‘Spirit of India’ : Tourism ministry felicitates Pat Farmer

Union Ministry of Tourism today felicitated Pat Farmer, Ultra Marathon Runner and former Member of Australian Parliament and his team at a function here today on successful completion of the 4600 Km “Spirit of India Run” from Kanyakumari to Srinagar in 64 days.
Union Ministry of Tourism today felicitated Pat Farmer, Ultra Marathon Runner and former Member of Australian Parliament and his team at a function here today on successful completion of the 4600 Km "Spirit of India Run" from Kanyakumari to Srinagar in 64 days.

Farmer is a multiple world record holder for endurance running and has run from the North Pole to the South Pole, and across Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam, the Middle East and North America.

He has served 8 years as a Member of Australia's Parliament, with 3 years as Parliamentary Secretary for Education, Science and Training. Farmer has raised millions of dollars for worthy causes during his 20 year running career.

Vinod Zutshi, Secretary, M/o Tourism, Tania Farmer, wife of Farmer, Chris Elstoft, Deputy High Commissioner of Australia in India, Aswani Lohani, CMD, Air India, Umang Narula, CMD, ITDC and senior officers were present.

Addressing on the occasion, Zutshi described Farmer as the "Brand Ambassador of Incredible India in Australia" as he has widely travelled India during his 4600 Km long "Spirit of India Run" from Kanyakumari to Srinagar.

His run will inspire people in Australia to visit India and mutual relations between India and Australia in Tourism sector will be strengthened, he said.

He also said the Festival of India in Australia is going to be held this year, which will also boost Tourism in India.

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