Special Correspondent

CHENNAI: Around 40 Young Indians (Yi) Net students from different walks of life will congregate in New Delhi on October 26 to take part in a race across the country to raise funds for rural development programmes.

Talking to reporters here on Wednesday, Rahul Mirchandani, Young Indians, Confederation of Indian Industry, National & Mumbai Chairman–Youth Affairs, said the race called, ‘India in 96 hours,’ is being held for the first time. It would enable Yi Net students to showcase their organisational skills, leadership abilities, cultural diversity and channelise surplus funds generated from the event to gift inverters, audio/video equipment and computers to rural schools. So far, eight rural schools have been covered under the scheme, and by the year-end, the number would increase to 100.

In all, 20 teams would be formed by clubbing two Yi from different cities. The race would start from New Delhi and end at Goa. During those four days, the Yi would face a series of challenges, tasks and obstacles that would test their courage, leadership, mental skills, determination and physical strength every day. Each challenge would eliminate one team (the last team to reach a pit stop on a particular day).