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Marathon held to mark global week of Action-Survive5

Bhubaneswar: Around 500 people from different walks of life on Monday participated in a mini marathon here organized by Child Health Now (CHN), Odisha to mark the Global Week of Action-Survive5.

Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation Mayor Ananta Narayan Jena flagged off the marathon at Rupali square which ended at IG Park.

The race was organsied with an aim to inspire the participants to make the society aware to help and support the cause of Survive5.

A child’s fifth birthday, in particular, is a milestone. But it is a milestone that more than 6.6million children every year do not live to see. Two million will die on the day they are born. Four million won’t make it to their first birthday. And most disturbing of all is that these are just the children we know about. There are countless children around the world, the poorest and most vulnerable, who die unseen, unregistered, and unable to access the kind of health services that could save their lives.

Among others,  Priyadarsi Mishra MLA, Bhubaneswar (North), Tushar Kanti Ray, Gouranga Mohapatra Convener, CHN Odisha, Newton Ijac Director CHN, India, Bijayalaxmi Rautaray Secretary Sahayog, Dharmendra Nayak World Vision, Blorin Mohanty Secretary BGVS, Bikram Swain Social Activist, Sadasib Swain Secretary CCWD participated in the event.

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