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

SuryaJyoti – Solar Power Plant

 
Suryajyothi scheme was introduced this year by the NP Tr Manpreet Singh Raja. The scheme had a grant of Rs 1 Lakh from RTIT under FTE – Assist Scheme and rest was to be borne by the respective tables. RTI, based on survey of their schools decided that a 2KW Solar plant would be sufficient for their FTE Schools.

CM Tr Vikas Bhootra took this opportunity and committed MART 100 to take up this project and make the school self-reliant in terms of power ensure that schools wean away from the conventional power, which are highly polluting. This was a small step from MART 100 towards greener future.

MART 100’s FTE school Panchayat Union Primary School at Mannivakkam was chosen for the same and we were 2nd table nationally and 1st Table in area 2 to inaugurate the solar project during the RTI week on 16th November, 2016.

The inauguration was attended by the Area Chairman  Tr Akshay Dugar,  CM Tr Vikas Bhootra,  Treasurer Tr Shravan Fomra alongwith the principal Jancy Rani and other local representative from the panchayat union The 2KW solar power plant has been operational for over 6 months now, without any issue. The school is paying nothing for electricity used till date.

Inauguration of 2 Class Rooms at ROUND TABLE ABHINAV VIDYALAYA – VRT 196 & VLC 129

Friends have you ever had that small dream about a very big idea? Whenever you
think about it, the only thing that comes to your mind is the final destination & not the
tough path which you need to cross in order to reach there. Well with each new
classroom we’re a getting a step closer to one such destination.
Like every year VRT-196 and VLC-129 added a set of 2 Classrooms at Round Table
Abhinav Vidyalaya which had started with 18 admissions in 2 classrooms & now has
over 120 under privileged children studying in 7 classrooms.

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Thanks to the dedicated efforts of Kesri Devi Charitable trust led by Prof
Shri.A.N.Tripathi who constantly put their valuable time & ensure smooth functioning
of the school. The trust consists of several retired professors of the Benaras Hindu
University & a few retired judges of the High Court.

#isupportrti

 

FTE Assist Project by Bombay Round Table No. 2

BRT2 completed one more project this year. This is the second project of the year and it was completed in a record time of 40 Days.
Maharashtra Siksha Niketan High School is located in the slums of Chembur, Mumbai and the school had very weak infrastructure.
We thus decided to build a science and computer lab which is a basic necessity for any quality education.
The project was done under FTE Assist with Fullerton India being one of the contributors.
The project was completed in a record time of 40 days and it has benefited more than 700 children.
The inauguration was attended by CSR Incharge of Fullerton India and National CSR Conveynor Tr Vikaash Agarwal.
The school organized a beautiful programme at the inauguration.
 

Inauguration of 3 classrooms – 13-03-2017

Madras Western Round Table 10 (MWRT-10) and Madras Ladies Circle-2 (MLC-2) supports Freedom Through Education by building a classroom block at SRI SANKARA MATRICULATION SCHOOL, Thandalam Chennai , March 2015. 


The new school block consists of 3 classrooms under the FREEDOM THROUGH EDUCATION initiative of Round Table India. Associations (referred to as Tables) across the country support the construction of Classrooms and provide various allied infrastructure for needy schools which provide free education or provide education at highly subsidized fees. This 3 classroom block would benefit 100 children every year as the school is planning to expand 10th standard and conduct part time courses for children after their regular school hours. Inaugurating the classrooms, Chief Guest Sq.leg Aloke Mimani, Area-2 CS Con Dushyant Mehra, Sq.Leg Rajendra Mudaliar , Sq.leg Ravish Goyal, “It is the right of every child to get education and we can help in doing so we are building the future of our country as responsible citizens”.Over the years Round Table India has done tremendous work for underprivileged students. Building schools, playground classroom assistance, stationary and sport equipment and library and book distribution have been some of the undertaking that they have successfully completed under the Freedom through Education banner of Round Table India. Do feel free to connect with us (dushyantmehra5@gmail) or Ms.Fathima at RTI Secretariat (projects@roundtableindia.org) for any assistance or clarifications. 

