First was a proud participant in the biggest sporting event of Asia,
Standard Charter Mumbai Marathon 2014 for the fifth time with a team of
100 people running to support our cause. We cannot thank enough the IRB
Team consisting of 65 runners who not only declared their support for Laadli
, but also walked the entire route with us wearing Laadli
T-shirts and caps and held placards and balloons.
We were fortunate to have a team of five Dream Makers. We are
glad to thank Ms.Suneeta Rao, the spokesperson of Population
First for taking so many efforts to raise funds and support for the
cause of Gender Equality and Women Empowerment. It was also very
have Amruda Nair, a woman entrepreneur as a Dream Maker.We would also
like to thank Ms. MadhuriPandit for her steadfast support. The fact that
she was with us for the fourth time shows her deep seated faith in the
cause and Population First. Mr. Sista, the Executive Trustee of
Population First and Dr. A. L. Sharada, Director, Population First, who
are the two pillars of the organization, were the biggest strength for
us at the SCMM2014 too.
It was an amazing experience to see over 40,000 people walking and
running for the cause close to their hearts. We do believe that even
though our team of 100 people wore our caps and t-shirts, all those
40,000 people were out there to support equality, justice and freedom
for all those vulnerable women, men and children in the country, because
all of us were walking towards creating a better world for ourselves.