In an endeavour towards rebuilding the lives of millions of migrant workers, who have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown, the Jesuit Conference of India (JCI) is organising “FUN RUN 2020” – One Step for Migrants-—a virtual event. The FUN RUN 2020 is a virtual Run/Walkathon to generate awareness and also support the cause of millions of distressed migrant workers in India. It is being organised in partnership with the Jesuit Educational Association of South Asia (JEASA), Jesuit Higher Education Association of South Asia (JHEASA) and Jesuit Alumni Associations of India (JAAI). The event is scheduled to be held on 19-20 September 2020. The online registration is open and participants can register till the midnight of 18 September 2020.
Migrant workers have been one of the most affected sections of the society during the lockdown and post-lockdown situations. During the on-going pandemic, the country has witnessed images of migrant workers, including the elderly, pregnant ladies, lactating mothers, people with disabilities, children and youth, carrying their reality on their heads, starved and exhausted, marching relentlessly only to return to their native villages. With poverty back home and new challenges to livelihood, many are now returning to cities again. At the same time millions of these workers remain uncertain of their future, and are spending days and nights worrying about what life will unfold for them next, while overcoming the memories of lockdown and difficulties they faced during the last few months.
Participants can register for Fun Run 2020 at: https://events.jesuitconferenceofindia.org/
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