* Shri NS Srivivasa Murthy, Hony. Consulate for Vietnam in Karnataka, Shri Muniraju Gowda, Member - Karnataka Legislative Council & Shri M Goutham Kumar,Ex-Mayor of Bangalore Flagged off the Drive
Round Table India and Ladies Circle India - Area 6, on the occasion of 75 years of Independence, organized the 11th 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 NS Srivivasa Murthy, Hony. Consulate for Vietnam in Karnataka, Shri Muniraju Gowda, Member - Karnataka Legislative Council & Shri M Goutham Kumar, Ex-Mayor of Bangalore.
Over 30 cars & bikes participated in the ‘Freedom Drive’ with the Chairman of Round Table India – Area 6, Sandesh Kumar and the Chairperson of the Ladies Circle India, Area 6 Nidhi Somani, present.
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.
Round Table India proudly claims itself to be a zero-overhead organization and every rupee of contribution received or fund raised goes directly into building schools and other community service activities for the less privileged.