Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Friday flagged off The Nice India Run from Lal Chowk right here.
The marathoners will cowl a distance of greater than 800 kilometres from Srinagar to New Delhi with the message of peace and nationwide integration, an official spokesman mentioned.
The run is being devoted to the ‘HarGharTiranga’ marketing campaign to mark ‘AzadiKaAmritMahotsav’. The venue was adorned with 75 Indian tricolours to mark 75 years of Independence, he mentioned.
The event additionally witnessed the kids celebrating Har Ghar Tiranga’ marketing campaign as part of the marathon, the spokesman mentioned.
The relay-run will go throughout 4 states overlaying the routes — Banihal, Patnitop, Mansar Lake, Dinanagar, Hoshiarpur, Rupnagar, Ambala Cantt — earlier than culminating at India Gate on the event of Independence Day.
The primary leg of the run is being led by ultra-marathon runner Arun Bhardwaj, he mentioned.
A few of India’s most iconic sports activities legends together with PT Usha, ‘Queen’ of Monitor and Subject’; Anju Bobby George, World Championship medalist; Commonwealth champions, former Indian cricketers, footballers amongst others will be part of within the varied legs of the run, the spokesman mentioned.
Rajya Sabha member Kartikeya Sharma was current on the event, he mentioned.
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