Mysuru Kiddathon 2019

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Event Description: Funds Raised:
Gross Profit: 945,462
Net Profit: 679,329

Participants: 650 Children

“Criticisms, negative publicity, tension, worried of low participation”, so many hurdles but yet, what an event, good appreciation from public, amazing publicity, smiles on “Special Kids” through projects and FUN N LAUGHTER FELLOWSHIPS. Are you excited to hear this success story?

MYSURU KIDDATHON 2019 – a marathon for children from age group of 2 yrs – 15 yrs ranging from 400mtrs, 1 kms, 3 kms and 5 kms.

Mysore Elite Round Table 256 and Mysore Elite Ladies Circle 141 jointly conduct our yearly fund-raising event MYSURU KIDDATHON 2019 in the past 3 years. Based on the success of this event in the initial year, this year we planned this event in a grand way, we took it as a challenge to make the event bigger and better in every possible way. There is a saying “True leaders don’t create followers, they create more Leaders” and this is why we thank our Chairman LMF Tr.Pavan Shroff and Chairperson Cr.Dakshayini who gave us, convenors, a free hand, built trust, tolerance and patience and many other leadership qualities. Most of all, they followed up every day through phone call and held meetings twice or thrice a week for regular updates of the event. This made us push harder, but there was no pressure. The fun we had during the fellowships after the meetings was marvellous.

This year, we approached sponsors, but as we all know, that the market was going through a rough patch, many sponsors backed out. We are indebted to Mr.Abhilash, Managing Director, Zeus Biotech Pvt Ltd., who understood the purpose of the event and came forward to become our title sponsor. Once our title sponsor was confirmed things started looking brighter by the day. The tension was high due to low registrations in the initial days, and the main tension was the Ayodhya Verdict which scared us out of our wits, we didn’t want to postpone the event after all the hard work done by all of us. We want to mention our heartfelt gratitude to the officers of Mysore City Police and the officials of University of Mysore, who helped us, in conducting this event smoothly.

“Where there is a will, there is a way”, the previous night of MYSURU KIDDATHON 2019, we Tablers and Circlers were at the venue of the event making all necessary arrangements, but God had one more challenge for us, “The Weather”. A spell of unseasonal rain for few hours left the entire ground in a puddle. We were very concerned and sat in a restaurant, Infront of the TV, seeing the news, seeing the weather forecast and by the time we left, it was nearly 2am. The rain could only dampen the ground but not our spirit. We most of us couldn’t sleep, but we were there in the grounds at 5am. At the venue at 5am and what we saw???? We saw the entry of the ground, there was puddle filled with slush, but the track was safe. I and Tr.Sharath had to hail an auto, saw some mud nearby and we requested him to help us spill the fresh mud on to the puddle for which, he kindly obliged. During this time, the participants and their parents were walking in for the event. While the other Tablers kept the parents and children busy with the inauguration of the event through ribbon cutting, warm up through Zumba and instructing the children about the event, Tr. Sharath and I had poured enough mud on the wet area (nearly 6 trips of the auto filled with mud) and made sure the patch was safe for the kids to run on it. When the event started with the 5km run, the parents were surprised to see the efforts to make the patch safe and they appreciated tremendously our efforts.

A special mention must be made and a salute to the resilience of Ms.Vibha Sagar, aged 9 yrs, participated in the 3 kms category. She is a Specially-Abled child but managed to complete the race while few of the regular participants were huffing-n-puffing towards the finish line.

In the 400mtr category, (2yrs – 5yrs) it was as much fun for the people watching as it was for the children who ran for the first time, some along with their parents and the rest alone. This run brought more appreciation from parents for MYSURU KIDDATHON 2019.

What do I say now? The event was a grand success. The sponsors were happy with the unprecedented publicity of the event and ROUND TABLE as a whole received tremendous exposure. In the run up to the event, we published regular articles in daily newspapers, pasted posters on the autos and shops, aired radio jingles, gave interviews to the press and Radio, Pamphlets were distributed in most schools in and around Mysore, social media was abuzz with posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We were surprised to have received positive response from the sponsors for next year’s event!

As a RTI WEEK – GO GREEN initiative, our cause for the event was “RUN FOR A GREENER MYSORE” we distributed a total of 1000 saplings to all participants, guests and the volunteers.

Further, as another RTI WEEK initiative – “TARE ZAMMEN PAR”, we conducted a 400 mtr special run for the kids of NEREEKSHE School for Special Children and Mathrumandali Special School. The excitement on their faces was truly inspiring. We also donated sporting equipment’s to the “Special Kids”.

We were very thrilled to have received great appreciation from the public for this event. The event was trending on social media for all the right reasons. We received numerous responses through Whatsapp messages, Facebook updates and Instagram posts.

Lastly, we had a fun filled fellowship at our Tr.Sharath’s house where the Chairman and Chairperson gave a token of appreciation to all the Tablers and Sq.Legs of MERT 256, Circlers of MELC 141 and Tabler’s wives.

Friends; Fundraising is so much fun. It encourages having more fellowships, as the process of conducting a fundraiser event involves many fun filled fellowships.

Chikmagalur RoundTable Eco-Drive

Event : Ever since the inception of roundtable Eco Drive about a decade ago, this event has fast become a tradition with many familiar faces and a few new ones joining us every year for this adrenaline pumping event. This year around we had about 70 vehicles and 250 people participating in this unique event.

