Abhijit Patnaik, Myanmar

22 Dec 2020

I joined the Walk for Survival along with 56 of my work colleagues, they have all shown great motivation to walk and contribute to the cause, covering more than 4,000km between us.

I’m walking to highlight Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and demand for improved access to GBV mitigation services for the most vulnerable communities across the globe. Taking part in a global march is about bettering the lives of others, being part of something bigger than yourself, and making a positive difference.

Personally, I have set a target of 50km and will definitely achieve my goal. I have been running around the gorgeous Kandawgyi Lake in Downtown Yangon. A few weeks ago, I returned to New Delhi, India (my hometown) and have continued running in the city-forest called Sanjay Van (Sanjay Forest). I have also been recording all the walks I go on with my dog in a day - which ranges from 0 to infinity, depending on his mood!

I would encourage others to join me and thousands of others in the Walk for Survival. It keeps you fit, makes you sleep better at night, and you are a part of a community which cares and wants to make a difference.