Coimbatore Penta RT 101 build school benefitting 120 tribal children

Shriram Kavi Nilayam is a small school in Makkampalayam, Gobichettipalayam District. It is run by the Vivekananda Hill Tribe Development Corporation, an NGO which runs 2 other schools in the same district. This school benefits around 120 students, mostly tribal, all of whom are locals. Earlier they were studying in half closed shacks with tin roofs. Now this 3 classroom project has provided them pucca facility with RC roof, thereby enabling them to get Govt recognition.

Access to this location is very difficult. It takes around 2 hours from Sathyamangalam, all of which is hilly terrain with not very favourable roads. There is no other school anywhere in a 20km radius around this area. The students have been benefitted by this school mainly because of its presence in that area, and because of the fact that it is completely subsidised by the trust namely Vivekananda Hill tribe Development Corporation.

Coimbatore Penta Round Table 101 has taken the initiative to build this school mainly because we felt that there can be no more deserving project. The school that is very happy has requested us to help them with construction of another classroom block that will enable them to add more students. CPRT101 is also contemplating other ways to help this school.

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Coimbatore Metropolitan LC 23 inaugurate toilet block @ Panchayat School

Inauguration of 2 toilets block at Madukkarai Market Panchayat school – Coimbatore Metropolitan Ladies Circle 23

In the words of Mary Rose Mcgready, “There is no greater joy nor greater reward than to make a fundamental difference in someone’s life”.

Coimbatore Metropolitan Ladies Circle 23, a Circle with a legacy of 37 years of Friendship and Service is proud to have lived by these ideals.

On March 8th, 2017,we had an opportunity to impact and make a difference in the lives of 150 young girls of the Panchayat Union Primary School at Madukkarai Market, with the inauguration of a 2 toilets block exclusively for them. The project is worth Rs.3,54,286.

The Panchayat Union Primary school was built in 1921 and has 304 children ( 150 girls and 154 boys)from classes 1 to 5 in the English and Tamil medium. The school had 2 existing toilet blocks,1 for the boys and the other for the girls. But it was noted that 1 toilet block was not sufficient for 150 girls,and hence ,due to lack of proper sanitation,they were forced to drop out of school. 

With the help of the FTE Assist grant given by Round Table India, along with efforts from the school community and funds from the Circle, we were able to fulfill this dire need of a toilet block for the girl students. 

It was our privilege to have Tr. Christopher, RTI President Elect and Cr. Boobulayn, Area Chairperson, Area 7 LC India, with us for the inauguration. 

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” The Circlers of CMLC23 are honored and humbled to mould and shape lives by the simple action of giving.

Yours In Circling

LMF Cr.Minal Shroff
Projects Convenor CMLC 23
National Special Events Convenor 2016-17
Ladies Circle India
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Toilet Block constructed by Nellore RT 259 @ BVSMC Girls High School, Nellore

Nellore Round Table 259 -Girls Toilet Block

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

NRT 259 under the chairmanship of their charter chairman Tr Vivek Konda decided together to build a toilet block at BVSMC Girls High School, Nawabpet, Nellore. The existing toilet block was in shambles, so the tablers of NRT 259 decided that building a new toilet block in their charter year would be good beginning to projects in RTI.

We had approached the headmistress and she readily agreed to co-operate and got us all the clearances to start the project.

We submitted our proposal for a cost of Rs.1,75,000/- for the 2 classrooms.  The project grant was given from RTIF for Rs.75,000/- and Rs.50,000 from the RTIT FTE Assist Swacch Bharat.

The table had a major donor to support this project, Mr Gunturu Nagamani. Our hearfelt thanks to him for coming forward and supporting the project

The project was handled by project convener Tr Sudhakar Reddy.

The building was completed in 2 months and inaugurated on 27/06/16 in the presence of Past Area Chairman,Tr Inder Singh, Past Area Chairperson Cr Sophie Khandelwal and Past APC Tr Apoorva Modi, Tr Kishore Reddy Aka DOC of RT 123. It was well attended by tablers and circlers of NRT 259.

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Coimbatore City RT 31 reconstruct a damaged roof at Govt. School , Kanuvai

SARIS Grant project at Panchayat Union Primary School, Kempanaickenpalayam – Executed by CCRT #31 & CCLC #16

We, Coimbatore City Round Table – # 31 and Coimbatore City Ladies Circle #16 have jointly completed the ROOF RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT at Government School, Kanuvai, Coimbatore District. The project involves complete reconstruction of a damaged roof in the school with a . The Project was inaugurated on 08.09.2015. The Project was funded by

  1. Round Table India Foundation,
  2. Round Table India Trust – FTE Assist Program
  3. Coimbatore City Ladies Circle #16
  4. Coimbatore City Round Table #31
  5. RK Photo Centre
  6. Premier Mills Pvt. Ltd., Coimbatore

The project was inaugurated by SHRI K. MARUTHACHALAM, Chairman, RK Photo Centre. The School, GOVERNMENT SCHOOL KANUVAI, is setup especially for the children from the neighboring villages. In any year they have a total of approximately 100 to 150 students.

