Chennai, 22nd January 2018: The second edition of OMR RUN, Rotary club of Chennai Upscale (RCCU) will get off the blocks on 4th February 2018.
“It’s not how well you run… It’s why you run”.
Rotary Club of Chennai Upscale is a confluence of service minded people. An eclectic mix comprising of returning NRIs, retired CEOs of MNCs, successful businessmen, high profile lawyers, tech wizards, retired educators, homemakers and more.
Rotary Club of Chennai Upscale was formed in late 2015 with a vision in their heart.
To provide high quality education to each and every child across the nation, on par with premiere institutions.
To usher in inclusive growth to the deprived children by brightening their future with new age education.
To provide Quality Education to those who have not been so privileged
To facilitate them to grow as valued human beings and
Thereby, provide them the opportunity to belong in an inclusive society
In that pursuit, RCCU adopted Schools for under privileged, in Villages and Suburbs.
3 Aadi Dravida welfare schools at Pudupakkam, Taiyur and the fishermens’ hamlet of Kadalur were adopted.
E-Learning facilities have been provided with every Classroom.
RCCU deploys Trainers to train the teachers for the effective use of the e-learning tools
RCCU provides an enabling infrastructure and conducive ambience for effective learning
Provide Computer Learning Centre to develop familiarity at an early age
RCCU deploys computer teachers and maintenance staff to ensure effective utilisation
As a holistic approach, RCCU conducts eye check-up camps for the children regularly
Spectacles are given free as per requirements
Since these villages from where the children are coming lack even basic amenities, to create a healthy environment for the children, RCCU has commissioned
Vermi-composting toilets that’s maintenance-free for 15 years
Vocational Training Programmes in tailoring and development of computer skills are provided to adults of these Villages
Every initiative of Rotary Club of Chennai Upscale is well-planned before implementation and is constantly monitored and measured for effective performance and results. The pilot project launched a year ago at the ADW School Pudupakkam has shown highly encouraging results.
RCCU President Mr. Amiya Chowdhury adds, “Our task has just begun. Only active engagement and monitoring will yield sustained results.”
Mr. Raghavan – Secretary RCCU avers, “We’ve deployed trainers to train the teachers and constantly upskill them with latest cognitive pedagogies.” The Teachers have started adapting to changing times to ensure these children get the best quality education. To sustain these on-going ventures, RCCU embarked upon a fund raising initiative that is OMR Run.
OMR RUN is a family fun event with 3, 5, and 10 KM categories. All finishers get a Medal and every participant gets T-shirt, Breakfast and goodie bag with Discount vouchers from leading stores in OMR.
Over 4000 runners took part in the last edition. RCCU expects about 6000 to 8000 runners this year. OMR Run is not only fitness, fun or family outing, but also serves a bigger cause.
The event starts and ends at Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, with the running course spanning the crossing on OMR till Sholinganallur and back via Shell filling station. The event is patronized by Title Sponsors Olympia Group of builders and Venue Partner Sathyabama Institute of science and Technology. AGS cinema, Decathlon, Open Tap, Nic Meltz, Apollo Hospital OMR, Fever 91.9 FM, The Hindu, Studio Eye-mage and Epitome Events are privileged Partners of this mega event with a purpose. Rotary District 3232, various Rotary Clubs and their youth wing Rotaract are actively contributing for the greater cause the OMR Run envisages.
Event: OMR Run 2018, Date: 4th Febuary, 2018, Venue: Sathyabama Institute of Science & Technology, Time: 6 AM
Mission: You Run, They Learn
Join the OMR Run to brighten up the lives of the deprived with the light of education.