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Geeta Phogat Inaugurates 5th Edition of Ekal Run organized by FTS Yuva, the youth wing of Friends of Tribals Society…..

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Staff Reporter : Kolkata, 7th January, 2024: FTS Yuva, the youth wing of Friends of Tribals Society organized its annual flagship event Ekal Run at Godrej Waterside, Kolkata today wherein 5000+ participants ran for their chosen category of timed run – 21km, 10km, 5km and non-timed /fun run of 3km at this Marathon. People of all age groups participated in the run.

The Ekal Run was inaugurated by: Geeta Phogat, Wrestler and was attended by: Neel Bhattacharya, Actor; Rahul Dev Bose, Actor; Debadrita Basu, Actress; Soumojeet Adak, Director; A K Arya, DIG BSF; Surjeet Singh Guleria, Dy. Inspector General (G), HQ SDR (EC), BSF; CA. Ranjeet Kumar Agarwal, Vice President of ICAI & many other eminent personalities.

Speaking to the media, Mr. Gaurav Bagla, President FTS Yuva, Kolkata Chapter said, “We were overwhelmed to have Geeta Phogat with us at the 5th Edition of Ekal Run. Running is the greatest metaphor for life because you get out of it what you put into it. So, this makes Ekal Run even more arousing to the residents of the City of Joy, especially with the motivating initiative of educating rural children. The marathoners were given T-shirts, Goodie bags, Food boxes & winners as well as runners-up were felicitated with medals and mementos.”

Key Members:
FTS Yuva Board Members – Anirudh Modi Mentor; Niraj Harodia – National Coordinator; Gaurav Bagla, President; Rishabh Saraogi, Vice President; Vikash Poddar, Vice President; Abhay Kejriwal, Vice President; Vinay Chugh, Advisor; Raunak Fatesaria, Secretary; Rohit Bucha, Jt. Secretary; Rishav Gadia, Treasurer,; Rachit Chowdhary, Jt. Treasurer; Mayank Saraogi, Head Donation & Fund Raising; Ankit Deewan, Head Membership, Yogesh Choudhury, PRO and Vaibhav Pandya & Manish Dhariwal, Board Member.

About FTS:
Friends of Tribals Society (FTS), a non-profit, non-governmental and voluntary organization committed towards upliftment of underprivileged rural children. They are running 49,203 One Teacher Schools – popularly called as “EKAL VIDYALAYA” which provide non- formal education to 15,19,721 children in remotest villages of India. FTS focuses on the holistic development of a child and through their endeavor they uplift the entire village. They operate from 37 chapters across India, Kolkata being the Headquarter. They are also a recipient of the prestigious Gandhi Peace Prize 2017 and had the privilege of receiving this award from the honourable former President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind and honourable Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi.


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