JK News Today
JAMMU, NOVEMBER 13
More than 5,000 people from various parts of Jammu city on Sunday participated in a marathon themed “ Run for India ! Run for Pride with slogan as “ Meri Jaan,, Hindustan.”
Minister for Forests, Ecology and Environment Choudhary Lal Singh, who is also Chairman Board for Development of Sports in India (BDSI), today flagged off 6th Jammu Marathon, dedicated to valiant Indian soldiers, from Maulana Azad stadium.
Speaker Legislative Assembly Kavinder Gupta and Minister of State for Culture, Tourism, Horticulture, Education Priya Sethi, were present on the occasion.
The Jammu Marathon passed through the areas of Bus Stand, Shakuntla Theatre, Amphalla via BC Road, CPO Chowk, Kachi Chawni, Parade, Shalamar, Indira Chowk, Dogra Chowk and culminated at MAM stadium.
Addressing the participants, Choudhary Lal Singh said that the event is dedicated to brave Indian soldiers, adding that we cannot repay the debt of Indian forces and their families. He said it is a matter of great satisfaction that people from all walks of life participated in huge numbers to make this event a grand success.
The Minister urged upon the BDSI members to organize such type of events in other parts of the State also. He hoped that Run for Nation will spread like a movement in the entire country and millions of youth will become part of it.
Marathon runners of international fame Gaurav Gupta and Rajesh Padha managed the stage and kept the gathering motivated and energetic.
Vice-Chairman BDSI Vimal Manchanda, Vice-President Sanjay Gupta, Secretary Sagar Gupta, Vice-Chairman CII Rahul Sahai besides Head CII, BDSI Executive Committee Members Mohan Lal, SSP, Sandeep Mengi, Kuldeep Tikoo, Sareesh Zutshi, Rajeshwar Barna, Paramjeet Sharma, Aman, Rohini Singh, Sheetal Bhat, Pooja, Vimmi Suri, Shivani Sharma, Shama Raina also participated in the Marathon.