Run/ Walk/ Cycle in the comfort of your home, at a time that suits your schedule.
The Blue Mile is the first-of-its-kind virtual event, ‘Run’ for Water, organized by WaterAid India, a part of the global WaterAid network that seeks to improve access to clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene for everyone, everywhere.
In India, 163 million people face a daily struggle to access clean water close at home (JMP 2017). They have no choice but to drink dirty water. They also lack enough for washing, cooking, cleaning and production of food. As a result, they get sick, and their education and livelihoods suffer.
With an aim to sensitize people about the struggles of millions of Indians who do not have access to clean water, the first edition of Blue mile was launched on 3 March, 2019 in Hyderabad and followed by the second edition in 2020.
Water is one of the most precious resources and not everyone in India has access to clean water for drinking and other needs. Many of us are blessed as we have the privilege of getting clean water in our homes and we take it for granted that water would gush out when we open our taps. Many people living in the interior parts of India need to walk miles to get clean water which has to be carried back to their homes. It is very essential for all of us to spread the message on water conservation, and I got this great opportunity to participate in this cause with WaterAid.