KUPWARA, NOVEMBER, 04 :
A cold November morning was turned warm by the Josh and exuberance of the youth of Kupwara when they wholeheartedly participated in the Trehgam Mini Marathon organised by the Indian Army. The mini marathon conducted on 4 Nov, saw a healthy participation of 151 boys and 28 girls from Kupwara and Trehgam who ran a distance of 10 KM & 5 KM respectively. The enthusiasm and fervency of all the participants was on full display as they gave their heart out while completing the route. The run started from Trehgam Sumo Stand, passing through Herri, Batargam, Gushi Bridge and Hanjipora, finally culminated at Govt Boys High School, Kunan.
Through this event the Indian Army not only harped upon the significance of physical fitness and positive youth engagement but also conveyed a message of empowerment of the young girls of Kupwara. With a special emphasis on Beti Padhao, Beti Bachhao, the gathering was apprised about the importance of healthy upbringing of a girl child in the society.
The event concluded with the prize distribution ceremony for the first five boys and girls. Amongst boys, Aslam Ali Dar of Gonipora came 5th, Basit Aziz Tanjoo of Trehgam came 4th, Amir Ahmad Mir of Luderwan won the Bronze medal while Samir Khan of Zarhama bagged Silver. The Gold Medal was grabbed by Tahir Aziz of Karalpora with a timing of 34 min 52 sec. Amongst girls, Anam Mohammad Pir of Hayan came 5th, Iram Javed Wani of Trehgam stood 4th, Bronze medal was grabbed by Mehvish Hilal of Gulgulosa while Humera Hamid Tanjoo of Trehgam won the Silver Medal. The Golden Girl of Kupwara was Simran Manzoor Shah of Trehgam who completed the 5KM run with a timing of 27 min 30 sec.
The cheers and chants on culmination of the Marathon illustrated the sense of enjoyment and accomplishment amidst the youth and they requested for more such events to be organised for them.