About Campaignends 31 Dec 2019, 11:59 PM
Relay Majulah is a ground-up initiative to form a 200-runners team to conquer 2,000km over 200 hours (2-10 Nov 2019) to raise funds for President's Challenge and its 67 supported charities; and to commemorate Singapore's 200 years.
As a primary student, Vidya (Srividya Vidyasagar) was not great in academics. Participating in sports, especially running at a very young age, brought the discipline in her to get better at her studies and be a team player. More importantly, it has taught her to fail with dignity and get right back at it stronger the next time.
Vidya was born and raised in Mumbai but Singapore is now her home. She's an executive director for a global bank in their IT department. Vidya feels that running for the Relay Majulah is an opportunity to be a part of something for Singapore. To her, Singapore, her home, has adopted her and given her all the love, camaraderie and friendship that she can ever wish for.
Participating in the Relay Majulah is a challenge for Vidya as she has not been training consistently for a while because of a very demanding job. However, she will be putting this relay as her top priority in the coming months and is committed to train for it. After a major knee surgery in 2006, Vidya managed to relearn how to walk and run and is confident that she can make a comeback. Vidya wishes to shoutout to everyone to support her in making a change by donating generously.
About the Charity
The President's Challenge is an annual community outreach and fundraising campaign for charities selected every year by the President's Office. It is a call to all Singaporeans in doing their part in building a more caring and inclusive society.
Initiated in 2000 by former President S R Nathan, the Challenge represents the coming together of people from all walks of life, to help the less fortunate. In 2012, under the leadership of former President Tony Tan Keng Yam, the Challenge was expanded to go beyond fundraising by including volunteerism and social
In 2018, President Halimah Yacob announced a $10 million fund (Empowering For Life Fund) which will empower vulnerable groups through skills upgrading, capacity-building and employment. Visit http://www.pc.org.sg/WhoWeSupport to find out about the benefiting organisations supported by President's Challenge this year. 100% of the donations received go towards the charities we support.