41 Messe Frankfurt India employees took part in the TATA Mumbai Marathon on 19 January.
They were supporting the cause of Habitat for Humanity India, a charity which supports construction and rehabilitation of new homes to low income, marginalised families across India.
The beneficiary of the run will be families in Karjat belong to the Katkari tribe, whose main occupation is agriculture and the principle crop is rice.
They live in kuccha houses built of mud and reed with tiled roof. Two weeks after the Tata Mumbai Marathon, employees will also take part in a one-day build at Karjat, Raigad District of Maharashtra, India where volunteers will build alongside beneficiary families.
Mr Raj Manek, Executive Director and Board Member, Messe Frankfurt Asia Holdings Ltd said: “We are proud to be associated with the TATA Mumbai Marathon which is a fantastic step to bring people together, while also promoting fitness in the corporate world.
“We're always looking for opportunities to support a worthy cause and one that can have a positive impact on our employees or that they can be a part of. I am very happy to see the participation – 95% of the participants will be running for the very first time and that speaks volumes for the cause they are coming forward to support.”
Messe Frankfurt India, a 100% subsidiary of one of the largest event organisers in the world – marked its milestone last year as it celebrated its 20th anniversary.