Rs 41.35 lakh raised for charity during World 10K Run

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Bangalore, July 7(UNI) The inaugural Sunfeast 'World 10K Bangalore' held here on May 18 has made an impressive beginning to the charity generating campaign associated with the event, raising Rs 41.35 lakh, Manohar Row of Bangalore Cares announced here today.

He said in the World's richest Run, which had attracted national and international athletes, more than 19,000 had taken part in Run Maadi Run' and proved that the Run has the potential to soon rank among the largest charity generating events in the country.

The nation's challenge saw 15 teams comprising India's best long distance talent taking part.

Mr Row said 450 individual donors and 10 corporates together gave over Rs 40 lakh to 36 charities. The amount thus raised would be distributed to various NGOs and organisations, working for the disabled and the dying, the needy young in slums, providing libraries, educating street kids, treating and teaching spastics, helping feed school children, looking after victims of drugs and AIDS and animal care.

Karnataka State Athletics Association Chairman D K Adikesavalu, assuring Association's full support in the coming years, complemented T C Meenakshi Sundaram, who emerged as the highest pledge raiser with Rs 4.52 lakh. Shriram Ramdas and Tejraj Gulecha were second and third highest individual fund raisers during the Run respectively.

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