More than 15,000 people from 146 nationalities turn up for the “Sustainability Walkathon” at Mamzar Park in Dubai. Zumba sessions, fitness activities, healthy contests, recycling activities, etc were the key attractions for the participants and everyone returned home with eco-friendly gifts and souvenirs…reports Asian Lite News
The Lulu Walkathon’s 8th edition witnessed an impressive gathering of over 15,000 residents and visitors uniting for the cause of Sustainability. Held at Mamzar Park in Dubai, this annual event received enthusiastic support from various industries and government stakeholders, including Mastercard, Dubai Municipality, Dubai Sports Council, and numerous other sponsors.
Commencing at 7:30 am, the walk featured a variety of engaging events and activities to captivate participants of all age groups. The initiative aimed to promote awareness about healthy living and sustainable actions, making it a memorable and impactful experience for everyone involved.
Speaking at the launch of the event Salim M.A. Director of Lulu Group said “as part of our ESG initiatives, we look at Sustainability as a key pillar of our corporate journey. The aim of this Walkathon is to bring together people from all walks of life to spread awareness about the need to preserve our planet for future generations. The overwhelming response we have here today make us feel proud and happy”.
Zumba sessions, fitness activities, healthy contests, recycling activities, etc were the key attractions for the participants and everyone returned home with eco-friendly gifts and souvenirs.
V. Nandakumar, Director- Global Marcom of Lulu Group said: “UAE has always been the leader in setting new benchmarks in Sustainability and we as one of the key stakeholders in this journey are committed to playing our humble role. The enthusiasm of all our partners and the participants have further strengthened our vision to go bigger and better in the years to come”.
Omoke Hind, Sr. VP of Mastercard, the presenting partner of Lulu Walkathon, said: “This is the beginning of a great journey together to achieve collective sustainability goals. We at Mastercard have always been a global leader in organising such community initiatives which spreads the message of environment protection and healthy living. We are excited and proud to partner with Lulu Group for this amazing event today and thank all the residents and leadership of UAE for their support and encouragement “.
Other key sponsors: Transmed, Al Rawabi, Yellow.ai, Sparklo, Lulu Exchange, Unilever, Tata Soulfood, Burjeel Holding.