Mankotia dedicates Marathon to Modi’s Fit India Campaign

Girls taking oath during Marathon Run against drugs at Udhampur on Sunday.
Girls taking oath during Marathon Run against drugs at Udhampur on Sunday.

Excelsior Sports Correspondent
UDHAMPUR, Sept 15: Intensifying anti drug campaign, Chief Patron Dogra Kranti Dal and former MLA Balwant Singh Mankotia organised first Girl’s Marathon Run against drugs , here today.
The Marathon was organised by Dogra Kranti Dal (NGO) and dedicated to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Fit India Movement.
Surjeet Singh, President DKD was also present on the occasion.
Near about 400 girls from different institutions of Udhampur participated in this Marathon run which commenced from Subash Stadium at 7 am and concluded at Mini Stadium after passing through Slathia Chowk, Sailan Talab, Chabutra Bazar and Gole Market.
While addressing scores of participants, former MLA said that Dogra Kranti Dal (NGO) is continuously working on ground level against drug menace and fitness of youngsters,
He said, in this regard, 12 Marathon Runs were organised from last one and half year but this the first time that Girl’s Marathon was organised. Participants also took oath to eradicate drugs from the society.
Mankotia expressed his anxiety over the spread of “Chitta” named drug at such a fast rate during the past three years due to which many of the youngsters have lost their lives. He said that it is the conspiracy of neighbouring country Pakistan to make our youth drug addict and liability for the Nation.
He said that Pakistan is also using drugs to lure youth to terrorism. Mankotia said that most of the terrorists, anti-socials & stone-pelters are drug addicts.
He said that campaigns like Fit India at the national level is a noble idea and such type of activities should be done periodically which is the only route for drawing youth away from drugs.
Mankotia also felicitated first three winners with cash prizes.
Bindiya bagged first prize with a cah award of Rs 3100, Ritu Devi clinched second prize with a cash prize of 2100 and Arti Devi claimed 3rd prize with a cash prize of Rs 1100, while Sonali Sharma, Rushi Devi, Shamshad Begum, Priya Sharma, Raziya Begum, Kanika Sharma, Samriti Kapoor, Seema, Simran & Shivaita were presented Rs 500 each.
Prominent among others present on the occasion were Amarnath Mehra, DR Attri, Vikram Gulati, Councillor’s Arti Verma, Sunil Proach, Darshan Kumar, Jagdish Kumar, Samnik Bhasin, Jagdev Singh Jagga, Shekhar Raina, Govind Singh, Rampal Bhagat, Vishal Singh, Prikshit Khajuria, Ankit Sanson, Pawan Singh and Ankit Sharma.