Sunil Sharma

Sunil Sharma’s incredible story has its origins in the scenic mountainous regions of Himachal Pradesh. The earliest memory of a race Sunil has is one from school, in which he ran a kilometer or two for which the prize for the race was Rs 2. In 2012, Sunil started his ongoing affair with long-distance running. While Sunil was pursuing his Master’s Degree at the Punjab University in Chandigarh, he and a few friends ran an NGO, which provided blood free of cost to the needy. Apart from donating blood, the NGO also took care of treatment expenses of poor patients. Sunil wanted to prove that one can donate blood without any fears, even if one ran 40-50 kilometers a day. Combining his passion for running with his drive to help others, Sunil began to conceptualise events that centered on socially relevant causes. Sunil started a Facebook page, titled “Run 4 Social Cause”. With this idea, Sunil has since organised and participated in several notable runs. The big dream, Sunil says, it to start running in China, carry on to India and end in Pakistan. Sunil also wishes to run from Gangotri to Kolkata, along the banks of the Ganges, in an attempt to save the rivers. But above all, he hopes his example motivates people to donate blood regularly to save more lives.

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