Health, sanitation, safe drinking water and clean air is the need of the hour for all mankind. Because of our carefree attitude towards mother earth we are forgetting to what mess we are putting ourselves and our future generation into. If we don’t take immediate actions, natural calamities and unknown diseases will slowly start to wipe us and make us history like dinosaurs
Apart from the RTI motto of “Freedom Through Education” we the Victorians keep the
above facets in mind. Nurturing the underpriviledged in villages by building better
infrastructure for schools we also make sure that the institution educates the importance of the above threats to the children.
Coca Cola collaborated with us in spearheading this cause by giving us generously a grant allotment to the tune of Rs 2,50,000. We used this fund by adding Rs 3,52,923 (total Rs 6,02,923) from our own Table fund to construct toilets, playground (badminton court), and water filter for the children in the above mentioned school. Keeping the environment in mind the Go Green Project was also initiated by us by planting saplings in the ground of the school.
This project witnessed National Dignitories like National Secretary Tr. Piyush Daga, Area
Chairman Tr. Vivek Dalmia, and fellow tablers from AREA 4. We thank all of them to make our project successful and specially the Coke Company.
Blog and Non Fte convenor – KVRT 227.
Ludhiana Invincibles Round Table 202 celebrated The International day of Older Persons at Vivekanand Swarg Ashram Trust with senior citizens. The event saw donation of medicines, fruits, house hold requirements such as shampoos, tooth paste, oil etc and cakes. The theme was * Age is just a number* and the oldies danced to music, sang songs, bhajans and taught some Vedic math to kids.
The best part was when in the end they asked entire RTI team to stand and prayed for us for longer lives. Just brought tears to our eyes. Time is what they need the most.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.