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ROTARY CLUB OF PONDICHERRY & MARG SWARNABHOOMI JOIN HANDS FOR PUDUVAI MARATHON 2010
~ Aimed to create awareness on global warming ~

Puducherry, February 14, 2010: Rotary Club of Pondicherry and MARG Swarnabhoomi, the mega-infrastructure project of MARG Limited, India's leading diversified infrastructure development company, today, joined hands to organise the Puduvai Marathon 2010. The marathon, aptly themed 'Go Green. Save the Earth. Stop Global Warming', saw the participation of over 8000 runners from all walks of life. The objective of the marathon was to spread awareness about global warming, which is a burning issue today.

The Puduvai Marathon 2010 was flagged off by Thiru. B. Srikanth, PPS., Senior Superintendent of Police, Law and Order, at 6:00 A.M. this morning from the Indira Gandhi Sports Complex at Uppalam. Thiru. Malladi Krishna Rao, Hon'ble Minister for Revenue, Tourism, Sports & Youth Affairs, the Government of Puducherry, distributed the prizes to the winners. Also present on the occasion were Thiru. P. Mathew Samuel, Director of Tourism, Govt. of Puducherry, Thiru. Dr. S. Sundaravadivelu, Director of Education, Dept. of Education, Govt. of Puducherry, along with several special invitees.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. S Ramakrishnan, CEO, MARG Group said, "It gives us great pleasure to be a part of the Puduvai Marathon. Sports is something that binds people in a city, lifts the spirit of the country and is loved by all. Marathon is one such event where beyond religion, beyond discrimination, all people come together to move towards one destination that is, for a better world and better humanity. When the energy of the city comes together for a common cause, it lifts the city to the next level. Historic beginnings are made through holistic events & we are delighted to be part of this marathon in association with the Rotary Club of Pondicherry."

The marathon was held in 4 categories:

  • 14 kms. marathon circuit for men, with Rs.15,000 as first prize, Rs.10,000 as second prize, and Rs.4000 as third prize
  • 7 kms. circuit for women, with Rs.10,000 as first prize, Rs.7,000 and Rs.4000 as second and third prizes respectively
  • 7 kms. marathon for boys under 14 years of age, with Rs. 5,000 as first prize, Rs.2,000 as second and third prizes respectively
  • 7 kms. marathon for girls under 14 years of age, with Rs. 5,000 as first prize, Rs.2,000 as second and third prizes respectively

Registration was free for the participants.

The first 2000 pre-registered participants who arrived at the venue received free T-shirts and caps. Over 1000 tree saplings were also given out.

About MARG Swarnabhoomi

MARG Swarnabhoomi is located off the scenic East Coast Road connecting Chennai and Puducherry at a distance of 75 kms from Tiruvanmiyur, Chennai and 60 kms before Puducherry. The mega-infrastructure project of MARG has two special economic zones catering to Engineering and Multi-services sectors along with a proposed Science Park to help foster R&D facilities. MARG Swarnabhoomi offers state of the art infrastructure like light rail transit, auto mechanized parking and prefab construction. In addition, 15000 apartments, Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music, The Art of Living Meditation Centre, world class medical facilities, shopping areas, multiplexes, golf course, theme park, hotels and convention centres make for a lifestyle that one can only dream of.

About MARG Limited

MARG Ltd., is among India's leading diversified infrastructure development companies. Established in 1994, MARG Ltd. is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange.

Headquartered in Chennai, MARG Limited is promoted by the first-generation entrepreneur Mr. GRK Reddy.

The company pioneered infrastructure development on the Chennai IT Corridor. The company's business roadmap encompasses 4 verticals – EPC Contracting – which has over 500 man years of technical experience in handling deep excavation works, high rise buildings, Power sub-stations, High power (above 132 KV) transmission lines, Marine Infrastructure, Industrial Clusters and Living Spaces.

Marine Infrastructure handles Ports & Logistics, Dredging & Fishing Harbours; Industrial Clusters – for SEZs and Industrial Townships, Airports, Power projects; and Real Estate - to develop commercial and residential spaces. Under the real estate commercial vertical, MARG has already developed over 1 million sq ft of commercial space for clients like TCS, Scope International, among others. The company had recently launched, MARG ProperTies, the umbrella brand for all offerings in the living spaces/homes segment. MARG ProperTies, as the residential arm of MARG, will offer value enriched homes, showcasing a wide range of options for everyone to fulfil their home aspirations.

The company's key projects include Karaikal Port, MARG Swarnabhoomi, MARG Junction - Mall, and Bijapur Airport.

The company's esteemed clientele include Scope International (Standard Chartered Bank), TATA Consultancy Services, BHEL, Enercon India, Slash Support Systems, L&T, Indian Railways and Elcot, among others.