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Disney to postpone 'Hungamathon' in Delhi and Kolkata

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 MUMBAI: Following the pandemonium that took place at the 'Hungamathon' (8 -15 year olds) organized by Disney owned kid's broadcaster Hungama TV in Mumbai on 7 January, the channel has decided to postpone the mini marathon slated to kick off in the other two cities of Delhi and Kolkata on 14 and 28 January, respectively.

A scroll running on the channel will indicate the change in schedule. However, a fixed date for the same has not been announced yet, confirms a Walt Disney spokeperson.

An official statement issued by the channel prior to the event claimed that they had "received an overwhelming response of more than 90,000 entries across three cities in India, with close to 30,000 entries only from Mumbai." However, later reports say that the organizers, Total Sports Asia, were only equipped to handle 15,000 registered participants.

The Britannia Tiger sponsored 'Hungamathon' was to be planned, promoted and executed by Total Sports Asia in association with the Athletic Federation of India and conducted across the three major metros. However, the unexpected turn out in the number of participants and spectators gave way to a disorderly situation, in which a few children received injuries. This has now put the other two events on hold.

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