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Tata Steel Kolkata 25K beckons Kolkata Denizens to Run for a Noble Cause; 24 NGO’s Join Hands to Support the Cause


The city of joy is gearing up to experience a new sport, the brand new distance running event titled Tata Steel Kolkata 25 K. The distance race will be flagged off this Sunday 28th December from the Red Road area. The city will be also making history as this is the country’s first accredited 25km distance running event.

A press meet was recently organized at the Oberoi Grand who are the official hospitality partners of this event. Present at the occasion were Sunil Bhaskaran, Vice President, Corporate Services, Tata Steel, Hugh Jones, Race Director, Nikhel Morris – VP Resource Mobilization – Responsenet; Geeta Venkadakrishnan, Director, Hope Foundation, Sayom Deb Mukherjee, Indian Institute of Cerebral Palsy (IICP) along with Vivek Singh, Jt. MD. Procam International. Tollywood superstar Jeet who is the face of this event could not make it to the press conference due to some work issues.


The Tata Steel 25 K will test the fitness and endurance levels of the young and amateur running talents of the city. This will be a good platform for the young men and women to showcase their talents. Registrations for the distance running event are on in full swing across the five categories that include the 25K (elite and amateurs), Open 10K (amateurs), Ananda Run (6 km), Sr. Citizens’ Run (4 km), and Champions with Disability (4 km).

Twenty four NGOs including CRY, Hope Foundation Kolkata, ARUN (Association for Rural and Urban Needy), Samarpan Foundation, Bhumi, Tata Medical Centre, Dignity Foundation, Parichiti, Magic Bus, Future Hope, Anirban Rural Welfare Society, Enlighten A Girl Child, Concern India Foundation, Swabalambi, Indian Institute of Celebral Palsy have come forward to support this event.

Confirmed participants can collect their running numbers between 10.00 am to 6:30 pm at Khudiram Anushilan Kendra. On-spot registrations will also be on at the Khudiram Anushilan Kendra from 25th to 27th December from 10:00 am to 6:30 pm.

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CRY launches ‘Project Unlearn’ on Children’s Day; Another Step towards Elimination of Child Labor


Project Unlearn which is a nationwide campaign of CRY aimed at getting the children working as laborers back to schools was launched on Children’s Day. Eminent actress- director Aparna Sen was present on the occasion to support this initiative of CRY.

The campaign will help about 28, 588 children working as child labors to get back to the schools and work towards a brighter future. It has been estimated that about 10.1 million children work in factories, dhabas, workshops and other such places and this project will try to make a difference in the lives of as many of these children as possible.

Atindranath Das, Regional Director (East) CRY – Child Rights and You said, “It will seem shocking to many that such a huge number of children are engaged in such labor. When they should have been going to the classrooms, they have to work. They are also victims of abuse and exploitation too. With the help of this project, we will be able to spread awareness among the people about this issue. We are hopeful that the individuals will extend the support to the people and unlearn the skills which rob them from their childhood”.


Eminent actress Aparna Sen who was also present at the occasion said “We must all learn to take care of our children. They are not aware of the ways of the world. We must all do out bit in presenting to them a better and brighter world. They learn through examples and if you are unkind to them, you are responsible for making them ruthless citizens”.

Around 40 children from the nearby areas of several CRY supported NGOs took the centre stage and the children participated in a colorful and fun-filled workshop on T-Shirt painting. Two upcoming artists, Samir Sarkar and Anjan Modak facilitated the workshop.

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