An organisation of non-political and non-sectarian youngsters in the age group of 18 to 40 is silently embarking on a slew of services to promote fellowship and goodwill at local, national and international levels.

Called Round Table India (RTI), it is a member of Round Table International and came into being on November 14, 1962, and has a strong network across the country. And the Mysore Round Table 21 (MRT-21), formed in 1971, has been involved in social activities and recently celebrated RTI Week to mark its founding, according to its publicity convenor Mayur Shah.

The activities this year included “Taare Zameen Par,” a drawing competition, donation and magic show for students held at T.S. Subbanna High School, Chamundi Hills. The residential school educates 160-180 children and MRT-21 has been associated with this school since 1987. MRT-21 built the first classroom complex which is still being used as a classroom/ residential quarters for the girls. The theme of this year's competition was “Go Green” to infuse environmental consciousness among children.

The RTI Week also included a blood donation drive in association with Chandrakala Hospital at RIIIT Campus, Hebbal Industrial Area while supporting Pratham, an NGO involved in educating children, was another area of MRT-21 intervention. For, it contributed to the Library Programme and Improving Reading Ability of the children by introducing classic literature reading in select government schools.

By A Correspondent