You know these weekends which are totally busy and packed, but leave you all the more energized? This was one such weekend.
Saturday, 26/11 ofcourse marked the remembrance of all those who had laid down their lives during the attacks. I was happy to see so many youngsters being a part of the event, contrary to belief that such things are forgotten just days after! Well, it’s another thing altogether that Kasab still stays, but seeing people stand united for a cause always presents a ray of hope.
Loved this quote on the backdrop.
A soldier never dies unless he is forgotten.
Sunday morning dawned early with the Hyderabad marathon demanding we be there at the start line by 7am. Taking part in the Fun Run segment means you get to see a variety of things – ofcourse there are people raising awareness on different issues, like we took up the cause of people in need of artificial limbs this year.
The hot favourite – Say ‘No’ to plastic 🙂
Causes dear to their hearts!
Jan Lokpal, ofcourse!
77 yrs young Baghicha singh campaigning against Ghutka, PaanMasala and smoking .The crusader has gone around India campaigning tirelessly, 18 times on foot!!!!!
We were in elite company 8)
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The second half of Sunday was spent at a unique event. Vanavasi Kalyan Parishad [http://www.vanavasikalyan.org/] is an NGO which works closely with tribals across the country. They go to every house in the remotest jungles and convince people to send their kids to school. These kids are then given quality education and accommodation in the nearby towns/cities. 800 ❗ such kids from all over Andhra Pradesh were brought together to conduct a 3-day long sports festival for them.
Kho-kho, Kabaddi – ages since I had seen all these traditional games, live at that!:) Took me down a nostalgic journey down the memory lane! All those PT periods in school were such fun.
Archery was the show-stealer
The National level meet of these events will be held in Pune, sometime in December! If the State-level saw such enthusiasm and competitive spirits, I can well imagine what the national one will be like 🙂 Btw, if you have heard of Limba Ram, a world record holder in archery, you would be interested in knowing that he is a find of the Vanavasi Kalyan Ashram. We really need to spread word about the wonderful work that these organizations are doing, without caring for any recognition at all!
Ahh well, that was my weekend in a nutshell. How was urs’?