Students for IIM Rohtak are working with ETASHA on social initiatives – this weekend they’re staging a marathon to raise funds and awareness for the girl child – wishing the team and all participants a great day!
In an on-going campaign (India for girl Child) to address the issue of gender disparity prevalent in India in general and in Haryana in particular, IIM Rohtak is organizing a marathon on 19th Feb 2012.
The marathon will be a defining moment in Haryana’s history, as IIM Rohtak attempts to create awareness about a burning issue screaming for attention and rectification, viz., Haryana’s skewed sex ratio of 826:1000.
The Rohtak marathon is a part of a series of initiatives taken by the institute to tackle social issues. The institute, two years into existence, has been involved extensively and actively in various social welfare initiatives in association with NGOs such as Etasha Society, iCare, India Earth NGO, Srishti Gyaan Kendra, Ch. Lakhi Ram Anaathalaya and Jan Seva Sansthaan.
“The city marathon will be a mainstream sports event. We are planning to organize a marathon every year and are expecting participation from the people of Haryana and Delhi-NCR region. Rohtak has an enduring sporting culture that can be leveraged to connect people, raise awareness about social issues, and find sustainable solutions through collaborations. The marathon will serve as a platform where all these objectives can be achieved,” says Priyadarshee, a student of IIM Rohtak.
This year, Apollo Tyres and Biowell Natural Health have signed up as the official running and health partner respectively for the two races planned (5km and 10 km).There will be exciting cash prizes and goodies for winners and participants.
During the event, IIM Rohtak, in partnership with the Sun foundation, will be announcing need based scholarships for 100 girls to cover their educational expenses incurred over twelve years from Class I to Class XII. This much-awaited announcement will take the “India for girl child” campaign one step further and will open up new possibilities. The SDP (Social Development Project) cell of the institute, a student led body, is working hard to rope in many more organizations and corporate houses to magnify the impact the campaign.