Samarthanam announces 12th Bengaluru Walkathon
Bengaluru: Commemorating the “World Disability Day”, every year, Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled organizes a Walkathon on a specific theme. The walkathon is organized to primarily involve people across the country and spread awareness for a common cause. The Bengaluru Walkathon is perceived as a platform to bring together people from various sects of the Society and walks of life, including people with disabilities to enhance awareness on their needs and more importantly call for concerted action.
supportcricket for the visually impaired and also promotethe upcoming 2nd T20 World Cup Cricket Tournament for the Blind, scheduled tobe played between 29th January to 12th February 2017, acrossmultiple citiesinIndia.
TheWalkathon will be flagged off from the KitturRaniChennamma Stadium, Jayanagara and will proceed towards Jayanagar 4thBlock, 3rdBlock, South End Road and will finally culminate at the Kittur Rani ChennammaStadium. The walkathon is expected to witness an excellent support andparticipation of over 15,000people, that includes corporate companies, NGOs,General Public, Partners, Studentsand the Differently abled.
People who intend to participate and support thecause canvisit the website http://samarthanam.org/walkathon and register. Alternatelypeople can also call and register on +91 9449864784/ +91 9480809589. There isalso an option to contribute financially towards driving the cause.
Addressing the media Mr. Mahantesh GK,Founder Managing Trustee, Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled, said, "Samarthanam Walkathon is perceived asan ideal example towards involving people with disabilities and otherindividuals to come together and support Cricket for the blind, which is aneffort towards making the most adored game of cricket accessible to thevisually impaired. Consecutively the event makes way towards building aninclusive society free from discrimination. I would like to urge Bangalore towalk along with us and convey your support for the blind cricketers across theglobe. My sincere thanks to all the sponsors and partners for their continuoussupport which will drive the walkathon to an outstanding success".