Our environment has drastically changed and is affecting people’s health. The fast-paced lifestyle, pollution, and eating habits are impediments to good health and well being. Cycling also helps cope up with heavy traffic, pollution and adopting an eco friendly lifestyle. Cycling is one of the emerging trends that promotes health lifestyle and helps preserve environment. Vodafone Cycling Marathon is an event by Vodafone’s Karnataka Circle to give back and connect with community at large.
Vodafone went a step ahead in its commitment to give back and create positive impact on the community by donating INR 10 lac generated by registration for the event through GiveIndia.
In words of Mr. Atanu Batabyal, Business Head – Vodafone Karnataka, “We are really happy to see the enthusiastic response to the maiden edition of VODAFONE CYCLING MARATHON 2014. Our effort to encourage people to adapt eco-friendly lifestyle is truly getting its impetus. We whole-heartedly thank all the participants for their support. As a responsible corporate, we’ve championed several projects and initiatives that have helped improved lives and created a positive impact in the community. We are really happy to share the proceeds generated through registration for VODAFONE CYCLING MARATHON 2014 of INR 10 lakhs with GIVE INDIA to support the work done towards the cause of environment, child education and women welfare.”
|Mr. Atanu Batabyal, Business Head, VodafoneKarnataka|
Circle handing over a cheque of INR 10 lac to
Ms. Karpagavalli Sundaram from GiveIndia
GiveIndia will help Vodafone direct these donations in the areas of environment, women empowerment and education and will provide a details report of utilization of funds.
The donations will be used for the following causes via the NGO Tropical Research & Development Centre, Bangalore to help preserve environment
a. By sponsoring plantation of wild tropical fruit trees for 500 households. It will not only help the environment but will also provide livelihood to farmers.
b. Other part will help villagers get regular water supply through a water tank or pond rejuvenation.
c. Eco-friendly boiling water chulas will be provided to 80 households which will help improve health of a woman since she will not have to inhale the smoke of wood lit chulas and will also save help save energy and environment.
Vodafone will also support 1 month education and residential care of a child at Ananya Shikhsha Kendra.
|Cycling Enthusiasts during the event|