Naval officer, CA to run 10 consecutive marathons to feed poor children

New Delhi: Running a full marathon is a lifetime aim for many, but a Indian Navy officer and a chartered accountant have come together here to run full marathons for 10 consecutive days – not to win medals but to bring smiles on the faces of the poor. Commodore Joginder Chandana, and chartered accountant Meenal Kotak have titled the event ‘Miles into Smiles’ and will run every morning from March 25 to April 3.

“We will be running the full marathon, which is 42.2 kms, every day for ten days, starting from Good Friday,” Chandana told IANS.

“We will start at 3 a.m. ever day, and after the marathon is completed, we will also go to work,” he said.A

Chandana has only one request.

“We are requesting people to convert these miles into smiles, by feeding a poor child,” he said.

“The aim of our initiative is to feed poor and hungry children as much as we can. While we log running miles, we urge you to reward our efforts by feeding kids,” he said.A

The naval officer also hoped that the marathon will inspire people to lead a healthier lifestyle.A

“We hope this will also inspire people to lead a healthier lifestyle. Sports always inspires people,” he added.