Namchi, 28 Sept (IPR): District Collector (South), Mr. Ragul K., flagged off an open marathon as a part of celebration of Poshan Maah at Central Park today. The theme of the event was ‘Sahi Poshan Desh Roshan Marathon’.
Organised by Social Justice and Welfare Department in collaboration with Sports and Youth Affairs Department, South, the event had the presence of Deputy Director, Sports and Youth Affairs, Mrs Tshering Ongmu, District Programme Officer for Poshan Abhiyan, Ms. Jyotshna Khatiwara, CDPO Namchi, Mr. Laxman Tamang, and Assistant Director, Sports, Mr Basant Pradhan, alongside officials and staff of concerned departments, local gentry and participants.
The marathon was commenced from Central Park covering View Point, Bhanjyang and culminated at Central Park. It was held in three categories namely; men’s half marathon, women 10 km and veteran’s 10 km (men and women 45 years and above).
In the men’s half marathon category, Mr. Prashant Bishwakarma, Mr. Rohit Chettri and Mr. Manjil Rai stood first, second and third positions respectively while Ms. Anjana Gurung, Ms. Sushma Tamang and Ms. Ranjita Rai secured first, second and third positions respectively in the women’s category.
Likewise, in the men’s veterans category, Mr. B.S. Gurung, stood first, Mr. Deepak Mainali second and Mr. M.P. Gurung took the third place.
Similarly, in the women’s veteran category, Ms. Reepa Lepcha secured first position, Ms. Pemkit Lepcha stood second and Ms. Chhyasang Lama took the third position.
The winners were awarded with prize money along with medals and certificates during the programme. The contestants who had secured fourth to tenth positions were also presented with consolations prize along with certificates.