IMPHAL, Nov 19: HD 59 Mountain Division under the theme of ‘Run for peace and unity’ sponsored the ‘First Ever in Senapati – The Great Marathon’ which was organised by Go Go Palz – Igniting People organisation.
The event was organised for the first time in Senapati with two categories. The open category was of 14 km, for which all participants gathered at the gate of 43 Assam Rifles, Lairoching. The start point for the 5 KM long second category which was made for gazetted officers, physically challenged persons, men above 40 years of age and women above 30 years of age was at Karong.
Army and Assam Rifles personnel from HQ 59 Mountain Brigade, 43 Assam Rifles and 5 Assam Rifles also participated in the marathon.
The second category of 5 KM was flagged off by Mr PK Jha, DC Senapati at Karong.
The great marathon culminated at Mini Stadium, Senapati. Brig AK Narula, Commander 59 Mountain Brigade distributed the prizes to the winners. In his speech, the commander lauded all participants and Go Go Palz organisation for the successful conduct of the grand event.