Noida, December 3: A ‘Swachh-Ability Run 2016’ in seven cities for seven days concluded with the last 10 Km run at Pathways School, Noida, on Saturday to commemorate the ‘International Day of Persons with Disabilities ’. Major D P Singh, the Indian Blade Marathon Runner a Kargil war veteran came up with this unique concept and the concept was supported by the Indian Army.
Two important social causes, i.e, to showcase the abilities of persons with disability and bring inclusion and conduct a ‘Swachh Drive’ led by ‘Divyangs’ to convey a strong message to public to create awareness and social responsibility towards cleanliness were highlighted at the run.
‘Veer Naris’ (i.e, War Widows), were invited as guest of honour to flag off the run in each city and Meena Nayyar, Mother of Kargil War hero Captain Anuj Nayyar, MVC was the guest of Honour at the event held at Pathways School, Noida.
The run aimed to give confidence to differently-abled people and was held in cities of Chandigarh, Ambala, Kurukshetra, Karnal, Panipat, Sonipat, and National Capital Region (NCR) along the historic Grand Trunk road.
Towards this goal people with disabilities challenged their physical capacities through a run and further led the Swachh drive. A total of 10,000 Divyangs, veterans and school children have participated in this mission. In Noida, 2200 had joined to undertake this challenge.
To celebrate the conclusion of SwachhAbility Run, a grand finale function is being conducted at Ayur Vigyan Auditorium, RR Hospital, and Delhi on 04 Dec.