Army conducts Chinar mini-marathon

Srinagar, Nov 20: The Army’s 126 Inf Bn (TA) JAK RIF under the aegis of HQ 31 Sub Area (Raavi Terriers) organised Chinar Mini Marathon with Director Youth Services and Sports (J&K) From Nishat to Nehru Park here on Saturday.
 In the event, around 4000 participants including men, women and young children of various schools and other institutions of Srinagar participated. The event was organized from Nishat Garden to Nehru Park and from Chashma Shahi to Nehru Park for 7 km and 3 km run categories respectively. The Marathon was flagged off by Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir Asgar Hassan Samoon.
 An overwhelming and unprecedented response was heartening to see as school children, both boys and girls, male less and above 40 yrs wearing colourful T-Shirts running along the beautiful and Dal Lake was a pleasure site being the closing ceremony at the garden near Nehru Park,
 General Officer Commanding, 15 Corps Lt Gen Om Prakash, complemented all the participants, teachers of various Schools and other support staff for organizing such wonderful event and also conveyed that good health is a prerequisite for a sound mind. He further stated that the theme of this Mini Marathon is the “ Aman Ka Jazba” and the younger generation of today will usher the State in a state of everlasting peace showing their love for ever. He also assured the participants that in future more events of such nature will be organized.
 Deputy Director Youth Services and Sports Deptt Nelofar Amin, Army and civil dignitaries were also present during the conduct of the magnificent event. The successful conduct of the grand event highlighted the co-ordination between Army, Police, Civil Administration and Youth Services & Sports Deptt of J&K State.

Lastupdate on : Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Tue, 20 Nov 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Wed, 21 Nov 2012 00:00:00 IST

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