IFIM Students Raise funds to Educate and Empower Girl Children Through Kanyathon

Bangalore, April 4, 2017:The students of IFIM Institutions raised funds worth Rs 4.7 Lakh, under Kanyathon, the annual marathon that took place on March 5, 2017. The run was under the students’ initiative called S.A.F.E. (Students Against Female Exploitation), where the theme this year was “Saving the Girl Child by Women Empowerment.”The proceeds of the marathon were handed over to the NGO, Child Rights and You (CRY).

AMemorandum of Understanding was also signed between CRY and IFIM Institutions, makingCRY their official NGO partner for the next three editions.

 “CRY is honouredto partner with Kanyathon for the year 2017 and proud to extend ourcollaboration for next three years to come. The enthusiasm and energy of theyouth to generate awareness and funds for girl children in India resonates withCRY’s vision to ensure the rights of girl children in India which is rightfullytheirs.” says Suma Ravi, RegionalDirector, South, CRY.

“Weare proud to associate IFIM with CRY this year onwards. We share the samevision and, therefore, joining hands was the right decision. The students wereable to raise about Rs 5 lakhs for the noble cause of saving the girl child andwe know this has taught them a lot. We are happy to be a part of this journey.”said Sanjay Padode, Secretary, CDE (IFIM Institutions).

Mr Venkataramana, Group President – HR, Landmark Group,Silver Sponsors, Kanyathon 2017 said, “Landmark Group is proud to be associatedwith Kanyathon 2017, a charity run to Save the Girl Child. We were impressed bythis noble initiative taken by the students of IFIM Institutions and thus welend our support towards the cause and hope to continue being part of thisinitiative in all the future editions.”

IFIM Institutions also gifted the Bangalore ElectronicsCity Police (traffic and law and order division) printersas a token of appreciation for their support and encouragement towards thecause of Kanyathon. In fact, the police, impressed with the arrangements of Kanyathon2017, assured their support for all future editions of Kanyathon.

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