4000 Participate In 1st Kashmir Marathon10 September 2011
Srinagar: The Director General of Police (DGP), Kuldeep Khoda flagged off first Kashmir Marathon “Run for Fun” at Police Golf Course Boulevard here on Saturday.. The Run was organized by Jammu and Kashmir Police under its Civic Action Programme in which more than 4000 athletes, besides a large number of police personnel including senior officers of the organization participated. The flag off ceremony for different categories of the Run started at 5 AM in which athletes from different districts of the Valley had thronged the venue for the participation. All along the route huge number of spectators and onlookers witnessed the Marathon along its route from Police Golf Course to Ganderbal via Habbak crossing. On the conclusion of Run, the winners of all the categories were awarded with cash prizes and the participants with certificates. Speaking on the occasion, the Director General of Police thanked the participants for their participation in the event and said that the interest of the people has encouraged police organization to conduct such events. He said the department has organized various sports events during the summer season in the valley under its Civic Action Programme and the people particularly the youth have shown much interest of their participation in these events. He said organizing such sports events aiming to channelize the energy of the youth towards right direction and hone their talent. The organization will continue to make its efforts to inspire the youth of the state towards sports by organizing such events in future, DGP maintained. Khoda distributed Cash prizes among the winners which include Tanveer Ahmed, Mushtaq Ahmed, Adil Yaqoob and Ifrah as first position winners in 42 kms Marathon, 21.5 kms half Marathon, 12 kms (boys) and 12 kms (girls) category. Similarly Gulzar Ahmed, Umar Nabi, Saqib Bhat and Mazia were given cash prizes for second position in these categories. The other winners are Muhammad Younis, Feroz Ahmed, Asif Gulzar and Insha Rashid, who were declared third position winners and awarded cash prizes. Among others the function and the Marathon was attended by Additional Directors General of Police, Ram Lubhaya and Smt. D.R.Doley, Inspectors General of Police, S.M.Sahai, Dr. B.Srinivas, H.K.Lohia and Rouf-ul-Hassan, Deputy Inspectors General of Police K.L Bhagat and N.D Wani, Secretary Sports Council, Kiran Watal, Director Youth Services and Sports, Jai Paul Singh, Deputy Director Youth Services and Sports, Nelofar Jan, Superintendents of Police, Rafiq-ul-Hassan, Ashiq Hussain Bukhari, Abdul Gaffar Malik and Maqsood-ul-Zaman, all Commandants of Kashmir based Armed and IRP Battalions and other senior police officers.