#Go Green

September @ 45

Do you know what the prime cause of water wastage is?

Running water while brushing teeth. This is so far the most common habit that people have, leading to wastage of water. Just imagine. Of all the possible reasons, this takes the first rank. Why this is horrific because there is a very simple to avoid it. You definitely don’t need water while you are brushing your teeth. Just wet the toothbrush and turn off the tap. And once you are done brushing you can open it to wash and rinse your mouth and the toothbrush. Brushing is a daily activity that no-one skips doing and if every-one develops the habit of never leaving the tap running then a lot of water can be conserved. Similar school of thought applies for leaving the water running while doing the dishes or while shaving. Research shows that an individual can save up to 20 gallons of water if he shuts the tap when he brushes and just opens it to rinse. 20 gallons. Again I will say 20 gallons.

Many of us use water thoughtlessly. We feel that water is as abundant as the air we breathe and a free swig is available almost anywhere. But fresh water is already a precious commodity in many parts of the world, and as it grows rarer and consequently dearer its true value needs to be realized. It is believed that until water shortages impact more of us directly it is likely that this liquid resource will continue to be poorly managed. However it does not have to be like this. Simple changes in our habits can go a long way. As the cliché goes ‘every drop counts’ and even if a handful of us who are educated or rather well-educated cannot put in our drop than what is the meaning of our being.

This is to request you to join in and do something about it. Let each of us pledge that we will shut the water tap while we brush, that we will shut the water tap while we shave, that we will shut the water tap while we do the dishes. Let us pledge this with sincerity because this is something so simple yet worth so much more. In monetary terms each one of us values 20 gallons – 20 gallons a day. We can 20 gallons worth of difference. Multiply this with our strength nationwide, we can save almost ~100,000 gallons of water each day. Do you know what this figure means? This figure means water for 10 families for one whole month – TEN. (It is believed that the average water need of a family is ~10000 gallons a month.)

Requesting each Tabler to pledge and change their habits.

#Going Green couldn’t have been simpler.

 

Requesting you to save water,

Yours in Tabling,

LMF Tr. Bharat Agarwal

Bareilly Round Table 45

Blood Donation Drive By RTI

#Blood Donation

According to WHO Data, India faces a massive shortage of blood units.

The above statement perplexed me because research reports (medical) show that it is healthy to donate blood as it allows your body to generate new blood. Moreover blood donors have a lower risk of developing life-threatening diseases. Given these statements and the human need to live longer, the scenario should have been opposite and hence my confusion.

Therefore I decided to do a survey to erase my confusion. I organized qualitative interviews at my place of work and at the offices of some of my friends. Sample (N=15) was random and aged between 23 and 35 and the premise of the questionnaire was why doesn’t one donate blood more occasionally. Results highlighted two reasons: lack of knowledge regarding the benefits of blood donation and perceived unhygienic conditions at blood donation camps/ areas.

Now, this information turned my confusion into irritation because the shortage situation was the result of a knowledge barrier.

So after much thought and discussion BRT 45 planned a solution: Education and Blood Donation Camps and therefore, every year BRT 45 organizes a Blood Donation Camp in association with SRMS Group.

Blood Donation (Tr.Nikhil)

Given that there are 300 Tables and the assumed estimate that 26 volunteers other than Tablers will turn up for donation, RTI can help generate approximately 150,000 blood units at the minimum [300 * (26+24)].

 

LET’S DONATE BLOOD!

Yours in Tabling,

Tr. Bharat Agarwal

Bareilly Round Table 45

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RT 202 – Go Green Plantation “The Sapling Project”

Round Table India executed the “The Sapling Project” at Leisure Valley, Ludhiana at 8:30 am on Sunday, 16th Sept. The event was attended by Counselor Bhupinder Singh Bhinda, Industrialist Mr. Mago from Kitty Breads and other prominent citizens of Ludhiana. Tablers of RT 202 along with their families were present in numbers. Twinklers were asked to plant trees and every tree planted had RTI branding along with the name of the person planting the tree to create a sense of responsibility between the kids and help them learn the value of planting trees in our environment. We planted 8 types of fruit trees. Leisure Valley is the hot spot of hundreds of Ludhianvis who visit the place for leisure purpose, exercise, running, picnics etc.
Post plantation, RT 202 had breakfast fellowship with the traditional Amritsari Nann, Puri aloo and Chole Bhature along with Lassi. A perfect start to a Sunday. Special thanks to Manish Kapoor for organizing this event to perfection. A great event under our Go Green Convenor Tr. Harman Arora.
Chairman RT 202 Tr. Ayush Jain

