Rotary Club of Secunderabad West

28 Feb 2016

PNB Metlife Rotathon 2016 - 

3000+ People Walk & Rock 

@ Necklace Road Hyderabad for Total Literacy Mission

& Thousands join in several locations across telangana and Andhra pradesh

Refer to below links (Await more details shortly):-

Rotathon 2015

(click on the below banner for more details / registration)

Rotathon 2014

Date: 09 Feb 2014 @ Necklace Road

Event Ambassadors : VVS Laxman & Dinaz

View the Rotathon Promotion video by VVS Laxman and Dinaz

To view Rotathon Online Photo Album -> Click Here

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TV9 Coverage v=X4SoJOfXIho





About the Event

Rotary (Established in 1905) has completed 108 years. Rotary 108 Walk - Uninor Rotathon was conducted as a part of " TOTAL LITERACY MISSION " to eradicate illiteracy from South Asia by 2017 by Rotary International (visit to know about the mission)

The Major beneficiary of this fund raiser walk is Madhav Vidhyalaya, our adopted school at Balaji Nagar, Yapral (near Hyderabad). The other beneficiaries are few ZPH Schools in Ranga Reddy Dist and Isha Vidhya Schools which provide quality education to rural children across South India.

When: 09 Feb 2014 - Sunday (7:00AM to 9:30AM)

Where: Necklace Road, Hyderabad
Distance: 5KM Walk for Adults & 3KM for Children & Sr.Citizens

Around 700 Participants Walked for Total Literacy Mission.

Report on the Event

There was a festive air at Necklace Road in the early hours of 9 th February, 2014. The worker bees of Rotary Club of Secunderabad West and the youngsters of Shooting Starz (our event Manager) were busy setting up the place to host the first UNINOR ROTATHON.

Soon after sunrise, people started pouring in. Some had registered on line, others had registered with the Rotarians or volunteers & ambassadors while several others came for spot registration.Soon the whole ground was looking like a sea of white with all of them sporting the T-Shirt of UNINOR ROTATHON.

President, Rtn.Naina Desai, welcomed the crowd with a loud “Good Morning Hyderabad” and explained the purpose of the 5Km walk. It was a fund raiser to expand our adopted school Madhav Vidyalaya,Balajinagar, Yapral which caters to the less privileged children and for ten other schools in Southern India. The children of Madhav Vidyalaya showcased their talents by putting up a great performance including Swagatham Dance.

The walkers ranged in age from 2yrs (in a pram pushed by the parents) to 75 years.

After honouring the various Guests of Honour, the event was flagged off by the fitness expert Dinaz Vervatwala,businessman and philanthropist Pramod Agarwal, Sudarshan Acharya of Lead India20-20, Satish of Uninor & DGN Gopinath Reddy Vedire.

The walkers were led by Chandrasekhar, a physically challenged person in his tricycle who supported the cause & Royal Bullets on their motor bikes. Refreshments were provided after the walk.TV5, TV9 & HMTV channels covered the event. A flash mob presented their number and people had the opportunity for a photo-op at backdrops specially provided for the purpose.

It was indeed a very exhilarating experience to be part of this event. It has created awareness about the need for educating underprivileged children and empowering women and giving an equal opportunity to the girl child. It was a indeed a small but a great step on the long journey of“Total Literacy Mission” – the vision of Rotary to eliminate illiteracy in South Asia by 2017.

People went back with a happy feeling that by sacrificing a couple of hours of sleep in the early Sunday morning they have helped underprivileged children to get a proper education. A laudable effort indeed.