Ladies Circle India and Siddha Group on Tuesday announced the 3rd edition of Siddha Kiddathon to be held on December 10 at Ecopark, Kolkata to support cancer affected underprivileged kids.
Sanjay Jain, Managing Director, Siddha Group, Neha Sethia, Chairperson, Calcutta Central Ladies Circle 27, Ritu Bajaj, Area Chairperson, Ladies Circle India, Dr Rajiv De, Consultant Haemeto–Oncology and BMT physician Narayana Super Speciality Hospitals, Howrah, Kirti Bhoutika, Masterchef India Season 5 and Kaushik Sen, celebrated actor, were present to unveil the logo of Siddha Kiddathon.
On this occasion two kids - Govinda Das, 17 years and Sumita Debnath, 4 years – were present to share their story of the battle against cancer with a smile. Mother of Sumita Debnath thanked everyone associated with the unique initiative, which has been a great support for treatment of their 4-year-old child.
Around 2000 kids from various schools across the city would be participating in five categories of run. The categories are 4k Apollo running champ, 2.5K Super Champ, 1.25 K Budding Champs A & B category and the much loved 600 meters 'mom n me' run in which the toddlers run with one of their parents. Each kid finishing the run would get a medal, a certificate and gifts. Besides these a big sports carnival with outdoor sports, camping, zip line etc., are being put up for the participants to enjoy.
Siddha Kiddathon is an initiative to give back to the society as all surplus will be utilized for chemotherapy costs for the less privileged children and other welfare activities. Calcutta Central Ladies Circle 27 have been raising funds every year to support the long term project of Ladies Circle India called 'Educate to Enlighten', which builds and supports schools for the underprivileged children. Every year one school is built by the Circle in the rural areas around Kolkata.
"We, at Siddha, are humbled to be a part of this unique initiative for the cancer affected children across India who does not get adequate treatment due to the cost it involves. We look forward to a successful 3rd edition of Kiddathon. Let's make our kids run for a cause", said Sanjay Jain.
"With more than 1300 dedicated members growing in strength every year, we at Ladies Circle India, are continuously working towards the cause of the movement by raising funds and undertaking worthy projects in our areas. Other than taking steps to empower the kids suffering from cancer, this year we have also adopted a slum school where we will ensure proper sanitation and education of all deserving kids. This December, let our children be the tool to empower the treatment of some of those underprivileged children and bring smiles on their faces", said Neha Sethia.