Around 30 visually impaired girls including women of different age groups will run in the fourth edition of Bajaj Electricals Pinkathon Guwahati 2018.
This marathon will be held in Guwahati on September 30 this year to promote fitness and health among women.
The event aims to create awareness about breast cancer among women.It is categorized in four group including 3 km, 5 km, 10 km and 21 km.
The visually impaired girls will be trained by experts.
Announcing the launch of the event with the motto ‘Health for every woman’ during a press conference in Guwahati on Monday, Pinkathon founder Milind Soman said, “Pinkathon is India’s biggest women’s run. Usually women ignore their health condition. The objective of event is to make the women aware about their health.”
“We are committed to encourage progress of women and move forward in life. Pinkathon is to boost confidence of women and strengthen the belief that women can do wonders,” Soman said.
Expressing delight on the launch of the fourth edition of the event, Soman said, “It is not only a marathon but also a movement that is being carried forward by a growing community of empowered women across India.”
Emphasizing the need to empower women, Soman said, “Empowerment is not a gift of society. It is a gift you give yourself.”
Soman informed that the Pinkathon Forever Community is spread across 100 cities across 10 countries.
102-year-old athlete Mann Kaur and Dolly Rajbongshi, who is a visually impaired runner from Guwahati, were felicitated during the press conference.
Kaur and Dolly will also take part in the marathon on September 30.