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CEC Feroz Khan flags off Kargil International Marathon 2022

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CEC Feroz Khan flags off Kargil International Marathon 2022

Special message of Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Pande played

1700 participants take part in “Run for Apricot”

KARGIL, SETEMBER 19, 2022:

Chairman/CEC, LAHDC, Kargil Feroz Ahmed Khan today flagged off the 5th edition of Kargil International Marathon organized by LAHDC Kargil in association with Ladakh Police, Sarhad-Pune and District Administration Kargil at Khree Sultan Cho Sports Stadium Biamathang, Kargil.

On the occasion, the CEC was the chief guest. The pre-recorded special message of Chief of Army Staff General, Manoj Pande was played on the occasion.

Advisor to LG Ladakh Umang Narula, Secretary Youth Services and Sports Ravinder Kumar Dangi, Deputy Commissioner/CEO, LAHDC, Kargil Santosh Sukhadeve, SSP Kargil Anayat Ali Chaudhary, Councilor/Chairman Sub Committees Kargil International Marathon Syed Abass Razvi, Founder Sarhad Pune Sanjay Nahar, Technical Director Sumant Waikar, Race Director of marathon Vasant Gokhale, President Arham Foundation Dr Shailesh Pagariya, President Pune Marathon Association Ajay Jhajhad, Kargil Gaurav Awardees, departments like DYSSO, Information Department Kargil, Health, PHE, Horticulture, Education, Cooperatives, Animal Husbandry, Sheep Husbandry, RDD, Fisheries, Handicraft, Handloom, district officers, officers and officials from other departments, General Secretary District Kargil Olympic Association Syed Mehraj ud Din Shah, President AKTTA Muhammad Ali, President SEWAK Muhammad Hamza, Contractor Association Kargil, Humas Uplifment Drass, athletes, runners, sports persons were present on the occasion.

This year’s theme for the marathon was “Run for Apricot”. 1700 participants from Ladakh and across the country took part in race and made the event successful.

The marathon was held in four different categories including 42 kilometers Full Marathon, 21 kilometers Half Marathon, 10 kilometers Half Marathon, 5 kilometers Half Marathon.

The 42 KM race commenced with the special message by Chief of the Army Staff and his representative Col. KK Venkat Rammana flagged off the 42 km race in presence of DC Santosh, family of martyrs Fatah Mohd, Zulfiqar Ali & Kargil Gaurav Awardee.

Similarly, the 10 km race, under men and women category, was flagged off by the advisor to LG in presence of CEC Kargil, Sanjay Nahar, Ajay Jhajhad and Kargil Gaurav Awardees.

Secretary YS&S UT Ladakh Ravinder Kumar Dangi flagged off Half Marathon of 21 km (both men and women) in presence of DC Kargil.

Moreover, CEC Khan flagged off 5 km race under men category in presence of the advisor Narula, Sanjay Nahar, Ajay Jhajhad and Kargil Gaurav Award.

Meanwhile, the start and finish point of all races was the Khree Sultan Cho Sports Stadium Biamathang where participations were appreciated for showing their performance in the marathon and were felicitated with medals and certificates.

In the category of male below 40 years of age covering 5 km, Zahid Ali, Mehboob Haider and Mohammad Hassan bagged first, second and third positions respectively.

Similarly, under the female category, Zubida Banoo, Tsewang Yangdon and Leela Banoo bagged first, second and third positions respectively.

In the above 40 years of age group of male category in 5 km race, Ghulam Mohammad, Muhammad Hassan and Muhammad Amin got first, second and third positions respectively. Under the same category in female group, Kavita Rathi, Swati Gelada and Manisha Karnawat bagged first, second and third positions respectively.

In the below 40 age group of males for 10 km race, Zehran Nawaz, Akbar Ali and Bilal Abass bagged first, second and third positions respectively. Similarly, the female position holders in the same category are Jigmet Dolma, Tsetan Dolker and Asiya Banoo.

In the above 40 age group for 10 km of race in male group, the position holders are Annadi Sirothia, Kamlesh Gandhi and Muhammad Hussain. Similarly, the female position holders in the same category are Shubhamangala MI, Archana, Kamesh Gandhi and Sadhana Shah.

In the 21 km race, in male category, the position holders under the age group of below 40 years are Vilayat Ali, Khadim Hussain and Manzoor Hussain. While the female position holders in the same are Tashi Ladol, Stanzin Chondol and Stanzin Dolker.

In the above 40 years of age group that covered 21 km of race, in the male group the position holders are Muhammad Baqir, Javed Ali and Seetaram PK. Likewise, in the female position holders are Awanti Manish Warde, Radhika Rohit Godbole and Dr Jai Adity Kelkar.

In male group covering up to 42 km of race, the position holders under the age group of 40 years are Jigmet Namgial, Shabbir Hussain and Nasir Hussain. In female group, the position holders are Disket Dolma, Namgyal Lhamo and Gulnaz Fatima.

In the above 40 years of age group covering 42 km of race in the male category, the position holders are Asish Putambekar and Syed Shamsuddin. However, there were no female participants for 42 km race in the above 40 age group.

Pertinently, all the necessary arrangements were made with different government departments at the Biamathang stadium and other requisite locations to make the event successful.

Last year, the marathon was held on October 31, however, this year the event was held a month before. The event is aimed to promote sports activities in the district and such events are an opportunity for children to excel in physical training which will ultimately make them healthy physically and mentally and get them off from boredom.

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