#WhyIRun | Narayan for Bal Utsav | TCS World 10K Bengaluru 2016

Briefly introduce yourself. (Occupation, Location, Interests, Hobbies, etc) : Work for Accel as Chief People officer in Bengaluru. Mountaineering, Running and Playing Badmition are my interest. Hobby is to sleep

Why did you choose to run for Bal Utsav ? : Many of us run for ourselves, running for a cause helps in defining who you are and causes one support

Are you an ardent runner and what does running for a cause mean to you? : Not sure if i am ardent runner. Running for cause me “give back” for community for what i have received from the society all my life

How much donations do you wish to raise for the cause of #EducationMakesAllTheDifference during the 2016 Edition of TCS World 10K Bengaluru? : I was hoping too raise 10K, not sure I have done enough

What’s driven you to run and raise money? : As i said earlier “support the community back”

What are your biggest challenges as a runner? : Slowing down 🙂 Wish to run longer so my target is to slow down so that i can run longer

What’s one piece of advice you have for other runners? : Enjoy the run, enjoy your space, enjoy nature and smile

What was the feeling of being involved with Bal Utsav and its activities
? : Underprivileged children and education

Do you think that the cause of #EducationMakesAllTheDifference could make a difference? : Yes, a large difference.

What does it mean to be back in 2017 for the cause of #EducationMakesAllTheDifference ? : Means in bigger and larger scale

What would you say to motivate more people to run for a cause? : Partner with running groups and clubs.

Do you have a defined goal for your timing on race day? : Nope, this time running for fun

How has your family reacted to this challenge? : Family has always been inspiration for me run

The financial outcome from 2016 will be applied in providing whole school transformation of Government schools, are you optimistic? : Optimistic in every aspect

What is your running goal for 2016? : Registered for Leh / Ladakh half marathon

A runner you admire? : Santhosh Padmanaban, founder of Runner’s high

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