~ 1,000-km Cyclathon to raise funds for underprivileged children ~
Mumbai, December 12, 2016: RBL Bank — one of the country’s fastest growing private sector banks — is organising its third UMEED 1000 Cyclathon to spread awareness and raise funds for the education of underprivileged young girls.
The third edition of the 1,000-km long Cyclathon will be flagged off from Panvel-Uran Road, near Mumbai, on December 9 and reach Hyderabad, via Solapur, on December 18, 2016.
RBL’s Head of Human Resource, CSR and Internal Branding Shanta Vallury Gandhi said, “We strongly believe that educating girls gives them equal rights and opportunities and empowers them to change society at large. Girl child education is imperative for positive change in in society and thereby be recognized as equal contributors in all walks of life. This initiative is in line with RBL banks’ core philosophy of “Apno Ka Bank”.
As part of its CSR activity, RBL has identified Udbhav School, located in a slum colony in Hyderabad to provide quality and holistic education to 630 underprivileged children, of whom 52 per cent are girls. The school is managed by the IIMAA Alumni Association Hyderabad Chapter Charitable Trust (IIMAAA HCCT).
UMEED 1000 was launched in 2014 with a 1,000-km long Cyclathon from Mumbai to Bengaluru in support of children suffering from retinoblastoma, or eye cancer. In 2015, the Mumbai-Delhi cycle marathon covering the same distance put the spotlight on girl child education, which is the theme of this year’s event.
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