FTE assist Project by Bombay Round Table No. 2

BRT2 completed one more project the year 2016-17. This is the third project of the year and this school
is about 80kms from Mumbai.
ZP High School, Abje is located in Wada with about 170 children out of which 90 were girls. In spite of
that there was no toilet block.
Also basic infrastructure like playground and drinking water facility was absent.
Thus BRT2 took up this project under COKE SMS and built a separate toilet block for boys and girls,
playground and drinking water facility.
Even though the school was far away from city, due to the great need to of school we decided to take up
the project and completed.
Area Chairman Mana Soni was present for the inauguration of the school.
The school organized a beautiful programme at the inauguration.

Geometry Boxes & Note Book Distribution By Hubli Accent Round Table 153

The Future of the World,is in my classroom today.
– Ivan Walton Fitzwater

Hubli Accent Round Table 153 & Hubli Accent Ladies Circle 149 donated 70 Geometry Boxes, 65 Pencil
Boxes, 130 Note books and Stationery to Shirdi Nagar Kannada Primary School to 130 students along
with sweet distribution to celebrate Independence Day. The students at this school all belong to a
nearby slum area and were rejoiced to have geometry boxes for their education. The smiles bought
great satisfaction in all of us.The project commenced on 15th of August 2017 in the presence of Area
Chairman Elect, Area X GLMF Tr. Sachin Shah 2017-18, Chairman LMF Tr. Sachin Shenoy, Vice
Chairperson Cr. Shilpa Hiremath, HT Rajesh Bhandari, HT Gururaj Panchalar, Mentor Bryan D’souza,
Mentor Praveen Toppalad, Tablers and Circlers were present for the project.IMG_20170815_104344.jpg

71st Independence Day Celebrationby Hubli Accent Round Table – 153

If we want to reach real peacein this world, we should start educating children.​​​​​- Mahatma Gandhi

 

Hubli Accent Round Table 153 & Hubli Accent Ladies Circle 149 Celebrated 71st Independence Day with Government Higher Kannada Medium School, Bairidevarkopp, Hubli. Wherein we hoisted our Tri-colour National Flag and donated 760 Notebooks to 380 children of the school along with sweet distribution.


Further In the same School premises we Planted 30 saplings as a Go-Green Initiative. The School staff were very happy with the sapling plantation and the children in full of joy and enthusiasm in planting the saplings, overall the smiles on the faces of the children gave huge satisfaction after completing the projects. The project commenced on 15th of August 2017 in the presence of Area Chairman Elect, Area X GLMF Tr. Sachin Shah 2017-18, Chairman LMF Tr. Sachin Shenoy, Vice Chairperson Cr. Shilpa Hiremath, HT Rajesh Bhandari, HT Gururaj Panchalar, Mentor Praveen Toppalad, Tablers, Circlers & Twinklers were present for the project.

Compound Wall Project At Panchayat Union Middle School, Madukkarai

The School mentioned is located  at the foothills in Chinna Navakarai , Madukkarai hosts about 120 students.
The school was facing issues from rodents, reptiles and other animals as it did not have any compound wall surrounding it. The school was also faced issues from the local people misusing the school premises for  their own recreational and illicit purposes .

In order to address this issue to maintain a healthy and non intrusive environment for the kids studying there Coimbatore Acme Round Table  133 went about constructing a compound wall with gate. The project was completed and inaugurated on 23rd July 2016. The total cost of the project was Rs.5,90,000.
The event was inaugurated by our then Area Chairman Tr. Chirag Vora . Shiva Texyarn Ltd had contributed Rs.3,00,000 through Coimbatore Acme Round Table 133 towards the costs incurred In constructing the compound wall.

