BookASmile with RTI mobilised 13,626 kids across 40 cities to watch Toilet-Ek Prem Katha.

Ranchi, Jharkhand | August | 12, 2017 :: BookASmile (BAS), the charity initiative of India’s largest online entertainment ticketing platform BookMyShow, in collaboration with Round Table India(RTI) today organized pan-India screenings of the movie Toilet- Ek Prem Katha for 13,626 kids from lesser fortunate background. All the three chapters of Ranchi Round Table –Ranchi Anchorage 160, Ranchi Samaritans 244 and Ranchi Utopians 284 participated jointly in this event with 388 school kids. Ladies Circle also participated in this event. The students were from Balika Siksha Ucchya Vidyalaya, NGO Asha and Yogada Satsang Vidyala . The kids were also given refreshments like popcorn and soft drinks. Building toilets is one of the focal points of improving our country’s sanitation standards. The motive to showcase this movie was to inculcate right hygiene habits in kids. RTI also shares the vision our Prime Minister, ‘To make India open Defecation Free.’ ” “We are delighted to work with BookASmile for this initiative. The screenings were immensely successful and has helped create more awareness regarding the sanitation issues in our country. We are looking forward to associate with many such causes that will bring hygiene awareness to our society, ” says Christopher Aravinth, President, Round Table India. Farzana Cama Balpande, Head- BookASmile said, “Movies can be a huge source of inspiration and play a huge role in creating awareness regarding critical issues. With the same intention, we decided to take over 16000 children for Toilet- Ek Prem Katha. Out of these, Round Table India (RTI) alone helped us mobilise 13,626 less fortunate children. While the screenings acted as a perfect day outing and mode of enjoyment, we more importantly hope that through our joint efforts, we were able to create a positive long lasting impression on children.”

About BookASmile BookASmile is an initiative run by India’s leading online entertainment ticketing brand BookMyShow. Created with a vision to support special causes and enrich the lives of the less fortunate across India through the entertainment led experiences, the initiative invests a lot of energies to create an inviting community to ensure that they can be privy to opportunities, by incorporating into their lives, activities and experiences from across genres like Sport, Cinema, Arts, Theatre & Music. The BookASmile initiative has been operational since 2014 and has been integrated within the BookMyShow App and website. With BookMyShow’s vast customer base, the initiative has been raising funds for special causes whereby every consumer can choose to contribute from Re.1/- per ticket – to a maximum of Rs. 5/- per transaction towards charity.

About RTI Round Table is an organization of young men aimed at promoting community service and goodwill in National & International Affairs. Round Table is present in 67 Countries worldwide with over 65,000 members. In India there are more than 280 Chapters / Tables spread across 105 Cities & Towns with over 4000 members who are entrepreneurs, technocrats & professionals. Round Table India is involved in building School infra like Class Rooms, Toilets and providing other amenities like Drinking water facility, Library, Science lab etc to government or government aided schools across the country that are catering to children from underprivileged sections of the society. Since 1997 Round Table India has built over 5736 Classrooms in 2371 Schools impacting 6 Million children across India at an outlay of Rs.212 Crores. In todays event AREA 16 Chairman Mayank Jaiswal, AREA 16 vice chairman Sidharth Chaudhary, RSRT 244 chairman Nikhil Jain, RURT 284 Chairman Rishi Bagga, Ranchi Anchorage Vice Chairman lokesh Sahu and all tablers from the three chapters participated. From LADIES CIRCLE AREA 16 Chairperson Puja Jaiswal,Priya Budhia, Jasleen Bagga and all other circlers participated.

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