Round Table India, the national social service organization, and Bharti Airtel todayannounced the 4th Edition of Airtel Run for Education 2017 in Kolkata today. The city’s only fundraising marathoncontributing towards the cause of education for underprivileged children. The 2017 leg of this annual event will be heldon the
26th November, flagging off from the City Centre 1 – Salt Lake and expects to see participation of over 8,000 runners across Kolkata.
The conference witnessed the unveiling of the face of this year’s marathon, Renowned Celebrity Rannvijay SinghSingha, followed by a video message of the famous Television host and film actor for the guests and the media. He said he would be present on the main day cheering and running alongside the participants for supporting this noble cause.
Present at the launch of Airtel Run for Education were eminent panelists including the man of the hour Mr. Vir InderNath, CEO – West Bengal & Odisha, Bharti Airtel, Mr. Anirudh Modi – Director Eden Group, Mr. Vivek Dalmia , RTIArea IV Chairman, Mr. Atul Gupta, Race
Director, Mr. Kunal Khilani , Immediate Past Chairman (RT 17 & Race Director), Mr. Nikhil Sethia, Chairman Calcutta South Round Table 17.
The key message by the speakers was to propagate the importance of education with a credo, ‘there is enlightenment in education.
The event was followed by the showcase of Bib as a kick-start to Airtel Run for Education 2017 by Mr. Vivek Dalmia, RTIArea IV Chairman and other members. He took this opportunity to express his gratitude and said “Round Table India has takenup the noble cause to nurture the education of the underprivileged children of the society, by giving them freedom through education. We are honored and humbled by the immense support received from corporate to media and the people of Kolkata belonging to all walks of life.”
Speaking at the launch, Mr. Vir Inder Nath, CEO – West Bengal & Odisha, Barti Airtel said, “We have been partneringRound Table India for ‘Airtel Run for Education’ over the last four years and are extremely proud of the fact that the event has grown in popularity and stature as the city’s premier fund raising sporting event. With everyone in Kolkata embracing this event as their own, we hope to see more and more people participate in large numbers in this year’s run. We encourage everyone in the city to be a part of this mega event this year and lead the participation drive among family and friends, championing the cause of education for underprivileged children”.
The event was followed by unveiling of the Jersey for the upcoming marathon which is going to be held on 26th November 2017 flagging off from City Centre I, Saltlake, and Kolkata. So Kolkata get your shoe out and pull up your socks as we are ready!
RUN-FOR-EDUCATION is a fundraising marathon which is organized to support the cause of providing education for theunderprivileged children, signifying ‘Freedom through education’. This initiative was taken by Round Table India in 2014 andthe inception year witnessed ardent participation from various walks of life, from corporate to students, families andmore. This event brought enthusiastic professional and novice runners on one platform displaying the true spirit of humanity, sportsmanship at the same generating awareness for education by using the tool of fitness for one and all. Funds raised through this event in last 3 editions ie. 2014, 2015 & 2016 was used towards building classroom facilities in Sarada SishuMandir (Tanterberia, Howrah) Katadanga Arya Jatiya Vidyalaya (katadanga) , Champdani Ram Dulari Hindi High School (Champdani ) and the recipient of this year’s aid would be Kamarhati Union Primary School.
About the Event:
Airtel Run for Education 2017, Kolkata Edition is accredited by West Bengal Athletic Organization. The run setup will havethree race categories over 5 km, 10 km and 21 km distances. With the run witnessing 7000+ participants last year, over a high 8000+ participants are expected to run from City Centre, Salt Lake on 26th November, 2017 at 5:30 am. AutomatedRace Photo Tagging will be used for all participants, whereby they will be able to get live photo uploads on Facebook and RFID would be used as a part of smart technology to judge the run timings for the 10 and 21km participants. Prizes worthRs. 2 lakhs will be given as awards to winners under various categories.
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About Round Table India
RTI is a voluntary, non-political, non-religious, non-profit organization which builds schools for underprivileged children. Members of RTI are well placed businessmen and professionals, under the age of 40, who volunteer their time and efforts to contribute back to society. 100% of funds raised by RTI are used exclusively and directly for social programs. Since 1997 RoundTable India, under Freedom through Education, has built 5736 classrooms in 2371 schools with an outlay of 212.50 coresimpacting the lives of 6.3 million children.
About Bharti Airtel Limited
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