14th November, it is Children’s Day, also called Bal Diwas in Hindi 🙂 celebrated on the birth day of Jawaharlal Nehru. I remember the cultural programmes organized for the day.

Incidently it is World Diabetes Day as well and there is a cyclothon/walkathon happening on 13th November.


This event is a non corporate, purely voluntary cycle rally. This is to avoid expenses on things like t shirts or caps, also permissions etc are a hassle for any majorly organized event.

This is the route map:


The aim is to cycle about 12 km ( MG Road Taj to Banashankari) through the city culminating at the institute in Banashankari and with a light snack here :-).

The Estimated start time is 8 am ending at the hospital at about 930 am. There will be a pilot vehile/car to lead the group. Some pamphlets to distribute along the route ( an awareness sheet on diabetes, not an ad)  and this will be done by the staff.

If you or your group would like to participate and the do let Mr. Subbakrishna on 9448137963 or Mr. Nataraj on 9449348275 with your estimated numbers.


An estimated 50.7 million people in India have diabetes and the number is projected to reach 87 million by 2030 . Recent studies have reported high rates amongst the rural poor, who often remain undiagnosed for long periods.Increasingly urban educated professionals too are being affected. This is due to a remarkable increase in sedentary lifestyles and food choices. In many cases the appearance of full blown diabetes can be delayed or prevented by inexpensive lifestyle modifications.
Adapting a more active lifestyle is one of the cheapest and easiest routes to stopping diabetes. Every year the 14th of November is marked as the World Diabetes Day. The Global Diabetes Walk is a remarkable example of awareness creation about diabetes and its effects. We are seeking support to conduct a walkathon/cyclothon in Bangalore. This event is aimed to be purely voluntary and is not supported by any corporate.

About the Institute:
Sri Keshava Trust is a “Sustainable Charity” engaged in provision of eye care services primarily in the Southern Indian State of Karnataka. The Trust has its activities in clinical work, outreach programs and in research. No patient is turned away for economic reasons and no effort is stinted to be at the cutting edge of eye care in all spheres. The trust undertakes research and training in all areas of ophthalmology and is currently in the process of creating comprehensive care models. The trust has built Vittala International Institute of Ophthalmology (VIIO), a Rs.20 Crore (3.5 Million USD) super specialty charitable Ophthalmic Hospital and research center, with the help of over 3,500 donors big and small. The institute focuses on clinical work, Research and Training as its core areas with main motto as Dedication is the Ultimate Goal.Since 2005, we have been engaged in one of the biggest diabetes outreach programs in the country.