Published on December 4th, 20120
Run for a greener city
Mini marathon will promote the theme of recycling waste for healthier Mumbai, on Sunday; BMC and celebs support the cause.
by The Editors | firstname.lastname@example.org
While the city continues to be deluged with trash and waste of all description, there are a few ways to spread awareness of the problem. Take this Sunday’s event, for instance. Hanjer Biotech Energies, a global waste recycling and resource recovery company, is hosting a mini marathon in association with Mithibai College’s Kshitij, to create awareness of proper disposal and recycling of waste in the city. The event is supported by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and a few celebrities like Vivek Oberoi, Tusshar Kapoor, Arshad Warsi, Amrita Rao and Ahmed Khan.
The Hanjer Green Run will start at 8 am from Jamnabai Narsee Grounds and go up to Sea Princess Hotel, before retracing its steps. Sunil Prabhu, Mumbai Mayor, will be the guest of honour for the event.
Dr Irfan Furniturewala, Promoter, Hanjer Biotech Energies, said, “This is a mini marathon to create awareness in Mumbai about the urgent need for proper disposal and recycling of municipal waste in the city to reduce the increasing risk of various life threatening diseases such as malaria and dengue. The recent death of revered film maker, Yash Chopra, who passed away after suffering from dengue, is a case in point. These diseases are caused due to non efficient measures to dispose garbage and waste products.”
He added, “This is a wake up initiative to spread message through this marathon to join us in saving the environment and improving public health by handling waste responsibly.” The first prize is Rs 10,000 cash and the runner-up prizes are cash amounts between Rs 5,000 and Rs 7,000. The categories for participation are 14-16 years, 16-25 years, 25-45 years, and 45 years and above.
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