Thiruvananthapuram: Hundreds of people from different walks of life, including professionals, senior citizens, children and sportspersons, participated in a mass run organised by SunTec Business Solutions, a Technopark-based company here on Saturday to highlight the need to empower differently abled children.
Named SunTec Run for NISH 2008, the event was held in association with the National Institute of Speech and Hearing (NISH). It was taken up under the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme.
The run was flagged off from SunTec’s Knowledge Centre at Vazhuthacaud and ended at its ’s corporate office at Kuravankonam. Children of NISH and their parents and the staff of SunTec participated in the four-km run patronised by the Kerala Sports Council. According to Nanda Kumar, president and CEO of SunTec, the event was aimed at creating public awareness about the need for early intervention in the lives of differently abled children and how early detection can go a long way in effectively rehabilitating these children.
K.N. Pavithran, executive director, NISH said: “SunTec’s gesture is heart-warming and I am sure we will see more and more corporates and individuals take up the noble cause.”
The first instalment of the contribution made by SunTec’s staff and management to the development of NISH will be handed over to the institute on April 14. NISH is a society set up with the support of the government of Kerala in 1997. The institute works for the rehabilitation of individuals with speech and hearing impairments.