- Suniti Keller (8 kms)
- Pradeep Jagadeesan (12.7 kms)
- Ishaan Pradeep (4 kms)
- Vanessa Rasori (17.5 kms)
- Vijaya Pattabiraman (8 kms)
- Vineet Mohan (12.7 kms)
- Shekhar Dhar (4 kms)
- Chandrasekar Kandaswamy (17.5 kms)
If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.
- Chinese proverb
Education is, I believe, the best way to break the vicious cycle of poverty and ignorance. Hence, when I found out that ASHA Zurich was raising funds by having runners sponsored by family, friends and colleagues, I jumped at the chance to be part of it.
ASHA started as an organization working to bring education to underprivileged children and it's mission today has grown to rejuvenating the entire community these children live in and holistically bettering not just their own lives but those of their families as well. It is a low overhead organization, completely driven by volunteers (including the administrative expenses) ensuring 100% of the donations are sent to their partner groups in India.
A little bit about me:
I started jogging in early 2014 as a way to deal with stress and pressure in my personal life. At this time, I wasn't even able to run 1km without stopping. With encouragement from practically everyone around me, I persevered and ran my first race (7km) in June 2015, followed by my first half-marathon in September 2015. 2017 was dedicated to preparing for my first marathon which I ran in Lausanne in October. The Zurich marathon, on 22nd April 2018, will be my second ever marathon.
Any contribution you make will help achieve these marathon goals and go a long mile in bringing smiles, education, well-being and awareness to children and their communities.
So let us wage a global struggle against illiteracy, poverty, and terrorism, and let us pick up our books and pens. They are our most powerful weapons.
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