5k walk on Sunday to raise funds for schools
5k walk on Sunday to raise funds for schools. Rotary Club of Secunderabad West (RCSW) would conduct the Uninor Rotathon (5k walk) on February 9 at 6.30am on Necklace Road.
Rotary Club of Secunderabad West (RCSW) would conduct the Uninor Rotathon (5k walk) on February 9 at 6.30am on Necklace Road. The objective of the walk is to raise funds for schools adopted by the institution.
V Jawahar, past district governor, Rotary International District, expressed happiness that the RCSW had taken up this initiative to raise funds for expanding their adopted school, Madhav Vidyalaya, Balajinagar, Yapral, along with 10 other schools in south India. He also elaborated about the ‘Total Literacy Mission’ of Rotary to eliminate illiteracy in South Asia by 2017.
S Anil Kumar, convenor, Uninor Rotathon, explained how the present structure of the school at Balajinagar could accommodate students only up to class V.
“This will lead to dropout of students as rest of the schools are far away. The RCSW has also donated sewing machines for conducting tailoring classes for empowering slum women. But this is not being utilised fully due to space constraints. This run will help starting a vocational training centre for slum women,” he said.
Dinaz Vervatwala, leading fitness expert and Guinness record holder, elaborated about getting out of the sedentary lifestyle and making walking a part of one's routine. She appreciated the role of RCSW in conducting Uninor Rotathon and was sure this would help in improving literacy, prevent girl child dropout and financially empower women.
VVS Laxman, brand ambassador, Rotary Club, in a video message, mentioned, "A small effort from each one of us can transform the lives of this young children. This transformation would lead to India becoming 100% literate country in the near future.”