Bangalore, March 01, 2020: IFIM Group of Institutions in association with Child Rights and You (CRY) organized its annual charity run-Kanyathon that aims to create awareness on issues of girl child and aims to help CRY bring a lasting change in the lives of children. Around 7000 participants spanning across all age groups took part making it one of the largest congregation of runners in Bangalore.
The fourth year of the event was organized by the students of IFIM Group of Institutions in collaboration with Child Rights and You (CRY).
The fund raised from the event will be utilized to improve lives of children from Kolar. This will help 1100 children from 800 households in the region. The partnership will aim to ensure improved access and enrollment in Anganwadis while providing a quality service to the children. Also reduction in malnourishment and infant deaths are other intervention programs that would be focused upon.
A charity fund raiser involving a 5k, 10k run, Kanyathon 2020 aspires to give the thought on the safety of girl child a shape and purpose by bringing people from different societal backgrounds to take up running to help support the cause. The event will see professional runners, enthusiasts and those who own the cause participate in whatever capacity they can- the roads are open to all.
“It was great to see the spirit of the participants. It was overwhelming to see people hit the tracks for the cause of girl child. It is of paramount importance to drive awareness among the youth because a socially aware society leads to responsible actions, required to bring a sustainable change in the lives of children,” said Karthik Narayanan, Regional Director, CRY South.
The funds will be directed towards 12 villages among which five villages are under Shiksha Aadhar adopted by IFIM in the Kolar district under the government’s Unnat Bharat Abhiyan scheme. These villages are Settiganahalli, Mylandahalli, Gangapura, Thirumalakoppa and Koothandahalli
Child Rights and You is an Indian NGO that believes in every child’s right to a childhood – to live, learn, grow and play. For 4 decades, CRY and its 850 initiatives have worked with parents and communities to ensure Lasting Change in the lives of more than 2,000,000 underprivileged children, across 23 states in India. For more information please visit us a www.cry.org
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