BANGALORE: UDYAM-the Social Responsibility Committee of NMIMS, Bangalore has collaborated with Rise Against Hunger India (RAHI), a NGO, to organize their annual Walk-a-Thon amidst the buzzing roads of Bangalore. The walk was to create awareness about Hunger Diparityin our society and show the world that it is, in fact, possible to end hunger by the year 2030.
With around 7000 hunger deaths happening in the country every day,Udyam, the Social Responsibility Committee of NMIMS, Bengaluru decided to team up with RAHI to raise its voice against this pressing issue prevalent in the society.
The march witnessed hundreds of NMIMS students walking through the streets of Bangalore to highlight hunger related issues which need to be addressed urgently.
Along with Dola Mohapatra, Executive Director of RAHI, the community awareness events organized at NMIMS campus witnessed a panel discussion on the burning issue of hunger which results in 1/3rdof India’s population sleeping hungry every day. Notable representatives from corporate and social sector such as The Times Foundation, Net Serve Technologies, Akshay Patra and Feeding India were present. The session was moderated by Abhishek Ranjan from Brillio.
The 5 km Walkathon commenced at Forum Mall and ended at NMIMS. It opened with a street play called Bhookmaristaged by the students at NMIMS. The participants of the street play highlighted crucial issues pertaining to hunger to sensitize society.
Walkathons have emerged as strong medium to raise awareness and give voice to important issues. Participants are often seen raising slogans and taking processions on busy city roads, at government office blocks or national monuments to on pertinent issues plaguing the society.
(Based on statement)
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