Flag Off: The start point for the event was Khandya Club, which is about an hour’s drive from Chikmagalur town. We all gathered at 8:30 AM for breakfast & registration formalities. It was followed by driver’s briefing highlighting the Dos & Donts during the event. By 9:30 AM the lead vehicle was ready with the first convoy of participating vehicles. The event was flagged off by our Honourable M.L.A T.D Rajegowda.

The Drive: Spread across 4 estates, 22 kms of off-roads, terrain ranging from rocky mountains to knee deep slush, incessant rains everyday, and not to forget the altitude variations with a low of 3,000 Ft all the way up till 5,000 Ft. This track was every off-roader’s wet dreams.

As soon as we entered the first leg of the track. We were challenged by slushy, slippery & high incline road. All the jeeps started making their headway through the trail. With fellow participants cheering the drivers for successfully manoeuvring our vehicles through knee deep slush. The experience is one of a kind. To give just one of the many situations faced on this track. Imagine your jeep is pitted down a 70 degree slope terrain and to your horror you realize the only way is to go forward. You release the brake. Your heart skips a beat feeling your jeep’s galloping acceleration downhill. You jam on the brakes again but somehow brakes have become your enemy and accelerator your friend. All your off-roading instincts kick in, you fight with whatever little control you have over the vehicle. Ultimately your humble jeep defies physics and you reach safer grounds below. It is moments like this when machines such as the humble jeep is personified, loved more than humans! A sense of profound respect fills your heart for that simple piece of machine in your life. You feel free. You  feel you and your jeep together are invincible.

And just when we think this event is for the petrolheads and adrenaline junkies. The valley we are driving in opens up and the mist surrounding us clears. And we are thrown open to some breath taking views. Mountains with its arms extending beyond the horizon. Clouds that look like a white soft blanket covering the mountains. The mesmerizing malnad’s monsoon lending its super dramatic effects to the whole scene. You feel blissful, one with yourself.

The Evening: We completed the whole track by evening 7 PM. Made our way back to Siri Nature Roost. Where a cocktail party was organized with some great tracks played by our DJ Anil. The party went on late in to the night, much to the relief of participants.

We thank our sponsors for the event Force Motors (Kshathria Motors) & Powerland 4X4 ATV for their generous contribution. And also all the participants who participated in this event. We also thank each and everyone of tablers, HTs, & Sq Legs who has worked tirelessly for the success of this event. And
not the least every coffee grower who has given their estate for the track. Thanks again!

Kesari movie Fund Raising

Event Location: Bharath Cinemas

Event Description: Smart 266 organised its first fund raising event for kesari movie and it recieved over whelming resonse from citizens of shimoga. Smart 266 raised rs. 56300 from this event after all expenditure. Ex speaker of karnataka upper house sri d h shankaramurthy and other dignitaries of shimoga attended the event.

Holi Socials

Event Location: Bharath Cinemas

Event Description: Holi socials was hosted by naveen (SMART 266) and sriram (SRT 166) at tunturu farms and it was mind blowing with all arrangements like bbq bike and rain dance.

Chai Pe Charcha

Event Location: Bharath Cinemas

Event Description: Chai Pe Charcha with tablers regarding fund raising, projects and other facets of tabling.

NSPEC Genius Quiz

Event Location: Forum Fiza Mall, Mangalore

Event Description: The fund-raise is a unique quiz where the team comprised of students who are visually impaired, speech and hearing impaired, studying in government school and private school. The quiz challenges the students to work together and play on each others strengths. There are various rounds such as braille, chars, only Kannada round etc. There were around 10 teams participating with a final winning team who will get a prize of 20000rs. The event was overseen by chief guest DR. AMitha Hegde (NSPEC representative and Siddarth Shastry.

Gold Movie Fund Raiser

Event Location: Mysore

Event Description: August 15th 2018 We had Fundraiser Premier show “Movie Gold” at DRC, Mysore where the whos who of mysore joined us to make this event successful. The Fundraiser was lead by Tr. Deepak TS and supported by Tr. Harish Shenoy. All the Tablers and Circlers attended the premier show. We gave goodie bags, samosa and Coke. We had Lucky dip during the interval and we gave away the Gold Coins, Silver Coins, Vouchers from the various elite business houses. We raised funds amounting to INR 65,000/-.

We had overall energy filled premier show with lots of satisfied patrons attending the event.

Harmony Quiz

Event Location: Excel Public School, Mysuru

Event Description: We are all aware that ‘Knowledge is Power’. The Harmony quiz brought another truth to light about knowledge – that it has no physical barriers. Six teams comprising five members each (a student each from – a visually impaired school, a hearing impaired school and a govt. school and two students from excel public school) showed great team work and ‘Harmony’ in battling it out for the title of MART’s Harmony Quiz. A professional quiz master from Bangalore anchored the event and the children from standards nine and ten of Excel Public School showed great enthusiasm in encouraging all the participants on stage. Every correct answer was welcomed with loud cheer from the audience and chocolates were distributed aplenty for every answer that the audience got right. The event generated a net collection of approximately Rs.6.50 lacs for the table to use in project related activities.

Movie Fundraising

Event Location: DRC Cinemas , Mysore.

Event Description: Funds were raised for classroom construction by screening Sanju movie at DRC Cinemas , Mysore. It was a full house. Former Mysore DC Mr Randeep(IAS) gave away prizes for lucky dip winners. Goodybag with vouchers and snacks were provided to all who participated.

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