Lauding growing interest among youth towards sports and athletics, BJP leader and former legislator Devender Singh Rana today said the importance of physical activity is not only imperative for overall growth and fitness but beyond it too also for mental agility.
Flagging off the 4th edition of Surinsar Lake Half Marathon at the picturesque tourist destination, Rana said running in particular has many health benefits apart from imbibing the spirit of camaraderie and sportsmanship. Rana said that by holding events like this, the message goes around loud and clear about the significance of physical fitness. Fitness tunes the body, the only place a human being actually lives in. Therefore, running together keeps people in good stead as these are the occasion to have fun and good times also, he added.
The BJP leader referred to the holding of marathons on regular intervals across the nation with prominent people in various disciplines of life taking the lead role in such events to inspire youngsters towards physical activities and sports. He expressed satisfaction and happiness about this culture gaining momentum in this part of the country as well. “Let’s imbibe the message and appreciate the importance of marathons”, he told the participants and wished them good times in such special events. He said watching the activity itself is an exciting experiment.
The prominent organisers of the marathon,Rajeshwar Singh Baloria and Sanjeev Chadda from the Jammu Runners briefed Rana about the event, saying 120 marathon runners will cover the steep hill stretch or 21 kilometres. The main highlight and source of inspiration of the event was a veteran S Jaswant Singh, 82. Mr Rana lauded the endurance of the veteran, saying this will inspire the youth of the area in a big way.
73rd Republic Day Celebrations Held Across Jammu
On Wednesday, on the 73rd Republic Day of the country, the tricolour flag was proudly hoisted at every square and square of the city. Amid patriotic songs and music in all the squares and streets of the town, people hoisted the tricolour flag paid tribute to the country’s martyrs and saluted the brave soldiers deployed in defence of the borders. On this national festival of Republic Day, after flag hoisting by business organizations in many city areas, Prasad was also distributed among the people by putting up stalls of halwa-puri.
Jammu Mayor Chandramohan Gupta hoisted the tricolour and regional traders at the historic Raghunath Mandir Chowk. Apart from this, the Mayor hoisted the tricolour flag at Shaheed Major Akash Singh Park in his residence area, celebrating Republic Day with people in more than a dozen city areas.
The main program was organized on behalf of the State Bharatiya Janata Party at the party headquarters at Trikuta Nagar, where the state president Ravindra Raina unfurled the tricolour flag along with former Deputy Chief Minister Kavinder Gupta and other leaders. Next, former Minister Sat Sharma and other leaders hoisted the tricolour flag in the BJP’s Kachi Cantonment office. Then, in the Chamber House located at Railhead Complex, Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Jammu, President Arun Gupta, and other office bearers and main businessmen unfurled the tricolour flag.
In Jammu’s biggest wholesale grain market Ware House-Nehru Market, the Federation’s head Deepak Gupta and market traders hoisted the tricolour flag. Apart from this, regional corporators in all 75 wards of Jammu Municipal Corporation shared the happiness of Republic Day by hoisting the tricolour flag along with the people of their respective wards.
Lt Governor Manoj Sinha hoists National Flag at Republic Day function
Rapper cop of Jammu and Kashmir awarded by DGP
Jammu and Kashmir Police constable Jeevan Kumar whose rap performance on a television reality show has gone viral and won him praise was awarded by Director General of Police Dilbag Singh on Tuesday night.
The police chief gave a commendation certificate and a reward of Rs 10,000 to the constable.
The police chief congratulated Kumar and his family for his excellent performance and for making the force proud.
Jeevan’s rap song was a tribute to the security forces.
Police officials said rapping is a hobby of the 25-year-old constable hailing from the border belt of Bishnah in Jammu.
Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Jammu Mukesh Singh had shared a video of Kumar singing last year and said the constable was a passionate singer.
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