Sports & outdoor recreation
It is difficult to work with a dreamer -- worse still lithe dreamer has the gall, the passion and the determination to pursue his dreams.
So has it been.
My brother Anil Singh, dreamt of the Marathon ?with a simple philosophy - that every major city needs a Marathon event. Together then, we laid the foundation and dug in deep the five pillars of
Pride & Prestige to the city of Mumbai
Health & Fitness
A showcase of the best national and international running talent Was it difficult? Pretty close to impossible actually At the outset, we faced a mix of contempt and disbelief. The Question asked of us was Not? What, How, Where or When, but - WHO ARE YOU: "When for the President of India, we do a 2-km rolling road closure, why would we shut Mumbai's roads for six hours. Please tell me Who are you?
However, by the Grace of God, the vision and support of a few good men and the faith and patience of our sponsors and partners, the Marathon is today a sporting movement, that has spread to the corners of our country.
The Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon, has inculcated a sense of pride in our citizenry provided an exceptional platform for charity and been a catalyst for a health and fitness revolution. Through the years, the Mumbai Marathon has stayed true to its founding principles; and through this book "The Possible Dream", we hope to inspire the youth of our country to Dream. To Dream with their eyes open ? because it is a well-known secret That when you wish for something with your heart and mind ? the Universe conspires to bring It to you'.
May your dreams come true
About The Author
Anil Dharker's earlier books included The Romance Of Salt, Icon:Men & Women Who Shaped today's india and the man who talked to machine. he has been editor of the illustrated weekly of india, the independent and mid-day and is one of india's best known columnists. he is a frequent commentator on national television news where his iconoclastic views are often at variance with percieved wisdom. He started literature live! Mumbai's international literary festival in 2010 and as festival director guides its future progress.