Team SAMARPANA, Bangalore had organized a Marathon with the theme ‘RUN WITH JAWANS’ at NICE road on 25th of March 2018. The idea behind the event was to bring to light the sacrifices of our martyrs, to remember and subsequently honour them and to awaken the spirit of patriotism amongst the students and our fellow countrymen. The proceeds from the marathon had been directed towards the betterment of families of martyrs.
The highlights of the scheduled marathon were that 500 Jawans of various regiments from Bangalore ran along with students and civilians numbering approximately 6000. This gave a unique platform for them to interact and pay their tribute to the men in uniform.
The chief guests of the event were Mr Raghu Mukherjee and Mrs Anu Prabhakar Mukherjee, well-known figures of the Kannada Film Industry. They were accompanied by Dr KBN Murthy, Vice Chancellor, Dr KS Sridhar, Principal, Dr V Krishna, Cultural Convener of PES University.
The donations from SAMARPANA RUN ’18 will be handed over to the families of the martyrs on the day of the main event to be held during April.
The other major highlight of the programme was Dr Vinaya T, Deputy Director, City College, Jayanagar out of his compassion and love for the country not only participated in the event but also won the first place in the 10 Kilometres marathon in the Corporate category where he completed the marathon in just 39 minutes ousting the various pros and equally competed with the Jawans which showcases the rich tribute he paid to the martyrs.
Another highlight of the marathon included Ms Varshini Janardhana aged 13 years and D/O Mrs Malini N, Vice- Principal, City College Jayanagar secured II place in the 5 Kilometres marathon under student category making this a memorable event to the proud mother.