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.
I would like to welcome Siliguri Round Table 332 to our Round Table Family. It was an absolute delight to be a part of the charter ceremony. Congratulations Siliguri Ace RT 232 for extending the brotherhood. It was great to have the presense of all the 4 tables of siliguri and really appreciate their participation.
Gantok may be getting very cold but the warmth of Gantok Round Table is something that you have to experience. Thanks Chairman Gantok RT 301 Pravin for driving me all the way from siliguri to gangtok and then taking me around the hills, which are some very beautiful memories for life for me. You all are a super fun bunch of guys.
We also had the inauguration of a computer lab in a remote school at the outskirts of Gangtok by RT 301and a benches donation programme in Siliguri by newly formed Siliguri Falcons RT 332.
I once again congratulate the entire team of area 14 and Chairman Dhiraj for a fabulous job. Thanks Aditya, Praveen, Luv and dhiraj for being there through the journey.
Finally its 18th December and i head back home after visiting Kolkata, Mangalore, Shivamooga, Chikmangalore, Sakleshpur, Mysore, Silliguri and Gangtok. Been a very exciting experience. Most importantly it was a great chance to meet so many tablers across these cities.
National Leadership Conclave – Exilerate 2018 – 19 Bangalore
This is a very niche training and development courses that Round Table India has every year. It is a 3 day program where we invest in the future of Round Table India. Selected participants from all over the country from Round Table India and Ladies Circle India are invited for this program. This year we have had the presence of tablers from RT Nepal, RT Srilanka and RT Singapore also.
The lead facilitators for the program Himanshu Gupta, Chirag Sethi andNarender Agarwal left no stone unturned to truly exilerate the participants. 45 days of hardwork for those 3 days of investment in the future. A truly commendable job gentlemen. Special thanks to NVP Piyush Daga for being a guiding force and pillar of support all along.
Impeccable organiaing by the hosts, Area 6. Chairman Area 6 Dheeraj Bajaj, AVC Rajesh Raghunandan and AST Angadd Km were on their toes round the clock. Right from the time we landed till we left, these guys were there making sure there were no hiccups. Can’t thank you guys enough for your support and hardwork.
A big thanks to Vinay Agarwal, Shyamasis Lenka and Miss Aashta and Disha for the smashing creatives for exilerate.
Any such program needs that x factor. The guests speaker Charu Sharma and Ian Faria were simply amazing. A huge thanks to both of you to come over and share your experiences and guide us.
An event is only a sucess if there is whole hearted participation. All the 40 participants were there with all their heart and soul. I am sure each and every one of you is going to be a huge asset for your organisations and will take back a lot for tabling and life from these 3 days.
Presenting to you the first national participants from our FTE schools representing Round Table India at the 29th Full Contact National Karate Championship in Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi. There are 450 participants from 22 states taking part. We are having 5 girls and 2 boys representing us. A proud moment for Round Table India and wishing the children all the best.
Tr. Udhav Vaid from KHRT 125 and KHRT 125 and KHLC 88 have done a commendable job of identifying and nurturing these children for last 3 years.
KHRT 125 and DMRT 43 have put in all efforts for the event being held. Special thanks to Chairman DMRT 43 Ashwani for the amazing media coverage.
Results of 29th National Full Contact Karate Tournament
Medal Tally Round Table India
Category – 13 to 16 age – Kumite Fighting
Preeti gaur – Gold
Sonam katheriya – Silver
Porinama – Bronze
Preeti verma – Bronze
Total – 5
Gold – 1
Silver – 2
Bronze – 2
Lack of toilets is a big reason why children dont go to schools and also if there are then either they are so less and also there are no seperate toilets for girls and boys.
CHRT 67 built 2 toilet blocks in their FTE school and i had the honor to inagurate them. Good to see that the schools are getting continuos hand holding. Chairman RT 67 Amit Agarwal and Sundeep Kapoor have been the pillars for the project work. Its great to see the passion and commitment you guys have.
It just didnt stop this. It was a day full of events for the children.
Good touch Bad touch session was organised for the children. Chairman KERT 63 Madhurr Jhaawar and Chairperson KELC 156 Shilpa Jhawar put in great efforts to make sure the children were sensitised on this.
This was followed by tree plantation and then school bag distribution. Wonderful work CHRT 67.
TOILET BLOCK @ THE GATEWAY OF INDIA MUMBAI
The Gateway of India is one of those places in our country which is amongst the first few places when some talks about places to see in our country. It is a matter of great pride for RT India and LC India to have built the only public toilet block at this monumental sight.
I have to specially mention the efforts of Ladies Circle India and LC India President Cr. Namrata Shenoy for pushing this project with so much of conviction. One person who has been instrumental for the project actually going through is Cr. Ramona Marren- Crasta. Your perseverance got this through.
A big thank you to all the tables and circles who contributed towards the project. This project is special in a lot of ways. Yes it does get us a lot of pubilicty, it does actually provide continued community service. But what it stands out for me is that it the will to do good work has no geographic boundries. Tables and circles from across india came together for this project. This is truly in every sense epitomising what we stand for.
We are very thankful to Shri Aditya Thakrey ji for gracing the occasion and inagurating the project. Your words of appreciation mean a lot to us. Also thanks to BMC for their co-operation.
Special thanks to Samatech for everything and making this possible.
PRESENTING ROUND TABLE KUALA LUMPUR
Round Table India along with Round Table Nepal inaugurated Round Table Kuala lumpur in Malaysia adding a new country to Round Table International.
Thanks to all the sponsor tables from India and Nepal for coming forward and extending their support.
This would not have been possible without the efforts of National President RT India Tr. Dhruv Dalmia and National Vice President RT India Tr. Piyush Daga.
Charter Chairman RT Kualalumpur Tr. Tobasis wishing you all the best.
ASPA Chairman Tr. Ranil Samarawickrema and RT International President Tr. Majid Tunda congratulations for adding a new country on the map of Round Table.