Governor registers for Mumbai Marathon

Maharashtra Governor Vidyasagar Rao became the first person to register for the 16th edition of Tata Mumbai Marathon on Friday. The official registrations for the $405,000 IAAF Silver label event slated for January 20, 2019 will open with Full Marathon on Sunday.

Chuck 'His Excellency', call me Mr. or Sir: Governor

Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao appears to be suave and sophisticated. After a four-decade plus long stint as a politician — he rose from being the chairman of the Jana Sang (Karimnagar, Andhra Pradesh) to a minister in the Atal Behari Vajpayee-led BJP government in 1999 — he was given the gubernatorial post in the State in August 2014, which made him the VVIP occupant of the most important real estate property of the country: Raj Bhavan.

Mumbai Marathon raises ₹32 cr

The 14th edition of Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon (SCMM) conducted in January has raised funds totalling ₹32.93 crore, bettering the collections of all its previous editions. Over 20,000 donors contributed this year, helping surpass the previous year’s figure of ₹28.14 crore.

SCMM raised Rs 28 crore for charity

The 13th edition of the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon, held on January 17, raised 28.14 crore for charity in aid of multiple causes through the efforts of its philanthropy partner, United Way Mumbai.