Ummid Assistant launches free MBA application form

IGNOU launches value education programme for teachers

Welcome Guest! You are here: Home » Regional

Celebs cheer wheelchair, senior citizens' marathon

Sunday January 15, 2012 09:52:54 AM, IANS

Related Articles

Ninth edition of Mumbai marathon kicks off

Over 39,000 people early Sunday kicked off the ninth edition of Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2012 from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) in south Mumbai. Star participants like model-actor Milind Soman who runs the full marathon   »

Mumbai: Bollywood actors like Ranbir Kapoor and Shabana Azmi cheered to support the physically challenged participants and senior citizens as the Wheelchair Event and the Senior Citizens' Run was flagged off here Sunday during the ninth edition of Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2012.

As many as 1,800 people participated in the Senior Citizens' Run and 200 in the Wheelchair Event which started from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) in south Mumbai and will culminate after covering a distance of 4.3 km near Metro Cinema.

Twenty five differently-abled students of the School for the Education of the Crippled (SEC) caught attention of many as they participated in the Wheelchair Event despite various physical disabilities including cerebral palsy and congenital defects.

Aged between 12 and 15 years, the students were accompanied by alumni and staff members to raise awareness about the treatment of the physically challenged in the city.

Actors Anil Kapoor and Gulshan Grover were all cheers for the participants of the Senior Citizens' Run. Tina Ambani, who promotes the cause of better lifestyle for senior citizens through her magazine Harmony, also cheered for the elderly.




Bookmark and Share

Home | Top of the Page


Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of

Comments powered by DISQUS






Top Stories

Centre approves action against sites with objectionable content

The Central government Friday gave the green signal to proceed against all the accused persons heading 21 social networking sites, including Facebook and Google, that were  »

Draw line between objectionable and controversial, say websites

Netizens tweet foul as India targets 'objectionable' content


  Most Read

Air India pilots call off stir

Pilots of the cash-strapped national carrier Air India late Saturday called off their stir after being assured by the airline management that all their dues will be paid by March-end  »

Air India pilots 'sick', flights hit

Congress flip-flop on quota, now backs Khurshid's promise

A day after seeking to distance itself from Law Minister Salman Khurshid's promise to provide nine percent reservation to backward Muslims in Uttar Pradesh if the party comes to power, the Congress Saturday  »

Congress distances itself from Khurshid's quota promise


  News Pick

India to get first robotic training centre for doctors

Promising a new dimension to the future of robotic surgery in the country, India will soon be getting its first training centre for the technique, a robotic surgery firm said here Saturday. "India has immense scope for robotic surgery. What  »

Bihar withholds pay of 300 teachers for fake admissions

The Bihar government has decided to withhold the salary of 300 teachers in Patna district suspected to be involved in a fake admissions racket, officials said Saturday.  »

Nitish orders inquiry into fake school admission

Black ink thrown at Baba Ramdev's face

A man threw black ink at yoga guru Baba Ramdev while he was addressing journalists here  »

Black ink thrown at Ramdev after Batla House comment


Picture of the Day

Vice President Mohd. Hamid Ansari releasing the book entitled “Justice to Urdu” authored by Justice Markandey Katju, in New Delhi on January 14, 2012. Union Minister for Law and Justice and Minority Affairs Salman Khurshid is also seen.



RSS  |  Contact us


| Quick links



Subscribe to

Ummid Assistant



Science & Technology



About us




Government Schemes










Contact us




    Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.

© 2010 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.