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Jaipur foot beneficiaries from Ratna Nidhi Trust take part in the Tata Mumbai Marathon

Jaipur foot beneficiaries from Ratna Nidhi Trust take part in the  Tata Mumbai Marathon
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Google.org grantee Ratna Nidhi Trust participates in Tata Mumbai Marathon to raise awareness for “Make Mumbai Disability Free” program​​ 

Google.org grantee Ratna Nidhi Trust participates in Tata Mumbai Marathon to raise awareness for “Make Mumbai Disability Free” program​​

Ratna Nidhi Trust fielded a contingent of 85 people today, out of which 77 ran the dream run to spread a strong message of ability over disability.

These included 4​ ​Jaipur Foot beneficiaries and 26 participants from the Rotary club of Bombay Worli and other well-wishers and volunteers. 1 participant each ran the 10km and 42 km stretch, while 6 ran the half marathon.
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Ratna Nidhi's participation in the Tata Mumbai Marathon, was an extension of its “Make Mumbai Disability Free” program;which was initiated on August 14, 2017 by Vishwanath Mahadeshwar, Mayor of Mumbai.

As a symbolic gesture, all 77 participants will be wearing a cap with the ‘I love Jaipur Foot’ caption on it.

Two tall men on stilts, also walked along the dream run track with the banner​ ​​​"Make Mumbai Disability Free”.

“Persons with disabilities need to feel that they are an integral part of our society, which will only happen when we recognise their ability, despite their disability. Our volunteers and beneficiaries will be walking together, raising awareness about disability inclusion and their rights as equal participants in society,” said Rajiv Mehta, Trustee, Ratna Nidhi Charitable Trust.

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