Jan 21, 2020

Hari Krishna Exports Organises 5th Edition of the Kisna Diamond Marathon

Hari Krishna Exports Pvt Ltd., one of India’s leading manufacturers of cut and polished diamonds, hosted the Kisna Diamond Marathon late December 2019 at BKC, Bandra (E).

“The aim of this event was to promote the noble cause of ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’,” the Company explained in a press release.  

At this, the fifth edition of the marathon, the Company successfully registered more than 8,000 runners.

The chief guests present at the marathon were Ujjwal Nikkam, Public Prosecutor; Madhukar Pandey, Joint Commissioner (Traffic);  Kapil Arora, Marathon Runner and Author; and   Manisha Gupta, CNBC Awaaz Editor.

Hari Krishna Exports is the only company in the diamond industry to host a marathon every year in order to encourage fitness and the cause of ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’. The amount   collected at the event will be utilised for this cause, the Company said.

In pursuit of its involvement with the campaign, Hari Krishna has already placed bins and sign boards in various areas in Mumbai. Moreover, to enhance the cleanliness drive, Hari Krishna Group has built toilets across many villages in Maharashtra to create awareness about ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ amongst the people.

Hari Krishna Group also organised practice and diet sessions for the runners thrice a week, to encourage running amongst employees and participants. The marathon also witnessed great participation from the diamond industry. Winners of the marathon were bestowed with exciting prizes worth Rs. 4,00,000.

Ghanshyam Dholakia, Founder and Managing Director, Hari Krishna Group, said “We at Hari Krishna always believe in fitness and health. With Kisna Diamond Marathon, we always aim to encourage fitness and the noble cause of ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ amongst employees and masses. It was great to witness maximum number of participants hitting the track with passion and determination for running. A lot of effort has been put to ensure an optimum experience. The management has worked hard to put up a great show and it turned out to be a successful event.’’

Savji Dholakia, Founder and Chairman, Hari Krishna Group, said on the day of the event: “Sports and fitness is a way of life at Hari Krishna Group. It was great to witness the spirit of Mumbai on full display today coupled with exceptional zeal of runners which was the highlight of Kisna Diamond Marathon. It is heartening to know that Kisna Diamond Marathon has been witnessing a massive number of participants each year and with this event we have been successful in creating awareness about ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’.”

Pic Cap: Ghanshyam Dholakia addressing participants of the Marathon