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Khandu participates in Tawang Festival marathon race

Press Trust of India  |  Itanagar 

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Monday took part in a marathon race organized as part of the ongoing Tawang festival.

Khandu welcomed the participants at the marathon called Run for Nature and flagged off the race for veteran and senior girls category while himself taking part in the senior boys category.

Khandu ran 5 kms together with the other participants of the marathon.

About 500 participants from all over the district took part in the race that culminated at Tawang War Memorial, an official release said.

Earlier, Khandu thanked Tawang MLA Tsering Tashi for organizing the event.

He said due to Centres emphasis on health, there has been tremendous awareness on fitness all over the country.

The winner of each category walked away with Rs 25,000 prize money, the release said.

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First Published: Mon, October 29 2018. 18:05 IST