Newzstreet (08 July 2012)
Noida: India’s largest industrial township- Noida hosted a Run for the city today organised at Ramleela Ground, Noida Stadium based at Sector 21A. Supertech and Network18 presented Noida10K – A Run for a clean, green and safe Noida. Run for a strong Noida. Run for a healthy Noida. Bollywood actors also marked their presence and flagged off the event.
This is an initiative by Network 18 and Supertech to give back to a city like Noida, which has the potential to become one of the best cities in India to live in. About 1000 plus less privileged people also participated in the program with great enthusiasm by the efforts of AROH Foundation. Bollywood actor Tusshar Kapoor was present at the venue to cheer up the crowd. Tusshar was accompanied by model-actress Gauhar Khan from the B-Town.
The event was a huge success with almost 7000 people participating in the five race categories – Elite 10 K, Open 10k, Open 10k (without Chip), Corporate Run and Fun Run. Around 77 Male National Runners and 20 Female National Runners, winners of prestigious Marathons & 10k have joined this noble cause. The Elite 10K Women category was won by Jhuma Khatun, while the men’s title was taken by Soji Mathew in the same sub category. Jhuma and Soji clocked timing of 36:32:34 & 30:23:65 respectively to win the coveted titles.
Noida 10K successfully provided a platform for all its residents and runners, be it trained and amateur to stand up for a cause and also experience a pulsating and high octane environment that only a sporting event can provide. Residents along with runners from all demographic groups took to the streets to join the Run or flocked to enthusiastically cheer the participants who were running for a clean, green and safe city.
Speaking about Noida10K, Mr. Anil Uniyal, CEO, CNBC-TV18 & CNBC AWAAZ stated, “Noida10k is a special initiative created to support and pay tribute to the flourishing city of Noida. We are overwhelmed with the response that we received from professional runners from across India and most importantly the residents of Noida. This is an extremely satisfying moment for us at Network18, that we have been successful in exciting a host of people to act for clean, green, safe and strong Noida.”
Talking about the Noida 10k run, Mr. R.K. Arora, Chairman & Managing Director, Supertech Limited said, “It is heartening to see people from Noida and neighboring regions coming in large numbers to support and participate in Noida10k. This shows immense satisfaction on their part with the kind of progress Noida has shown in recent times. Through this marathon we have successfully showcased Noida. I thank everyone associated to Noida10k for extending their support and cooperation with such a zeal and making this a truly memorable event”.
The philanthropy partner for this event Smile foundation and the Charity Partner – Make a Wish Foundation and other companies took part to generate awareness and raise money for a charitable purpose.