26th February 2017 truly became a revolutionary day with more than 1500 girls participating in the run from Fateh Sagar Pal to Rajiv Gandhi park with two checkpoints. Age ranging from 14 year old to 75 year old participated in this power run. It was a women empowerment drive by women and for women, organized by Hurratul Maleka Taj, Founder CHICS CONNECT .
Dr. Girija Vyas, ex-central minister started the run with a flag off at 9 in the morning. Along with her many eminent names like, Kavita Joshi, sarpanch Shobhagpura, Anju Giri, Director SICPL , Sudha Bhandari and Pooja Bhandari, Heritage Girls School , Bindu Sharma, owner RNOLD GYM , Sonali Maroo and Monika Maroo, Shouryagarh Resorts and many more were present as guest of honour.
This POWER RUN was not only a run but also comprised of many activities like :
Selfie Contest – Checkpoint 1
The first gate where there was a selfie contest with a powerful women message. The girls had to use props to pose and give a strong message on women empowerment. This activity saw many beautiful pictures of these beautiful power women.
Go Green – Checkpoint 2
Girls planted money plant in bottles at the second checkpoint and decorated them with beautiful messages and designs. Go Green activity with the run to put forward a strong message about saving nature and planting more trees.
End Point – Poster Competition
End point had a series of activites including POSTER COMPETITION in which each girl had to write a message on women empowerment on the poster and 10 best posters were awarded. Examples
– Beti Bachao Beti Padhao
– Say NO to violence against women
– Strong women is she who would build an empire with bricks thrown at her
– Nari Padehgi Nari Badhegi
All the winners were awarded trophies and partners were felicitated with mementos. Dace performance by Thriller Dance Academy and Band Performance by Adhbhutt were magnificent. The function was graced by Sr. Manager Sudipto, Indian Oil Pvt. Ltd. And also by meny partners who supported like Kaniz Fatima, Arvana Mall, Meeta, Pinks and Peaches, Riya, Gold & Blush, Anju Giri and Sudha Bhanadari.
This program was a revolutionary women empowerment activity by women and for women.