Mumbai has still not forgotten the horror of 26/11 terror attacks a decade ago, which not just took lives of so many people, but left a scar behind. Many people lost their loved ones in the attack.
On the tenth anniversary of the 26/11, a unique run, in memory of the sacrifices of the brave hearts who lost their lives, is being organized on November 25, Sunday. The Tribute Run, which calls citizens across the city to take a stand against terrorism, is organized by IDBI Federal Life Insurance along with Sea Hawks Foundation and National Sports Club of India.
“Sport binds people together as they support a common purpose. Runs are some of the most comprehensive and visible ways of public demonstration,” says Vignesh Shahane, CEO of IDBI Life Insurance Co Lt, to Mid Day.
“We encourage everyone is Mumbai to participate in the first ever memorial marathon of India, and run for those who sacrifices their lives for us,” said Kathin Rama, chief marketing officer of IDBI Federal Life Insurance to TOI.
The Tribute Run will commence at The National Sports Club of India, Worli on November 25. It has been organized in three categories of 21, 10 and 5 km, with the registration fees of Rs 800, Rs 600 and Rs 400 respectively. Entry is free for personnel and dependents of all agencies and organization who were crucial for the 26/11 operations.
Sarlaben Parekh, who had lost her son and daughter-in-law in the attacks said, “We need to remind people of the lives lost by bringing them together.”
“The police, firefighters, defense forces and citizens of Mumbai all need to come together and salute their courage and heroism. Mumbaikars must run for a cause,” said Mayank Vyas Singh, trustee of Sea Hawks Foundation.
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