Barefoot India Campaign Presents the First Barefoot India Marathon
To make people understand about the cause he went on a 100-day trip across the country without wearing footwear. This created curiosity in people who looked at him and was intrigued to ask him “what is the reason behind?” That made many people realize and had made many people come forward to support the cause in any way possible. Few Indian footwear companies have approached and supported. Since then 20 million footwear was distributed from the Barefoot India Campaign. This initiative grabbed the attention of some of the most influential people around the world and they have personally appreciated this cause. The UNO, WHO and the World Bank are some among them. This initiative also won several awards and accolades from the PM of India, CM of Karnataka and many others.
To let people, know about this “one of a kind” initiative Dr. Joyappa Achaiah is hosting the first Barefoot India Marathon on 31st March 2019, 7:00 AM at Cubbon Park, Bengaluru. Marathons are conducted for various reasons but this marathon is the most related to its own cause. All the funds collected through this marathon are directly going to the people who can’t afford footwear. We would like to inform all the sports enthusiast and runners across Bangalore and south India to consider this unique cause and take part it in. The passes to the Barefoot India Marathon are available on Eventshigh.