This year we celebrate the golden jubilee of the Inter IIT Sports Meet, an annual sports competition where all 16 IITs compete for the championship title. To mark the 50th Inter IIT Sports Meet, we plan to organize a mini-marathon, Mashal: Run for a Cause in all the IITs with the Inter IIT torch. Carrying the Inter-IIT Torch is symbolic of all IITs united support to a worthy cause. Being a pan-IIT campaign, the media output it will produce will help the cause in a considerable way.
The NGO we are associating with is The Smile foundation (biggest NGO in the education sector in India). All the money collected will be fully donated to Smile for its programmes in primary education.
The Mashal comes to IIT Delhi on Sunday, 2nd November. The run will be 4km long covering a major fraction of the IIT Delhi campus. We expect a footfall of 500-700 students, faculty and staff.