Students from 8 cities in country race

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Mumbai, Oct 15 (UNI) Eight city-based students from leading business schools have been selected to be part of the ''India in 96 hours, a Race Across India'', a cross country race initated by ''Young indians (Yi),'' promoted by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), to raise funds for social causes.

The cross country race scheduled to kick start on October 26 from the Capital, would have 20 student teams of two each, selected from across ten cities, would battle it out in the Grand Finale on the beaches of Goa.

The event would test the physical, mental and leadership abilities of the teams and the students during the four-day race through a series of clues and obstacles.

Speaking to mediapersons here today, Dr Rahul Mirchandani, Chairman, Youth Affairs of Yi said, ''The enthusiasm and the energy of the particpants is contagious. The speed with which they complete their tasks surpasses our expectations.'' ''This race will provide a high profile national event for the Yi Net students to showcase their organisational skills, strategy skills and leadership abilities. The race will showcase the cultural diversity of the students and destinations covered during the race,'' said Mirchandani.

He added that the race would raise funds to donate inverters to schools across the country especially the rural heartland.

Established in 2002 and promoted by CII, Yi is a group consisting entrepreneurs, owner-managers and professionals from various walks of life, with the broad objective of creating a better future for the Indian youth.

UNI

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