Sports enthusiasts “Run for a Cause”2 min read
Manipal: As many as 1200 students participated in “Run for a Cause”, a pre-event which was organised by T. A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) as part of its international business school fest Atharva. The marathon was organised on January 13 in collaboration with the Mangalore chapter of Make a Difference (MAD), an NGO that works in providing education to the under-privileged kids across India.
Atharva which is scheduled to happen from January 18-20 is in its 26th year and is expecting to attract participation from 70 different business schools including universities such as the IIMs’ and S.P Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai. The run was one of the several pre-events that were scheduled for the fest.
The run was a triangular track covering a distance of 4.5 km starting from Kamath Circle (KC) and touching Manipal College of Dental Science (MCODS) and Welcomegroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration (WGSHA) to end at KC again.
Dr. R. C. Natarajan, the Director of TAPMI who also flagged off the run said, “I salute the zest and spark shown by the students here and it is really enthralling to see the youth so pro-active in such social causes.” The first six winners were handed over the prizes by Prof. K. J. Jaims, Chairman of Executive Education who also applauded the spirit shown by students.
Pranav Sinha, a third year student of Electrical and Electronics in Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) who participated in the run said, “The fun element and the social cause attracted me to this event.”
The winner of the run , Gangadhar, a staff at Sodexo Mess, KMC Hostels covered the distance in about 25 minutes to win the first prize. “It was because of my inclination towards sports that made me participate in this event,” he said.
Sub-edited by Bhavani Seetharaman