The unique 5 km event Walkathon organized by CGSI (Consumer Guidance Society of India) in association with Juhu Beach Walkers Group and Rotary Club of Juhu this weekend had nearly two thousand enthusiastic participants from all walks of life. The event coincided with the Golden Jubilee celebrations of CGSI and was focussed on creating awareness about health, wellness and consumer empowerment. Senior citizens and teenagers alike walked the entire distance amidst thunderous applause and cheering by onlookers and local residents. Participation Certificates, Caps, attractive prizes and a lucky draw ensured the fun quotient was at its highest peak at this exciting event.
Expressing his gratitude to the participants Dr. M.S Kamath stated, “An event of this nature is a first of its kind on Juhu Beach. Future events by CGSI include’ Chai pe Charcha ‘ and many more. Events of this nature result in increased awareness and better utilisation of rights and powers by the consumers. Innovation is the key word at CGSI and we will use more exciting formats to engage the consumer.”
Shantilal Gulecha, secretary, Juhu Walkers Group, Chetan Shah Former President of Lions Club of Juhu along with many others dignitaries from CGSI were present at the event. Dr. Sitaram Dixit, Chairman, CGSI conducted milk testing on the 16 samples of the milk collected. In the report he stated all the samples were adulterated and were way below the desired quality levels.