‘Jammu Run 2018’ gets good response - watsupptoday.com
‘Jammu Run 2018’ gets good response
Posted 18 Jun 2018 05:43 PM

Over 100 Jammuites walked, jogged and ran at the 10 km ‘Jammu Run 2018’ in support of the #Hum Fit Toh IndiaFit fitness challenge.
Organised by Shifali Jamwal, daughter of Brigadier R.S Jamwal, the event was graced by the Chief Guest, Director General of Police, Prisons, Dilbagh Singh.
Speaking on the occasion, Dilbagh Singh said, “This is a great initiative by Shifali and hopefully this is just a start.”
He also spoke about the importance of good health, clean eating and regular exercise in one’s life.
The Jammu Run 2018 was kicked off at 6:00 AM at Joggers Park, opposite RBI, Bahu Plaza, by General Govardhan Singh Jamwal (Retd), President JKESL.
Pupinder Singh was the first to officially complete the 10 km circuit in 40 minutes.
Darshana Devi bagged the winning medal in women category completing the run in 62 minutes.
Shifali Jamwal, who has been in Singapore for last 18 years and is in Jammu to meet her parents, said, “I am happy to see a good turnout for Jammu Run 2018.
What started off as an idea two weeks back materialized into an event where people were encouraged to adopt a healthy lifestyle.
It was wonderful to see children, youngsters, adults and seniors all coming together to take on this fitness challenge. I am so proud of my fellow Jammuites.”
Indian Red Cross Society volunteers under the supervision of Secretary, Jammu Region, Dinesh Gupta and Dr Rajinder Thappa were also present on the occasion and extending their full support for successful conduct of event.
The #HumFit TohIndia Fit fitness challenge was started by Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, an Olympic medalist himself, back in May 2018. Since then, it has become a national movement, most recently endorsed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Lakshya Defence Academy (LDA), an institution designed to impart specialised training to young aspirants who wish to join the belt forces, sponsored the event.

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