NAOSHERA: More than 700 youth jubilantly participated in three categories of Naoshera Marathan which was organised by the Army to celebrate the Vijay Diwas today.
Rakhee Kumar of Naunial village won the 14 Km race, Raj Kumar of Daryala won in 10 Km category and Karamjit Singh emerged winner in 5 Km race (under 16 yrs) category.
To celebrate the Indian Victory over Pakistan and independence of Bangladesh in 1971 War, 16 Dec is celebrated as Vijay Diwas. The valiant Army and Civil comrades fought together to free the oppressed people of Bangladesh from the clutches of Pakistan.
The celebration also commemorates the supreme sacrifice made by our brave soldiers and people of Bangladesh during the operations.
To pay homage to the martyrs and to represent the everlasting spirit of Nationalism a Naoshera Marathon was organised on Vijay Diwas. This event had remarkable participation wherein prominent citizens alongwith local populace, ladies, children and the army officers, personnel and their families took part.
The event was flagged off from the Kalsiyan for the participants who completed the 14 km route. Second category of participants included the serving army officers, personnels and volunteer citizens. Flagging off for this event was organised at Chowki Handan and the participants completed a route of 10 km. The event was flagged off by Commander Naoshera Brigade and eminent personalities of Naoshera including the SDM Dr Shahid Chaudhary and the ASP Dr Kaushal Sharma participated. Another category of participants included ladies, children, senior citizens and senior officers of army who ran over 5 Km. The finishing point for the event was a Naoshera Convoy ground.
Prizes were distributed to the winners by the Commander Naoshera Brigade. In the 14 Km category Rakhee Kumar of Naunial, Anil Syal of Naunial and Pawan Kumar of Kalsi secured first three positions. In 10 Km category winners were Raj Kumar of Daryala, Gurjeet Singh of Naoshera and Sunil Kumar of Bajnova. In under 16 yrs category which ran for 5 Km winners were Karmjit Singh & Saurav Kumar of Naoshera High School and Satnam Singh of Higher Secondary School Seri
The unabated enthusiasm of participants showcased the spirit of Nationalism paying glowing tributes to those valiant martyrs who left a glorious trail of victory with their exemplary display of unwavering devotion to duty towards their motherland.
The function was attended by both the Army and civil dignitaries. All participants were presented a colourful T shirt as a souvenir to make the event memorable. The participation in various categories from all spheres of society was the reflection of national integration and unbeaten spirit of INDIA.