Dr. Shrikant Jichkar Foundation a non-profit organization formed to enhance the lives of people by providing opportunities for spreading the message of love and care, health awareness, education, sustainable employment & environmental awareness.
This year they celebrated the birth anniversary of our mentor, the originator of the â€˜effortless weight loss diet planÊ¼ – late Dr. Shrikant Jichkar in a distinctive manner. Dr Jichkar envisioned an India that lives longer than it seems to have condemned itself to. His desire to see a healthier India has seen the beginning of the Nagpur Fitness Movement since the 90Ê¼s. This movement was aimed to â€˜educate people on how to live for 100 yearsÊ¼. Based on this vision, the late Dr JichkarÊ¼s birth anniversary was celebrated in a unique way this year.
A â€˜WALKATHONÊ¼ was organised in support of creating obesity and diabetes-free world. A 5 km long â€˜healthy walkÊ¼ was conducted on Sunday, September 15, 2019, from 7 am at the CP Club Golf Course on WalkerÊ¼s Street in Nagpur City.
The Walkathon which was a one-of-itÊ¼s-kind event was held in 100 cities all over the world and saw the participation of old and young alike. This global event spanning 10 countries witnessed a huge turnout of Nagpurians with more than 1500Â people participating and making every step count towards an obesity and diabetic free world.
All participants of the Walkathon were provided with participation certificates along with a few special prizes. Water Stalls set up at every kilometer served as a quick break and thirst quencher. The event was supported by various institutions like Indian Medical Association, Effortless Weightloss Group Nagpur, Nagpur Police, Bhartiya Aqua, Sandipani School.
The youth volunteer network under Dr. Shrikant Jichkar Foundation was the execution force behind this unique Walkathon. This has been a labor of love from all who have worked hard untiringly to ensure the success of the event.
Their working method of identifying the issues of society that need our attention and then resolving it by mobilising youth around the country has given this event life and colour. Dr. Shrikant Jichkar Foundation has been doing wonders for society by transforming lives in the fields of education, health and environment through different projects from the past 11 years.
We can definitely say that this Walkathon surely succeeded in planting a seed of a healthy and fit lifestyle in everyoneâ€™s minds – from the children, volunteers, fellow organisations and the public that attended in large numbers, making it a successful endeavor.
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