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.