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Know the NRI, who ran Berlin Marathon to help distressed Punjab farmers

Know the NRI who ran Berlin Marathon to help distressed Punjab farmers pardesi news 1475172004

The young financial analyst will run the 42-km marathon for the farmers who she feels are desperate and committing suicide.

The young financial analyst, Ms. Tarandeep Kaur, who has roots in a village near Amritsar, ran the 42-km marathon, in 3hour 45min 59sec.  She was born in Singapore, studied in Spain and who now works in London, ran the Berlin Marathon to gather the donations for distressed farmers in Punjab.

Importantly, it is one of the largest, fastest and most popular marathons in the world, which features top runners chasing glory in Berlin.

She had reportedly raised over 2,000 pounds. These donations will be used to help families of farmers through the NGO ‘United Sikhs’.  "The donations collected would be used for supporting families of farmers in Punjab through (the NGO) United Sikhs," said Tarandeep.

United Sikhs director Mejinderpal Kaur said, "Farmers feed the world. When their widows and children are facing hunger because their breadwinner commits suicide due to debt, we have a duty to feed them. Today we provide monthly pension of Rs 1,000 to 150 farmer suicide widows from 40 villages in Punjab".

The Indian-origin runner ran alongside the most successful long distance track runners of all time, including Wilson Kipsang of Kenya and Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia. 

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