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IIIT-B to Organize 10Km Marathon Miles for Meals for Needy School Students

In Education
March 30, 2023

BENGALURU:
The International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore (IIITB), is organizing a 10Km long Marathon which will commence at 6am in Electronic City, in collaboration with CGI and ELCIA as part of their year-long Silver Jubilee Celebrations.

The marathon named “Miles for Meals” is a campaign to collect funds for mid-day meal for needy school students studying in Government Schools in and around Electronic City. It will be a fun-filled day of fitness, community, and fundraising.

Speaking for this cause, Prof. Debabtrata Das, Director, IIIT Bangalore, said “By participating in this marathon, we are not only improving our own health, but we are also helping to provide midday meals for students who may otherwise go hungry. With all the support, we can ensure that every child has access to a nutritious meal during the school day, giving them the energy and focus they need to succeed.”

The participation in the Marathon will support around 5500 students.

Shivayogi V. Ballolli, General Manager, ELCIA Trust said, “This is for a noble cause. We are expecting a great response and support. It will only show the united strength of a society which is mirrored through the vulnerable community it feeds. With your support, we can ensure that every child has access to a nutritious meal during the school day, giving them the energy and focus they need to succeed.”

ELCIA Trust, a philanthropic arm of ELCIA is working towards the holistic improvement of the 25 government schools in and around Electronic City.

For participating in the marathon and to donate for the cause, log onto https://marathon.iiitb.net/donate/