Event Description: The moment we heard there is a face mask available with an RTI logo on it. We saw a tremendous publicity opportunity here. As many COVID-19 frontline officers in police force & traffic will be on the front line and if we make them wear our masks with round table logos, it will be a wonderful publicity with amazing reach.
Event Description: Donating Personal Protection Equipment to our COVID-19 frontline personnel Across India, Round Table organization is doing various community services activities and making donations in kind towards government departments as well as other organizations who are at the frontline of our COVID-19 defence. Similarly, we from Chikmagalur Round Table were interested in pitching in where ever possible to the best of our abilities. In order to achieve this, we proactively contacted our Honourable Superintendent of Police Shree. Harish Pandey IPS and discussed that we would like to assist our brave Chikmagalur police by arming them with Personal Protection equipment (PPEs). SP was pleasantly surprized by our proactive thought and readily agreed to our suggestions. we immediately contacted the government approved vendor of PPEs placed in Hubli. Once orders were guaranteed, our SP immediately took the initiative of handling shipping & receiving of PPEs as it is difficult for us civilians to handle transportation during lockdown. Without further ado, we reached the SPs office and handed over a cheque of Rs. 25,000\- towards achieving the same.
THANK YOU! We are forever thankful for the Chikmagalur Police department & other relevant Government authorities who helped us in this community service drive. We sincerely hope this small contribution from us will help our Chikmagalur’s finest during these testing times. Many thanks to our honourable SP Shree. Harish Pandey for providing us this opportunity to do our bit to the community.
Event Description: Coronavirus pandemic has disrupted our regular life like never before. What we watched in fictional doomsday scenario movies from Hollywood are becoming too much of a reality for our liking. But this is the world we live in. And this is the time more than ever to help each other in the true spirit of Round Table! The full magnitude of this curfew is yet to dawn on many of us. Only time can tell how our lives will be affected & altered, maybe even forever. But the immediate and the most affected by this curfew are the poor & the homeless.
The plight of the homeless dawned on us when one of our tabler was curfew shopping for essentials and a homeless man begging on the streets desperately started a conversation with our tabler. To the tabler’s astonishment, the homeless guy didn’t beg for money but instead enquired if there are any hotels or food joints that are open in the city? A simple question that says a lot about their plight. It simply means even if the homeless guy has some money to buy food for himself, there is not even a morsel of cooked food sold in the entire city!! Our tabler was moved but couldn’t help much other than sharing some fruits which he had just bought.
The Event As tablers, we know we are lot more capable than just handing over few fruits to one homeless guy. So, we grabbed on to the opportunity to help all the homeless of our town. We immediately contacted the police and other civic authorities if there is anything done about the homeless. We got the necessary information that all homeless people are being rounded up in a makeshift shelter to house them until things get better. We also gathered the groceries & food grains required to sustain the needy. We also ensured very minimal gathering of tablers during this event. This was done keeping in mind the social distancing that needs to be maintained by us. So only our Chairman Tr. Nishchit along Tr. Vinay Raj handled the whole event from procuring the requirement as well as donating to the concerned authorities.
THANK YOU! We are forever thankful for the Chikmagalur Police department & other relevant Government authorities who helped us in this community service drive. We will continue to monitor the situation and will provide further support may it be food requirements or medical & other safety requirements for these needy. More on this to follow!
Event Location: Baanur Government School
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Event Description:We, Tablers from Chikmagalur Round Table, never thought the experience of visiting a rural government school would be the favourite part of being a tabler, until we completed a project at Baanur govt school and visited the school! The school in question is situated in a small village called Baanur, tucked halfway between Chikmagalur & Kadur. The school is nestled in between the vast expanses of coconut plantations. The premises is exceptionally clean & well maintained. The place has a really positive vibe about it that we seldom encounter in a government owned establishment. Close to 100 students, mostly from agrarian families study in this school.
Whenever we Chikmagalur Round Table donate a smart class, we are particularly interested if the school’s teaching staff know how to create the right content for the smart class teaching. When we put forth our concern, we were astonished to see how the teaching staff is already well versed in using smart class as one of the main arsenal in their teaching methods! Even before the inauguration event commenced, we realised that thanks to this school’s students, dedicated teaching staff & local trustees, this school is of a different calibre! at least when compared to many other government schools! With this grateful thought we started the inauguration ceremony.
