SRINAGAR July 30..The “Run for Peace” marathon organized by J&K Police evoked overwhelming response from the people of all walks particularly the students and youth of Srinagar.
Early in the morning when DGP Dr. S.P. Vaid flagged off the run for various categories hundreds of students, youth and people from all walks of the life had lined up on the Boleuward road at Police Golf Course which runs alongside the world famous Dal Lake.
During the flag off the DGP said to the participants that the “Run for Peace” was organized to provide an opportunity to the people particularly students and the youth to show their urge for peace in the State particularly in the Kashmir valley.
DGP flagged off the marathon which was divided into seven different categories.
After the completion of the event an impressive prize distribution function was held in the lawns of the Police Golf Course where Shri Sajad Gani Lone Hon’ble Minister for Social Welfare, ARI & Trainings and Science & Technology was the Chief Guest and Shri B.B. Vyas Chief Secretary was Guest of Honour.
In his address Shri Sajad Gani Lone complemented J&K Police for organising the event and providing him an opportunity to be part of the marathon.
The Hon’ble Minister said that he was delighted to see such a huge response from participants of all walks of the life. He also hailed the parents for encouraging their wards to participate in such constructive programmes. He said that more such events/ marathons need to be organized in the State and those who excel and achieve good positions need to be given employment opportunities.
In his address Chief Secretary Shri B.B. Vyas congratulated the J&K Police for organizing the event.
The Chief Secretary said that such events spread a positive message in the whole of J&K State and the trust shown by the parents in the J&K Police is a big example. He also thanked the parents who motivated their kids to participate in this event. Chief Secretary said that this event is not only a run or fun but this event shows urge for peace, urge for prosperity and development of State in different fields.This event also teaches us how to change the future of our children as our children is the future of our State/Country. He assured that all the support will be provided by the Civil Administration for organizing these type of events in future as well.
Director General of Police Dr. S.P. Vaid in his address thanked all participants particularly the youth for making the marathon a huge success. The DGP said that the kind of energy which he saw in the children and other youth who participated in the run was unparallel. He said that a kid of 3 to 4 year old joining us for “Run for Peace” fulfilled our mission. I recall last year and same time we had such a difficult time in the Valley. The idea of organizing the sports events in J&K is to take the youth away from menace of drugs and channelizing them in a positive direction. J&K Police and youth are partners in peace.
L Mohanti ADGP Armed / Chairman Organizing Committee in his address thanked Hon’ble Minister, Chief Secretary, DGP for sparing time out of their busy schedule. He said that without their support, guidance and encouragement it would be impossible for organizing such a huge event. He also thanked all officers of J&K Police as well as the members of the Organizing Committee, sub-committee, sports lovers and all other individuals and organisations involved for their support in organizing this mega event.
Winners of different events:
Sakeena Rashid got first position in 6 km girls under 14 years, Rubab Ali second, Sara Naqash third, Farhat Saneen fourth, Tanzeela Manzoor fifth, Uzma Zehra sixth, Fajar Nazir Reshi seventh, Misbah Showkat eighth, Tabasum Khan ninth and Haya Mir tenth.
Ifshan Ahmed got first position in 6 kms boys under 14 years, Sheikh Saqib second, Momin Ismail third, Aqib Ahmad fourth, Rashid Shakeel fifth, Basharat Ahad sixth, Mohd. Yaqoob Ganaie seventh, Abrar Ahmad Wani eighth, Arif Bin Mushtaq ninth and Shakeel Ahmad Dar tenth.
In Half Marathon for Women Asifa Shafi got first position, Mandeep Kour second, Jameela Akhter third, Yaqooma fourth and Tabasum fifth. Majid Ashraf got first position in Half Marathon for Men, Munir Ahmad Dar second, Dalvir Singh third, Nissar Ahmad Dar fourth and Balvinder Singh as fifth.
In Half Marathon for Men Para Military / Police Personnel in which Imtiyaz Ahmad Dar got first position, Zaffar Ali second, Parshotam Kumar third all from J&K Police, Laljit Lakra of CRPF got fourth position and Lal Singh of J&K Police as fifth.
In full Marathon for Men Tahir Aziz got first position, Umar Hamid as second, Hamid Aziz Kaloo third, Umar Farooq as fourth and Makhan Lal as fifth.
In full Marathon for Men Para Military / Police Personnel S.G.Ct. Reyaz Ahmad of J&K Police got first position, Jugal Singh second, Pawaninder Kumar of third, E. Ganesh fourth all from CRPF and Lovejeet Singh of J&K Police got fifth position.