Wednesday, November 26, 2014
RUN FOR INCLUSION’ HELD IN BALANGIR Thursday, 27 November 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
News published in English daily The PioneER
RUN FOR INCLUSION’ HELD IN BALANGIR
Thursday, 27 November 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
District Collector Dr M Muthukumar formally flagged off the ‘Run for Inclusion; Turning Dreams into Reality-2014,’ organised by Aide at Action International South Asia (AEAI-SA) and sponsored by Airtel and Odisha Cement Limited (OCL) here on November 23.
The objective of the run is to ensure sustainable and dignified reintegration of the socially excluded community into the mainstream. Its proceeds would go to promote education of girl children, said Collector Muthukumar.
School and college students, citizens, members of civil society and of Balangir Action Committee participated in the run which marched through the town. Earlier at a brief inaugural ceremony SarojBarik of Aide et Action informed that the run was being organised in the 23cities of India and in entire south Asia, including Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bhutan and the proceeds from the race would go for educating the girl children in the subcontinent.
The run will not only allow people show their solidarity and responsibility towards their country and humanity, but will also provide them an opportunity to extend support towards eradication of disparities in society, said Barik. Among others, Kamledu Pal, Sanjaya Mishra and Lambodar Patel spoke.