UP Chief Secretary & Guest Of Honor- Ms. Pankhuri Gidwani Miss India Grand 2016 agreed to promote the fund raising cause of RTI.
  15. Promotion of Round Table India and its fund raising activities by Miss India Grand Ms. Pankhuri Gidwani
  16. Display of Round Table India and Ladies Circle India logos on all 61 stalls
  17. Round Table India and Ladies Circle logos display at the main entrance of Panache
  18. Announcements every 30 minutes on the Freedom Through Education cause and achievements through the PA system
  19. All tablers wearing Round Table India T-shirts
  20. Contacted over 7 potential sponsors, who were really excited about the FTE work done by RTI.
  21. Television coverage by Sahara Samay, India News, City News 24×7, Sudarshan News, Aaj ki Khabar,
  22. 80 Posters were put at major retail outlets to increase RTI and LCI Publicity


Media Coverage

Panache is the most awaited lifestyle exhibition in Lucknow which had participation of 58 designers from all over India in various categories like Apparel, Home Decor, Accessories, Kids wear, Footwear etc. All the funds go towards charity and development of our FTE RTI LC India School at Ashakhera, Unnao. Panache 2016 was held on 3 Sep, 2016 at Hotel Taj by Vivanta.

Panache 2016 was widely publicised across electronic media, print media, radio, hoardings and posters at all the prominent locations in Lucknow. All the advertisements had the Logos of Round Table India and Ladies Circle India. There were 2 big hoardings put at 2 prominent locations in Lucknow, one in Hazratganj, which is the main market of Lucknow and the other at Gomti Nagar. There was 1 quarter page advertisement on 2  Sep in Lucknow Times and 1 half front page ad on 3 Sep in the Times of India main Publication. There was massive Radio Publicity on 2 Sep and 3 Sep where the Panache event was broadcast on Radio City and Radio Mirchi, every 15 minutes. Cr Varsha Agarwal also gave an interview on Radio City where she spoke about Round Table India and Ladies Circle India and how the event Panache helps in funding the cause of education of the underprivileged. 10,000 invites were couriered a week before the event. 250 posters were put at the prominent locations in the city. 1 Lakh SMS’s were sent over a period of 3 days before the event. We did huge publicity on Facebook which was handled very efficiently by Tr. Piyush Agarwal and Cr Sonali Agarwal. There was a page made on Panache on FB which had 4520 likes. Professionally designed Panache 2016 website which highlighted the organisation structure and values of Ladies Circle India. There was display of Round Table India and Ladies Circle India Logo on all the 58 stalls at Panache 2016. There was display of Round Table India and Ladies Circle India Logo at the entrance of the event venue. All the Tablers were wearing Panache pins that had Round Table India and Ladies Circle India Logo in addition to beautifully coutured Round Table Blue Linen Shirts . Inauguration of Panache was done by Mrs Anita Singhal, President Akansha UP, Social Welfare Organisation. Femina Miss India Grand 2016 Pankhuri Gidwani was the Guest of Honour, supporting the Fund raiser activities of Lucknow Ladies Circle 84. There was a press Conference held at Hotel Taj by Vivanta on the day of the event on 3 Sep where our Chief Guest Mrs Anita Singhal and Guest of Honour Ms Pankhuri Gidwani appreciated Round Table India and Ladies Circle India’s Cause of Providing Freedom Through Education. Panache 2016 was covered widely in 30 newspapers, to name a few, Times of India, Rajdhani, Inext, City Lights, Jan Sandesh Times, Hindustan, Sunday Pioneer, Rashtriya Sahara. There was Television Coverage of the Panache Fundraiser by National TV Channels Divya India News, Sadhna Plus and ETV.

Yours in Tabling
LMF Tr. Suyog Singhal
“Building Bonds- Link by Link”
Secretary- LRT 136- 2016-17



Fundraiser: “Auto Show – 2016” / Salem RT 28


Salem Round Table 28 has dabbled with many ideas with regard to fundraising over the years. One idea that struck gold was the Auto Show 2014. In an attempt to make it a constant affair for Salem Round Table 28, the team came together to host and conduct Auto Show 2016, held at Deiveegam Mandapam on 16th, 17th and the 18th of September 2016.

More than 30 brands of automobiles participated and the event was backed by IIFL as the title sponsor. The event was to be kick started by an automobile rally. However, the recent unrest across borders of TN and Karnataka over the Cauvery river issue brought a hitch to the planned flag off on 16th morning. After consultation with senior officials, the event was inaugurated at 5 PM in the evening by the esteemed Commissioner of Police, Salem, Mr. Sanjay Kumar. Mr. A Vijuvin the Divisional Commercial Manager of Southern Railways, Salem Division humbled us with his presence as Guest of Honour.

