The Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) World 10K 2016, Bengaluru’s premier 10K run saw its 9th edition bring together people from all walks of life contributing to social causes by running for over a 102 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs/ NGOs). This generous outpouring of support saw over INR 6.05 crores raised for multiple causes through the efforts of the Philanthropy Partner India Cares Foundation along with the participating CSOs/ NGOs, continuing the trend of being the single largest charity raising platform in South India.
An overwhelming number of CSOs/ NGOs, corporate houses and individual groups participated in the run, supporting causes like Disability, Community and Civic Development, Elderly, Education, Environment and Wildlife, Health, Arts and Culture, and Girl Child and Women.
Since its inception in 2008, the TCS World 10K has raised over INR 26 crore, making it one of South India’s premier charity drives.
“This year the Civil Society Organizations (CSOs/ NGOs) have shown increased enthusiasm for the opportunities of this wonderful event to communicate their work and raise resources. We at India Cares have also increased our support. All organisations staff, board members, volunteers and runners were guided on how to achieve more; met more companies, and helped identify Champions. The TCS World 10k promotes philanthropy in a huge way; more individuals are donating larger amounts with confidence that their money is going to make an impact on the lives of people, on the welfare of animals and on our environment.” Murray Culshaw, Chairperson, India Cares Foundation.
‘Face of the event’ Puneet Rajkumar, who has been a loyal supporter of the run over the years, said, “As a proud Bengalurean, I continue to be amazed, with every edition of the run, by the compassionate side of the city. The vibrant running community of Bengaluru always step up to contribute to causes associated with the run or participating as runners and volunteers. With the amount raised for charity touching a record figure, I am privileged to be part of the TCS World 10K, 2016.”
The 2016 edition saw over 102 civil society organisations take part in the fundraising efforts, bringing together a city that is passionate about running and bettering society for future generations.
In the concluding remarks, Dilip Jayaram, CEO, Procam International, Procam International, said, “The TCS World 10K is a unique platform to raise awareness and funds, which has grown over 10 fold since its inception in 2008. The efforts put in by the philanthropy partner India Cares in being able to channelize CSO’s, Runners, Corporates and the city of Bengaluru to garner a 34% increase over last year is commendable. Every record set so far has been bettered across Corporates, Care Champions, number of individuals raising funds and it’s heartening to see the enthusiasm and vigour from the youth to be catalysts in this change. The city and citizens of Bengaluru helped in delivering an enviro friendly event and under the direction of N.S. Ramakant the TCS World 10k 2016 had various NGO’s and organizations ensuring a 100% waste managed event. Special thanks to the efforts put in by Hasirudala, Swabhimaan, Saahas and India Cares for helping the event achieve this distinction.”
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