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RUN FOR A CAUSE:M. Nagraj Ijari (right),
Bangalore: The Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) World 10K Run will have an added green tinge, coming as it does on World Environment Day on June 5.
In a bid to synchronise running and eco-awareness, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) signed up as a partner with the event. “Clean air and water is a must for all people and through this race we want people to be more aware of the environment. The truth is that we have only one planet to live,” said Satinder Bindra, Director, UNEP, in a function here on Monday evening.
The race, which will feature premier runners of the world besides local enthusiasts, has drawn over 20,000 participants. The event's carbon footprint will be reduced by the use of BMTC buses and carpooling. Primary sponsor TCS's vice-president M. Nagraj Ijari said the company is doing its bit to promote environmental awareness among employees and associates.
As part of the green initiative, organisers Procam International along with the Karnataka State Forest Department, will plant saplings on 2.25 acres close to the Madivala lake.
The run will also garner funds for various charity associations under the umbrella of Bangalore Cares. Murray Culshaw, who helms Bangalore Cares, said the aim was to raise some Rs.1.7 crore.
For more details, logon to www.tcsworld10k. procamrunning.in
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