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Personal Indian Army
raised of 5,00,000 goal
days to go
As we close our Diwali and New year celebrations with our families and loved ones, let us light the lamp of hope in the lives of the families of our martyred soldiers.
It was a hot, humid and very very crowded Mumbai half marathon on Sunday 15 Jan. The sheer crowds and course management meant you had to really run when you were allowed to rather than the way you wanted to! This meant that the time challenge of 2:11 was out of the window by over 12 minutes! I came in at 2.23.
Well, I am not disappointed. As promised,Rs 10,000 for every minute over 2:11 translates into 120,000 for Little Jigyasa's education fund. I have already transferred the amount into the fund. For those of you who had put in a wager fro me to come within 2:11- Thank you for all the encouragement.
At this moment, with the huge support from each of you our fund raise is at about Rs 6.75 lacs - comfortably over our Rs 5.00 lacs target. There are a few commitments pending and I am hoping that will take us over the magic Rs 7.00 Lacs figure.
I also had a chance to speak to Sneha Tai- martyred Sepoy KV Janardhan's wife. She has been invited to a honour ceremony on Republic day by the Army. So my visit to Wani Tehsil, District Yavatmal to hand over Jignyasa's education fund will happen only in the 2nd week of February. Rest assured, I will send you all a final update once that is done.
Once again, a BIG thank you from the bottom of my heart. While we all cannot defend our borders, there is no reason we cannot show love and respect for the soldiers who do. Each of you who has supported this campaign has demonstrated that we all have it in us to rise beyond our personal lives and make a contribution to a larger cause when it matters the most.
Today we hit our fund raise target. We are at over 500K. A BIG thank you from the bottom of my heart and I am sure Sepoy KV Janardhan's wife and child feel the same. A big benefactor has been my nephew of 10 years who has emptied his piggy bank with a substantial 60K. The half marathon is this Sunday; I am charged up for the challenge that should see some more contributions come int. The campaign remains open till the 25th. The more we can put together for Little Jigyasa; we will help secure her education through her life.