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ADHM rakes in record funds for charity

AGE CORRESPONDENT
Published : Feb 20, 2016, 10:12 pm IST
Updated : Feb 20, 2016, 10:12 pm IST

Raising the philanthropy bar, the eighth edition of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon raised a record total of Rs 7.26 crores, an increase of almost 100 per cent from last year and the highest ever raise

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (centre) unveils the fundraising docket in New Delhi on Friday.
 Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (centre) unveils the fundraising docket in New Delhi on Friday.

Raising the philanthropy bar, the eighth edition of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon raised a record total of Rs 7.26 crores, an increase of almost 100 per cent from last year and the highest ever raised at the ADHM.

Seventy companies, 110 corporate teams and 7,008 individuals supporting over 100 NGOs, came forward to help raise the funds.

Every year a docket is released which has all the facts of funds raised through the event, including featuring fundraising NGOs, individuals and companies.

Speaking at its unveiling, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, said, “It was a privilege to be part of the Airtel delhi half marathon and it was heartening to see the spirit of the youth on that day.

“I am very happy that the event has raised record amount of money for charity. Coming from the NGO sector myself, I know how difficult it is to raise funds. It’s great to see ADHM is providing a good and transparent platform for NGOs raise funds. I would like to congratulate the NGOs for their great work and best of the luck for the next edition of ADHM”.

The Youth Cares category, of individuals/students in the age group of 12 years to 21, collectively raised Rs 23,77,250 lakhs benefitting five NGOs.

The funds raised will go into social service, youth vocational training, women and child empowerment, environment and animal welfare and many others.

Among the top fund-raisers were Dwarka Pandurangi (Rs 7,067,608), KPMG (Rs 31,50,000), Metlife (Rs 27,45,000), Fluor India (Rs 16,43,000), Bharti Foundation (Rs 89,51,600), Vidya Sagar (Rs 70,58,108) and Muskaan (Rs 69,65,893).