Swachhability Run 2016

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Conceived in the mind of Major DP Singh and evolved with the support of Mr. Rajnish Kapur from JK Cement, Swachhability Run had a glorious start in its first edition in 2016. People of all age groups and from all walks of life put in their heart and soul and made it a grand success. Their hardwork bore fruit and the brainchild of Major DP Singh very remarkably and vibrantly spread the awareness about equality of and love for all creations of God, along with promoting the Government’s initiative for cleaner India.

2CAUSES

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Inclusion of divyangs as equals

The differently abled have been achieving feats and scaling new heights of success, proving to the world that they are in no way less able. Their optimism and willpower deserves to be acknowledged and appreciated. SwachhAbility Run salutes such bravehearts and aspires to spread the message of inclusion of divyangs as equals among the society.

Swachhta

With a view to build a clean and beautiful environment for our future generations, the Government took an initiative of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Deriving its inspiration from the same, SwachhAbility Run aims at creating awareness among the people and motivating them to keep surroundings and the city clean and pollution free.

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accomplishments

schools

70 Schools

got involved

400 Divyangs

became an inspiration

Divyangs

Runners

10,500 Participants

ran across the 7 cities

Pledge

1050 Pledges

taken to bring the change

7Cities

Covering a long distance of 274 km through the run and reaching 2,57,524 facebook users, SwachhAbility Run urged the people to push their limits and to explore their abilities. It engaged the people of 7 cities in a noble cause while they rediscovered their own hidden potential. The run was a celebration of the abilities of the differently abled and a live model of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. So 27th November, 2016 to 3rd December, 2016 were 7 days dedicated to 7 runs in 7 cities letting the voice of the 2 causes be heard across the region.

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The morning of 27th November 2016 witnessed a zeal and exuberance in the air like never before. Prepping up for the big event, the city breathed in the essence of patriotism. Hundreds of school children, runners, divyangs and people from almost all walks of life participated in the run for a cause. After a quick warm up session, the flag off for the run was done by Brig K S Chandpuri and Lt Gen K J Singh at Chandigarh Club Limited. 140 divyangs became a part of this event, exhibiting their will power to achieve great things in life. The power packed run culminated in a swachhta drive with the participants thoroughly cleaning a designated area , thereby spreading the message of swachh and beautiful environment.

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Date

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27th Nov, 2016
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Venue
Chandigarh Club
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Participants
1722
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Divyangs
140

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chief guest

  • Brig KS Chandpuri, MVC, VSM
  • Lt Gen KJ Singh, PVSM, AVSM
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Participating Schools

  • New Public School
  • Learning Pathways School
  • Chitkara School
  • Vivek High School
  • Paragon School Sector 26
  • Sorem Mental Health School
  • DAV Sr Sec School Sector 8
  • DAV Model School Sector 15
  • St. Stephen’s School
  • Maharaja Agrasen University
  • GRIID
  • Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centre
  • Century Public School
  • Sri Aurobindo School

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After an overwhelming response from The City Beautiful, the next stop was Ambala. The run started at DAV Public School, Police Line and the Chief Guests of the event were NK Tul Bahadur and Sh Suchha Singh along with two veer naris Smt. Kuldeep Kaur and Smt. Kirpal Kaur. With the feelings of patriotism aroused in them, the participants devoted their time in the Swachhta drive.

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Date

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28th Nov, 2016
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Venue
DAV Police Line
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Participants
1117
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Divyangs
3
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chief guest

  • Veer Nari Smt Kuldeep Kaur
  • Nk Tul Bahadur, SC
  • Veer Nari Smt Kirpal Kaur
  • Sh Suchha Singh
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Participating Schools

  • DAV Police Line
  • Army Public School
  • NCC School
  • DAV riverside School
  • SD Vidya School
  • Angel Public School
  • Sainik Public School
  • Arya Public School
  • Tulsi Public School

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Bubbling with energy, Kurukshetra welcomed the SwachhAbility Run with open arms on 29th November, 2016. The chief guests of the event were the veer naris Smt Prerna and Smt Adarsh Bali and the flag off took place at Gurukul School. With 7 divyangs running along with the other participants, and then participating in the drive for cleaning a designated area, the message reached the citizens to look beyond their personal life and contribute in nation building.

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Date

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29th Nov, 2016
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Venue
Gurukul Kurukshetra
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Participants
1786
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Divyangs
7
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chief guest

  • Veer Nari Smt Prema
  • Smt Adarsh Bali
schools

Participating Schools

  • Gurukul Kurukshetra
  • Seth Tek Chand Memorial School
  • Gita Nikaten
  • Vathalya Vatika School
  • Green Field Public School
  • Millennium Public School
  • Som Convent Gurukul School
  • Nivedita Public School

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Moving ahead, spreading the message among the masses, the next destination of SwachhAbility Run was Karnal. On 30th November, Karnal witnessed 41 divyangs running with the other participants in the run which started from The Millennium School. The chief guests of the event were Veer Nari Smt Om Pati and Veer Nari Smt Suman Lata. Pledging for a better society, the people of Karnal used every muscle to disseminate the same message among others as well.

