Monday, February 1, 2010

Recap from the Mumbai Marathon

On Sunday 17th of January at 7.30 in the morning 14 Goal girls with bright and shining faces set off to Azad Maidan in Mumbai to be a part of the Standard Chartered contingent which included the visually challenged children from the Victoria Memorial School for the Blind. The girls were geared in running shoes and the SCB t-shirts and raring to go!

The girls took part in the Dream Run of the marathon. They were excited to see so many citizens of Mumbai taking part in the marathon supporting various causes like save the environment, water conservation, child rights, issues of old people etc. The girls felt proud to represent the cause of women.

Chaya who ran in the event said:

The event felt like a dream! I lived Mumbai for so many years and I had never imagined that I would participate one day in the Mumbai Marathon! I felt elated; it was a great experience to join so many thousands of people. I feel motivated and charged to do better in life!

Kalyani told us she felt privileged to be representing Goal at the Marathon. This was a unique opportunity for our girls. They were amazed to see the power of the people to come together and run in support of causes and one another! Next year we will train more girls and get a larger group to run!

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