BSF organises Marathon-2022
Amritsar, October 29
The Border Safety Power organised the Marathon-2022 to mark Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations. The theme of the occasion was “Dillan Di Daud Seema Prahari De Naal” (hand-in-hand with border inhabitants) on the Attari Joint check-post. The Military, the CAPF, police personnel together with civilian inhabitants above 18 years took half in the course of the marathon in three classes — full marathon (42-km), half marathon (21-km) and 10-km run. The marathon is recognised by the Athletics Federation of India.
“BSF Marathon – 2022” full Marathon was flagged off from Golden Gate by P V Ramasastry, ADG (WC), BSF, Chandigarh. Half Marathon was flagged off from the Struggle Memorial, India Gate at 6.20am and 10-km run from village Lahori Mal, Attari was flagged off at 6.30am, with all runs culminating on the JCP, Attari.
Bollywood actor Suniel Shetty joined to greet the marathoners and BSF jawans on the Wagah-Attari joint checkpost. Prof Suman Sharma, Arjun Awardee (basketball), P S Bhandal, DCP Legislation and order (Arjun awardee), Subhash Verma (Arjun Awardee) Baljit Singh (Arjun awardee) and Raj Singh (Dronacharya awardee) had been current on the JCP Attari throughout prize distribution. Out of 2610 registrations for the marathon, 2263 participated within the occasion in numerous classes
A cultural efficiency was additionally introduced on the JCP Attari. Suniel Shetty whereas interacting with media appreciated the efforts of BSF in organising the marathon. He stated it was a commendable effort to interact the youth of the state pro-actively in protecting match and wholesome. A day earlier, the actor alongside together with his spouse Mana Shetty paid obeisance on the Golden Temple and described it as a ‘heartfelt and emotional’ expertise.
The marathon was performed to have fun 75 years of Independence and was aimed to advertise the spirit of journey and enterprise among the many inhabitants significantly youths from border areas. This marathon has impressed the youth of the border space and promoted spirit of nationwide integration and patriotism amongst public. It created consciousness amongst public in direction of the duty of border administration carried out by the BSF in a difficult setting.