Mumbai Marathon raises Rs 9.16 crore for charity
The seventh Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon, held on January 17, has raised funds for charity to the tune of Rs 9.16 crore, nearly nine times the money generated in its inaugural edition.mumbai Updated: Mar 25, 2010 12:34 IST
The seventh Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon, held on January 17, has raised funds for charity to the tune of Rs 9.16 crore, nearly nine times the money generated in its inaugural edition.
A total of 109 NGOs were associated in the charity drive run concurrently with the main event, it was announced at a function here last night.
"This response to the charity drive has surpassed the collection of all previous editions but more money should be raised in future," said Vivek Singh of event organisers Procam International.
Akansha Foundation emerged the best pledge-amount raising NGO with a figure in excess of Rs 52 lakh.
Champion batsman Sachin Tendulkar's 12-year-old daughter Sara emerged as the highest dream maker and pledge raiser among women, raising Rs 5.88 lakh for 'Apnalaya'. She was honoured at the function with other big fund-raisers.
Among the dream champions were industrialists Anand Mahindra and author Shobhaa De.
The Corporate Challenge had 164 teams running from 102 participating firms and raised over Rs 4.60 lakh, it was announced.