Bhubaneswar Buzz

X-Athon’15: Run for a cause, Save the girl child : Marathon by XIMB completed

XsteC- the Xpressions steering committee of XIMB, as a prelude to Xpressions’15 organized the 10km marathon, X-Athon. This was the second year that X-Athon was organized on such a large scale with 1400 registrations. The Regional Director of SBI Life Insurance Mr. Anil Bhatt was invited as a chief guest.

X-Athon’15 had the theme “Save the girl child- You run, the girl child wins”. Through this theme, awareness was spread amongst the public about the importance of a girl child and also the importance of staying healthy and fit. The amount of Rs.75, 000 that was collected as charity during the registrations was donated to the CRY foundation – Child Rights and You.  The event started with the inaugural ceremony at the XIMB city campus at 6.30 am. The participants from various corporate organizations and schools registered at the campus and started with the run. The 10km route covered the path from XIMB to Patia Square and back. A lot of enthusiasm and energy was seen amongst the participants. Also, an under-14 section had around 20 under-14 kids participating. There were 9 pit stops throughout the route where the volunteers from XIMB provided glucose and water to the participants. Mr. Anil Bhatt awarded prizes to the winners of the marathon at the end of the event at XIMB Auditorium. 16-year-old Anil Nayak won the first prize, and Mr. Prasanti Nilayam won second prize.. Another amazing participant aged 56, Mr. Mangal Munda finished at the fourth position. Yamini Kothari , a second year student of XIMB  , finished first in the women’s category . It was astonishing to see the will power of such enthusiastic participants ranging from age groups of 12 to 60 who put in all their efforts to run for the cause and spread awareness.


Xavier University, Bhubaneswar (XUB) was established in accordance with the Xavier University Act 2013 and was inaugurated on July 7, 2014. The University is India’s first digital University and an institution of higher learning for imparting professional and technical education. It is a self-financing institution of higher learning for imparting professional and technical education. XUB offers its Masters in Business Management through its flagship school, XIMB. It also offers Masters in Human Resource Management through Xavier School of Human Resource Management, Rural Management through Xavier School of Rural Management, Sustainability Management through Xavier School of Sustainability and graduate program in commerce through Xavier School of Commerce. Apart from these, it has proposed to set up other schools of higher learning in various areas like Public Policy, Sustainability, Media & Communications, Finance, Education and Centers of Research in Public Policy & others.


XIMB, a 28 years old business school of global repute is the Flagship School of Xavier University. Inspired by the Jesuit spirit of ‘Magis’, or excellence, XIMB strives to be a premier institute globally recognized for management education, training, research, and consulting that help build a just and humane society. The Institute today has become widely recognized for its excellence in imparting management education. It is counted among the leading management institutions in the country.

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