Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode
Sixth Calicut Marathon launched
Road Safety to be the theme this year

Kozhikode, 5 February 2015: Management students of IIM Kozhikode will be organizing the sixth Calicut mini-Marathon 2015 on 1 March, 2015 in association with the Kerala Police and the Angel Foundation. The Calicut Mini-Marathon is now open for registration.

The event launch ceremony was held on 3rd February 2015 and was graced by the presence of the founder and president of the LokSatta Party- Dr. Jai Prakash Narayan. Mr. Narayan heaped praise on the institute and the initiative and then launched the official Calicut Marathon website for 2015.

This year, the theme for the Marathon is 'Road Safety'. Dr. Ajil Abdulla, from the Angel Foundation spoke at length about the process and importance of Ensuring Road Safety. Road safety is a paramount public health issue and needs to be taken seriously. Majority of road fatalities in India are avoidable. Preventing them and enhancing safety measures is the way forward. It is this fact that Calicut Marathon hopes to create awareness about. Prof. Kulbhooshan Balooni, Director, IIM Kozhikode, while encouraging the student organizing committee, said that, "It is great to see this wonderful student initiative, started 6 years ago as a commitment of IIM Kozhikode to the community around, gathering momentum now. Management students at IIMK have several opportunities, including community engagement, to get a complete learning experience. I am sure, this year's Marathon would contribute in bringing together the citizens and civic bodies of the city to commit to the cause of road safety."

The marathon features two categories, a 10 km mini-marathon which is a competitive race and a 3 km "Dream Run", a nonĄcompetitive run featuring people from all walks of life. Over the past five years, the marathon has been taking up a unique cause every year- having focused on critical issues of women empowerment, rights of differently-abled people, waste management and organ donation in the past. Calicut mini Marathon 2015 is proud to be associated with the SBI as the main sponsor, Lulu Gold as the Associate partner, Peekay Steel as the Prize Sponsor. For FREE registration visit . Also visit our facebook page for constant updates.

About Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode

Started in 1997 with its Postgraduate Programme (PGP), the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK) is on a high growth trajectory today, offering widest range of academic programmes in the field of management education. These include Fellow Program in Management, Executive PG Programs, Management Development Programs and Faculty Development Programs. IIMK set up a Satellite campus at Infopark, Kochi, in 2013 dedicated to Executive Education.

For further information, please contact:
Dr. M.G. Sreekumar            |    Ms. Meghana Bangalore
Head, Media Relations, IIMK |    Adfactors PR, Kochi
+91- 9447654066              |    +91- 9819120245             |

Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode
IIM K Campus P.O., CALICUT 673 570, Kerala


Source: By E-mail (February 5, 2015)

Published on on February 5, 2015


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