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Kitchloo flags off Marathon

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5 Dariya News (Tariq Bhat)

Jammu , 21 Apr 2013

Role of sports in physical and mental development of the youth is of great importance. It creates discipline and comradeship among the sports lovers which in large helps a nation to prosper in all spheres of life.  This was disclosed by Minister of State for Home (MOS), Mr. Sajad Ahmad Kitchloo, while flagging off the Jammu Marathon from Police Sports Stadium, Gulshan Ground in the wee hours today. 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. The largely participated Marathon was held for the third time in the state. 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 5.45 a.m. People from different parts of the city and other parts of Jammu pision had thronged the venue to participate in the Marathon. More than 20,000 athletes including students from different educational institutions, sports bodies, police personnel, para-military personnel, small children, members of chambers of commerce, Jammu Club, Jammu Bar Association, Press Club and senior citizens joined the Run.  On the culmination of Run, winners from all categories were awarded cash prizes and certificate of participation by the Director General of Police, Ashok Prasad, who was the Chief Guest at the prize distribution function. Prize winners of the Marathon, who got first positions in different categories hailed the efforts of JKP for organizing such activities. They hoped that he Organization would held the event in future also inspiring people towards the sports. 


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