More than 30,000 people witness Muktsar Marathon at Gidderbaha
Such events would give much needed spark for developing sports: Raninder
Massive show to disseminate message of drug free Punjab
Giddarbaha, Sri Muktsar Sahib, 18 March 2018: Thousands of youth from across the district today took part in the ‘Muktsar Marathon’ organized by District Olympics Association Sri Muktsar Sahib to realize the dream of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to carve out a drug free Punjab.
In his inaugural address, the Chief guest of the event and President of All India Shooting Association Mr. Raninder Singh said that sports were always given priority over the politics. He said that the participation of thousands of youth in this marathon reflects that it would give the much needed spark for developing sports culture in the state. Announcing to set up shooting range in Gidderbaha area, he said that any youth who would match the world record of 100 metre race would be given Rs 25 lakh as award.
Mr. Raninder Singh, while describing the youth as the most important asset of country, said that sports could be instrumental in giving new direction to the youth of the state. He said that sports play an important role in channelizing the unbounded energy of the youth in a positive direction.
Earlier, welcoming the dignitaries and the participants, the MLA from Gidderbaha Mr. Amarinder Singh Raja Warring said that the Captain Amarinder Singh led government in the state was committed for ensuring the overall development of the youth. He announced that the state government would soon open a government college in Gidderbaha to give boost to education in this area. The MLA said that today’s event has shown a new way to the youth adding that this marathon has showcased the district on map of international sports.
Mr. Raja Warring said that the state government has been making strenuous efforts to rope in the energy of the youth in positive and constructive works. Likewise, he said that massive efforts were afoot for wiping out the curse of drugs from the state. The MLA said that once the scourge of drugs was eliminated then the state would be able to restore its pristine glory in every field.
In his address, the Deputy Commissioner Mr. Sumeet Jarangal said that there was no dearth of enthusiasm amongst the youth of the state. He said that the need of hour was to show a proper way to the youth in which such events could be very helpful. He said that the massive success of event reflects that the day was not far when the youth would win and drugs would loose. Mr. Jarangal said that many foreign athletes had also taken path in today’s event.