“Active Citizen Awareness Program”By Hubli Accent Round Table(Project Cum LAPD)

 Hubli Accent Round Table 153 in association with CMCA Hubli, conducted an awareness program on Active Citizenship to the children of BVK Girls School, Lingaraj Nagar Hubli.In this Awareness program we showed a movie to 130 students and 8 Staff members to make them realize and educate them about the basic responsibilities of a citizen towards our Nation. Basic points which were covered,1) Why it is necessary to vote.2) We should take active part in questioning our local authorities for our basic amenities if not provided.3) Taking good care and retaining the government properties by not

   mis-using them.              

4) Keeping our Nation Clean.5) To promote education to their friends who are not going to school. Many other Points were also covered. After the Movie session a question Answer Module was taken. Sweets were distributed to everyone.


 

We firmly believe that creating awareness by holding such sessions for the children at their Schools will certainly help in the growth of our Nation & in making them a Responsible Citizen. The project commenced on 1st of August 2017 in the presence of Area Chairman Elect, Area X GLMF Tr. Sachin Shah 2017-18, Chairman LMF Tr. Sachin Shenoy, HT Rajesh Bhandari, Tablers, Circlers & Twinklers were present.  

Donation of Braille Paper Sheets for Underprivileged Blind Children By HUBLI ACCENT ROUND TABLE – 153

Braille paper sheets is a tactile writing system used by people who are blind or visually impaired. It is traditionally written with embossed paper.

Hubli Accent Round Table 153 donated the Braille sheets at Siddaroodh Math Blind School for the Underprivileged. The quantity of Sheets were donated for their whole month requirement for 100 inmates. The project commenced on 1st of August 2017 in the presence Area Chairman Elect, Area X GLMF Tr. Sachin Shah 2017-18,  Chairman LMF Tr. Sachin Shenoy, HT Rajesh Bhandari, Tablers, Circlers & Twinklers were present for the project.

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Project Courtesy: LMF Tr. Ritesh Patadia.

 

Report By:

LMF Tr. Tushar Kavalekar

IT & Blog/ Projects (Non-FTE) Convenor

HUBLI ACCENT ROUND TABLE – 153

AREA X, RT INDIA 2017-18

Health Check Up & Medicine Donationon “World Senior Citizen Day” By HART 153.

We must find time to stop
& thank the people who made a difference
in our lives…. – John F. Kennedy

August 8, 2017 is celebrated as ‘World Senior Citizen Day’. Most of us pray for a
long life that is healthy and free of disability or disease. But with the aging, our
body becomes weak and loses the taut muscles. We see seniors every day whose
health is being impacted by such issues as multiple medications and illnesses.
However, it is not necessary to spend the retirement days in bed or hospital.Hubli
Accent Round Table 153 & Hubli Accent Ladies Circle 149 conducted Health Check
up at “Vincent De Paul” Home for the Aged, Bhavani Nagar, Hubli for 25 inmates.
The Health Check was conducted by LMF Tr. Dr Pramod Hiremath and Sq leg.
Sachin Revankar. Blood check up, Blood pressure check, Orthopaedic Check and
general check up was taken up by the Doctor Duo.

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1) Medicines were donated to all the inmates at the time of the check up.

2) 2 Numbers of Sugar Check Meter & pedicure kits were Donated.3) Fruits and
Biscuits were distributed to all the Inmates.The project commenced on 8th of
August 2017 in the presence Area Chairman Elect, Area X, GLMF Tr. Sachin Shah
2017-18, Chairman LMF Tr. Sachin Shenoy, Chairperson Cr. Nisha Shah, HT Rajesh
Bhandari, Mentor Bryan D’souza, Tablers & Circlers were present for the project.
Project Courtesy:LMF Tr. Dr Pramod Hiremath Sq Leg. Sachin RevankarLMF Tr.
Tushar Kavalekar

Report By:
LMF Tr. Tushar Kavalekar
IT & Blog/ Projects (Non-FTE) Convenor
HUBLI ACCENT ROUND TABLE – 153
AREA X, RT INDIA 2017-18