SuryaJyoti – Solar Power Plant

Suryajyothi scheme introduced this year by the NP Tr Manpreet Singh Raja by granting a loan of Rs. 1 lakh for installation of 2KW solar power plant. CM Tr Vikas Bhootra took this opportunity and committed MART 100 to take up this project and make the school self reliant in terms of power.MART 100’s FTE school at Mannivakkam was chosen for the same and we were one of the first few table nationally and 1st Table in area 2 to inaugurate the solar project during the RTI week in November.
The inauguration was attended by the Area Chairman Tr Akshay Dugar, CM Tr Vikas Bhootra, Treasurer Tr Shravan Fomra.

The school has been operation with this plant for over 6 months now without any issues.

Adarsh Vidyamandir’s FTE Block – Area 15


Vision without Action is merely a dream. Action without Vision just passes Time. Vision with action can change the World. — Joel A. Barker
Area 15, Round Table India handed over Sane Guruji’s, Adarsh Vidyamandir’s FTE Block Project at Bhekrai Nagar, Pune District, on 29th June 2017.
‘One Area, One School’ – was the vision of our Area Chairman, Tr. Abhishek More for the Tabling year 2016-2017.
The groundwork for this began earlier in the year when we visited the school and learnt that they had to refuse admission to close to 100 students due to lack of classrooms and it was then more or less then decided then that we will take up this school as our Area FTE project along with a Toilet Block this year.
In Square Leg, Romel Bhog, our Area Chairman found an ardent believer that a first of a kind Area School can actually become a Reality. He used his good offices and persevered for months with M/s. Bajaj Auto Ltd. and made them believe that we at RTI are capable of delivering beyond their expectations.
The result was a sanction of a whopping Rs. 50 Lacs as grant for 2 pilot projects. Rs. 30 Lacs was earmarked for the Area School. We also discussed with the trustees of the school and ensured that they support us by funding close to 20% of the estimated costs of the project.
With support of our donors M/s. Bajaj, NNBS and the local community, and armed with the allotment letter received by RTI we undertook the brick laying ceremony with added vigour on 23rd March 2017.
Area 3 IPC, NEC, Tr. Hitesh Kering alias ‘Captain’ alias ‘Popeye’ was given the responsibility to execute this project and he committed that he will complete this project within 90 days, even though there was construction of 2 slabs, a toilet block, and repairing & painting the entire school. “Jab ‘Popeye’ commitment karta hai tho who kisi ki bhi nahi sunta” and standing true to his commitment, the FTE block was inaugurated by Mr. Pankaj Ballabh – GM, CSR, Bajaj Auto Ltd. & Tr. Kaj Kostiander, Round Table International President (2016-2017) in the presence of Tr. Manpreet Singh Raja, National President, Round Table India, Tr. Moriya Phillip, NPC, Round Table India, Cr. Shweta Vohra, Area 3, Chairperson, Ladies Circle India, Tr. Abhishek More, Chairman, Area 15, Round Table India, Sq. Leg Romel Bhog, the entire headboard of Area 15 and many other Tabler’s from all the other tables, on 29th June 2017. Special mention about the most committed fellow Area 15 has ever had the one and only one Tr. Kirti Ruia who was there for every possible site visit and paperwork… an unsung hero who always shy’s away from recognition’s. 
Though the construction was completed in record time, the work undertaken was of the highest quality. Some of the critical components of the project are hereunder:
· The construction was Vastu compliant, thereby helping cross ventilation and natural light in the classrooms.
· Column Concrete was of M30 grade and Slab concrete constructed was M20 grade.
· PCC Work was done in a significant area keeping in mind future maintenance and use.
· 6” Ultratech AAC blocks were used keeping in mind the load of future extensions.
· LED light fittings and branded switches in all classrooms and passages.
· Special Asian Paint’s APEX exterior all weather paint, which should last 7-8 years.
· 8 feet wide passages and staircase for comfortable entry and exit. 
· Powder coated aluminium sliding windows.
· Apart from tremendous branding on the boundary wall and building outside, all classrooms have the RTI logo on an ACP sheet above the green boards provided by us.
· Artistic graffiti work undertaken in the passages to encourage students to learn important facets of education using the BaLA i.e. Building as a Learning Aid Concept.    
We have already started seeing the ripple effects of the work done by us as even though the handover has only happened on the 29th of June, the school has admitted close to 300 new students and we have received multiple requests to execute similar projects in close by areas and this is being considered a ‘Model/Adarsh’ FTE Block.
It was extremely fulfilling to see the happiness of the management, teachers and the school children and they had arranged a wonderful program honouring all dignitaries during the handover ceremony.
Round Table India through Area 15 has been able to impact the school children positively, in the areas close by, for years to come.
In addition to the above, members of the M/s. Bajaj Auto team were so impressed that after checking the quality of the work done at the school, they have sanctioned close to Rs. 2.1 Crores for an additional 12 more schools with RTI. Cementing RTI’s bond with M/s. Bajaj Auto is the most important development post the handover ceremony. 
“A School is a building with 4 walls and the Future Inside.”

