IMPHAL: Somsai Battalion of 10 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) organized a Mini Marathon at Awangkasom village in Ukhrul District on Friday under “Fit India Movement”.
Total of 200 villagers from different age group participated in 3 Kilometers, 5 Kilometers and 8 Kilometers run. The winners of each category were felicitated with cash prize, medals and participation certificates, IGAR(S) said in a press release. Villagers and village authority from Awangkasom, Kalhang, Kurei, Luire Shimphung, Poi, Chingai, Marem, Nugbai, Peh and Chingjaroi also attended the event. School children of CMS Awangkasom, Holy Spirit School Longpi participated in the run with full enthusiasm. The aim of event is to inculcate the importance of physical fitness amongst individuals of all age groups. Alongside an medical camp was also conducted to carryout health checkup and medicines for minor ailments have been distributed.
Upholding the motto of “Friends of North East People” Assam Rifles organized this event as its social responsibility towards promoting the “Fit India Movement” in North East states of India.