The 4th Edition of Airtel Run for Education flagged off from City Centre 1, Salt Lake. The flag off was done by renowned television actor and anchor Rannvijay Singh in the presence of Mr.Sumit Agarwal, Airtel, Marketing Head East, Gaurav Sharma,Adidas (Running Partner),Mr. Anirudh Modi, Eden Group, Mr.Shitanshu Jhunjhunwala, Director Turtle, Mr. Bajaj of Mohan Motors, Mr.Sunil Chowdhury, Anmol Biscuits, Mr. Aashish Jajodia, Jai Balaji Group, Mr.Dhruv Damia, Round Table India (RTI) National Vice President,Tr. Vivek Dalmia, RTI Area IV Chairman, Cr. Ritu Bajaj, LC india Area IV Chairperson.
In its 4th year now, the Airtel Run for Education Marathon is a fundraising marathon organized to support the cause of providing education to the underprivileged children. It is an initiative which was started in 2014 by Round Table India to inculcate the significance of the message ‘Freedom through education’.
The marathon, which started at 5.30 am, included 3 categories of runs: 5kms, 10kms and 21kms, which saw participation of more than 8000 plus runners from across the city and the winners for three run categories are 10Km- Subhankar Ghosh, 21Km Women- Pratima Tudu, Men- Rajesh K Sah.
A major highlight of the day was when 13 children of Sports Authority of India (SAI) were given Adidas shoes, a small step by the committee to help further the children’s dreams.
The 4th edition of Airtel Run for Education marathon also saw the introduction of ‘Fly Through Race Map’, a state of the art technology which offers participants a unique way of exploring race courses in an interactive and engaging way. This device also offers the option to set up different point-types (photography points, water points etc.), highlight landmark points along the course, switch between different routes etc.
The students of Calcutta School of Music were seen performing at each checkpoint to boost the morale of the marathoners.
Prizes worth Rs. 2 lakhs were given as awards to winners of the three categories of runs.
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