WHO WE ARE ?
IDIA was founded by late Prof. (Dr.)Shamnad Basheer. IDIA started out as a student run movement in 2010. Today, it is a registered trust, comprising the following trustees: Justice Ruma Pal (a former Supreme Court judge); Prof. (Dr.) M.P. Singh (a leading legal scholar); Shishira Rudrappa (a leading legal entrepreneur),our Managing Trustee.
Prof.(Dr.) Shamnad Basheer was the brain behind IDIA.
Our operations team comprises an Executive Vice President and a team of directors; and a strong network of more than 500 student volunteers across 23 different states of India. We are also guided by a strong body of advisors and partners, comprising leading names from the legal profession, academia, industry, civil society and government.
GENESIS OF LEXATHON
Change is inevitable. But to bring a change for the better is not an easy job. It takes more than one, in fact, it takes all of us.
Lexathon is an attempt by the IDIA TN Chapter to bring together all those who want to be a part of a change, a change for the better.
The Chapter believes that the smallest of action of any individual with the right intention, can bring an avalanche of a change.
We aim and hope to bring the change by uplifting the deprived faction of the society by providing access to quality legal education to their children who are deserving.
The Run was chosen as a means to bring together like minded people, who have the what it takes to bring the change, as the a marathon itself requires endurance and determination to complete it.
In order to bring awareness about legal education and to initiate a change, the Chapter came up with the idea of LEXATHON themed "REACH THE UNREACHED". The primary objective of the run would be to create and spread awareness in the society about the importance of legal education and how it can be a tool for change and empowerment.
RUN TO LIBERATE AND LITERATE!
WHY RUN ??
Run to make a Difference
"If it doesn't Challenge you it will not Change you" - FRED DEVITO
Every revolution so far has started with a single thought. A single action.An action that will change you. For to bring a Change one has to start with oneself.
Take up the challenge to reform and thus bring a change and be a part of it.
Run to Inspire
"Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others"
Change cannot be brought all alone. It requires all of us. To bring together all of us we must inspire and empower others. By completing the challenge you pick, you inspire others to complete the challenge they pick.
Run to Empower
"Empowering the deprived is an investment as only together can we grow" - Team IDIA TN chapter
The registration fee you pay is used for the education of the under-privileged children. Thus you will not only inspire yourself and others to become better versions but also will empower the children.