Dehradun (The Hawk): In an initiative to support mental health awareness, former runner up Miss Asia Award 2017, professional model, actor and fitness enthusiast from Dehradun, Akanksha Singh, will be walking and running on a treadmill for 12 hours. She will be undertaking this unique feat of hers on the 10th of April.
She will start working out on the treadmill from 9 in the morning and will go on till 9 in the evening, aiming at walking and running continuously for 12 hours. The venue for this initiative will be Transformers Gym, Banjarawala.
Akanksha's motivation behind this initiative is her mother Santosh Pundir who herself has suffered clinical depression, and her father Bhanwar Singh Pundir, who has been a constant support in her mother's journey of battling depression.
Talking about her upcoming initiative, Akanksha says, "In today's world, mental health is one of the most growing concerns, especially among youth. In our country, mental health issues like depression are still considered taboo. It is high time we need to change this mind state of people and undertake initiatives to spread awareness regarding mental health among the masses. I hope that through this upcoming feat of mine, I can do justice on my part towards spreading awareness regarding mental health!"
Akanksha has walked the ramp for numerous renowned fashion designers like Riyaz Gangji of brand Libas, New York-based fashion designer Sanjana Jon, Goan Fashion Designer Verma D'Mello, among many more. She is the Brand Ambassador of a Canadian-based company 'Infinity Media Solutions' and has done a digital advertisement for TRESemmé. She will be starring in an upcoming Telugu film titled Nedeviduthala.