What Are We Doing This Year?
Kanyathon 2018, the 7th installation of an event organized by IFIM Group of Institutions in association with S.A.F.E (Students Against Female Exploitation), an organization formed by the students of IFIM, is a charity fund raiser involving a 5k fun, 10k run. It aims at bringing to light the unjust exploitation of the girl child and women in our country and help promote women empowerment.
Kanyathon began as an awareness campaign but through growing participation and drive of the community, it has progressed into a successful fund raiser. The proceeds gathered from Kanyathon are donated to CRY (Child Rights and You), an NGO that believes in every child’s right to a childhood – to live, learn, grow and play.
Owing to the increasing popularity of the event over the years, we have divided the 10k run into two separate sub groups, a 10k competitive run for professionals and a 10k non-competitive run. Participants in both 10k runs will be allotted timing chips as compared to just the competitive run last year. Events conducted last year for children will also see a return. A few of them are listed below:
- Zumba (Aerobics)
- Ramp walk for children held by our Corporate Social Responsibility team.
- Fashion show with the girl child in the attire of a woman leader.
- Drawing competition for children.
“If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good” – Dr Seuss.
Chief Guests – Kanyathon 2018
U T Khader
U T. Khader is the minister for Food and Public Distribution in Karnataka. UT Khader was born and brought up in Mangalore from a renowned Muslim family. His parents Late Haji U T Fareed & Mrs Naseema are well known for their generosity and religious background.
Khader is a member of Indian National Congress and has represented the Ullal constituency( now renamed as Mangalore Constituency) of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly. In his long career as a legislator in the Karnataka Assembly he has served his constituency in a variety of ways. He was the minister for health and family welfare of the Karnataka State from 20 May 2013 to 20 June 2016.
Dola Banerjee is an Arjuna award winning archer from Baranagar, West Bengal. She has represented India in the 2004 Summer Olympics and 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics.
The ambitious young girl was interested in the sport ever since she was nine years old and made her first international appearance when she was just 16 years old in 2006 at the Youth World Championship in San Diego.
In 2007, she won the gold medal at an individual event at the Meteksan World Cup at Dover, England. Following her win at Dover, she gained entry into the world cup final at Dubai and bagged the gold medal making her a world champion in archery.
The current world rank holder also won a gold medal at the Women’s Team Recurve along with Deepika Kumari and L bombayala Devi at the Commonwealth Games 2010 in New Delhi.
The only woman to win the Arjuna award, she is the first Indian woman archer to qualify for the Olympics. Dola has been a part of many social initiatives that aim at promoting women empowerment and development.
Manjula M works as a Senior Process Executive at Infosys BPM Ltd, Manjula M participated in the International Para Athletics Championships 2017 – SWAARC Games where she won the Gold Medal in Javelin Throw and the Silver Medal in Shot Put and she also won the Bronze Medal at the IWAS (International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation) Games 2015 held in Sochi Russia.
10K Pro Run – Competitive
Registration Fee ₹800/-
Age Limit 16Yrs +
10K Run – Non Competitive
Registration Fee ₹600/-
Age Limit 16Yrs +
5K Fun Run – Non Competitive
Registration Fee ₹400/-
Age Limit 14Yrs +
Kanyathon 2018 – Emcee
Kanyathon 2018 shall be hosted by Ankit Piplani.
Ankit Piplani has hosted prestigious national & international events including the recent world premiere & promotions of the mega epic Baahubali the Conclusion in the United Kingdom.
The charismatic anchor quoted, “Am proud to be associated with IFIM for Kanyathon. Every life may not be a fairytale but each daughter is a princess. Give girls wings to fly. Don’t let them die. Save the girl child.”