7, Dec 2023
Bengaluru, December 7, 2023 – Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled, a pioneer in creating education and livelihood opportunities for persons with disabilities, proudly announces the 17th Bengaluru Walkathon, scheduled for December 9, 2023, at Kittur Rani Chennamma Stadium, Jayanagar at 9.30 am. This annual event, dedicated to promoting inclusivity, this year focuses on the theme “Health for All.”
In a significant development, ZS Associates, a global management consulting and professional services firm headquartered in Evanston, Illinois, has stepped forward as the title sponsor. ZS, with over 12,000 employees across 35 offices worldwide, specializes in consulting, software, and technology, catering to clients in healthcare, private equity, and technology.
The Bengaluru Walkathon has been a highlight on the city’s calendar, drawing massive public support each year. Aligned with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the event aims to promote the rights and well-being of individuals with disabilities, fostering awareness across all spheres of society.
With the theme “Health for All,” the 17th Walkathon at Samarthanam strives to be a catalyst for change, aiming to empower individuals with disabilities as agents of positive transformation. The event plays a vital role in advancing health equity, ensuring access to crucial health information and services for every disabled person. The Walkathon is a platform for mass awareness on health, focusing on good health and hygiene. Aligned with Sustainable Development Goal 3, the event emphasizes healthy lives and well-being for all.
Additionally, the Walkathon benefits marginalized communities, by providing nutrition kits to government school students. Inclusivity is paramount, with participants of all ages and genders, promoting a healthier lifestyle and habits. The event also supports healthcare infrastructure by supplying medical consumables to Primary Health Centres and district hospitals, ensuring holistic healthcare for vulnerable individuals. Encouraging active community participation, the Walkathon aims to achieve the overarching goal of “HEALTH FOR ALL.”
“I am eagerly anticipating this time of the year as we unveil the theme for this year’s Walkathon – ‘Health for All.’ In a time where prioritizing health is paramount, we are dedicated to fostering equal access for everyone. I extend a warm invitation to each of you to be a part of this movement towards universal health. It’s heartening to witness the collaboration of numerous companies in this noble cause. My heartfelt thanks to the title sponsors for their valuable contribution and unwavering support in our collective journey to champion health equity and inclusivity.” Said Dr. Mahantesh G Kivadasannavar, Founder and Managing Trustee of Samarthanam
Samarthanam extends heartfelt gratitude to all sponsors, including ZS Associates, Adobe, Paypal, Microsoft, Intertrust Group, Kluber Lubrication, MiQ, Tredence, Q2, GKN Aerospace, and ANZ for their support in promoting Health for All. Deepak Rao N, Event Head, of Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled, and Narayan Saralaya, Office Manager of ZS Bengaluru, were present on the occasion.