This generated huge publicity for RTI as the inauguration was covered well by the Press and an Article with pictures featured in all the leading newspapers. To adhere to the National initiative we kept all the main Branding as Round Table India – Auto Show 2016 thus giving more importance to brand Round Table India rather than our own Table name.

The moment of tabling pride was witnessing the entire Area 7 headboard, together, standing with us to lend their best wishes for the event. Team Salem Round Table 28 couldn’t have asked for a better start!

The event recorded 8811 footfalls over 2.5 days. The participating companies expressed extreme satisfaction over the arrangements and the response from the walk-ins. 13 Cars and 13 Bike sales were reported and over a 100 convertible enquirers, which marked the success of the event.

Every Tabler of 28 contributed in ways big and small and stood united in their white shirt and Nehru jacket at the opening ceremony. It is needless to mention the power of men working hand in hand and the success it brings to any event like the Auto Show 2016!

LMF. Tr. Velkrishna
Salem Round Table 28

Go Green Ganesha / Fundraiser by Hospet RT 231


Hospet Round Table celebrated our Heritage through a Fund Raiser by promoting Eco Friendly Clay Ganapathi Idols – The Pot Bellied & Elephant Faced God, on the eve of Ganesha Festival, which was on Sep 5th. These idols were truly fit to be worshipped as these were prepared from the components of the Divine Nature – clay, mud, etc, without using non degradable materials like POP ( Plaster of Paris ) and chemical paints & colours. In addition to this, more stress was given to use of natural flowers or other organic materials for decoration, as these will be easily decomposed. As a part of Go Green Initiation, the buyers were given free vegetable seeds. 

Prior to Ganesha Festival, these idols were placed at leading counters like M/S Prabhat General Stores, M/S Arya Super Market, M/S R.S.Department for sale & the price was fixed Rs.250 per idol. Promo regarding Eco Friendly Ganapathi were aired in all the local channels.  Many Tables came forward to buy idols. HRT Team never stopped their effort till all the idols were liquidated.

REVENUE     : Rs.13740

Special Thanks to the HRT Team!

HRT Team Rocks!


IT & Blog Convener
Hospet Round Table 231

BVRT 152 organizes Kabaali Fundraiser

FAN all around the world eagerly waiting to see one man i.e KABALLI our own Mr Rajnikant. This JULY With release of BLOCK BUSTER movie “KABALLI” our wait is over.

Idea was conceptualized to go for Exclusive Movie show of “KABALI” with FUND RAISING along with the Entertainment. All the statutory permission were in place, tempting snacks were arrange for the audience, mass publicity of RTI with their Nobel cause,  a total of Rs 42300/- (Rs Forty Two Thousand Three Hundred  Only) fund were raised through this initiative jointly by BVRT & BVLC.

250 heads on 23rd July 2016, headed for Radhika Theater, Bellary to watch the movie “KABALLI”. There were banged with Full House.

Special Thanks to our Thaliva Tr Sashi for managing to book the show in the very first weekend of movie released, Tr Pashupati, Tr Harish, Tr Anil, Tr Vikram Pola, Tr Shodhar, and other tablers and circlers for their valuable contribution in making the 1st project after AGM a grand success. Tr Vikram Kolegal, Chairman thanks to each and every audience who contributed for the Nobel cause.

All had a great time for a movie in full form with whistles, shouting  & getting the mood in all.

Catching up with all the friends is always the best time. After the movie & chitchatting, many of us went for food and drinks.

Looking forward to a fantastic year of Tabling!!


Thanks & Regards

Tr CA Pankaj K Seksaira

IT & Blog Convear

BVRT 152


Kabaali Fundraiser @ Vizag RT 77


On the 22nd of July, Vizag round table 77 had a movie fund raiser after a long time to raise funds for RTI’s Freedom through education.

Freedom through education is a long term project of Round Table India, wherein schools or classrooms in existing schools are built by tables across India for underprivileged children. This worthy cause is supported by funds raised by the tables by doing movie premiers, musical shows, exhibitions etc and every penny raised is used to build schools rather than using a part of the funds for administration purposes, therein lies the beauty of such fund raisers. The project is also funded in part by our partners for the cause like Procter and Gamble, Oracle etc.

Tablers and ladies of VRT-77 booked off a whole theater featuring the most sought after movie KABAALI starring Rajinikanth and the tickets were sold at a premium rate since it was the day of the movie got released and screened exclusively for the donors who bought the tickets. 400 tickets were sold off in just 3 days!!!

There was good publicity of RTI in the movie theater in the form of banners and standees publicizing round table India and its activities.

