Bangalore, November 24, 2020: As part of the Round Table India (RTI) and Ladies Circle India (LCI) week celebration, All the Round Table and Ladies Circle India Chapters in Area 6 (Bangalore, Vellore, Tumkur and Hosur) held its 40th Annual Limb Donation at Mahaveer Jain Hospital, Bengaluru, and donated 200 limbs to as many beneficiaries in need to lead a normal life. The total cost of the project is over Rs 3 Lakhs. The limbs were handed over to the hospital by Tr. Angadd Km, RTI Area 6 Chairman, and Cr. Ramona Crasta, LCI Area 6 Chairperson.
The annual project, a donation drive which aids to provide good options for limb transplant to the needy, had modest beginnings with the first donation of a single prosthetic limb in 1980. Over the last 40 years, close to 10,000 limbs at a total cost of over Rs 1 Crore have been donated as a result of this initiative.
Speaking on the occasion, Tr. Shravan NS, Chairman, Bangalore Round Table 7, said, “When we set out on this journey 40 years ago, the goal was simple – helping people in need to walk. Our efforts have resulted in over 10,000 people being able to walk and this achievement gives us immense pleasure. This year as well, as the world fell into turmoil, humanity prevailed with the raising of funds to donate 200 limbs and help better the lives of those who seek support.”
Cr. Ankita Rajput, Chairperson, Bangalore Ladies circle 19 expressed, “The burden of not being able to walk is an issue many people face every day of their lives and it impacts every facet of their lives. This year’s donation drive has raised Rs. 3 Lakhs and is a testament to people’s desire to help those in need. None of this would have been possible without the help and support of 41ers Club, Tangent 10, and Area 6 Tables and Circles.”
“We are committed to building on the continued yearly initiative of Round Table India and Ladies Circle India in the area of limb donation, and we want to ensure that RTI and LCI rank among the most successful organisation in terms of the number of limbs donated, the number of people who get impacted by these generous donations and the subsequent quality of life of limb recipients,” said Angadd KM, Area 6 Chairman of Round Table India.
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 lakh children.
Ladies Circle India is a non-political and non-sectarian organisation with membership open to only the wives of members 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 society. Ladies Circle India comprises of over 1600 members with 114 active Circles spread across India, present in 19 States and 57 cities.