A five-kilometre run, titled Eureka run for children, was organised by Eureka Child Foundation in the city on Saturday. Eureka Child Foundation works in over 600 villages in Tamil Nadu to improve quality of learning for underprivileged children. The run has been organised around Children’s Day every year since 2010 to create awareness of quality education, and all proceeds from the run go towards supporting the education for poor children.

The run that commenced at the district court was flagged off by Sarath Babu, CEO, Foodking, and Swaminathan, registrar, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchi. Around 250 participants, including college students and working professionals from companies like L&T Finance, Rane, and IBM, participated.

“Eureka Child Foundation is providing support to poor children through its work in improving quality of education. It is reaching out to a large number of children in remote villages, and I know there are many children who have benefitted from its programmes,” said Mr. Sarath Babu.

“I hope that through the programmes and support provided by Eureka Child Foundation, many children even in the most remote villages in Tamil Nadu will perform well academically and excel in their chosen fields,” said Mr. Swaminathan.