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4000 athletes in 11 categories participated

Jammu: Jammu Marathon, a mega event was organised by Jammu and Kashmir Police under its Civic Action Programme here at Gulshan Ground, this morning. ADGP Jammu Mukesh Singh flagged off the run.

Director General of Police, J&K, Dilbag Singh, who presided over the flag-in ceremony, presented awards and prizes among the winners of the event.

Ashok Bhan (retired DGP), Commandant General HG/CD/SDRF J&K, Dr. B. Srinivas, Spl DG CID J&K, R. R. Swain, Spl DG Crime J&K, A. K. Choudhary, ADsGP SJM Gillani, Mukesh Singh, M.K Sinha, Danesh Rana, IGsP Vikramjeet Singh, and B S Tuti, DIsG Sarah Rizvi, Imtiaz Ismail, Ajit Singh Salaria and Nisha Nathyal, AIsG of PHQ, SSP Jammu, Jammu based Commandants of IRP/JKAP, SP PCR/APCR, Jurisdictional officer and a large number of participants attended the ceremony.

Speaking on the occasion, DGP appreciated ADGP Armed J&K and his team for the successful conduct of the event with the participation of thousands of athletes. He said that starting with the small event levels, Civic Action Programmes organized by J&K Police have become national-level events as athletes from across the country are now participating in these events.

He said that he is proud of the fact that J&K Police is leading from the front in organizing the events in almost every sports category to provide a platform to the JK youth adding that a National level T-20 tournament is underway in Kathua and a National level Football Championship is being hosted in Kashmir in coming days. He said that the Kashmir Marathon and Cycle race which was organized earlier in Kashmir witnessed massive participation from all age groups. DGP congratulated the winners of the event and wished them good luck for the future besides announcing a cash reward for the young kids who performed the Wushu show on the occasion.

DGP also congratulated ADGP Armed and his team for emerging winners in the All India Police Golf Tournament that was hosted by CRPF at Noida, Uttar Pradesh.

In his welcome address, ADGP Armed SJM Gillani thanked DGP J&K and other guests for gracing the event and said that Jammu Marathon was the 4th major event organized by JK Police under its Civic Action Programme this year. He informed that 4000 athletes including athletes from across the country participated in 11 different categories

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