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Actor Aadhi flagged off Run for Inclusion

November 24,2014  

Actor Aadhi flagged off Run for Inclusion
Tamil film actor Aadhi flagged off the Run for Inclusion marathon Sunday organized by Aide et Action.

Chennai City pledges its support for the cause of Inclusion

Cool breeze, cheerful smiles and lots of enthusiasm marked Marina Beach this Sunday morning as hundreds of people from various walks of life took part in a 5Km ‘Run for Inclusion’ organized by Aide et Action – Chennai Regional Office supporting the cause of Inclusion. The run was flagged off by well known actor from Tamil film industry, Aadhi at Marina beach, Gandhi statue.

The crowd ran towards the Marina swimming pool and concluded again at Gandhi statue. Nearly 3000 people from various strata including students, working professionals, civil society organizations, home makers took part in the run. While flagging off the event, Mr Aadhi, said, “Our country is progressing steady fast. However, true progress can be measured only through inclusiveness.

Unless the marginalized communities are mainstreamed true development cannot happen”. He also added that parents and government should necessarily ensure the education of children.

On the same lines, Regional Manager- AEAI-SA, Chennai, Ms Sivagami Sivasubbu said, “Exclusion in the society can harm peace, security and development. Inclusive societies unleash the potential of all to contribute to prosperity and stability in developments of the nation”.

The run organized by Aide et Action International - South Asia (AEAI-SA), aims to promote dignity, respect and inclusion of the poor and excluded sections of our society through access to quality education and better employment opportunities.

The run was organized simultaneously in 25 cities across India in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Bihar, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, New Delhi, Meghalaya and Assam. The resources mobilized through this mega event would be used for quality education of children and enabling better employment opportunities for youths from the poor and weaker sections of the society.