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Date

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30th Nov, 2016
venue

Venue
Millennium School
participants

Participants
1098
Divyangs

Divyangs
41
chief

chief guest

  • Veer Nari Smt Om Pati
  • Veer Nari Smt Suman Lata
schools

Participating Schools

  • Millennium School
  • Sainik School
  • Fire Institute
  • KLG School
  • DAV Police Line School
  • DAV Public School
  • Som Gurukul School
  • Karan Stadium

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Gaining momentum at each city, SwachhAbility Run was in Panipat on 1st December 2016. The chief guest of the event in Panipat was Major Kulwant Singh. 15 divyangs became a part of the run which started from The Millennium School. Completely drenched in the love for the nation, Panipat radiated the message of Swachhta and inclusion of divyangs, loud and clear, in the society.

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Date

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1st Dec, 2016
venue

Venue
Millennium School
participants

Participants
1488
Divyangs

Divyangs
15
chief

chief guest

  • Maj Kulwant Singh
schools

Participating Schools

  • Millennium School
  • DAV Police Line School
  • Bal Vikas School
  • Bal Vikas Progressive
  • Prayaag International School
  • DPS Panipat
  • Dyal Singh Public School
  • Mera School
  • IBL School

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Panipat passed on the baton of SwachhAbility Run to Sonipat, on 2nd December, 2016. Veer Nari Smt Beeta was the chief guest of the event which started at Motilal Nehru School of Sports. Sonipat shouldered the responsibility well by putting in its best efforts and further added to the intensity of the message, so that it reaches far and wide.

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Date

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2nd Dec, 2016
venue

Venue
MNSS Rai School
participants

Participants
1741
Divyangs

Divyangs
1
chief

chief guest

  • Veer Nari Smt Beeta
schools

Participating Schools

  • MNSS Rai School
  • Gyandeep School
  • Golden Era School
  • Bright Scholar Senior Sec School
  • Dev Rishi School
  • Swami Chetna School
  • Ruchi Rehabilitation School

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The big event had its climax in Noida on 3rd December, 2016. Smt Meena Nayyar and Lt Gen Mukesh Sabharwal were the chief guests of the run which started at Pathways School. Overwhelmed by the huge response in all the cities and the feeling of accomplishment of spreading the word about two noble causes among the people of rural India was beyond comparison. The feeling of pride outpowered that of fatigue. The National Anthem at the end of the run recharged the participants with the enthusiasm to be ready for the 2nd edition.

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Date

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3rd Dec, 2016
venue

Venue
Pathways School
participants

Participants
1946
Divyangs

Divyangs
4
chief

chief guest

  • Smt Meena Nayyar
  • Lt Gen Mukesh Sabharwal AVSM**, VSM
schools

Participating Schools

  • Amity International School
  • Amity Global School
  • Assisi Convent School
  • Divine Public School
  • Vishwabharti School Noida
  • Agarwal Public School Noida
  • Maharaja Agrasen School
  • Gautam Budh Balak School
  • Ramish Int School
  • SS Public School
  • Bhawani Shankar Inter School
  • Noida Education Academy
  • Nav Jeevan Public School

Conclusion

To celebrate the remarkable accomplishment and to recognize the good work done for the upliftment of the society, the members of JK Cement, Indian Army and several real life heroes gathered in the conclusion ceremony of Swachhability Run at Army Hospital Research and Referral, New Delhi on 4th December 2016. The Chief Guests of the ceremony were Shri G Mohan Kumar, the Defence Secretary Govt. of India, Lt Gen Rakesh Sharma, UYSM, AVSM, VSM, Adjutant General Indian Army, Lt Gen S D Duhan VSM, Commandant Army Hospital, New Delhi & Mr. Raghavpat Singhania, Special Executive, JK Cement Ltd.

SwachhAbility Awards were given away to acknowledge the efforts of persons with disability and to encourage others with their inspiring stories. It was a way to highlight their efforts in favour of the upliftment of the society. The SwachhAbility Awardees were Dr. Satendra Singh, Ms Abha Khetrapal, Mr Harsh Kumar and Ms Madhavi Latha.

Weaving 7 cities in the thread of SwachhAbility and strengthening it with the solemnity of the two noble causes, SwachhAbility Run had a glorious first edition. It left such an impact, reverberations of which will be felt in its editions to come.

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