The Shankara Rotary Library is conducting a Marathon (in the lines of a Walkathon combined with a host of diverse children activities) which will take off after the examination period in June 2013.
The Marathon will give its young participants an opportunity to:
Get acquainted with traditional games like chess, scrabble, mancala (count-and-capture game). Connect with Nature/Mother Earth through activities like Tree climbing, tree planting, etc; Learn how to conserve nature and simple ways to make organic manure. Understand the importance of preserving the Environment through Drawings on the theme of Nature and Environment.Develop the habit of reading at an early age.
Marathon Event Profile
Date: 30 June 2013
Distance: 1 to 1.5 KM
Starting point: Lalbagh
Ending point: Shankara Math (Shankarapuram)
Timings: 8:30am to 12:30pm
Participants: Children aged 3-14 years (stretchable up to 15 years)
Approximate number of participants: 3,000
Drawing Competition (Theme: Nature)
Free Bullock Cart rides
Informative exhibits about nutritious foods
Traditional Musical instruments on display
Workshop from PFA (People for Animals)
Exhibits on traditional games
We Care For Your ChildYour child is our guest! Here’s how we go the extra mile by offering a bouquet of facilities, viz.
Drinking water provided at the venue
Milk, biscuits, and glucose provided free
Toilet facilities provided
200 Volunteers pressed into service to take care of the participants
Special Counters for allotted Groups
On-the-spot Ambulance service for contingencies
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Most parents will agree that children today have forgotten to play, to read and to think. Participating in an Event like the Marathon will be the first step to instill a reading habit and other desirable habits to promote their intellect.
The Marathon Event is being organized by the Shankara Rotary Library, started by the Sringeri Sharada Peetham in association with the Rotary Club of Bangalore in 1995, and managed from concept to completion by Life of Life, a Bangalore-based Company.