Srinagar, Oct 31: To celebrate Rashtriya Ekta Diwas, Jammu and Kashmir Police on Sunday organized Run for Unity/ Run for Peace “Kashmir Half Marathon” here at Police Golf Course, Dal Lake Srinagar.
ADGP SJM Gillani, flagged off the run in various distance and age categories.
Hundreds of participants including youth, students and children had engulfed the area to participate in the marathon.
Director General of Police J&K Dilbag Singh was the Chief Guest on the occasion who also distributed cash prizes and trophies among the winners.
IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar, DIG CKR Sujit Kumar, SSP Srinagar, Sandeep Choudhary, Commandants of Armed/IRP Battalions and other Gazetted officers of APHQ and Kashmir Zone attended the flag off ceremony and prize distribution ceremony.
While speaking to the media persons, DGP said that Jammu and Kashmir Police is regularly organizing various sports events across the valley in which youths in different age categories participate which include recently held Jash-ne-Dal and Cycle Race etc.
“I felicitate J&K Armed Police for organizing such an event in which more than 700 participants in various age categories participated,” he said.
He also congratulated all the winners, participants for participating in the event and in making the marathon successful.
“Today’s day is being celebrated as National Unity Day across the country wherein all countrymen take pledge for strengthening the sovereignty and integrity of the country,” Singh added.
In conclusion, winners in various events were honoured with cash prizes and trophies by DGP, J&K and other officers.
In 21 Kilometer Half Marathon Men, Muneer Ahmad Dar of Srinagar got first position who was awarded with a cash prize of Rs.50,000/-, Nishu Kumar of Amritsar stood second position and she was awarded with cash prize of Rs.35,000/-, Sayed Gulbadin of Ganderbal attained third position and was given cash prize of Rs.25,000.
In the 21 Kilometer Half Marathon for Professional Athletes, Hans Raj of Kathua got first position and was awarded with Rs. 30,000/-, Balwinder Singh of Jammu attained second position and won a cash prize of Rs. 25,000/-, Tahir Aziz Malik of Anantnag stood third position and was awarded with Rs. 25,000/= .
In 10 KM of Road Race for boys above 14 years category ,Mushtaq Ahmad from Anantnag secured first position won cash prize of Rs.35,000/-, Aran Chandel of Udhampur second prize of Rs.25,000/-, Sahil Kumar of Udhampur got third prize of Rs.20,000/-.
In 10 KM of Road Race for girls above 14 years age group, Sara Naqash of Srinagar secured first position was awarded with cash prize of Rs.35, 000/-, Zoobiya Tariq of Srinagar second prize of Rs.25,000/-, and Insha Wadoo of Srinagar got third prize of Rs.20,000/-,
In 5 KM Sub Junior boys under 14 category, Basit Abbas won first position and a cash prize of Rs. 20,000/-, Arfat Bashir second won a prize of Rs. 15,000/-, Asif Rashid was awarded with a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/ for securing third position.
Yasir Furqaan got fourth place and won Rs. 5,000/-, Jehangir Ahmad 5th place Rs. 3,000/-, Rs 2,000/ each has been awarded to Majid Ahad, Aqib Ahmed Gojri, Aiyaan Yaqoob, Manatpreet Singh, and Hashim-ul-Nabi for securing 6th , 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th positions respectively.
In 4 KM Sub Junior girls under 14 age category Afroza Jan won first position and was awarded with a cash prize of Rs. 20,000/-, Tarhum Soliha 2nd position won prize of Rs. 15,000/-, Nabila Khan won 3rd place for Rs. 10,000/, Snowber Manzoor got 4th place and won Rs. 5,000/-, Adeeba Gulzar 5th place Rs. 3,000/-, Rupees 2,000/ each has been awarded to Farah Ahad, Sameenah Sana, Asmat Jan, Bintal Huda, and Safiya Gul for securing 6th , 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th positions respectively.
In the 2 KM run for specially challenged boys, Makhan Lal Sharma won 1st prize of Rs. 15,000/-, Rahil Ahmad won 2nd prize of 10,000/-, Irshad Ahmad won 3rd prize of Rs. 6,000/-, Irfan Ahmad won 4th prize of Rs. 5,000/- and Tawheed Hamid won 5th prize of Rs. 3,000/-.
While in the same category for girls Sadiya won 1st prize of Rs. 15,000/-, Syed Qaasirah won 2nd prize of Rs. 10,000/-, Atiqa Manzoor won 3rd prize of Rs. 6,000/-, Zainab Hassan won 4th prize of Rs. 5,000/-, and Sahreen Ashiq won 5th prize of Rs. 3,000/-.
In open for all category 2 KMs “Run for Fun” winners Firdous Ah Khan, Noora, Arham Khan and Qaifa Furqaan were presented consolation prizes.