Round Table India, Ladies Circle India With The Financial Support From Ivanhoé Cambridge Inaugurated 2 Classrooms At Kattigenahalli Government High School, Bengaluru.


Bengaluru 19th June 2023 : As a part of Round Table India’s vision of ‘Freedom Through Education’, an initiative to help create quality infrastructure in schools for underprivileged children, 3 Chapters of Round Table India (RTI) & Ladies Circle India (LCI) – Bangalore Round Table 07 (BRT 07), Bangalore North Round Table 25 (BNRT 25), Bangalore South Round Table 96 (BSRT 96), Bangalore Ladies Circle 19 (BLC 19), Bangalore North Ladies Circle 14 (BNLC14) & Bangalore South Ladies Circle 66 (BSLC 66) with the financial support from Ivanhoe Cambridge & Embassy REIT has inaugurated 2 classrooms at the Kattigenahalli Government High School, Kovempu Nagar, Bengaluru. The total cost of the project is INR 11,88,000.

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The classrooms were inaugurated by Manish Lakotia, National President, Round Table India, Mrs Rukmaniyamma, Headmistress of the school, Area 6 Chairman of Round Table India Tr. Lakshminarayanan, & other executives and members of RTI, LCI, Ivanhoe Cambridge, Embassy REIT. Planning and construction work for this classroom began in November 2022 and was completed in June 2023. The project was monitored at all stages of construction by the Round Table India team.

Mrs Rukmaniyamma, Headmistress of the school said, “On behalf of our students and faculty, I wish to whole-heartedly thank Round Table India, Ladies Circle India, Ivanhoé Cambridge & Ivanhoé Cambridge for giving my children these infrastructure facilities. The classrooms and the toilet blocks will make a whole world of difference to us as I believe a decent physical infrastructure will be the beginning of joyful learning experiences for my students. My sincere gratitude to all involved in the project.”

The project is jointly funded by BRT 07, BNRT 25, BSRT 96, BLC 19, BNLC 14, BSLC 66 &  and includes complete classroom infrastructure inclusive of benches, fans, lights and board. All the partners will continue to work together to provide several holistic and innovative educational programs, which will positively impact over 325 students studying in this school. These classrooms were built under the Freedom Through Education (FTE), a national project of the Round Table India under which a total of over 7,890 classrooms have been built so far benefiting over 8 million children across India with a total outlay of over 380 crore.

While there are several community service projects being implemented concurrently by Round Table India across the country, ‘Freedom Through Education’ is the ongoing National project. The project aims to provide physical infrastructure to schools aimed at supporting the education of underprivileged children. The organisation is involved in building classrooms, toilets and providing other amenities like drinking water facility, library, science lab, playgrounds, etc to schools across the country that are catering to children from lesser privileged sections of the society.

“The best way to develop the future of our country is to strengthen the education system of our country under the premise that education is truly what creates social progress”, said Tr. Lakshminarayanan, Area 6 Chairman of RTI. “Round Table India has been working to provide education for the underprivileged children for over 24 years now. Since the realization of this goal, RTI has had many benefactors who have got associated with RTI to make the dream of ‘Education for All’ come true. I would like to thank Ivanhoe Cambridge, Embassy REIT, and all other generous donors who came forward to contribute and support us in this cause”

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About Round Table India

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 7,500 classrooms in over 3,100 school projects, impacting the lives of over 98 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.

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