For promoting Jammu as a tourist destination, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in association with Taurus Events organized the first ever "Glow Run – Night Run" on 29th September.
As per a press note, the aim was to highlight Jammu's culture, promote fitness and sports among people of Jammu by encouraging running.
The Glow Run was flagged off from Gulshan Ground, Jammu to support the cause of women safety and say no to drugs. The Marathon was organized in 21, 10 and 5 Kms category.
While speaking on the occasion, Rajesh Sharma, Vice Chairman, CII J&K State Council said, "In order to transform J&K into a formidable sporting state, there is need to sensitize and seek perception change. J&K is gradually becoming a multi-sports state and it is interesting to witness inflow of funds in non-cricket sports as well".
The run saw the august gathering of professional and casual runners. Stephen from South Africa who participated in the Night Run admired the efforts made by CII to promote such unique events and in encouraging the runners from all over the world to see the beauty of Jammu.
Sanjeev Verma, Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, was the chief guest on the occasion, while Dr. SD Singh, IGP police was the guest of honor for the ceremony.
Also, present on the occasion as special guests were, Ramesh Kumar, DC Jammu, Dr Ravi Shankar Sharma, Director Industries & Commerce Department and Amit Sharma, Director Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs. While speaking on the occasion, Sanjeev Verma appreciated the efforts of CII and Taurus for promoting such eco-friendly adventure sports in Jammu region.
Dr SD Singh, IGP Jammu, applauded the efforts and enthusiasm of CII and promised his support for such events in future also.