Australian ultra marathoner, Samantha Gash, had kicked off her running challenge in the world's second largest populous country, India, on August 22nd to support education of millions of underprivileged children.
"I fell in love with India's diversity. But the problem children here face are heart breaking. . . I am ready to make my hands dirty to make sure their hands are clean," Ms Gash said.
The 31-year-old runner will cover the 3,800 km from Jaisalmer in Rajasthan to Mawsynram in Meghalaya within 76 days. A former lawyer by profession, Samantha had been saddened by the plight of young children in India. She will help to raise funds for six World Vision Area projects focusing on education in Jaipur, Barmer, Kanpur, North-West Delhi, Hardoi and Pauri, under the Run India project challenge.
Harinder Sidhu, Australia's High Commissioner to India, appreciated Samantha's move.