SRLC Glitters at the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon Charity Awards Night
The Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon (SCMM) keeps breaking records, not only while racing against the clock, but even when it comes to raising funds for charity. The event is not only one of the biggest sporting events in India, it is also among the biggest charity events in Asia. SCMM 2014 broke all previous charity records with the highest number of donors, donations and participants supporting social initiatives, raising over Rs. 20 crores, benefitting numerous NGOs.
Every year, SCMM officially concludes with the release of the Charity Docket which documents the highlights and achievements of the charity effort. They announce the figures and felicitate the achievements of individuals and organisations during the Charity Awards night, which was held this year on 27th March at the Trident Hotel, Mumbai. The Chief Guest of the glittering event was Shri K. Sankaranarayanan - Honourable Governor of Maharashtra.
The evening started with a monologue based on true stories of how NGOs, including Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care (SRLC), have touched lives of those in need. This was followed by felicitation of the fund raisers. With Param Krupalu Dev’s grace and Pujya Gurudevshri’s inspiration, SRLC was conferred upon with the following awards:
- Highest Fund Raising NGO
Amongst the 269 participating NGOs, SRLC raised the highest funds for charity, over Rs. 1.58 crores. This marked the fourth consecutive year where SRLC has received this award!
- NGO with Largest Corporate Support
Amongst the 171 corporates that participated in SCMM to support NGOs of their choice, SRLC had the maximum corporate support with 24 companies supporting SRLC’s 10 Care Programme. This speaks volumes of the faith that corporates have in SRLC’s social initiatives.
- NGO with Maximum Dream Team Support
Dream Teamers is a category comprising of individuals who commit to raise a minimum of Rs. 1.5 lakhs for their chosen NGO. SRLC received the support of 27 Dream Teamers, the highest amongst all the participating NGOs.
- Youngest Dream Champion
15-year-old Samarpit Meera Mehta was the Youngest Dream Champion, having raised over Rs. 10 lakhs for SRLC, showing her dedication for the cause. From being the Youngest Dream Maker in 2012 and the Youngest Dream Wizard in 2013, her commitment and achievements are indeed commendable.
SRLC’s achievements received coverage in The Times of India, Janmabhoomi, NDTV, APN News and various other media.
SRLC extends its gratitude to all the donors and fund-raisers who have contributed to this benevolent cause.