Bag Donation By Hubli Accent RT-153

Hubli Accent Round Table 153 started up by taking up 3 projects of 75 School bags donation at 3 different schools where the children were selected by the school authorities who where in real need of School bag. The project commenced on 29-07-2017. The highlight was the happiness we could see in the children’s faces by getting a bag for thier use, All in all it was a great start for the year under the Chairmanship of LMF TR. Sachin Shenoy. Area Chairman Elect, Area X GLMF Tr. Sachin Shah & National Cyclothon Convener 2017-18 LMF Tr. Nitin Shenoy, HT Praveen Toppalad, Tablers, Circlers & Twinklers were present for the project.

Project 1

School Bag Donation at Govt. Primary Kannada Medium Girls School No.7 situated at Shettar Oni, Ganesh Peth, Hubli, where in HART 153 Donated 20 Bags to the children.

 

Project 2

School Bag Donation at Govt. Primary Kannada Medium Boys School No.8 situated at, Ganesh Peth, Hubli, where in HART 153 Donated 20 Bags to the children.

 

Project 3

School Bag Donation at Govt. Urdu Model Boys School No. 4 situated at, Fish Market, Ganesh Peth, Hubli, where in HART 153 Donated 35 Bags to the children.

 

Project Courtesy: HT Praveen Toppalad & LMF Tr. Tushar Kavalekar.

UJ MEMORIAL CENTRE

After the massive success and support of UJ Pin Auction and Donation, the home table of UJ ART-40 was able to generate close to Rs. 25 lakhs for supporting poor and needy people who are not having funds to afford Chemotherapies from Doctors and Hospitals.

Out of the total funds generated we were able to spare very negligible amount for opening up the centre in Hospital. We are very thankful to Samarpan Hospital, Dr. Manoj Kapoor and Dr. Parul Kapoor for giving us a ward on a long term basis which can be used by us for supporting poor and needy people Chemotherapies as UJ memorial Centre.
We had organized Special UJ T-shirts and Plaques for the Inauguration Ceremony. Huge number of tablers and circlers were present in the Inauguration Ceremony. We have given Special UJ T-shirts to all the tablers, 41ners and family members of Utkarsh Jani. In fact, UJ’s father told me that he would like to inaugurate the Centre wearing UJ T-shirt which is a small token of gratitude by Round table India.

Before the inauguration we have requested Shri Bharat Jani to say a few words to all of us. He thanked Round Table India family for generating such a huge sum in the fond memory of his beloved son. He has also promised to support this cause on life long basis. The Inauguration Ceremony was also witnessed by NVP Chris. He had shown his gratitude and love for UJ and generously thanked all the donors for their support. He alos announced that the winners of the Pin Jacket will have their jacket in an AGM in Coimbatore. On behalf of ART-40, Past President Vineet Parikh had also thanked all the members present during the inauguration ceremony.

Bharat Uncle, Geeta Aunty and Shiv (Utkarsh’s Son) inaugurated the centre. We all took pictures and selfies in the ward. Special Wall of Fame was also kept to recognize the major donors who helped us in opening the centre. We had also thanked Tr Jwalant and Tr Saurabh for renovating the centre in just one month’s time.

