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5th Amway Darjeeling Police Marathon marks Vivekananda B-day

Press Trust of India  |  Siliguri(WB) 

The fifth edition of Police Marathon was held here today in collaboration with Territorial Administration to celebrate the 155th birth anniversary of

The objective behind organising this event was to spread awareness about health and fitness amongst people in and North Bengal.

The sporting event was also dedicated to establish peace and harmony between people of the hills and plains.

Noted flagged off the Police Marathon at Sukhia Pokhri at 7.30 am.

Chandra Chakraborty, regional manager, eastern region, India, Siddhi Nath Gupta, ADG North Bengal, Manoj Kumar Verma, IG Darjeeling, Kumar Nand, IG CIF, Humayun Kabir, DIG Darjeeling, Akhilesh Chaturvedi, SP Darjeeling and Amarnath K, of Police (Operations), Darjeeling were present on the occasion.

also felicitated 10 personalities from the hills, including former Indian Hockey team captain

Speaking on the occasion, Akhilesh Chaturvedi, SP Darjeeling, said, "Amway Marathon has become immensely popular among and fitness enthusiasts. We hope this marathon will become an international marathon in the years to come."

Chandra Chakraborty, Regional Manager, East, Amway India, said, "We are delighted to continue our relationship with Darjeeling Marathon for the fifth year in a row. The event has become bigger with each passing year. We hope that this marathon will inspire more people to live and adopt a healthy lifestyle."

The winner received a cash prize of Rs 1.5 lakh, the first runner-up got Rs 75,000 and the second runner-up runner-up and Rs 50,000 for second runners up.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 19:15 IST