Tablers Shankar, Sathish, Manoj, and Senthil, and Circlers Gayathiri, Shakthi, and Brindha were present during the inauguration.

With Best Regards,
Balakumar Krishnamurthi
Coimbatore City Round Table – 31
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LAPD: Demonetization / Ahmedabad RT 40

DEMONITIZATION AND INCOME TAX PENALTIES LAPD SESSION

There was a Diwali Gift which was given by our Honorable Prime minister Shri Narendra Modi on 8thNovember, 2016 at 08:00 p.m. He had banned high denomination currencies of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000. This has created a big havoc for all the businessmen, entrepreneurs, corporate, etc. Even due to lack of withdrawal limits common man was also disturbed. Even there were major changes in Income Tax law by introducing new penalty provisions and also introducing Pradhan Mantri Gareeb Kalyan Yojna.

We have considered the changes in the economy, Cash Eco- System and the new provision of Income Tax Act based on which ART-40 had decided to undertake an LAPD Session for the Ahmedabad Tables and Circles in association with Gujarat Chambers of Commerce and Industry (GCCI). The other partner was TIE and BWW for the event.

The session was organized on 4th January, 2017 at 05:00 p.m. In the evening. I was one of the Co-speaker on the above mentioned topic. The Co-Chair of GCCI had given us a warm welcome by giving us Momento and Bouquet and giving our detailed introduction to the members present for the session. In order to make it more interactive, we have identified practical situations which are faced by general public during the period of 8th November to 30th December. Even we have explained them in detail about Pradhan Mantra Gareeb Kalyan Yojna and the procedure to apply for the same and did detailed discussion on the same. I am happy to share that few participants have shared their personal experiences with us and seeked our opinion to resolve their pending litigations and matters with the Income Tax Department.

Post the session was over we have organized a High tea along with snacks wherein again one to one discussions happened with the participants.

All in all very great learning experience for all the participants present at the LAPD Sessions.

PROUD TO BE TABLER
Thanks & Regards
LMF Tr Ankit Parikh
Chairman ART-40
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Surat RT 135 go on a Jungle Adventure

“Jungle me Mangal”

FELLOWSHIP IS…TRAVELLING TOGETHER!!

On the 31st December morning 5:30 am, Surat LC 72 and Surat RT 135,Tablers, Circlers and twinklers, along with past circlers and 41’ers gathered  at a common meeting point to board the bus for a surprise venue.

The fellowship started that very moment. We all enjoyed masala chai. Everyone was so enthusiastic. It was dark and the roads were silent, but our group was enthusiastic to witness never ending fun.

The bus started and everyone began chit chatting and sharing plethora  of dry snacks. From mysore pak to patra to thepla..the list is unending.

We stopped for breakfast and continued the journey after that. It was Antakshari time…Boys vs Girls and it was a beautiful musical journey where time just flew.

SURPRISE UNVEILED!!

We had finally arrived at NATVENTURE  camp site in d middle of a jungle kind of a place. As we arrived, the place had a very fresh and positive vibe. Greenery all around, and no mobile signals!!

We enjoyed simple yet super delicious and healthy lunch together. It was now time to head to the rooms.

BUNKER BEDS & COMMON ROOM

As we proceeded towards the rooms we found that all the girls had to stay in a common room together and all the guys had a similar arrangement.

The room was huge and we had numerous bunker beds.

Everyone immediately remembered their hostel life and school trips. Childhood visited everyone’s thoughts.

TIME FOR ACTIVITIES AND FUN

We all got fresh and there were various physical activities waiting for us. We were divided in teams and the activities included …crossing the Burma bridge and Flying Fox.

Each and every person participated very actively in all the activities with full team spirit. Then we did the hurdle crossing together and accomplished each task successfully.

It was evening and everyone refreshed themselves with tea, coffee and snacks.

PARTY TIME!!

It was the last evening of 2016. And everyone got ready to rock and roll.We enjoyed watching the THABA dance performed by the local people .

Then the DJ took over and we all danced around the bon fire till the clock struck 12. It was midnight and under a star studded sky we hugged each other and wished for the new year to bring along loads of love and happiness.

Everyone enjoyed dinner and it was time to bond and chit chat after the party was over.

MORNING !!! ….Another lovely day awaits you…

It was 7:30 am in the morning and everyone was spotted enjoying the morning tea in their pyjamas.

