On 19th November 2017, I will be running my 5th Airtel Delhi Half Marathon; however, this one will be a special one, as I will be running for a very selfish reason. I am running to raise funds for http://www.udayancare.org/.
My selfish reason: Who do I want my neighbour to be? I would always prefer to live amongst educated and self-reliant citizens who can make 'right' choices not only for themselves but for the society.
Why Udayan Care: Recently, I took a 1 year sabbatical (from my current organization Genpact) to work as a Genpact Social Impact Fellow. I have worked with Udayan Care's Team directly, and during my stint I was exposed to the passion and commitment of each and every, employee or volunteer working tirelessly to achieve a common goal i.e. to empower youth.
I invite you to be selfish: Don't order-in / go out this weekend; instead, invest that money in enabling responsible neighbour(s) with whom you and or kids will be living with in near future.
Brief about Udayan Care: Since 1996, Udayan Care has been working to empower vulnerable children, women and youth, in 14 cities across 9 states of India. It has spread its work for disadvantaged groups during the last 20+ years by establishing more family homes, helping girls' education, providing vocational training etc. To date, Udayan Care has nurtured over 15,000 young minds.
Udayan Care exists to transform the lives of children and youth from underserved sections of society, through meaningful interventions for development at every step of their journey