IIM Indore Mumbai Campus conducted the first season of ‘The Nestlé A+ Pro Grow I-Run’—a 6km marathon on November 13, 2016. The event attracted hundreds of runners together with their supporters and families. The marathon was organized in association with Heart Foundation, with the theme ‘Run for your Heart’. The aim of the run was to spread the importance of a healthy heart for a healthy life. The track was curated carefully which had its start and finish line at IIM Indore Mumbai Campus.
The opening ceremony was officiated by Chief Guest of the marathon—Mr. Hemant Nagrale, Commissioner of Police, Navi Mumbai. He encouraged the participants to lead a healthy lifestyle and flagged off the race. Dr. Jayakar Ellis, Founder and President of Heart Foundation, was delighted to see the community coming forth in large numbers to participate and promote this cause. The guests also included Mr. Sandesh Sawant, Corporate Affairs Manager, Nestlé; Mr. Bala Subramaniam, Marketing Manager, Maggi- Nestlé; Mr. Jatendeep Saini, Club Mahindra; Mr. Ankit Majithia, CEO Neone; Mr. Nagesh Patel, Sakal TV and Saam TV; Mr. A.K. Singh, Director, Cybedge; Dr. Pranali, Sparc; Team Sucheta Pal; Mr. Anshumaan, Karamyo; Ms. Neetha Hira, Goldbricks Legal and Mr. Kaushik, Truimph Services. Mrs. Meenakshi Agarwal Gupta, Chairperson, IIM Indore Mumbai Campus and Mr. Ganpathy Laxman Sharma were also present on the occasion.
The participants, which included a number of professional runners as well, finished the run in less than the expected time. In the male category Brijlalshiv Shankar, Sheshnath Chauhan, Sujit Gamare secured the top three positions. In the female category, Chinta Yadav, Supriya Mali, Heena Mali secured the top three positions respectively. The winners were awarded with cash prize, certificates, trophies, and medals, Club Mahindra Gift Vouchers, Nestle Gift Hampers and Neon Soles. The fourth and fifth position finishers were also awarded with the certificates, medals and gift vouchers. The first hundred winners were awarded with certificates and medals, and participation certificates were given to all the others. The marathon received positive feedback from the participants. The event ended on a high note promoting a healthy lifestyle in the society.