After we had breakfast we were again divided in teams and we did the treasure hunt challenge.

It was a fantastic game with people hunting for clues,running around in the entire area from left to right.

LEMME MAKE MY OWN SAIL!!

Another unforgettable activity was making a raft with bamboo sticks and tube tyres and and tying it all  together with jute ropes and carrying it all the way to the river , on shoulders and sailing it in the river.

The amount of fun we had while making the boat and then sailing it,cannot be measured. The children and adults,everyone had fun swimming in the river and sailing.

Now it was time for some amazing rain dance with the music playing loud.

After that we all had a bath and enjoyed super yummy lunch.

THE PARTY ISNT OVER YET!!

It was now time to pack up and gather for tea. Soon after the tea break,we sat in the bus to head back home.

The fun didn’t end here!!

We played housie and chit chatted all the way. The bus was full of noise and laughter. In spite of doing so many activities, nobody was tired.

We then stopped at the highway for dinner and headed home laughing, eating, singing and making merry…taking back loads of good moments and the memory of a new year,we will remember our entire life!!!

Regards,
LMF Tr.Deepak Kherajani
SRT-135, Chairman 2016-17 (Be Smart To Win)
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Hubli Accent RT 153 conclude landmark 400th meeting

Hubli Accent RT 153 conclude landmark 400th meeting

Tr. Nitin Shenoy welcomed all the dignitaries on and off the stage, also welcomed all the gathering for grand ceremony of 400th meet and signature event of HART Rhythms. This being a historic moment, HART 153 felicitated all the 16 past chairmen with exclusive memento framed with jewel. Each and every Past chairman was called on stage and exclusive achievement video was displayed. Whole Area witnessed the glory of HART 153 since inception of 16 years. Further Area Chairperson Cr. Megha Saigal mentioned that she feels like a celebrity and whole set-up of the evening is not less than any Bollywood award night. She also congratulated Team 153 for inaugurating Circle and gave best wishes.

Area Chairman Tr. Mahendra Yadav appreciated Chairman and team HART 153 for such
grand arrangement. He also explained how he has cherished great memories with HART RYTHMS.

Further He recognised Tr. Tushar and Tr. Hitesh and Tr. Srinivas with Area Star Pin for
their commitment towards Publicity, 400th meet and RTI week respectively. National
Fellowship Convenor Tr. Kevin in his speech appreciated hospitality and arrangements of the event. National Vice President Cristopher Arvith whole heartedly showered his appreciation and called the event as one of the best he has witnessed. He congratulated all the past chairmen of HART 153 and gave his best wishes to present board and also mentioned that circling best thing happening to the table. He unveiled the 400th meet special pin on the occasion.

After suspending the meeting HART-Rhythm a singing competition started. Finalist were chosen after audition round which was held in the morning. There were special professional judges who were from classical and movie music back ground, to judge the singing. Live music band was arranged with more than 10 music instrument mach the Rhythm. Best of the sound and lighting arrangements were equipped to give highest level of entertainment. Thirteen singing contestant gave their best and
enthralled the audience. Winners and Runner-up were decided in Male, Female, Duet and Twinkler categories, who earned glittering trophy and also chance represent National level singing competition.

Male Category- Tr. Nikhil from IRT 264 & Tr. Tushar from HART 153
Female Category – Mrs. Sakeena from RT 178 & Mrs Swati From RT231
Duet Category- Tr. Nikhil & Tr Gourav From RT 267 AND Tr. Shrikhant & Twr. Neelasmriti from DRT 60
Twinkler Category – Twr. Neelasmriti from DRT 60 & Twr. Raashi from HART 153

TheMega event witnessed some dances from professional dancers for Bollywood beats and Laavni music. With more than 300 + Audience presence, this could be easily called as the biggest and most appreciated event of the Area 10. Chairman Tr.Nitin Shenoy reconvened the meeting and all the visiting table chairmen Tr. Shreekanth (DRT 60), Tr.Alok (RT 142), Tr. Gourav Kullar (RT 37), Tr. Rajendra Baddi (RT 178), Tr. Avinash (RT 231), Tr.Vikram (RT 152), Tr.Nikhil (RT 267), Tr. Dinod (RT 228)  Tr. Anand Heda (RT205) and Tr. Kevin (RT222) conveyed greetings on behalf of their respective tables.

Tr. Nitin Shenoy once again appreciated valiant effort efforts of Tr. Hitesh, Tr.Tushar, Tr.Khan organising a such huge event. He also felt grateful to the unsung heroes Tr. Rajesh Bhandari and HT Anand Karajgi who meticulously worked behind the show.

Regards,
LMF Tr. Pawan Pawar
IT & Blog Convenor
HART 153
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