Umeed 1000 Cyclothon: Riding towards an educated India

Dec 06, 2018 | Posted by admin in Campus Corner, Events & Happenings   No Comments »


Cricket Commentator, Harsha Bhogle on WeSchool campus hosted Umeed 1000 Cyclothon 2018 opening ceremony in association with IIM-A Alumni Association and RBL Bank

WeSchool partners with IIM Alumni Association to raise money for the cause of girl child education. The opening ceremony of Umeed 1000 Cyclothon 2018 took place on its Mumbai campus. The event was graced by the presence of Cricket Commentator, Harsha Bhogle along with the key members of RBL Bank; Jasmeet Gandhi, Lead Cyclist; H. Sitaram, Correspondent, Udbhav School (beneficiary); distinguished alumni of IIM Ahmedabad Alumni Association, Hyderabad Chapter and Dr. Prof. Uday Salunkhe, Group Director, WeSchool.

Umeed 1000 Cyclothon is a CSR initiative organised by RBL Bank which sees participation from educators and corporates from across the country to support the cause of primary level education in India. All funds raised from the event will be invested in educating over 900 underprivileged children at the Udbhav School established by the Hyderabad chapter of the IIM-A Alumni Association.

Commenting on the occasion, Shanta Vallury Gandhi, Head HR, CSR and Internal Branding – RBL Bank said “It is an undeniable truth that the girl child’s education can trigger a phenomenal change in the society and empower the women of the future. Last year, Umeed 1000 Cyclothon raised INR 1.5 crores and educated 600 girls at Udbhav School, Hyderabad. This year we are looking forward to collect a corpus of a sizeable amount to build the RBL Bank Udbhav School and fund the education of at least 900 under-privileged girls. We are humbled by the participation of Welingkar Institute of Management and grateful to them for hosting the opening ceremony of Umeed 1000 Cyclothon 2018.”

Commending about UMEED 1000, Dr. Prof. Uday Salunkhe, Group Director – WeSchool said, “A sport event brings the community together for a social cause. Those participating will bring in more people to cheer and create a much needed awareness on education for underprivileged girl child. UMEED 1000 allows sports enthusiasts and the society at large to empower the underprivileged through education. WeSchool has always encouraged its students to undertake initiatives that contribute to the society. At WeSchool, it is our constant endeavour to create global leaders who are not only adept with business skills but also conscious about their social responsibilities.”

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