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Budgam police organizes cross country event “Run for Unity”

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Srinagar: Budgam Police organised a Cross Country event “Run For Unity” which was flagged off by SSP Budgam, Tahir Saleem Khan, said a police spokesman.

“The event started at 08:30 am from Railway Station Budgam and culminated at Sports Stadium Budgam covering a distance of about 4 kilometres,” the spokesman said.

“More than 250 persons/students of different age groups participated in the event with keen enthusiasm. During the pre-flag-off ceremony held at Railway Station Budgam, SSP Budgam interacted with the participants and expressed that the event “Run for Unity” has been organised for the unity and integrity of the Nation besides nurturing the sportsman spirit among the youth,” he said.

The spokesperson further said: “During closing ceremony held at Sports Stadium Budgam, Chief Guest Shri Shahbaz Mirza-KAS, Deputy Commissioner Budgam and SSP Budgam distributed cash rewards, mementos and certificates among the first 13 winners of the event. Among the winners, Zahid Farooq secured first position, Abid Hussain second position and the third position was jointly secured by Maqsood Hussain and Fida Hussain.”

“A cash reward of Rs 5000, 3000, and 2000 was awarded to the Ist three position holders respectively while as Rs 1000 each was awarded to subsequent 04 position holders,  he said.

“At the closing ceremony, SSP Budgam expressed his gratitude towards the participants for joining the event and making it successful. He also emphasized on youth to take full advantage of the platform provided by Budgam Police which is aimed to boost sports activities and channalise energy towards positive goals.  He further stated sports play important role in personality development of an individual & keeps one away from negativity & more sports activities shall be organized in the District in future,” he added.

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