A Shopping Extravaganza for 1000 plus Children organised by Kolkata Victorian Round Table -227

“Ek Packet Umeed”- Kids shopping extravaganza with fun filled carnival.

An initiative to revolutionize the lives of underprivileged children by facilitating their educational future.

The day of 25th august, Saturday was well spent with the 1077 underprivileged children in a posh banquet decorated by a professional team.

The place looked like a fairyland with balloons, streamers, confetti’s with beautiful glass facade everywhere. The wish tree was placed right in the centre which has the names of the school visiting the event. Soft toys, gifts, puppets, made the place look very much like a toy land. Trampoline was placed right in the centre.  Tattoo table was also placed where the children got tattoos done of their choice.

In one corner DJ. Was keeping the mood live by playing amazing song tracks. Some kids were seen dancing to the tunes. Dhwani and Crescendo band performed too to make the children have a feel of what a live performance is.

Pehchaan (talent hunt for the children was done by CRT-4). Winners of the show were present to perform.

The banquet hall was divided into sections. Each section was a dedicated corner. One had different types of games, the other gifts and stationery items; one had books and accessories, one with clothing items for both boys and girls.

The event “ Ek Packet Umeed” was a very innovative name and concept. Each child was sponsored with Rs 2000 which they could use to buy anything of their choice from the shopping arcade. Along with this they could buy tickets to see the magic show and storytelling. The children bought books, shoes, accessories, clothing items, board games, stationery etc.

The event was one of its kinds and truly a memorable one. The kids loved the idea and the ambience. Special thanks go to the associations who were a great support in hosting this event.

Chief guests- Abhilasha Sethia, Ruchika Gupta and Suchandra Bhutoria inaugurated the event along with the RTi national and area dignitaries.

National dignitary Non Fte Convenor  Tr. Abhishek Goyal travelled all the way from Ahmedabad for the event.  Area dignitaries of Area 4 Tr. Manish Lakhotia (Chairman )along with the Tablers from the area were also present.

Not to forget the dedicated team of the Victorians under the Chairmanship of Tr. Ayush Beriwala who was the mastermind behind this event needs special mentioning.

Heartful thanks to the sponsors Anmol Biscuits( Mr. Dilip and Saroj Chowdhury) and New Kohinoor decorators for being a aprt of the event as sponsors.

Corporate like Mrs Sumedha Saraogi of Balrampur Chini Mills was also present to witness the magnum of this event and has assured her helping hand in future such events. The event brought smiles to 1077 kids with approx 20 lakhs worth of social activity done.

Twinklers from the Area 4 were also seen enjoying the event. The event was well publicized with the hoarding of the event around two city locations.

Publicity event in Kolkata by Calcutta Round Table 4

Calcutta Round Table 4 co presented an event “Pehchaan-2” In Sangit Kala Mandir on 9th August 2018 nurturing young talent from lesser privileged societies all over Bengal. Hoardings were placed at 10 prominent locations all over the city, radio jingles were played 6 times a day for 6 days in 91.9 FM, event passes, event flow at venue, Awards, certificates all had RTI branding. Telegraph gave a pre-event and post event coverage in their Metro and T2 edition. This was a massive publicity for RTI in Kolkata.

Poona Round Table 15 – PUBLICITY AUTORICKSHAW CHALLENGE – Mumbai Express 2018



The Autorickshaw Challenge stood out as the first response to the rising trend of adventure tourism in South India. The Mumbai Express 2018 rally started on 6th of August and will culminate in Chennai on 17th of August. The rally will pass through cities such as Mysore, Bangalore, Vellore and Panaji.

Round Table India is proud to be a Charity partner with the Autorickshaw challenge. Through this RTI have raised funds for their FTE programs. RTI branding was seen all over every Autorickshaw. A convoy of 16 Autorickshaws with 42 participants from 7 different countries  visited Poona RT15’s FTE school *Adarsh Vidya Mandir*. The students greeted them with applause and sang for them. The Principal of the school gave the participants a tour of the school. They were very moved and impressed by the same.

As a token of appreciation, they distributed gifts to a few students. Later Area XV Chairman Tr. Darshan Kabra, PRT15 Chairman Tr. Promeet Sood and PRT15 IPC Tr. Devesh Jatia flagged them off to their next destination.


KVRT 227 completed the first edition of Century Ply PRIDE OF BENGAL.

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It was a flawless event with around 200 audience this event was an eye opener for us, which actually made us believe that round table is a movement which enables you to share platform with who’s and who of India, the founder and CEO of Bandhan Bank Mr chandra shekhar ghosh had all praises for our movement..

Bandhan bank and shyam steel seeing our event has come forward and committed us with 5 clasrooms each for our next yr project, this is what a good event can being in for you lot of accolades /fame /publicity /money for ur table.

This can be surely be practised in all the other parts of India whr we are not doing this.
Thanks to area chairman Ankit, table chairman Chetan Dev and Himanshu Gupta of area 6 for all the help in this event.

Pinkathon @ Kolkata on 26th March ’17 by Calcutta South RT 17 / Register NOW!

Pinkathon is more than a Marathon. It is the seed of change. It is the beginning of a movement carried forward by a growing community of empowered women across India, who share a belief that a healthy family, a healthy nation and a healthy world begins with empowered women.

The first step in empowerment is taking control of your own health, respecting yourself and understanding and celebrating the value you bring to your family and society. Empowerment is not a gift of society; it is a gift you give yourself.

