“Pen Kalvi A Run(marathon) For Girl Education”
PENNKALVIRUN. More than the predicted 3000 plus runners—students, celebrities, VIP and athletes, turned out for the miniathon event and Island Ground, making it, at least from 5.30am to 8.00 am, the largest gathering of like-minded people in Chennai this season. While students from MOP Vaishnav College for women, participated in full strength, equally infectious enthusiasm was show by others, who came purely to show their support for the cause. Many who couldn’t run the whole distance could been seen walking to the finish line, but not giving up. The spirit of the participants made the run a resounding success. A word of thanks must go out to the cops for being extra efficient in the way they handled the security and traffic for the crowd. It was efficient and nonintrusive. Vishal, who made an entry just minutes after the warm up session, connected more informally with the crowd as he shared the podium with the principal of MOP college Dr.Lalitha Balakrishnan. Help came in from all quarters and came in enthusiastically. Marina runners helped the participants with a warm up tips and the took the community through a routine just before the flag off and post run the stage was taken up by MOP singing team and Fitness Patrol.