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Citizens' Run 2006 - A Snapshot



In the year 2006, Citizens' Run was held on the 10th of September. The run was flagged off at Lady Willingdon College of Education on Marina beach and concluded at the War Memorial. A good number of runners took part in the event and it proved to be a grand success.
The following members were the trustees of the Citizensí Run and they formed the core committee that was in charge of organizing the event.

gainers_bullet Eric Prabhakar - Former Olympian and senior UNESCO official
gainers_bullet V.R. Devika - Culture and educational resource.
gainers_bullet S. Muthiah - Storyteller of our city
gainers_bullet Uma Narayanan - Welfare worker
gainers_bullet Ranvir Shah - Theatre person and cultural activist
gainers_bullet H.B.N. Shetty - IAS (Retd.) and long connected with education
gainers_bullet Ms. Malavika Sivakumar

The run would not have been possible but for the generous contributions from individuals and organizations committed to the cause of making a change. We would like to acknowledge the part played by the following corporate houses in supporting the event.

gainers_bullet Kasturi & Sons,
gainers_bullet India Pistons Ltd.,
gainers_bullet Brakes India Ltd.,
gainers_bullet Taj Coromandel Hotels Ltd.,
gainers_bullet Ramco Cements Ltd.,
gainers_bullet EID Parry Ltd.,
gainers_bullet Murugappa Group,
gainers_bullet Standard Chartered Bank,
gainers_bullet Indian Overseas Bank,
gainers_bullet Wheels India Ltd.,
gainers_bullet Ford India Ltd.

In addition, companies like Mahindra Ford and Foodworld, sponsored the t-shirts for children who took part in the run. Other notable contrutors were Nokia, the Round Table, AIESEC, and Young Indians (YI).

The non-government organizations that have been supported by the Citizensí Run so far are organizations that work with the handicapped, the elderly, HIV Positive persons, suicide interventionists, and civic awareness groups. Those who stood to benefit from the run include:

gainers_bullet GNANA DEEPAM CHARITABLE TRUST
gainers_bullet POSITIVE WOMENS NETWORK
gainers_bullet RASA RAMANA SUNRITYA AALAYA TRUST
gainers_bullet VASANTHAM
gainers_bullet "NETHRA" WELFARE FOUNDATION OF THE BLIND
gainers_bullet SNEHA FOUNDATION TRUST
gainers_bullet INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR CRIME PREVENTION AND VICTIM CARE
gainers_bullet SRI POORNA MAHAMERU TRUST
gainers_bullet Friends of the Beach
gainers_bullet Probus Club of Madras
gainers_bullet Sri Balagurukulam Educational Soceity
gainers_bullet ARUWE
gainers_bullet Friends of Police
gainers_bullet Corporation Schools
gainers_bullet Anjugam Education Trust Kameshwaran
gainers_bullet Anbagam
gainers_bullet Mrs.Sitalakshmi Raghavan Memorial Social and Charitable Trust
gainers_bullet Karunaiyilla Trust for Mentally Handicapped
gainers_bullet ICDS Noon Meal centre
gainers_bullet GANDHI PEACE FOUNDATION
gainers_bullet SOCIETY FOR EDUCATIONAL & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
gainers_bullet MAITHRI EDUCATIONAL & CHARITABLE TRUST
gainers_bullet SAMARPANA
gainers_bullet SEVA CHAKKARA ORPHANAGE
gainers_bullet EXNORA VOCATIONAL TRAINING CENTRE
gainers_bullet ANBU KARANGAL CHARITABLE TRUST
gainers_bullet SELVI MEMORIAL ILLAM SOCIETY
gainers_bullet YMCA College of Physical Education
gainers_bullet Social Welfare Centre for Weaker Sections
gainers_bullet Spastics Support Society
gainers_bullet International Foundation for Crime Prevention and Victim Care
gainers_bullet Foster School
gainers_bullet Udavum Ullangal Illam
gainers_bullet Ramamoorthy Education and Rehabilitation Trust
gainers_bullet Sri Arunodayam
gainers_bullet Suyam Charitable Trust/SIRAGU MONTESSORI SCHOOL
gainers_bullet The Doraiswamy Charitable and Educational Trust
gainers_bullet SAGAYAM HOME
gainers_bullet PCVC

The annual event of the Citizensí Run attracts many runners from different walks of life. Some of the distinguished runners who make up the who's who of chennai were a part of the 2006 event. They include tennis stars Ramanathan and Ramesh Krishnan, The Amritrajs, film personalities Revathi, Suhasini Mani Ratnam, danseuse Anita Ratnam, Yasmin Akbar, Anand Natarajan, J.B. Joseph, A. Rajan, R. Gnanasekaran, chess king Vishwananthan Anand, P.T. Usha, Srikkanth, Lakshmi Ratan, V. Gopalakrishnan, former olympian V. Bhaskaran and a host of other enthusiasts.

To catch a glimpse of the spirit of the 2006 event that turned out to be a roaring success check out the photo gallery.