Cause, they care: More NGOs join Sunday run
The Tata Mumbai Marathon (TMM) 2020 will see its 14,000 participants supporting more social causes, as the number of NGOs has gone up to 291, from 272 last year. According to the organisers, while there are 12 main causes, the same as last year, the list of sub-groups under them has become longer, although the exact number is not yet known. A total of 55,000 people have registered for the run.
For the second time in the run, a non-government organisation called Rubaroo will field participants for their campaign against child sexual abuse. Other charities include children’s education, improving health care, opportunities for livelihood and safeguarding the environment, among others.
“The philanthropy platform of the Tata Mumbai marathon is cause-agnostic and provides equal opportunity to all non-profits to raise funds. Causes like education, health, and child welfare have a greater recall with people, because of the very nature of the subject, but it is only this platform that helps provide a level playing field for NGOs promoting lesser-known and less-visible causes such as preservation of art and culture, tribal welfare,” said Jayanti Shukla, CEO, United Way Mumbai, philanthropy partner for the event.
“We are supporting education and rehabilitation of people with intellectual disabilities. In a space like marathon, the sportsmanship spirit makes people more accepting,” said Archana Chandra, CEO, Jai Vakeel Foundation and Research Centre.
Karnataka Police nabbed the two assailants who stabbed Vastu expert Chandrashekhar Angadi popularly known as Chandrashekhar Guruji to death at a hotel in Hubballi on Tuesday. The two accused were detained by police in Ramdurg while they were trying to escape. According to Police, Chandrashekhar Guruji was staying at the hotel in Hubballi for the last four days. He was rushed to the KIMS Hospital where he was declared dead.
Delhi is likely to see cloudy sky with light rain on Wednesday, with light to moderate thundershowers expected towards evening, the India Meteorological Department said in its forecast. The minimum temperature on Wednesday is likely to be around 28 degrees Celsius, while the maximum temperature is predicted to reach 37 degrees Celsius. The maximum temperature on Tuesday was 37.9 degrees Celsius and the minimum temperature stayed at 29 degrees Celsius.
Polling across 44 districts for the first phase of elections to urban bodies in Madhya Pradesh begins today. A total of 1.04 crore voters are expected to exercise their franchise in the first phase of polling, an official informed news agency PTI. Voting will go on till 5pm, he added. Votes will be cast for municipal corporations including Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Khandwa, Burhanpur, Chhindwara, Ujjain, Sagar, Singrauli and Satna.
Even though Mohali district rose by two spots from last year's ranking in the PSEB Class 10 exams, its pass percentage dropped from 99.91% to 99%. Last year, Mohali was placed 17th among the 23 districts. This year, it improved its standing to 15th, with Gurdaspur district bagging the top spot. As many as 9,401 students from 109 Mohali schools appeared in the exams and 9,307 passed.
A 32-year-old doctor allegedly ended his life by injecting himself with a paralytic drug used in anaesthesia at his rented accommodation in Phase 2 on Monday night. The doctor, who hailed from Rupnagar, was living alone in the rented house for the last three months and worked at a private hospital in Sector 34, Chandigarh. The autopsy will be conducted at the Phase-6 civil hospital on Wednesday.