Shri M Goutham Kumar, the Honourable Mayor of Bangalore Flagged off the Drive
Bangalore Aug 15, 2020: Round Table India and Ladies Circle India – Area 6, on the occasion of 74 years of Independence, organized the 10th Edition of ‘Freedom Drive’ in Bangalore, and honoured freedom fighters. The drive also was to create awareness about Round Table India’s objective of ‘Freedom Through Education’. The Freedom Drive was flagged off by Shri M Goutham Kumar, the Honourable Mayor of Bangalore.
Over 30 cars participated in the ‘Freedom Drive’ with the National President of Round Table India, Priyesh Shah; the National Vice President, Ladies Circle India, Swapna Rajesh; the Chairman of Round Table India – Area 6, Angadd K.M and the Chairperson of the Ladies Circle India, Ramona Crasta, present.
The Honourable Mayor of Bangalore, Sri. M.Goutham Kumar, commended the two voluntary organisations for their efforts in spreading education and also for highlighting the need for independent India to grow as an economic power, through education.
Round Table India (RTI) is an energetic youth organization focused on nation-building and striving to promote ‘service through fellowship’. Its membership is comprised of young men from various professions spanning over 160 cities and towns across the country, driven to contribute to society at large. It has grown to a strong network of over 350 tables (Chapters) across the length and breadth of the country. RTI’s flagship programme, ‘Freedom Through Education (FTE)’, involves building classrooms, toilets, and providing other infrastructure like drinking water facility, library, science lab, sanitary pad dispensers, etc. in schools across the country that provide education to children from the less privileged sections of the society.
Built one classroom a day for past 10 years
In the last 22 years, RTI has built over 7,141 classrooms in over 3,041 school projects, impacting the lives of over 78 Lakhs underprivileged children. In the last 10 years, RTI has built on an average one classroom a day, every day.
During the time of National Lockdown due to COVID crisis, Round Table India launched the initiative of “RTI Kitchen” under which, over 55 lac meals were distributed all over India in a span of 45 days.
Round Table India proudly claims itself to be a zero-overhead organization and every rupee of contribution received or fundraised goes directly into building schools and other community service activities for the less privileged.