Tuesday, July 3, 2018

‘See from the Heart’, a blindfold run organised in Mumbai to support the upcoming SPIRIT OF PINKATHON Run from Pondicherry to Chennai


20-year-old V. Divya from Chennai will be India’s first visually impaired girl to run The Spirit of Pinkathon Run from 
Pondicherry to Chennai alongwith Pinkathon mentor Milind Soman to spread the message of health and fitness for all women

 Over 100 participate in the See from the Heart, a blindfold run organised at NCPA and several other locations in Mumbai besides seven other cities across India on the same day i.e. Sunday, 1st July 2018 to encourage and motivate 20-year-old V. Divya from Chennai who will be India’s first visually impaired girl to run The Spirit of Pinkathon Run from Pondicherry to Chennai alongwith Pinkathon mentor Milind Soman to spread the message of health and fitness for all women.

Over 300 participants across Pune, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Guwahati, Kolkata and Chennai took part in the See from the Heart run where participants ran/walked 3 kms in pairs, out of which one of the partners was blindfolded for one loop and the other partner for the next loop.

Commenting on the innovative See from the heart Run, Model and Founder of Pinkathon Milind Soman said,“United Sisters Foundation has organised the first-of-its-kind ‘See from the heart run’ across India which is a unique experience of solidarity and inclusion. We wanted to do something special for V. Divya who is the first visually impaired girl in India to run such a long distance. Spirit of Pinkathon run is a city to city run taken up by Pinkathon ambassadors to spread the message ‘If I can, anyone can.’ Through See from the heart initiative, we wanted to spread awareness and also sensitise normal people about the challenges faced by differently abled people and how they overcome the same with their spirit and zeal for life. We have many visually impaired girls participating in Pinkathon across cities and some of them are podium finishers. This blind fold run has provided an opportunity for people to show their support and will motivate Divya to accomplish the mean task.”