Bangalore: As part of the Round Table India and Ladies Circle India Week celebration, Bangalore North Round Table 25 & Bangalore North Ladies Circle 14 in partnership with Embassy, Firsthand and SwissRe, have distributed 1457 Health & Hygiene kit to the kids and their parents of 09 Government Schools across Bangalore and Hosur, as part of its ongoing initiatives towards the COVID-19 pandemic. All the Round Table & Ladies Circle India Chapters in Area 6 (Bangalore, Vellore, Tumkur & Hosur) came forward and supported this initiative.
The health & hygiene kit includes cleaning products and personal hygiene items like masks, soaps, shampoo, hand wash, sanitizer, tooth paste, tooth brush, nail cutter and towels for use by both children and their parents. All of the items cost INR 7,57,100. Along with the kits, posters on General hygiene and Covid-19 Do’s and Dont’s were also given to each child and their parents.
List of School and Number of kits distributed:
1. GOVERNMENT PRIMARY SCHOOL TAMIL MEDIUM, COX TOWN – 92
2. GOVERNMENT HIGH SCHOOL, COX TOWN – 103
3. KARNATAKA PUBLIC SCHOOL BANASAWADI – 216
4. GOVERNMENT HIGHER PRIMARY SCHOOL, COX TOWN – 88
5. GOVERNMENT KANNADA MEDIUM HIGH SCHOOL, POTTERY TOWN – 132
6. GOVERNMENT KANNADA MEDIUM HIGHER PRIMARY SCHOOL, POTTERY TOWN – 118
7. VASANTHNAGAR KANNADA & TAMIL MEDIUM PRIMARY SCHOOL – 110
8. GOVERNMENT LOWER PRIMARY SCHOOL, BILLIMARANAHALLI – 35
9. GHSS IMMEDINAYAKANAPALLI HOSUR -563
The principal of Government Kannada Higher Primary School Cox Town Mr. Venkataramanappa while expressing his gratitude, said, “In times like this, you see who your true friends are. I am more than happy to have friends like Round Table India and Ladies Circle India who are supporting us on the challenge that we’re facing to keep every child safe and protected from Covid-19 and other diseases.
Arjun Shetty, Chairman of BNRT 25 said, ” RTI is making every effort to protect children and their families, empowering young people and providing protective equipment for schools and health care centers. During this difficult time, Round Table India & Ladies Circle India have been working with various organisations and, is supporting a wide scope of interventions that seek to raise awareness on how communities can protect themselves and prevent the spread of COVID-19.”
“We have always seen that Children bear the brunt of every crisis, and the coronavirus pandemic is no exception,” said Vedika Talreja, Chairperson of BNLC 14. “As a young person, I sincerely believe that youth can play a very important role in the fight against COVID-19. That is why, together with the other members of our association, we have decided to donate health & hygiene kits to more than 1400 families. The distribution and use of the kits will ensure children have an additional form of protection from COVID-19 and other diseases.”
Round Table India, is an organisation of non-political and non-sectarian young men between the age group of 18 and 40, promoting service, fellowship and goodwill in national and international affairs. Working towards the education of underprivileged children, till date, 7141 classrooms have been built across India in 3041 schools, impacting over 78 lakhs children.
Ladies Circle India, is a non-political and non-sectarian Organisation with membership open to only the wives of members of Round Table India. It offers opportunities for serving the community, for fostering and strengthening friendships between like-minded young women and helps create a better understanding of the obligations one owes to the society. Ladies Circle India comprises over 1600 members with 114 active Circles spread across India, present in 19 States and 57 cities.