Srinagar, The “Run for Peace” marathon organized by J&K Police evoked good response from the people of all walks particularly the students, said spokesman.
According to spokesman, “early in the morning when DGP Dr. S.P. Vaid flagged off the run for various categories hundreds of students, youth and people from all walks of the life had lined up on the Boleuward road at Police Golf Course which runs alongside the world famous Dal Lake.”
During the flag off the DGP said to the participants that the “Run for Peace” was organized to provide an opportunity to the people particularly students and the youth to show their urge for peace in the state particularly in the valley.
DGP flagged off the marathon which was divided into seven different categories.
After the completion of the event a prize distribution function was held in the lawns of the Police Golf Course where Sajad Gani Lone Minister for Social Welfare, ARI & Trainings and Science & Technology was the Chief Guest and B.B. Vyas Chief Secretary was Guest of Honour.
In his address, Lone complemented J&K Police for organising the event and providing him an opportunity to be part of the marathon.
He said that he was delighted to see such a huge response from participants of all walks of the life. He also hailed the parents for encouraging their wards to participate in such constructive programmes. He said that more such events/ marathons need to be organized in the State and those who excel and achieve good positions need to be given employment opportunities.
In his address Chief Secretary B.B. Vyas congratulated the J&K Police for organizing the event.