Rs 3.25 crore for 75+ NGOs raised
Rs 3.25 crore for 75+ NGOs raised till date through TCS World 10K Bangalore 2013
May 13, 2013
Long distance road races around the world are some of the biggest platforms to raise charity, benefiting various causes and countless individuals. This trend has proved true in India too, with the four distance running events promoted by Procam International emerging the largest charity raising platforms in the cities they are run in.
The TCS World 10K Bangalore, over the years, has seen the citizens of Bangalore responding in champion fashion to the charity drive associated with the event, helping raise over Rs 8 crore in five years. This year, there are early indications that the figures raised for charity will exceed the collection of all previous years, with Rs 3.25 crore already accounted for, benefiting 75+ NGOs. The event this year will also see 34 corporates with 41 teams, over 300 charity fund raisers and above 6000 donors.
This was announced by Murray Culshaw, Chairman Bangalore Cares, the official Charity Partner to the TCS World 10K Bangalore 2013, in the presence of Nagaraj Ijari, VP and Global Head Hi-Tech and Professional Services Business Segment, Tata Consultancy Services, Vivek B Singh, Jt. Managing Director, Procam International and some of the individuals who have worked selflessly to raise money for charity.
According to Bangalore Cares, who are facilitating the surge in the way individuals are making a difference in the social sector, the last four editions have shown that individual giving is very vibrant in the city. This year, individual fundraising too is leading the way with an increased number of individuals taking up the challenge of fundraising for an NGO they care about. The involvement of Corporate Bangalore has doubled from the last year. The charity raising module is facilitated, coordinated and monitored by Bangalore Cares. NGOs who raise funds through the event give a utilization report for the funds raised.
Murray Culshaw, Chairman, Bangalore Cares said "The run apart from promoting a healthy lifestyle, is helping bring positive change in the society.We always believe in the power of an individual, as a donor and a fundraiser and this platform proves that. Over the last 5 editions, we have facilitated over Rs 8 crore in fund raising for 250 NGOs. We are seeing a younger generation of fundraisers this year, which bodes well for the social sector"
Manasi Prasad, a Classical Musician and Director of Centre for Indian Music Experience, said, "The TCS World 10K Bangalore, in addition to being a world class sporting event, is also an excellent platform to create awareness about social and cultural causes in the city. I am looking forward to running for music along with a team of passionate musicians, music lovers and techies who are supporting the Centre for Indian Music Experience at the run. Let the spirit of Bangalore shine through on May 19th!"
Former hockey Olympian and India captain Jude Felix, who was also present on the occasion, had this to say, "to integrate the sport of running and create a platform to raise funds for the under privileged through this world class event, TCS World 10K is a total winner with the society at large."