Tanveer wins 1st Jammu Marathon


Jammu, Apr 22: Thousands of men, women and children from 5 to 85 years of age participated in the Marathon “Run for Fun”, organized by Jammu and Kashmir Police under its Civic Action Programme in Jammu city here on Sunday.
 The first ever Marathon held in Jammu city was won by Valley based athlete Tanveer Hussain. He had gone to Jammu on a very short notice from Valley specially for this event and emerged victorious in it.
 Earlier Minister of State for Home, Nasir Aslam Wani flagged off the Run from Police Sports Stadium, Gulshan Ground in the wee hours. The Marathon culminated back at the Venue after passing through various routes in the city. People profusely chairing them while passing through the routes.
 The flag off ceremony for different categories of the Run started at 5 am. People from different parts of the city had thronged the venue to participate in the Marathon. More than 15,000 athletics including students from different educational institutions, sports bodies, police personnel, para-military personnel, small children, members of chamber of commerce, Jammu civil society, Jammu club, Jammu Bar association, media persons and senior citizens joined the Run.
 On the culmination of Run, 33 winners from all categories were awarded cash prizes and certificate of participation by the Director General of Police, who was the Chief Guest at the concluding function. Prize winners of the Marathon who got first position in different categories include Tanvir Hussain, Ghulam Mohammad, Ifra Anjum and Renku Kumar.
 On the occasion, the Director General of Police (DGP), Kuldeep Khoda addressed the gathering and said that the JKP has organized various sports events during the winter under its Civic Action Programme and the people particularly the youth have shown much interest in these events.
 “The aim behind organizing sports events is to develop police public coordination and strengthen their relation with the people, “he said.
 He said that such events help to channelize the energy of the youth towards right direction and hone their talent.
 He reiterated that the police organization would continue its efforts to inspire the youth of the state towards sports and for this purpose such events would be held in future also.
 Appreciating the efforts of Additional Director General of Police, Armed/Law & Order, K Rajendra Kumar and members of organising committee for organizing the event in a befitting manner, the DGP said that the officers put great efforts and ensured large participation of athletes from all shades of life.
 Among others, the function was attended by Additional Directors General of Police, K. Rajendra Kumar and SP. Vaid, IsGP, Dilbag Singh, Dr. B Srinivas, AK. Chowdhary and Gulzar Singh Salathia, senior retired police officers, DIsGP, Dr. K.K.Saini, Yoginder Koul, Alok Puri, AQ. Manmhas, Danish Rana, JP Singh and Johny William, Director Youth Services and Sports, Jai Paul Singh, Secretary, JK Sports Council, Kiran Wattal, President Bar Association, DS Slathia, President, Jammu Chamber of Commerce, YB. Sharma, Physical Director, Jammu University, Prof. Dian Singh, Commandants of Jammu based armed/IRP battalions and prominent citizens.

Lastupdate on : Sun, 22 Apr 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 22 Apr 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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