Bengaluru: The 15th edition of DXC Bengaluru Walkathon to be held at the Kittur Rani Chennamma Stadium in Bengaluru on December 7 aims to create a general awareness of depletion of water levels and conservation of water, which has become the most pressing issues faced in the country today, the organisers said on Monday (December 2).

The mega event, a brain child of Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled, is one-of-a kind Walkathon that witnesses massive public support and is organised mainly to encourage people across the country to get involved and spread awareness on a common cause aimed at benefitting the society in general. The theme this year “Save Water, Save Life” comes at the right juncture when the country is facing acute shortage of water, mainly owing to the lack of information on methods of conserving water.

The one-day event also commemorates The International Day Of The Persons With Disability. The International observance of the United Nations aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.

DXC Technology have come on board as the title sponsor for the mega event which aims to create awareness on the depletion of ground water and the need to conserve water and to sensitize the general public on the ways to conserve water for future generations.

It will also dwell on the need to ensure safe discharge of waste water and ensure recycling of grey water and promote the effective ways of water utilisation at residential and organizational level.

Speaking to the media at a press conference in Bengaluru on Monday, Mahantesh GK, Founder Managing Trustee of Samarthanam, said, “We are happy to announce the 15th edition of the Bengaluru Walkathon which has now become an annual feature where around 10,000 participants extend their support in our effort of bringing about a positive change in the society. We are thankful to all our sponsors for extending their whole-hearted support, without which, our endeavours would not have seen the light of the day.”

DXC Technology have taken the lead role in supporting Samarthanam’s cause.

“We are very proud to be the title sponsor of this year’s Bengaluru Walkathon. DXC Technology is committed to improving society and the environment and we have always engaged in activities to raise awareness on rights and well-being of persons with disabilities and water conservation initiatives. Through the DXC Cares program, we regularly recognise and celebrate the inspiring community involvement of our employees across the country,” said Romi Malhotra, Managing Director, DXC Technology India.

Apart from the lead sponsors DXC Technology, Kluber, Landmark and Atkins are the others who have lent support to the event in a major way.

The organisers urged all the Bengalureans to join in large numbers and walk with us while you contribute for a cause.

For more details and participation, contact 9206025578.