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JIND MARATHON-2019: 50 THOUSANDS PEOPLE TO PARTICIPATE TO SHOW SOLIDARITY WITH ARMY AND SECURITY FORCES

February 22, 2019 06:53 PM

Chandigarh/Jind (Face2News)

Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal would flag off Jind Marathon-2019, which will be dedicated to martyrs of Pulwama terrorist attack, from Eklavya Stadium, Jind on February 23, 2019. Over 50,000 people will take part in this marathon to show solidarity with Indian Army and Security Forces.

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All international norms are being followed in organizing the event. Starting from Eklavya stadium, Jind-Safidon road has been decked up as the racetrack. At every two km, there will be refreshment booths and medical help. Villages falling in the racetrack have erected welcome arcades and have planned to encourage runners with ‘dhols’ and flower petals, he added.

Mr. Manohar Lal said, “It is a community sports and everybody is a player here. It gives everybody a chance to choose a distance in line with their stamina and give their best”.The Chief Minister said that every district should organize Marathon as an annual event. It has emerged as a very effective medium of creating bonhomie among people and invokes a sense of pride for their district.

While stating this here today, an official spokesperson said that the Jind Marathon is the second edition. The first one was held on 21 Jan 2017 in which over the 50,000 people took part. The event will be held in four categories - 5, 11, 21 and 42.2 km. The first one is the fun-Run while the other three carries cumulative awards. The theme of the event is ‘Run for Unity’.

He said that there is great enthusiasm among people about the Marathon and so far over 49,856 people have collected their chest numbers. Interestingly 25 percent of them are women.

The spokesperson said that it is eighth in the series of big-ticket marathon since 2015, the others being in Panchkula, Ambala, Hisar (twice), Jind, Sirsa and Yamunanagar. The aim of such endeavours is to promote social harmony, connect youth with government, encourage among people an active lifestyle and engineer a digital makeover of a place through event’s social media accounts.

All international norms are being followed in organizing the event. Starting from Eklavya stadium, Jind-Safidon road has been decked up as the racetrack. At every two km, there will be refreshment booths and medical help. Villages falling in the racetrack have erected welcome arcades and have planned to encourage runners with ‘dhols’ and flower petals, he added.

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