Kathrine Switzer once said that if you ever lose faith in human nature, you should go out and watch a marathon. I personally think that if watching doesn’t restore it, then you should go run one!
Yes, it might not make much sense to you right now, but in about 2 minutes, it will. First, let me ask you; have you ever felt a bit hesitant in making a contribution to our society thinking it won’t make a difference or won’t serve its purpose?
Well, a lot of people I know, have. “My money may not reach the children in need, my voice will not be heard, my initiative won’t gain momentum because no one cares…” are few of the many lines we have heard from people who do wish to contribute but think that they are too tiny a speck to make a difference.
Now, let me tell you one more thing. There are 4.4 billion people in this world who don’t have any access to the Internet. One-quarter of that offline population is in India.
More than half of that group consists of children and teenagers who miss out on quality education and growth because of the lack of Internet access.
If every kid in India learns to use and utilise the power of the Internet, he/she will not only carve a better future for the country, but it’ll open a million doors of opportunities for him/her.
You can easily and very efficiently help a child in getting digitally educated. How you ask? By RUNNING! You won’t only improve your health, but will change someone else’s life too.
All you have to do is take a screenshot of your run on any running app and tag @airtelindia with #MakeYourRunCount. For every kilometre you tag, Airtel will teach a child to use the Internet.
If your health benefits aren’t motivating you enough, know that your efforts are brightening someone else’s future along with yours!
Remember, the feeling you get after a good run is far better than the feeling you get from sitting around wishing you were running.
Life makes you run. Make it count. ?
This story is brought to you in association with Airtel Delhi Half Marathon