Many students studying in government schools and staying in government aided hostels are facing lack of basic infrastructure facilities when it comes to adequate sports amenities.
In order to provide basic sporting amenities for children studying in Talaghattapura Government Secondary School, Sportz-Ville, a sporting club is conducting a marathon 'Nature Trail Marathon-Run for Charity' on October 14 where people above the age group of 17 years can participate in the event. This initiative aims at bringing people together from different walks of life to promote sports among students by providing them basic amenities.
Speaking about the event, Chetan Sadanand, an organiser said, "This event was planned 50 days ago. While planning for the event, we found out that this school lacks basic sports amenities. Since we promote sports, we decided to donate a portion of the money collected from the event to the school."
The members of the team are of the opinion that it is the responsibility of every citizen to give back something valuable to the society. "We are expecting over 1,000 participants to take part in the event. Students from various colleges like BMS Engineering College, Dayanand Sagar College, PESIT, MS Ramaiah Engineering College and others are participating in the event. Besides students, the event is also open for professionals from different sectors," said Dhruva Suresh, another organiser.
The aim of the event is not only to support the school for adding sports amenities but also to spread awareness about the importance of sports among fitness enthusiasts in South Bangalore. "This is an initiative to promote sports especially in South Bangalore.
Many a time, sports events are held in other corners of the cities like Whitefield and Electronic City. This event provides a platform for sports enthusiasts to take part in various sports activities held here," said Chetan Mahajan, a member of the team.