To Encourage Healthy Living and Women Safety
Discovery Channel associates with Chaupal to organise the Chaupal Marathon to be held on Sunday, November 22 at Sonepat, Haryana.
In its 4th year, Chaupal Marathon is an effort to raise understanding and educate rural people of Haryana on issues related to women empowerment, general health, hygiene and to promote wellbeing. The theme of this year’s marathon is ‘Women Safety and Respect’ (महिलासुरक्षाऔरसम्मान ), aiming to spread consciousness about the rampant increase in crime against women and to make the society realise that it's high time we stood against these practises . In its previous years, Discovery Channel has supported Chaupal Marathon on issues such as the health of the girl child, female foeticide, road safety and drug dependence.
Rahul Johri, EVP & GM – South Asia, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific said, “Discovery Channel through its programmes and on-ground events aims to make a positive difference in the lives of people. Our partnership with Chaupal is an effort to connect with people in rural areas and increase public awareness about various social causes.”
Dr.Rajinder Singh Tonk, Chairperson of Chaupal and eminent physician, said, “Chaupal has been working tirelessly to provide healthy living and medical benefits to people thorough community outreach camps, mobile clinics and health centers. An annual event, the Chaupal Marathon is an initiative to raise awareness on healthy living. This time we will raise the important issue of women safety and try to inculcate in people, a sense of women respect. We are thankful to Discovery Channel for their continued participation in this initiative.”
The race will commence on Sunday, November 22 at 7:30 am from Murthal University (DeenBandhuChotu Ram University) and end at the Chaupal Health Center in village Banyapur, Sonepat, covering a total distance of 12 kms. Ten thousand runners from North India, including national and international athletes will participate in the marathon. Leading personalities like Olympics wrestler Sushil Kumar wouldalso participate in the marathon.