Actor- producer Dia Mirza will participate in the Standard Chartered Marathon, 2015. Dia will walk the Dream Run for Swades Foundation to support their cause of a better India. Dia will be raising funds for the foundation which will be utilized to provide, health and sanitation facilities in the rural areas of the country.
Swades Foundation, founded by Zarina and Ronnie Screwwala, has pledged to transform the lives of 1 Million Indians every 5 years. The NGO holds strong belief in a 360-degree holistic approach, with a focus on Community Mobilisation, Water & Sanitation, Agriculture & Livelihood, Education and Health & Nutrition. Dia has walked the ramp and participated in the various activities for the foundation in the past.
Dia Mirza has been actively supporting causes such as education opportunities for the underprivileged, animal welfare, women empowerment, saving tigers, better sanitation and rural development and has never shied away from voicing her opinion. Dia has been a part of NGOs like PETA, CRY, ADAPT, Swades for a while now and has often initiated campaigns to raise funds.
This time the proceeds of the campaign will be used by Swades to benefit the villagers by:
1. Building 40,000 toilets
2. Facilitating 45,000 free of cost cataract surgeries
3. Building 2781 libraries in rural schools
Here's wishing Dia and the team at the Swades foundation the very best for this noble cause!