ROUND TABLE NEPAL ( NEW )

Round Table is an organization of non-political and non-sectarian young men between the age group of 18 and 40. The aim of the young men is to promote service, fellowship and goodwill in National and International affairs. The unique feature of this organization is that it always remains young, because the Tablers retire when they turn 45, giving way to younger people.

Round Table was born in Britain 74 years back.

Louis Marchesi, then a Rotarian, formed the first Round Table in Norwich in England in 1927. From a small group of 8 members, today Round Table has grown to 43,000 members across 52 countries representing every corner of the world.

Round Table's motto is "ADOPT, ADAPT, IMPROVE". This motto was taken from a speech by the Prince of Wales, in which he said: "The young business and professional men of the country must get together round the Table, adopt methods that have proved so sound in the past, adapt them to the changing needs of the times, and wherever possible, improve them".

Although tabling was introduced to Nepal more than a decade ago, Round Table Nepal was formed in 1999.

The first Table in Nepal was formed with the help of Sq. Leg Lalit Shah from a Table as far away as Madras. The table was formed with a small group of people in Kathmandu, with Tr. C.K Golchha as the charter chairman.

During the decade long period before formation of RTN, there were five tables in Nepal. These tables were under the Area IV of Round Table India, which helped lay foundations of the tabling movement in Nepal.

In 1999, Round Table India and Round Table Germany jointly sponsored the formation of independent association of Round Table Nepal. RTN has since then grown from strength to strength in a short period of time with 14 Tables and more than 180 members.

With formation of Ladies Circle in the city of Kathmandu, the movement has really given sense to the meaning of fellowship.

The various clubs in Nepal have undertaken large social service projects. Nepal is a country where social service takes a different meaning when compared to developed countries. As identified to be the most essential sector requiring attention for long-term development of the people, RTN has adopted a long-term social service theme of "Build the Nation Through Education".