Representatives of JAC meet Milkha to discuss Marathon event

Gaurav and Vikram posing along with Padmashree Milkha Singh.

Excelsior Sports Correspondent
JAMMU, Oct 3: The founder members of Jammu Athlete Club (JAC), Gaurav Gupta, who has achieved the sobriquet ‘marathon man of Jammu’ and Vikram Gupta, leading businessman of the state met Padmashree Milkha Singh to discuss their upcoming Half Marathon event to be held on November 11 this year.
Milkha Singh has always succeeded in holding the highest regard and honours for his matchless and beyond compare achievements in athletics at the global level and has never missed out on any opportunity in sports elevation and encouragement.
He was delighted to know the vision of the club and wished Gaurav and Vikram all the best in tapping the youth’s talent while empowering sports in the state.
“I am very happy to know about the purpose of the event. Such well thought events that focus on the growth of the athletes and accentuate on recognising the local talent and building champions who are capable to perform at advanced levels always empower sports and aid the youth of the country for a positive mind-set. I wish the boys, all the best in their ventures,” he said.
The Marathon will be an annual affair that will not only raise the bar of Marathon and other Athletic events but will also bring J&K at par with global sports events.
It is pertinent to mention here that JAC was conceptualised as the founders saw and witnessed dearth of opportunities for a common man in the state in the athletic field and wanted to work for the cause rectifying the same and use sports that could bent the mind-set of the youth to constructive and confident state.
The club is dedicated to provide opportunities to the youth of the state by recognising and promoting sports through athletic and other events and assimilate social causes through sports empowerment in the State.