Bangaloreans lace up for TCS World 10K to empower public education

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Bengaluru  : Bal Utsav, the leading Karnataka based NGO focused on revitalizing government schools has announced its partnership with TCS for the 15th edition of TCS World 10K Bengaluru, set to take place on May 21, 2023. The collaboration will provide participants (individual runners & corporates) an opportunity to support the education of underprivileged children in Karnataka by registering for the event through Bal Utsav’s website. This is the 11th consecutive year of the partnership, with Bal Utsav having raised Rs. 1,19,36,901.00 so far to support public education in the state.

Participants can also create their own Individual Fundraising Program to encourage friends and family members to contribute to the cause. As part of their CSR initiatives, organizations can also raise funds for the cause through the Corporates Care Program. Bal Utsav will use the contribution from the participants towards focused & sustainable interventions to revitalize Government Schools in Karnataka. The interventions include four key areas – School Infrastructure (Including Smart Infrastructure such as internet connectivity, Smart TVs and Ed-tech content), WASH (Water, Sanitation, & Hygiene), Teacher development (Upskilling), and Scholarships for students.

All those who support the cause will receive recognition and support from the NGO in the form of reservation of space, customized T-shirts, medals, goodies, and assistance in filling their application as well as the bib collection process. Over the last decade, more than 10,000 runners have supported Bal Utsav and have rallied behind their campaign, #EducationMakesAllTheDifference.

Ramesh Balasundaram, Co-founder and Director of Bal Utsav, said “Education is the bridge that connects individuals to their dreams and aspirations. Every school needs to be provided with the best resources as they play a vital role in shaping the country’s future and every child deserves access to quality education, regardless of their socio-economic background. By registering for the event through the Bal Utsav website, participants at TCS 10K can do their bit to support the worthy cause of uplifting public education in the state. Let us come together, step by step, mile by mile, to empower the underprivileged with quality education and pave the way for a brighter tomorrow.”

B R Anand, Director & CEO of Ecoprosus India Pvt Ltd, who has been running for Bal Utsav since 2015 said, “Running at the TCS World 10k marathon is not just about staying fit, it’s also about being a part of changing the education landscape of Indian public schools as I run for one of the leading NGOs-Bal Utsav. It gives me immense satisfaction to combine my passion for running with my desire to make a positive impact in the society. Every step I take in the 10K marathon is dedicated to transforming the lives of children with the promise of a better tomorrow and ensuring that every child has access to education, better infrastructure and a clean drinking water I am honored to be associated with Bal Utsav and contribute to their mission in my own small way.”