India CSR News Network
NEW DELHI: Bharti Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Bharti Enterprises participated in the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon (ADHM) held on 20 November, 2016. The participation marked eight consecutive years of the Foundation’s presence at the marathon.
This year, the Foundation organised a special campaign ‘#RunToRise’ at the ADHM 2016 as part of the ongoing 10 year celebrations of its Satya Bharti School Program.
The campaign saw two students of Satya Bharti Adarsh Senior Secondary Schools namely Tania Bawa and Bhupinder Singh run the marathon to raise funds for their schools which are located in rural Punjab.
Held annually, the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon enables Bharti Foundation to bring together corporates, individuals, Foundation employees and students to create awareness about the Satya Bharti School Program and raise funds. This year, over 900 followers from 32 corporate teams participated at the event to generate funds for Satya Bharti Schools.
Over the last eight ADHMs, as many as 7,200 employees from 109 corporates have run for the Foundation thereby generating greater awareness about various philanthropic initiatives.
Bharti Foundation was set up in the year 2000 as the philanthropic arm of Bharti Enterprises. It implements and supports programs in the field of primary, elementary, senior secondary and higher education through the Satya Bharti School Program as well as Government School interventions under its Satya Bharti Quality Support Program and Satya Bharti Learning Centres Program.