MRT and MLC host ‘Taare Zameen Par’ bringing Smiles in Special Children
Mangaluru: The Mangalore Round Table – 115 (MRT-115) along with Mangalore Ladies Circle – 82 (MLC-82) have been doing their bit for the community in and around Mangaluru for many years now. Round Table India (RTI) started with Madras Round Table – 1 on 14th November, 1962. The week comprising of this date every year is celebrated as Round Table India Week (RTI Week). As part of RTI week celebrations and In our effort to bring smiles to the faces of children on the occasion of Children’s Day MRT – 115 & MLC – 82 organized an event called “TAARE ZAMEEN PAR”, which was a drawing competition and a carnival for the special children at St. Agnes Special School, Mangaluru on ‘Children’s Day’ 14 November.
The Event included game stalls, clowns, tattoo and nail artists and music to which all the kids danced a lot. All the kids who participated in the drawing competition were given medals and certificates. Tablers and Cirlcers of MRT -115 ad MLC-82 were also assisted by members of Hakuna Matata Club, Mangaluru in conducting the event. Lunch was served to all along with a take away gift as well, along with Ice cream. The event included a drawing competition and a carnival for the special children.
Members present at the event include Vadi Shenoy chairman, Mangaluru Round Table 115, Haron Fernandes, Royster D’Souza, Canute D’Souza, members of Ladies Circle, chairperson Nandita Fernandes, Sharon Pinto, Kanchan Shenoy, Sania D’Souza. Earlier this week, these two organizations had organized a unique programme called ‘Knights in Khaki’, where they had honoured 12 police personnel of the district.
About Round Table India (RTI):
Round Table India (RTI) and Ladies Circle India (LCI) Round Table is a non-political and non-sectarian organization of young men in the age group of 18 and 40. Round Table is an international movement created to promote Service through Fellowship is spread across 52 countries consisting of around 35,000 tablers. Through fellowship, endearing young men of ROUND TABLE INDIA (RTI) & LADIES CIRCLE INDIA (LCI) have been serving the community for over 50 years. Individual clubs called Tables are made up of like-minded members who call themselves Tablers numbering no more than 25 per Table. The wives of Tablers can be a part of the Round Table movement by forming their own club which is called a ‘Ladies Circle’ and the members proudly call themselves ‘Circlers’.
Keeping the millions of underprivileged children in mind, the National Project of Round Table India is “Freedom through Education”, in pursuit of educating 1 Million Children. The current status: half a million children educated and about 750 schools built with a total spend of ` 80 crores. Several initiatives have been adopted under “Freedom through Education” like constructing Buildings for Primary Schools, providing infrastructure, provision of educational accessories, Health Care, Vocational and Individual Child Related Programs across the country.
Eminent personalities like Super Cop Kiran Bedi, Lead India winner R K Mishra, Kajol and Ajay Devgan, Sabeer Bhatia, Narain Karthikeyan and Madhavan have supported Round Table India in its mission to educate underprivileged children by being voluntary ‘Goodwill Ambassadors’. We are a ZERO overhead organization. All administration expenses of Round Table India and member tables are met from membership collections alone. Donations received are strictly utilized for Charity only, for which we have a separate Charity Account.