Published : Friday, 04 December, 2015 03:50 PM
Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship (XIME), Bangalore organized a walkathon on 22nd of November, 2015. It saw an enthusiastic group of over 300 people walking through Electronic City at 8 in the morning to support the cause of the mentally challenged. Xseed, the social service initiative of XIME took the lead in executing this event. Xseed plans to support the mentally challenged for the next few years. The walkathon was flagged off by Prof J Philip, President XIME and Former Director IIM B.
The money that XSEED collected through sponsors and ticket selling was given to Swanthana, an NGO taking care of mentally challenged girls. Mr. Jacob Chako, the chief developer and volunteer of Swanthana, accepted the Rs.1.5 lakh cheque.
Enthusiasts from nearby companies turned up to walk for the cause. Narendra Lath from TCS said “I liked the atmosphere. The young and energetic crowd ensured we kept going.” The walkathon winners- Prashant Singh Wadai and ShalithaHegde were presented with the prize money of Rs. 5000 each.
The chief guest for the event wasMr. SebiChako, CHRO from Strides Shasun Ltd. XIME alumni association president Ms. Padma Srinivas inspired the gathering to take up running and walking as a healthy hobby. The event was sponsored by Himayala Herbals and Flextronics Technology.
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