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Tata Steel Kolkata 25K 2022 Celebrated Sport, Art and Charity

Achintya Bhattacharya with his painting.JPG
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News Desk, News Nation 360 : East India’s biggest running festival, the Tata Steel Kolkata 25K 2022, celebrated Sport, Art & Giving at the Oberoi Grand in Kolkata on Thursday, 13th April. Chanakya Chaudhary, Vice President-Corporate Services, at Tata Steel, said that the seventh edition of TSK 25K ushered in Notun Josh for the 15,000+ runners from the City of Joy. The event helped raise INR 19.37 lakh for charity. Signature events such as their marathons and other sporting activities are infused with their deep-rooted corporate philosophy, one that embraces the spirit of encouragement and adopts initiatives aimed at patronizing sporting pursuits in society. Hence, the Art for Sports initiative has motivated the art fraternity in Kolkata to nurture another form of art, one that involves giving. As a Company, they intend to continue this noble cause, going forward. Distance Running and philanthropy are indelibly linked, and over the years the TSK 25K has inspired the citizenry to go beyond themselves for the larger good. The successful seventh edition, ably supported by philanthropy partner United Way Kolkata, raised INR 19.37 lakh for charity, with a total of 22 NGOs taking part in a variety of causes. Eleven Corporate donor partners participated, while a clutch of inspiring Individuals also raised funds. An impressive turnout of 350 Corporate runners came together, to raise funds for the NGOs. Instituted in 2014, this initiative has galvanized the art community in Kolkata in support of various causes at the Tata Steel Kolkata 25K, under the mentorship of renowned artist, the late Washim Kapoor. Every year, over 40 artists draw their renditions of what they see and feel at the finish line of the event. Culminating this year’s success, and as a tribute to the late Washim Kapoor, 25 artists brought alive the colours and spirit of Kolkata. Eminent painter and sculptor Debasish Mallick Choudhury curated the art. TSK 25K is the only World Athletics Elite Label 25K road race in the world and this edition of the event was ushered in with Notun Josh. TSK 25K is etched in the city’s ethos and has become one of the most-awaited events on the city’s sporting calendar, bringing together 15,000+ in a festival of oneness, healthy living and inspiring the joy of giving.

Pic : Courtesy

Report : Anustup Kundu

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