T. A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), Manipal Univerity’s B-School concluded its annual fest Atharva by making Manipal run for a cause. The four day fest closed with a 4.1 km marathon. The marathon was conducted as a fund-raiser for the Academy Primary School Kannada, a government school where 108 students are receiving education. The event was kept open for all and people from all walks of life ran together on the warm Sunday evening.
Sports For Saving Right To Education
Cost of a ticket for the marathon was INR 50. TAPMI matched the amount collected by selling tickets and the donations received. Around 40,000Rs. were raised through the marathon and the money was donated to Academy Primary School. It will be used to improve the infrastructure of the school. At present, there are no fans or water-coolers in the school. Many other basic amenities are also missing.
To promote education in children from under-privileged families, it is necessary that the school is a place worth visiting for them. Through the marathon, not only will the 108 students already enrolled in the school benefit, it will also ensure more students enroll due to better infrastructure at the school.
“Such events promote a healthy lifestyle. It will also help so many children get better education. I ran with the hope of helping the kids and promoting healthy lifestyle,”
said K. Annamalai, superintendent of Police, Karkala region.
Winners Use Prize Money For Other Good Causes
The marathon was won by Kumar Shubham, a third year Civil Engineering student at the Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT). He clocked at 14″17. In the female section, Ganga Shinghal, second year Computer Science student of MIT won the marathon by finishing in 17″14.
Ganga, an animal lover, plans to use the 4,000Rs. prize money for helping stray dogs. Shubham was also considering using his prize money for a humanitarian cause. Sports Rediscovered wishes the winners all the best in pursuing a noble cause.