Running can be of great help to a person as it contributes to the development of overall fitness and health while being the most easy to perform body exercise. The fun of running is exhilarated when the act of running would help the people in need. This is what sets apart charity marathons from the regular marathon and running events as it appeals to the human senses to serve its fellow beings.
The Mastek Cause-A-Thon 2014 is one such fundraiser marathon,where the participants would be running the distance of the marathon to break the cycle of poverty from the society. Organized by Mastek Foundation, which has been organizing the Cause-A-Thon annually, with the aim of supporting the cause of a not for profit organization.
The Cause-A-Thon 2014 would be supporting the efforts of Akshaya Patra Foundation that works towards providing quality food to the children from across the country.
About Mastek Foundation:
Mastek Foundation has been actively involved in organizing and supporting several social welfare campaign and community services. Based on the motto, ‘Informed Giving, Responsible Receiving,’ the foundation has been working towards creating awareness among corporate professionals and Non-Government Organisations (NGOs), while providing them with regular help and support for participation in community and social work.
For a developing nation like India, there are several challenges that the nation has been battling, of which poverty has been the primary challenge as this has been leading to a vicious cycle that restricts development.
As poverty results in the inability of the citizens to provide their children with quality food and health care, that causes malnutrition, which is yet another pinning issue for a developing nation, as malnutrition in turn results in the development of a future generation that is not fit and healthy as a result cannot contribute effectively for the development of the nation.
This in turn would result in the continuance of the poverty or low standards of living, therefore, it is necessary for the nation to break free from this vicious cycle that has been binding the nation from emerging as a developed nation for several decades now.
Although the task of alleviating poverty is a herculean task it might be achieved when the citizens unite to march towards progress together. This task of uniting the citizens has been successfully achieved over the past few decades with the active contribution of several NGOs working on several aspects.
Akshayapatra, for that instance is one such prominent NGO in the nation,which strives towards fighting against issues like hunger and malnutrition in India. This, the organization has been doing by successfully implementing the Mid-Day Meal Scheme in the Government schools and Government aided schools, Akshaya Patra aims to fight not only hunger but also to bring children to school and thereby provide food for education.
The NGO has been successful in its attempts at contributing to the society ever since its conception in 2000 and has been raising funds for its efforts by means of numerous fundraiser events and the Mastek Cause-A-Thon 2014 is one such fundraiser,which would seek to fight for the cause of Benefitting the underprivileged community in the country.
A few statistics that you might not have known:
- 1/3rd of malnourished children live in India.
- 26 million primary aged children are not enrolled in school.
- 40% drop out before reaching the 5th grade.
The Mastek Cause-A-Thon 2014 would contribute the entire amount raised from the ticket proceeds and sponsorships will go towards The Akshaya Patra Foundation projects and is eligible for 80G certificate. So, hurry and book your tickets for participation in the Mastek Cause-A-Thon 2014 and take a step towards helping the nation march in the direction of prosperity.
The dream of alleviating poverty, by raising funds and awareness by the Mastek Cause-A-Thon 2014 would be hosted in the city of dreams, “Mumbai,” at the Central Park, Kharghar, on September 28, 2014 from 7:00 am – 11:00 am. The participants can be anyone who is a Marketers or a non –Musketeers by simple registering for the cause-a-thon from www.meraevents.com and can be part of the change.
*Members interested in sponsorships and Donation beyond tickets may write in to Vijay.firstname.lastname@example.org*