The Sasmira Alumni Foundation (SAF) is backing the ‘No Naked Child’ concept, which is an unique initiative that aims to provide clothing to under privileged children across the country with the help of several partners supporting the cause. SAF was formed by Mumbai-based Sasmira, which has strong roots in textile sector since last 50 years. Sasmira has trained over 30,000 professionals who run businesses globally today.
Mahesh Bapat, Secretary, SAF, said, “This large network is being brought together to effectively work together in a coordinated manner towards hosting Texathon, an annual affair, which is an effort to galvanise the alumni and others from the textile industry in a unique way for execute the world’s first Textile Community Run scheduled for July 9, 2017. The Texathon property by SAF, is world’s first and only run organised by the textile community. It stems from the experience that depicts the changing face of India. We, the Textile fraternity can do a great deal in this generation by putting together our efforts. Who else but the Clothing Man can best make this happen.”
Kavita Gupta, Textile Commissioner who lends her support to the event shares, “I am really very happy that SAF has put together this first of its kind event in the world, which throws light on two key aspects, one is the cause of No Naked Child, which means clothing for the under-privileged through the run and other is the Physical Fitness which takes a back seat in this otherwise glamorous world.”
At the onset of the major announcement of the cause, Charan Ahuja, Project Head – No Naked Child, SAF, shares “Over the next two weeks, SAF proposes to have a collection centres at Sasmira and across places in Mumbai for students, alumni, textile companies and the public in general to give sparingly used clothing, fabrics and garment surplus for the cause of No Naked Child.”
SAF invites registrations be a part of this life changing initiative at www.texathon.com before July 2, 2017.