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Posted at: Nov 28, 2016, 2:22 AM; last updated: Nov 28, 2016, 2:22 AM (IST)

‘Swachh-Ability Run’ flagged off

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 27

The Swachh-Ability Run, a seven-day programme that enables people with disabilities to challenge their physical capacities through a run and participate in a cleanliness drive thereafter, was flagged off from Chandigarh today.

The event will be held on subsequent days at Ambala, Kurukshetra, Karnal, Panipat, Sonepat and Noida before culminating in Delhi on December 3, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

After conducting a run conveying the message, “If they can, so can you,” participants undertook a cleanliness drive to make the surroundings look beautiful as well as free of pollution and dirt.

A large number of schools also participated in the event which enabled the students to learn and also become sensitized about physical challenges and the environment. The school children used this as a platform to spread awareness in a creative and vibrant manner.

The event was conceptualised by Maj DP Singh (retd), a war-disabled marathon blade runner who has set several national records and has pledged to inculcate the spirit of inclusion and togetherness for a national cause amongst citizens.

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