India is a country with 444 million children. Less than half of India's children between the age of 6-14 go to school. Close to 35 million children aged 6-14 years do not attend school. 53% of girls in the age group of 5-9 years are illiterate. These are disturbing statistics. Do we really want the world to imagine India as a land of the illiterate? Where we, as citizens of the country allow the future to sit on the roads, suffering? But I believe in Mother India, who would not allow her children to venture into the world, illiterate. The shackles of illiteracy bind the children and we have the key to free them. With this initiative, I hope to use my running as a medium to help raise raise funds to support these children gain access to education. With this goal in mind, I humbly request you to come forward and take a stand with me by helping raise funds. Every donation counts. Thank you.
A big thank you to all those who have donated on this page.
As a student studying in Grade 10 of Sanskriti School, I always made sure to dabble in both academics as well as sports. The last two years of the pandemic have allowed me to reflect on life's challenges and how society is vulnerable to them. The voice of my conscience has been calling out to me ever since. When I discovered my passion for running, I knew I wouldn't be able to stop. Now that I've been running for a few years, I have finally answered its call and have come to realise the change I can make using this medium. When this fundraiser presented itself, I couldn't resist. The achievement of completing a marathon feels even greater when you make someone else happy. That is what I hope to achieve. I rightly stand by this quote:-
"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."