Children’s run aimed at education and fitness
The Third edition of ‘Juniorun’, a multi-city running event exclusively designed for kids by Gurgaon based Fitness Company Gurgaon Road Runners (GRR) saw a huge and enthusiastic participation of children on Sunday. 4000 children from different schools across NCR participated in the run that aimed at ‘education’ and ‘fitness’. ‘Juniorun’ started off last year with the intention of raising awareness and promoting a healthy lifestyle among today's technology driven children. However this year around, with child rights organization CRY- Child Rights and You as their charity partners the event also aligned itself to CRY’s national campaign on ‘Education’ with a special emphasis on gaps in the implementation of the Right to Education Act.
Soha Moitra, CRY Director says, “At CRY, we firmly believe that what often stands between underprivileged children and their dreams is the lack of opportunity.” ‘Juniorun’ had 4 categories and the event was flagged off by Siddharth Choudhary from GRR along with VK Duggal, Ex Home Secretary GOI and Ex-Governor Mizoram and Manipur, Radhika Bharatram, Chairperson IBSA, Ruby Yadav, Mrs Universe West Asia and Board of Governors, Ministry of textiles GOI. Aarav Khanna, child actor from the movie Chillar Party flagged off the 5km run and also ran with the other participants. The run started off from Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium and passed through the Lutyen’s Delhi environs on Lodhi road and back.