Asia Book of Record - Organ Donation Marathon
More than 10,000 men, women and children participated in a
marathon event organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) here on
Sunday morning to create awareness about organ donation among the general
public. Organisers of Trichy Marathon – 2018 said that since around five lakh
people died due to the non-availability of organs in India every year, it was
important to sensitize the community regarding organ donation.
While city police commissioner, A Amalraj flagged off the
21k run, Trichy airport director K Gunasekaran and assistant commissioner of
police intelligence section S Kabilan flagged off the 10k and the 5k runs
respectively. Additional director general of police of the government railway
police, C Sylendra Babu, who was invited as the chief guest for the event, ran
in the 21k category.
District collector, K Rajamani and corporation commissioner
N Ravichandran participated in the valedictory function.