Jamshedpur : XLRI Jamshedpur as part of its cultural fest, ‘Philips presents Valhalla powered by Star’ will organise Jamshedpur Run on July 26. The theme of this year’s edition is ‘Heroes’.
The mini marathon will aim to congregate the youth and sensitize them towards their individual social responsibility of bringing more smiles in the lives of strangers in whichever way – small or big – they can.
People from all walks of life, be it school and college students, faculty members, industry experts, dignitaries and citizens of the city – all of them are gearing up to be part of the excitement.
Last year there was an overwhelming response from more than 1500 people.
The run was graced by the presence of several dignitaries from the city, along with representatives of CII-Young India (CII-YI), corporate executives, XLRI faculty, and students from top B-schools – XLRI, IIMs, MDI, XIMB, and SIBM. These students from the best campuses across India also joined hands together with the denizens of Jamshedpur for the greater good of the society.
The run is a great opportunity to promote the feeling of fraternity among the residents of the city by bringing them on a common platform. The students of XLRI hope that the residents of the city extend their support to this edition of Jamshedpur Run, just as they have done in the past.
Upholding the legacy of promoting social harmony and youth empowerment, the Yi (Young Indians) Net at XLRI Jamshedpur, a movement promoted by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) conceptualised the mini marathon in 2010.
The team blends the XLRI tradition of encouraging socially responsible businesses with the Yi mission of motivating a generational change in the economic and social agenda of India. In its past editions, the Jamshedpur Run has focused on issues such as ‘Corporate Peace’, ‘Say no to Plastic’, and ‘Run for your Dreams’.