The Pinkathon is India’s Biggest Women’s Run, founded by Mr. Milind Soman and Ms. Reema Sanghavi, organised by the United Sisters Foundation and created with the specific purpose of getting more and more women to adopt a fitter lifestyle for themselves and their families, and to highlight the need for increased awareness other issues that put women’s lives at risk

Calcutta South Round Table 17 bring you the 1st run at Kolkata on 26th March 2017. Register NOW!

To register, visit http://www.rti.run/pink
More about Pinkathan @ http://www.pinkathon.in


Digest: Projects by Cochin Backwaters RT 131

Project : St.Mary’s School, Narakkal

A new initiative for CBRT 131 took us to St.Mary’s School, Narakkal. As part of an FTE assist program, we custom made furniture for 2 smart classrooms that they were in need of. Apart from furniture, which benefited 48 students, the flooring (tiles matte finish), lights and electrical work were all undertaken by CBRT 131.

MLA Mr. Sharma was kind enough to inaugurate the Smart Classrooms on January 17th, 2017. The children have started using the new facility and are no doubt enjoying the experience.

Girideepthi Tribal Hostel, Perumbavoor

As part of RTI Week, CBRT131  visited the Girideepthi Tribal Hostel in Perumbavoor. Tablers, ladies and twinklers were in good numbers and shared in the joy.

We donated 200 kgs of rice, cassaroles, a dinner set and kitchen utensils to the hostel kitchen. This was much appreciated. Apart from this, a DVD player, executive chairs and 70 notebooks were presented to the children too. A dental camp along with distribution of dental kits followed.

A year on year CBRT 131 Go Green initiative at the hostel, continued even this year. A total of 15 fruit trees were planted in the campus. Trees planted included Blueberry, Pomegranate, Gooseberry, Guava, Mango and Tamarind.

In keeping with the upcoming holiday season, CBRT 131 also donated a Christmas tree so the kids could have fun decorating it during the Christmas season.

Santhawanam Orphanage, Kalamassery

Santhawanam Orphange is one place that is dear to the hearts of many tablers of CBRT 131. We make it a point to visit every RTI week and also at least one time during the remainder of the tabling year. This RTI Week saw tablers, ladies and twinklers serve all the residents of the orphanage a yummy breakfast of Appam and Chicken stew. Everyone from CBRT 131 joined in as well.

CBRT 131 presented the orphanage with a brand new Sony Sound System, a DVD Player, a water purifier, a grinder, 12 beds and pillows. The kids were also given dental kits which included tooth brushes and paste. Sports Equipment which included shuttle rackets, footballs etc. were also given to the kids.

The children of the orphanage also performed some dances that were prepared especially for us. It was very special.

Once the festivities for the day were done, the children got a special treat and a movie was screened on a projector making it the perfect end to a wonderful day!

Raksha Special School

Taare Zameen Par, an RTI National Initiative, is one RTI Week event that we do year on year. A colouring and drawing contest for special children is organized at Raksha Special school. Over 70 children participated and they were all very enthusiastic about it too. The smiles on their faces said it all.

Tablers, ladies and twinklers later distributed food packets which had biscuits, chocolates and chips. Chairman Tr.Alex handed over certificates. Every single child was awarded a certificate and receiving the certificates gave them such a sense of pride.

Govt. LP School, South Chitoor

CBRT 131’s sponsor school the Government LP School at Chitoor had an eventful childrens day this year. Apart from the usual school uniform distribution and awarding of scholarships to 20 students, they had a lot more in store.

The school was presented with the World Cup football, plastic chairs, 2 computer tables and 2 executive chairs. Not forgetting the teachers, they were presented with electric lunch boxes. As part of the Read India Inititive, the school library was presented with books too. A small dental camped followed and all the children got dental kits comprising of tooth brushes and paste.

A sumptuous lunch of biriyani and fruit salad with ice cream was served and all the children and staff were delighted.

The highlight of the event was the playground, which got a complete face-lift. The playground revamp made the children’s day and seeing the smiles on their faces made ours.

Twinklers Secret Santa

Santhawanam Orphange is one place that is dear to the hearts of many tablers of CBRT 131. This Christmas season, we at CBRT 131 celebrated with a difference. Primarily a twinkler activity, every twinkler was given a name of a child who stays at the orphanage. With a fixed budget in mind, they were given the task of getting a Christmas present for their new Christmas friend.  Since the age was also mentioned in the list, the twinklers had to make the presents personal too.

On Christmas eve, all the presents were delivered to the children by some of the tablers, ladies and twinklers in preson. The sheer joy on the faces of the kids, knowing that the present was bought specially with them in mind was truly priceless.

We are going to try and make this an annual CBRT 131 tradition.

CBRT 131 Publicity

Publicity was definitely the name of the game when it came to CBRT 131. The Round Table India Movement got maximum coverage in such a short span of time.

Publicity activities included 5 Hoardings at very prominent locations across Cochin city, table tent cards installed at premium retail outlets and hotels and newspaper coverage in 5 leading regional and English dailies.

No publicity is complete without and online presence and 131 definitely took this seriously. A special cover page was made with the Round Table India visuals and at the same time every tabler and lady of 131 changed their cover page to the said image. The Facebook home screen was bombarded with images of different people changing their cover page to the same image. This definitely raised the visibility of Round Table India.