Take Place in 65 Indian and 20 International Locations, including US and UK

The mega event organized by JITOis expected to make marks in the Guinness World Records, Words Records of India and the Limca Book of Records

Mumbai: Jain International Trade Organisation (JITO) has organized the ‘IIFL JITO Ahmisa Run’ to promote peace and non-violence. This is the first-ever such initiative globally. The ‘Ahimsa Run’ is expected to break records and make marks in The Guinness World Records, Words Records of India and the Limca Book of Records.

JITO, a global socio-economic organization dedicated to Service, Knowledge and Economic Empowerment of society, has organized this mega ‘Ahmisa Run’ across 65 cities in India and at 20 international locations. The ‘Ahimsa Run’ will take place on Sunday, 2nd April, 2023 at 5.30 AM IST. People from India and across the globe, and from all walks of life and communities, can participate and run for the cause. 

JITO has organized ‘Ahimsa Run’ as a unique initiative to celebrate the birth anniversary of Shraman Bhagwan Mahavir, the 24thTirthankar (Supreme Preacher) of Jainism. The event will spread awareness about the importance and relevance of ‘Ahmisa’ (Non-violence) in everybody’s life, which is one of the greatest enunciations of Shraman Bhagwan Mahavir. 

Elaborating on the event’s theme, Ms Sangeeta Lalwani, Chairperson, JITO Ladies Wing, said, “The ‘Ahimsa Run’ is the first ever initiative to connect people from within the country and all across the globe for peace and non-violence, which is essential for building peace-loving communities. This Run will observe the vows of non-violence and re-iterate Shraman Bhagwan Mahavir’s precious teaching that every living being has sanctity and dignity, which should be respected through actions, speech, and thoughts. This initiative aims to help people know the importance of love, forgiveness and sacrifice as forms of non–violence, which are necessary for leading better lives and building harmonious societies”.  

“We invite every family from India and Across the globe to participate to mark this historic event for peace and non-violence”, appealed Ms Lalwani expecting this event to witness participation numbers in lakhs to mark a world record.

Smt Smriti Irani, Union Minister, Ministry of Women and Child Development and Ministry of Minority Affairs, greeted the Organisers on this occasion and hailed the cause of the Ahimsa Run. Other eminent personalities like Music Maestro Mr. A R Rahman, former Cricketer and Member of Parliament Mr. Gautam Gambhir,and ace woman cricketer and Captain of India Women’s National Cricket TeamMs HarmanpreetKaur, have welcomed the cause and appealed to people at large to run for peace and non – violence and make the event successful.

IIFL is the national grand sponsor of this event, with GM and MICRO LABS as the co-sponsors. 

On the occasion of the ‘Lakshya’ programme, the JITO dignitaries announced this historic global event in the presence of luminaries like Mr Nirmal Jain, Chairman of IIFL, Mr Ramesh Jain, Chairman of GM, Mr Dilip Surana, Chairman and Managing Director of MICRO LABS were present along with eminent dignitaries from JITO Mr Sukhraj Nahar, Chairman, Mr Rajendra Jain, Vice Chairman, Mr AbhayaShrishrimal, President, Mr KantilalOswal, Vice President, Mr Kushal Bhansali, Vice President, Mr Manoj Mehta, Secretary General, Mr Sanjay Jain, Secretary), Mr Sanjay Lodha, Secretary), Mrs Sunita Bohora, JITO Ladies Wing Director – in – Charge and Mrs Sangeeta Lalwani, Chairperson of JITO Ladies Wing. 

Details of the ‘Ahmisa Run’:

– To be held on Sunday, 2nd April, 2023 at 5.30 AM, India Time across 65 different cities and towns of India and 20 International locations.  

– People from all walks of life and around the globe can participate, irrespective of any community, caste or creed.

– Each participant will get T-shirt, medal and breakfast with registration fees. 

– The Run is organized in three categories, viz. 3 km, 5 kms and 10 kms. 

About JITO: Jain International Trade Organisation (JITO) is a unique, multi-stakeholder community of visionary Jain Industrialists, Businessmen & Professionals who are committed to shaping the future of the community and society at large. Its vision is to become a World Class organization to achieve higher economic prosperity, take care of the underprivileged, and enrich humanity with a violence-free, poverty-free, and disease-free world. JITO is registered as a Company under section 25 of the Companies Act, 1956 (now under section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013). Broad-based Constitution ensures the participation of all Businessmen, Industrialists, Knowledge Workers & Professionals in India and Overseas. An International Organization with Chapters all over India and across the world.

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