Punjab Sports Department, District Administration and Daily World today teamed up to organize an international standard chip-timed full Marathon here. This event comprised 42 Kilometre full Marathon, 21 KM (Half Marathon), 10 KM and 5 KM open fun runs. The theme of this event besides ethical voting was to inspire younger generation to enrol as voters. V.P. Singh Badnore, Governor of Punjab and Administrator of UT, Chandigarh was the Chief Guest.On this ocassion Mr. Badnore said that the run is an attempt to educate more people to cast their votes in the upcoming general elections. He also distributed the awards to winners. CEO of Daily World HS Gujral apprised that the winner of full marathon is Srinu (42046), while Mikiyan Yemata (42511) scored second position and Rashpal Singh (42068) gets third spot. On the other hand in female category Jyoti Gawate (42302) scored first position, while Zinahwork Yeneth (42508) is on second spot and Brtukan Adeba (42509) is on third spot. He further said that Half Marathon is won by Kalidas Hirave (21210). Arjun Pradhan (21803) gets second and Isaac Nduro (21882) gets third spot.
Divulging more, Mr. Gujral said that in women category (Half Marathon) Coren Jebet Maiyo, Kiranjit Kaur and Jyoti Singh gets first, second and third position respectively. The runners who got positions in 10 Km fun run are Rohit Kumar, Vishnu Vir Singh and Dinesh Kumar respectively. In women category the winners are Arptia Singh, Nandini Gupta and Reenu respectively.Manish Tiwari, Chief Editor Daily world said that the cultural and other activities have also been organised on the sidelines of this Marathon, which enthralled the audience. Other dignitaries who were present are Mr. Sanjay Kumar, Additional Chief Secretary (Sports), Mrs. Amrit Gill, Director Sports, Punjab, Mr. Hardeep Singh Dhillon, Chairman Punjab Police Housing Corporation, Mrs. Gurpreet Kaur Sapra, Deputy Commissioner, Mr. Harcharan Singh Bhullar, SSP, Mann Kaur (Renowned Runner), Brigadier Harcharan Singh, Baldev Singh, Rajinder Singh Senior, Ajit Singh, Balwinder Shammi (All Olympians), Gurbaksh Singh (Dronachariya Awardee), Randhir Singh Dhira (Arjuna Awardee), Dr. Senu Duggal, Additional Director Public Relations Department, Mr. O.P. Lamba, Additional Director, Ajit Kamal Singh, Deputy Director, Randeep Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Director and Mr. Kartar Singh, Assistant Director Sports.