Walk for Men in Mumbai Marathon

Dream Run Starts at TATA Mumbai Marathon
Dream Run Starts at TATA Mumbai Marathon

Marathon running is becoming popular as people discover the benefits of exercise. Running helps to build strong bones, as it is a weight bearing exercise. It strengthens muscles, Improves cardiovascular fitness, burns plenty of kilojoules and also helps maintain a healthy weight.

Marathon runners
Marathon runners

Mumbai Marathon is one such event held in Mumbai, India, on the third Sunday of January every year since 2004.

Stage set for Marathon
Stage set for Marathon
Grand Stand for Tata Mumbai Marathon
Grand Stand for Tata Mumbai Marathon

 

Along with competing Marathon runners it also attracts charity for non-profit organisations to raise funds. NGOs representing causes such as arts, culture and sports, civic and community development, disability, gender equality, education, environment and wildlife, health, human rights, social services, vocational training, and children and the aged participate to spread awareness, generate funds etc.

NGO spreading awareness on Parkinsons disease
NGO spreading awareness on Parkinsons disease

One NGO Vaastav Foundation has been trying to highlight the issues of men every year in a unique way. They have named their participation in Mumbai Marathon as #WalkForMen . A Walk for men’s health, wealth and safety. Guests on the Grand stand are impressed by the prop highlighting issues of men and its effect on Make In India. In fact the host on stage was so impressed with the group and their display that he talked about the group for Men’s rights for four times till the group passed the grand stage. Whereas the other groups were mentioned only once or twice.

Guests on the Grand stand are impressed by the prop highlighting issues of men and its effect on Make In India
Guests on the Grand stand are impressed by the prop highlighting issues of men and its effect on Make In India.

They tried to show that men in society are like the gears that are not visible but are vital for the machinery of society to move. They carried a prop made out of gears and shaped like lion to represent men who take the society forward. But the remarkable thing they had done while creating the prop was added the issues that acted like spanner in the works.

Fake Cases in India Handicap Make In India
Fake Cases in India Handicap Make In India

The lion prop they created was shown injured by the arrows hence not agile as it should have been. The lion looked similar to Make in India initiative launched by Prime Minister of India in September 2014 as part of a wider set of nation-building initiatives. The intent behind making something similar to Make in India was to show that initiatives to take India forward will not bear fruit till the basic components/gears of society, the Men are neglected.

Make in India lion injured by Anti men laws and policies
Make in India lion injured by Anti men laws and policies

 

Media at Tata Mumbai Marathon too impressed by the prop highlighting issues of men and its effect on Make In India
Media at Tata Mumbai Marathon too impressed by the prop highlighting issues of men and its effect on Make In India

 

1 Fake Cases in India Handicaps Make In India 2
1 Fake Cases in India Handicaps not just productive men but also Make In India too

 

Make in India lion injured by Misandry
Make in India lion injured by Misandry

India has been gripped by misandry that is spoiling the growth of the nation but still being neglected by the government.

Sexual harassment on men is ignored fact
Sexual harassment on men is ignored fact

 

If a woman lodges false case she should be punished
If a woman lodges false case she should be punished

 

A highly Anti Men Biased Marital Rape law is being proposed by current government
A highly Anti Men Biased Marital Rape law is being proposed by current government

 

Ignorance towards issues of boys

 

If a woman Lodges false complaint she should be prosecuted
If a woman Lodges false complaint she should be prosecuted

 

People flock to photograph the Men's rights prop
People flock to photograph the Men’s rights prop

 

People showing interest in Make In India for Men
People showing interest in Make In India for Men

 

Addressing the team on need on Men's rights
Addressing the team on need on Men’s rights

 

Team of Men's rights with their outstanding and innovative prop highlighting issues of men
Team of Men’s rights with their outstanding and innovative prop highlighting issues of men

 

Team of Men's rights definitely deserved lot of attention for their innovative and hard work
Team of Men’s rights definitely deserved lot of attention for their innovative and hard work in Tata Mumbai Marathon

 

Men's Rights are Human Rioghts
Men’s Rights are Human Rights in TMM2018.

 

The team of Men’s Rights have done their job and started the new year with a bang now it is up to rest of  us to keep on the momentum. It is also to be seen how much impact does this limping lion have on Government & Beuraucracy. Hope they understand that without ensuring safety & security of men they can’t expect this nation to grow.

 

8 Comments on Walk for Men in Mumbai Marathon

  1. Excellent work done by all MRAs in coming together and making the event a resounding success year after year, 3 cheers to everybody!!!

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