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The Enactus Marathon organised by Enactus SRCC during Raahgiri

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Raahgiri Day itself is so vibrant that you find many forms of activities happening in each and every block of Cannaught Place. Sunday morning, 6AM to 10 AM, Cannaught Place – Inner Circle is the most happening place in Delhi. This Sunday, the 1st of November, Enactus SRCC had organised a marathon demanding the participants to run 5 rounds of the inner circle. The aim of the marathon was to bring together all the Enactus teams in North India together.

At 6:45 the stage was set; around 22 teams from a majority of the Delhi University colleges, Delhi IIT and a team from Patiala had also come to participate in the Enactus marathon. The day started off with a warm up schedule by a certified Reebok trainer. She surely got the crowd going and for people who don’t know how to dance (like me) and we learnt a few moves ourselves.

Around 7:30 the chief guest had arrived, Honourable Member of Parliament from the New Delhi Constituency, Mrs. Meenakshi Lekhi. She addressed the crowd with a 10 minute speech in which she mentioned how Enactus is a great initiative taken up by colleges around the country. Citing, a project that Enactus SRCC is currently working on, Project Azmat, she said – “The Idea of helping manual scavengers, is surely a great cause and is somewhat related to the Swaccha Bharat Abhiyan Campaign”.

After her speech, all the teams were asked to get ready for the marathon. The chief guest kicked off the marathon and one could find students in Enactus Tees running their hearts out. There were people who were offering free hugs and high 5s to motivate the contestants and some volunteers from Enactus SRCC carried placards stating motivational quotes as well.

After the marathon ended, everyone was asked to assemble in the amphitheatre inside Central Park. There was a twist in the plot when people were handed chits which mentioned the name of a country. Ultimately it was found out that people having the chits of the same country would form a team. For example – I received team Malaysia. And my team consisted of students from IPCW, NSIT, Miranda House, Hans Raj, Maitreyi and Motilal Nehru College. It was a fun experience as we had to rename our team and complete a task as a team. The task consisted of four activities which had to be conducted with a group of five people per task. After the task had been completed we would have to hand them an Enactus badge and then click a group selfie. The tasks were – singing a Bollywood song, teaching a dance step, doing the opposite and identifying a dialogue from a film.

After the tasks were completed we had to assemble near the amphitheatre and get our group photos clicked. The event was a huge success and definitely helped people find new friends.

Ishaan Sengupta believes meeting people and understanding their differences gives him kick and a good trip. Hailing from the city of joy, he carries along with him the bong culture of "living and breathing" music, food and art. The socially awkward correspondent in team, he's currently pursuing a Bachelor with Honors in Economics from Motilal Nehru College. His favorite cartoon shows are Teletubbies and Dragon Ball Z. Do drop him a mail at [email protected] in case you want to give him some free advice or want to meet him personally.

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