A decent fundraiser in terms of profits, greater was the camaraderie of tablers and ladies for a good cause, and please dont ask about the movie!!!! Heard out side after the movie. We should have opened a stall with a doctor outside, who would prescribe headache medicines and raise even more funds 😉

God bless 77 with more Kabaalis 🙂

Tr. Shashank Dutt Kancharla

Vizag RT 77


Blindman Car Rally – Fund Raising – ART – 40

Ahmedabad Round Table 40 concludes its 20th Edition of Blindman Car Rally

Blind Man’s Car Rally has been an annual event of Ahmedabad RT 40, which has always garnered huge publicity and mileage for Round Table India and at the same time fostered fellowship and team spirit into the tablers.

On Sunday, Feb 07, 2016, Ahmedabad Round Table 40 organized 20th Blind man Car Rally. The rally started off to a very impressive & pompous show. Mr. Gautam Shah, Mayor- Ahmedabad City flagged off the cars. Playing of live brass band by school students and DJ added the most needed zing to the Flag-off event. We also invited Famous MagicianUgesh Sarcar for the event and he was thrilled to be a part of such a noble cause. From Nationals we had National Publicity Convenor Tr. Priyesh Shah & Area Chairman Tr. Ritesh Sirohia attending the event.

With map in Braille in hands, visually challenged guided cars and drivers followed the instructions. Denizens of Ahmedabad enjoyed this inspiring spectacle as they covered total distance of 70 KMs. With the adventure, thrill, zeal and excitement, the rally passed through the beautiful route which encompassed the open and refreshing countryside on one hand and congested inner-city on the other. All thanks to Tr Pulkit Goenka & Sq. Leg Satya for working day and night for carving out such a magnificent route.

Special thanks goes to the convenor Tr.Abhishek Goyal & Tr.Amit Jain. Other tables of Ahmedabad also offered their volunteers for the event & agreed to stand on different Marshal points set up at different distances of the route. ART40 would like to thank all the Marshals.

We had a huge list of sponsors for the event where we had Dainik Bhaskar & DNA as Media Partners, Radio Partner: 94.3 MyFm, Hospitality Partner & Evening Dinner partner: Club O7, Hoarding Partner: HET, Venue Partner: Gandhi Corporation.

Cash Sponsors: Sanghi Cement, HDFC, Vadilal, Lincoln Pharma, Jay Pumps, Lapis Lazuli, Echon, Tirupati Oil, Damsons, Mint My Car contributing a total of Rs. 6.5 lakhs towards the event. Funds were also raised from participating cars, which contributed another Rs.1.25 lakhs towards the event.

The event garnered huge publicity where the leading English & Gujarati daily newspaper covered the event. Apart from this other electronic channels also covered the event.

LMF Tr. Ankit Agarwal
Chairman, Ahmedabad Round Table 40
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Fund Raising: Ugesh Sarcar’s Event – ART – 40

Ahmedabad Round Table 40 & Ahmedabad Ladies Circle 64 did another Fund raising event on Sun, 7th Feb 2016 which happened for the first time in the city of Ahmedabad..
We invited The Emperor of Magic, Ugesh Sarcar, who was back with his new show, Your Mind is Mine. From being India’s First and Ultimate Street Magician and famed for his world record holding television show, Ugesh Sarcar’s 3rd Degree,
We had about 700 odd people attending the event and people just lauded the event and congratulated Round Table for hosting such an event..
Your Mind is Mine was a show purely designed as an experience of entertainment for the intellectual minds. A power-packed 75 minute performance that made us scratch our heads, dropped our jaws and the entire audience rose off the floor by the end.
Over a super event with some thrilling acts which just blew our minds..
It was a great fund raising cum publicity event..
LMF Tr. Ankit Agarwal
Chairman, Ahmedabad Round Table 40
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Donation Coupon Fundraiser – Calcutta RT – 4

It was an eventful day for us at Calcutta Round Table 4 on 30th November as it culminated our Donation coupon fund raiser. We were able to raise Rs10,00,000 through this which happened to be one of the biggest for CRT 4 in recent times. We would like to thank distinguished guests from area including various table chairmen and area head board for gracing the occasion.


Harmeet Singh Sethi

Calcutta RT – 4

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HART 153 Assam Flood Relief Fund Raising Report

Fund Raising for Assam Flood Relief by Hubli Accent Round Table 153

Round Table India is known to support humanity in times of need and it was a wonderful gesture by Tablers of HART 153 to support the Assam flood victims by raising a sum of Rs.52000.00 and the same has been transferred to the Round Table India Trust, Chennai.

Fund Raising Convenor Tr.Pramod Hiremath thanked all the Tablers for their noble gesture & handed over a memento to Tr.Nitin Shenoy as a token of appreciation for his contribution of Rs.14000.00 during our Business Meet held on 7th October 2015.


Report by

Tr. Sachin Shenoy,

Secretary 2015-16

Hubli Accent Round Table 153

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