We look forward to serve many poor and needy patients under this initiative and try to contribute something for our fighter Utkarsh Jani.

“MISS YOU UJ!!”

RTI FTE SCHOOL BLOCK & SURYA JYOTI PROJECT OFSURAT ROUND TABLE-135 ON 18TH JUNE

*INAUGURATION & HANDOVER CEREMONY OF 6 CLASSROOMS FTE SCHOOL @ KUREILIA VILLAGE,VANSDA
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

Surat Round table – 135 under the initiative called “Freedom Through Education” undertook FTE project to improve / provide education enabling infrastructure in government and private institutions which are themselves unable to fulfill their requirements due to financial and administrative constraints.   

Under the Initiative of “Freedom Through Education”, SRT-135 identified Vallabh Ashram Shala, a school in the Kureilia village of Vansda Taluka in Navsari District , apprx. 95 kms from Surat and their need of 6 classrooms. SRT-135 and SLC – 72 along with SURT-265 & SULC-138 inaugurated RTI FTE BLOCK of 6 class rooms in presence of National Project Convenor Tr.Philip Mouriya , Area Chairman Sumit Khuraana and Area Project Convenor Tr. Mukesh Bhajanka on 18th June. Indian Cricketer Munaf Patel was also present as the chief guest for the event. The project was completed in apprx. four and half months time by our dynamic project convenor Tr. Mukesh Bhajanka.The scale of the project amounted to around 2660 square foot, and involved a sum of about rupees forty one lakhs .The school block will benefit apprx 250 childrens every year from 1st to 8th Standard. 

The funds for the construction of class rooms were generated by various resource mobilizing fundraising events, school trustees, contributions from SRT-135, Round Table India and Netherlands NYENRODE Business School (NNBS).

At the time of the Project, we had an advantage of listening the wonderful speech given by National Project Convenor Tr.Philip Mouriya , Area Chairman Sumit and Area Project Convenor Tr.Mukesh Bhajanka. They were instrumental in cutting the Ribbon at the FTE School Project and inaugurating the Solar Panels for the school.

 Tr.Philip Moriya said, “one of the most beautiful projects that I have visited till date”.

Everybody present at the school were mesmerised by the elegance and magnificence of the school building.To add value to the occasion, we also donated sports equipment to the kids. Indian Cricketer Munaf Patel signed many bats and children were overwhelmed by this kind gesture. 

Cultural programs were performed by school children during the handover ceremony and every one including dignitaries appreciated it. Momentos were given to the guests ,dignitaries ,donors and every individual for their contribution towards the school and their presence for the inauguration ceremony.

We also distributed Chocolates to the kids on the occasion of father’s day. A magic show was organised for the students, which added charm and smile on their faces.

Through this project many goals set by SRT-135 like increase in number of students, increase in the percentage of girl students, improvement in attendance at schools, improvement in hygiene environment, improvement in performance of students, etc. will be achieved.
*SURYA JYOTI PROJECT – INSTALLATION OF SOLAR PANEL SYSTEM &

GO GREEN PROJECT – PLANTATION OF SAPLINGS
Surat Round table – 135 and SLC – 72 along with SURT-265 & SULC-138 also completed Project of Suryajyoti under the leadership of National President Manpreet Raja and Prachi Agarwal for the year 2016-17 at Vallabh Ashram Shala at Kureilia village near Vansda on 18th June

We have installed a 4 KVA Solar Panel System at the roof top of our FTE school block. The scale of the project amounted to a sum of about rupees 2,51,000/- .With this initiative, the school shall be saving on an Average 16 units per day which will give them an effective saving of Rs. 50,000/- per annum. Also, with solar installation we can save the atmosphere and eco-system ultimately helping our Mother Earth.

We also planted 50 Saplings which was the part of our “Go Green Initiative” and added to the beauty and ambience of school premises. 

Another project was also done, we gave a cheque of rupees 11000/- for Umarkui residential school(FTE school of last year) against their need of mattresses for children. All in all a very satisfying project towards contributing something back to the Society.

Proud to be a Tabler!!!