Mahindra World City Marathon 2nd Edition Concludes Successfully
750+ runners raise funds for Nanhi Kali in community building run organised by Mahindra World City & Depuy Synthes Institute
August 29, 2013, Chennai: The second edition of the Mahindra World City (MWC) Marathon in aid of Nanhi Kali was held at Mahindra World City, Chennai. The primary objective of Nanhi Kali NGO, is to provide quality education to girls from economically disadvantaged families. The event was held in partnership with Depuy Synthes Institute, a Johnson & Johnson Group company which has set up its medical education and research campus within Mahindra World City dedicated to skill enhancement of healthcare professionals in the area of orthopaedics and neuroscience.
Over 750 people, including companies, residents and students within Mahindra World City and , residents of Chennai participated in this event which took place on Thursday, August 29, 2013. The run was flagged off from the Depuy Synthes Institute, 8th Avenue, Mahindra World City.
The proceeds from the marathon will be contributed to the Nanhi Kali NGO which is jointly managed by the Naandi Foundation and the KC Mahindra Education Trust. The project provides academic, material and social support that allows a girl child to access quality education, attend school with dignity and reduces the chances of her dropping out.
Speaking on the occasion, Ms Sangeeta Prasad, CEO, Integrated Cities and Industrial Clusters Business Mahindra Lifespace Developers Ltd. said, "The Mahindra Group is committed to the cause of Nanhi Kali and, Mahindra World City is privileged to be contributing to its cause through this community outreach. I wish Mahindra World City all success for future initiatives which enables its vision of creation of a vibrant destination".
The Mahindra Group pioneered the concept of Sustainable Urban communities through Mahindra World Cities. Mahindra World City, Chennai is home to the best in class corporates. The emphasisis not only on economic development and employment generation but also the creation of residential and social Infrastructure catalyzing a self-fulfilling ecosystem. This inclusive social infrastructure includes a school with 500 students, the Paranur railway station, and retail outlets that support the over 200 families already residing within. Increasing the residential footprint to support the existing business eco-system, a hospital, a Club with sports facilities , and, community building events like the Marathon, Quiz Shows, and Cricket tournaments all add to Life, Living and Livelihood of Mahindra World City.
"Events such as the MWC Marathon create a sense of camaraderie and community amongst various stakeholders in the City. In order to bind this diverse community together and build Mahindra World City as a Destination, we will also be undertaking several initiatives in the realm of Culture, Music, Performing arts, Sport, Quizzing..." said Mr. Chandru, COO, Mahindra World City Developers Ltd. "I would like to thank Mahindra World City and Depuy Synthes Institute for their efforts to raise money and create greater awareness of Nanhi Kali in a fun yet engaging manner. We currently support the education of 80,000 girls across India and we hope to increase this number with the the funds resulting from this event," said Ms Sheetal Mehta, Executive Director, K. C. Mahindra Education Trust.
"We are very happy to partner with Mahindra World City for such a noble cause and were delighted to see strong participation from within Mahindra World City, as well as from the student community in Chennai," said Mr K. Subiah, Director, Depuy Synthes Institute.
Project Nanhi Kali was initiated in 1996 by the K. C. Mahindra Education Trust (KCMET) with the aim of providing primary education to underprivileged girl children in India. Since 2005, Project Nanhi Kali has been jointly managed by the K. C. Mahindra Education Trust and the Naandi Foundation. Project Nanhi Kali is working with 21 NGO implementation partners at the grassroots level to ensure that the Nanhi Kalis receive academic, material support and social support. The K.C. Mahindra Education Trust regularly monitors the NGOs by giving technical inputs wherever required to ensure that quality education is being imparted to all the Nanhi Kalis.
About Mahindra Word City Developers Ltd.
Mahindra World City Developers Ltd (MWCDL) is a PPP between the US$ 16.2 bn Mahindra Group and TIDCO (a Govt. of Tamil Nadu undertaking). Mahindra World City is an Integrated Business City and is fulfilling its endeavour of creating a "Sustainable Urban Community". The City has distinct zones for Industrial (SEZs & DTA), Residential, Social, Retail and Commercial. 62 global companies including BMW, Infosys, Depuy Synthes Institute, Fujitec, NTN Corporation, Lear Corporation, TVS Group of companies and Ingersoll Rand, have set up their facilities within Mahindra World City. The Residential/Social Zone master planned for 6000 homes is co-located in close proximity to the Industrial Zone with varied social amenities built into the master plan comprising residential units, school, hospital, business hotel, hostel, multiplex, retail malls, recreation and leisure facilities. Mahindra World City has involved itself, with the support of NGOs, in skill up-gradation and employability training, Over 3000 village youth from the neighbouring communities have received relevant training.
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About Mahindra Lifespace Developers Ltd.
Mahindra Lifespace Developers Ltd., the real estate and infrastructure development business of the $16.2 billion Mahindra Group, is a leader in sustainable urban development, through the creation of residential and integrated large format developments across nine Indian cities - Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Jaipur, Chennai, Hyderabad and Bangalore. The Company’s residential & commercial development footprint includes over 0.8 million sqm (8.3 million sq ft) of completed projects and over1.0 million sqm (11.3 million sq ft) of ongoing and forthcoming projects.
Mahindra Lifespaces has pioneered the concept of an integrated business city through ‘Mahindra World City’ developments in Chennai and Jaipur. These developments cover 1862 hectares (4,600 acres) and house over 100 reputed global companies, providing an integrated environment for Life, Living and Livelihood. The Company’s ‘Green’ homes, pan-India presence, and the development of successful integrated cities have all contributed to Mahindra Lifespaces being recognized as a developer with a pioneering spirit. Mahindra Lifespaces is the first real estate company in India to release its triple bottom-line focused Sustainability Report that is based on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) framework and received an A+ rating indicating the highest levels of disclosure and transparency.
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The Mahindra Group focuses on enabling people to rise through solutions that power mobility, drive rural prosperity, enhance urban lifestyles and increase business efficiency.
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