DIKSHA at the 2018 IDBI Marathon

24 Feb

For the third consecutive year, IDBI with NEB Sports as our corporate partner sponsored children of classes 9, 10 and 11 to the New Delhi IDBI Marathon held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on February 25th 2018. NEB also invited DIKSHA as the NGO partner to the Press Conference held at the Expo at the same venue on 24th February. Four DIKSHA children who attended had the opportunity to see the top National Marathon runners including Para-Athletes express their sports achievements and goals and were thrilled to meet with a few of them like Manik Dhodi. They were also interviewed by NEB Sports (who sponsor several of the top athletes) about their own personal goals. We are very grateful to NEB Sports for providing us such a grand platform for exposure to our cause and for giving our children the opportunity to expand their awareness and begin setting higher goals for themselves. It was elating to see our Logo on all the stands and being recognized on the stage on Marathon Day. Thirty eight children and 20 adults participated in the Marathon. Four children ran the 10K with three taking less than one hour of running time, the fastest being Raja with 51 minutes followed by Romy in 55 mins and Rajkumar in 58 mins. The others participated in the 5K with Rekha the first followed by Roshan, Sonu and Uroos. Our friends from McCormick also joined us. Thank you to Bueno for the transportation costs and supporting the run.  Marathon Day was lovely and  sunny full of fun and healthy activity for all. Thank you to all our individual supporters.












SEE YOU IN 2019!















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