Our hard work seems to be paying off. Ever since we started training the tribal kids with our Sports Gurukul project, we have managed to win several marathons. Some more added to our kitty in the last few months.
The Green Run Marathon was held in Vasai with two categories 10km and 21km. There were about 500 participants. Our kids had a podium finish in both the races and won a cash prize of Rs.25000/-
The next one Little Heart Marathon held at Mahalaxmi Race Course was piece of cake as it was only 5km. This marathon was an initiative by Wadia hospital and various associate sponsors to create awareness towards increasing heart conditions among young children. Our kids finished at top with prize earning of sports bike and sketchers shoes.
The kids visit to the race course was special one. For someone who has been living in a remote village this was something of a spectacle. This is great experience and exposure for the tribal kids who otherwise would have been forced into doing mediocre odd jobs during vacation time to help support family income or simply waste their time around the village doing nothing.
Tunga Trekkers takes great pride in these achievements. We have been training these kids, providing them nutrition and paying for their traveling expenses to these events. The progress so far has been extremely promising and satisfying.