Awantipora police organizes a half marathon run event; ‘run for fun’

Syed Ajaz

Awantipora, Oct 11 (KNS): SSP Awantipora today flagged off "A HALF MARATHON EVENT;RUN FOR FUN” which was organized by District Police Awantipora wherein 134 boys/girls of different age groups of Police District Awantipora, District Pulwama, Srinagar, Kulgam, Shopian, Anantnag, Ganderbal and Budgam participated. The event started at 08:00 am from DPL Crossing village Jawabera through National Highway upto Village Lethpora and then to village Ladhoo crossing and back. Boys and girls were flagged off into two groups separately.
During the flag off ceremony SSP Awantipora interacted with the participants and exhorted them the said event is not just to compete but its participation is important.
Deputy Inspector General of Police South Kashmir Range Anantnag Atul Kumar Goel-IPS as Chief Guest of the event congratulated all the participants for braving the early morning chill to participate in the event. As Chief Guest DIG SKR distributed cash prizes/mementos and certificates among the first twenty winners of the event."
Special cash reward/certificates were given to eight girl participants as token of appreciation today on National Girl Child Day. Chief Guest expressed in the vote of thanks that Police is aimed to provide the sports platform for the youth especially of South Kashmir to boost their sports activities and to remain away from the drug abuse and thanked the participants / media persons and all other for joining the event and making the event successful.
While interacting with Media person SSP Awantipora expressed that Jammu and Kashmir Police is on fore front in organizing various sports events as it brings positive energy in the youth ,brings sports spirit, competitive spirit and good health . He further stated that more sports activities shall be organized in the Police District Awantipora in future.(KNS)

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