The Event The event itself was a well organized one. Tr. Vinay from our table introduced round table organization to the students & the trustees present at the ceremony. He also informed the gathered about various round table charity activities including the ‘freedom through education’ initiative. He finished his speech with a note to students to pursue their dreams no matter how difficult it gets. A thunderous applause was in order. Various trustees also thanked the Chikmagalur Round Table for this wonderful initiative. We distributed sweets to the children. And the event continued into an informal interaction with the children. We learnt their views on education and how each individual student dreams of a different future. The event ended with a light snacking graciously organized by the school’s staff!
FELLOWSHIP We are forever thankful for the school’s trustees & teaching staff for giving us this opportunity and also for giving us this experience that we will never forget. We would also thank Darshan who introduced us to this fabulous school, without which we would never have come across this wonderful place.
Event Location: Chikmagalur Golf Club
No. Of tablers: 17
Event Description: CRT164 and SMART266 along with Netherland Tabler Chris got together for a memorable fellowship dinner on 4th Jan 2020 at Chikmagalur Golf Club. The event started with exchanging greeting, interacting with tablers from Shimoga Tablers & Chris. Slowly all the tablers trickled into the venue swelling up the quorum.
MEETING CALLED TO ORDER We held a joint table meet wherein we discussed many key areas where we can increase inter table co-operation & fellowship between Chikmagalur & Shimoga tables. Pins were also exchanged between tablers. Our Imm. Past Chairman Tr. Rajdeep made a special mention that it is always a great pleasure to be socializing with Shimoga Tablers. Our guest of honour from Netherland, Chris’s presence made the event even more special. It was agreed to defer all other routine business to the following meeting to make time for the much anticipated fellowship event.
FELLOWSHIP The meeting was followed by an evening of drink & awesome food. It was an electrifying party with some foot thumping upbeat music. The party went on well into the night. It was a night to remember with lots of great interactions & laughs.
UNTIL NEXT TIME! But all good things have to end, especially the ones with good company. Soon it was time to say good bye and head our separate ways. We are forever thankful to Shimoga tablers and Netherland’s tabler Chris for gracing us with their presence and making this joint fellowship a grand success.
Event Location: SP Office Conference Hall
Event Description: We take extreme pride in our Indian armed forces. Especially our law enforcement agencies that are in charge of our citizen’s safety & security. These officers go through rigorous training & recruitment process. They are expected to work tirelessly in many shifts for unimaginable number of hours. And more often than not, risk their life to maintain law & order in this country!
We from Chikmagalur round table take it upon us every year to honour the Police force who are in-charge of our law & order. The Traffic police who are in-charge of safeguarding passengers & pedestrians alike. And also, the forest officers who are in-charge of protecting our precious flora & fauna.
The day we entered our SP’s office to present the idea of this event, we were pleasantly surprised by the zeal with which our honourable SP Shri Harish Pandey IPS supported this idea. He immediately offered the SP Office conference hall itself as the venue of the event. He even directed & disposed his staff to help in organizing the event. We are forever grateful to have such a pro-active SP in our district. We from Chikmagalur Round Table thank him from the bottom of our hearts.
We in total selected 17 members from varied law enforcement agencies as well selected few good Samaritans from the public who have gone out of their way to serve the society. A total of 10 officers from Police force, 5 personnel from Forest Department and 2 civilians were selected.
We had our honourable SP Shri Harish Pandey as chief guest for the function, followed by ASP Shruthi & RFO as guest of honour.
Our fellow tabler Tr. Vinay Raj explained the gathered about Round Table India and Chikmagalur Round Table 164. He also reiterated the importance of our law enforcement agencies to our society with great examples. The quick welcoming & introduction was followed by the actual award ceremony.
Following honouring the brave individuals, SP sir spoke at length about the awardee’s bravery & achievements. He also reiterated how beautiful of Chikmagalur district is, and how police force & forest department is striving the maintain the same. Post the knowledgeable speech by SP Sir, various people gathered also shared their experiences with the crowd. Few very memorable real-life stories were narrated.
Tr. Devanandan gave the vote of thanks. Where he generously thanked SP Sir, as well as invitees and awardees. The event was followed by High tea. Freshly made masala dosa & jamun was served to the invitees and the awardees. We also personally thank AST Tr. Vinay & AFC Tr. Raghu to have made time & attend the event.