About JK Cement SwachhAbility Run
Major D P Singh
Kargil War veteran
The JK Cement SwacchAbility Run is the brainchild of Kargil War veteran Major D P Singh. A Limca Book of Records holder, Major Singh is India’s first blade runner who has more than 18 marathons to his credit.
He was grievously injured during the Kargil War and lost his leg but he did not let his disability affect him. Major Singh says “After 10 years of my injury during Kargil war, I started running half marathon using an artificial leg to convey the message to the society that ability is a state of mind”. As a 100% disabled and an amputee, this was the beginning of my journey of turning every adversity into an opportunity.
To reach out to the Divyangs and to encourage them to not give up, he formed a group, The Challenging Ones (TCO) in 2011. TCO uses sports as medium to empower Divyangs and it aspires to enable them to extend their abilities and bring laurels to the Country in various Paralympic sports. Today, TCO has a membership of 1100 amputees across India and more than 120 amputees have participated in various marathons across India. This has instilled confidence in them and not only kindled a fire in them, to do something big, but also changed the perception of society towards Divyangs.
There is a dire need of instilling this confidence in Divyangs across the country and also change the perception of society towards them by making them showcase their hidden abilities by performing on ground. This was the guiding thought behind organizing the JK Cement SwachhAbility Run. JK Cement SwachhAbility Run is a very important step towards promoting two important causes – inclusion of Divyangs as equal and Swachh Bharat.
It is a unique run where Divyangs along with all the participants will clean a designated area after the event as a part of the Swacch Drive. This is a humble beginning and we look forward to your support in making JK Cement SwachhAbility Run a national phenomenon.
Message by Mr. Raghavpat Singhania
Special Executive JK Cement
“JK Cement is an organization that cares. We operate on a business model built with sensitivity as one of its cornerstones and an organizational commitment for a better world – for customers, stake-holders, employees and last but not the least, for the community at large. It is these values that drive us towards higher standards of Corporate Social Responsibilty.
We are proud to be associated with the noble cause of SwachhAbility that carries a strong message about two important causes – Inclusion of Divyangs as equal and Swachh Bharat. The mission of SwachhAbility resonates with our core philosophy and values of giving back to the society. It is a unique platform to spread awareness about the cause and to encourage people to join hands for creating a better India for our future generations. We look forward to taking the initiative to greater heights in times to come.”
To get further information about Offline Registrations please contact:
|City||Event Date||Contact Person||Contact Number||Email Address|
|Chandigarh||27-Nov-16||Amit Kumar Agarwalemail@example.com|
|Karnal||30-Nov-16||Neeraj Kumar Singhfirstname.lastname@example.org|