A Race for Peace: 500+ Visually Impaired Athletes Join JITO Ahimsa Run in Mumbai

In a remarkable display of inclusivity, the IIFL JITO Ahimsa Run, in partnership with Torrent Group, welcomes over 500 visually impaired children to participate in a Mumbai race event on April 2nd, 2023. These determined youths, aged 12 years and older, are representatives of various specialized schools and blind organizations, and will compete in race categories of 10 km, 5 km, and 3 km.

Prithviraj Kothari, JITO Mumbai Zone Chairman, shares his admiration for these young athletes who have overcome physical disabilities and embraced the principles of peace, empathy, and non-violence. Their perseverance and enthusiasm have played a significant role in raising awareness for the event’s core values.

Vice Chairman Mahendra Jain of JITO Mumbai Zone highlights the outpouring of support from visually impaired children across Maharashtra, which reinforces the organization’s commitment to fostering diversity and inclusivity. The IIFL JITO Ahimsa Run brings together individuals from various backgrounds to run in solidarity for peace.

To support these inspiring participants, the event organizers will offer training programs tailored to visually impaired children. In addition to receiving cash prizes, trophies, medals, and certificates, these young athletes will benefit from designated areas at the venue for reporting and flag-offs, ensuring their safety and security.


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