Round Table is a unique organization of young achievers driven by our aims and objects of community service, self-development, fellowship, and fostering international relations. Round Table India’s primary goal is to educate underprivileged children. The statistics show that more than 9 out of 20 children in India are not in school. Less than 4 of these 9 survive till high school. The primary reason for this is the acute shortage of infrastructure. Over the last few years, Round Tables in India have really put in a lot of effort to provide infrastructure in schools. By now, RTI has been successful in building over 1630 schools at a cost of over Rs. 110 crores benefiting over 4.8 Million children.
Round Table India have around 200 Tables located in 76 cities and towns, comprising of businessmen, entrepreneurs, technocrats and professionals. Men who can rise above personal concerns to seek and serve the larger needs of the community. On the administration front, Round Table India has a very active National Board, which guides the affairs of the association. Round Table India is divided into 14 Areas, which have their own Area Board to administer them.
Operation Tsunami – RTI is only NGO entrusted by TN Government to work in Tsunami affected areas for rebuilding of schools. 126 Schools built at a cost of 25 Crores and commemorated in presence of His Excellency Governor Surjit Singh Barnala. Apart from this, RTI also provided boats / fishing nets / other accessories to the fishermen affected in the recent Tsunami.
Looking at the importance of education for the development of the country, Kajol & Ajay Devgan, Sabeer Bhatia and Narain Karthikeyan have agreed on their own accord to support in its mission to educate underprivileged children. They are the Ambassadors for Round Table India's long-term project 'Freedom Through Education'.
It is a new freedom movement calling for the entire nation to rise to the challenge and take a stand against illiteracy and its tight grip on generations of Indians. We believe that we can do something to give every Indian a chance, for we have over 60 million children in the age group of 3 - 10, who need to be given basic education. They are our future citizens! They are our country's future!!
Madras Cosmopolitan Round Table 94 (MCRT 94) is an active member of Round Table India and was chartered in 1989. With a strength of 16 tablers, 2 ht's and 2 special invitees, With a strong fellowship background the table is also one of the most active tables in Round Table India today. Like the other tables of Round Table India, 100% of the funds raised by MCRT 94 goes directly to funding the various community service project as the tablers themselves absorb all the administrations costs.