25th Feb, 2015, Ooty: When you walk with love and compassion for causes, it seems just a wonderful blend of generosity with greenery.
The above concept was successfully proved, when the second season of Coonoor Hillwalker was flagged of successfully at on 22nd Feb, 2015(Sunday) at Coonoor, off Ooty, in Tamilnadu.
Organised by Omashram Trust- Old Age Care, Bangalore, Karnataka in Association with Kathirvel Nagammal Trust, Coonoor, Tamil Nadu, Conceptualised by V-Solve and market by Breathe Entertainment.
Amidst the greenery and perfect weather, a large group of enthusiasts walked the trails of 5kms and 10kms respectively. The response was an overwhelming crowd of about 200 walkers, around 75 volunteers blended with staunch supporters and local diplomats to add flavour to the event.
Participants arrived from Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Pondicherry, Coimbatore and Tamilnadu. Walkers included the young and old, a group of german walkers, differently abled group, the blind, so on and so forth. Interesting though, the time factor for the walk got automatically increased, owing to the scenic beauty of the trail. Local volunteers, corporate volunteers from all around helped make the trail manageable for the walkers.
The walkers were provided with all comforts which included Goodie bags, nutritious breakfast, fruits, Physio help, Ortho Care, Ambulance services and encouragement from all angles. Medals and Certificates were distributed to all participants and volunteers.
So to say, the event proved that there is always a segment of people who sincerely care for the society.
A Dream Walk with a Promise-jointly organised by two NGOs, with a meaningful message.
YOU WALK… A TRIBAL CHILD GOES TO SCHOOL
YOU WALK… AN ABANDONED ELDER GETS A SHELTER
The proceeds of Coonoor Hillwalker-will be distributed for the benefit of neglected Elders at Omashram Trust-Old Age Care-Bangalore and the educational upliftment of tribal children supported by Kathirvel Nagammal Trust-Coonoor