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Bengaluru Marathon – Live to Run – 13th October 2019
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Ved Arya

Ved is a serial social entrepreneur. He has founded SRIJAN, SIDS and Buddha Fellowship Program. He is Hubert Humphrey Fellow (1990-91), United Nations Environment Program Fellow (1991), Ashoka Fellow (2008) and Aspire Fellow (2015). Business Standard chose Ved as a Social Entrepreneur of the Year (2018). Ved is a rank holding aeronautical engineer from IIT Kanpur (class of 1979) and a management graduate from IIM Ahmedabad (class of 1981).

Past running experience

Ved runs for fun and for exercise. He used to walk 20 kilometers a day when he began working in the villages way back in 1986. Now he clocks 4 to 5 miles a day, walking and running. It is the first time he will be running in a marathon.

Why am I running for Buddha Fellowship

My dream is to build a modern, liberal and inclusive India where villages are prosperous, have jobs for their youth, and there is dignity for all. Towards this, I founded the Buddha Fellowship Program in 2017. Our mission is to attract and groom 1000 young leaders and entrepreneurs. We already have 9 Buddha Fellows. I would love to meet people who come out and support our mission.

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