JAFA celebrates New Year's Day with Run for Peace marathon
FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
SILCHAR, Jan 2: Jourlist Federation of Assam (JAFA), Barak Valley Committee, welcomed the new year of 2016 by organizing a “run for peace” marathon on Friday. Taimur Raja Choudhury, editor of Dainik Samayik Prasanga, flagged off the marathon ‘run for peace’ at about 7:30 in the morning. Hundreds of people joined in the run for peace and commul harmony. The run which began in front of the statue of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose at Rangirkhari point, after moving through the main thoroughfares of the town concluded in the premises of Silchar DSA Ground.
Speaking on the occasion, Taimur Raja Choudhury said that the jourlists have a moral obligation towards the welfare of the society. The run is being organized to guide the society regarding how to maintain good relations between different communities. No matter how daunting the challenges are but people should believe in peace. He further said that India is a multicultural society and we should take actions against those who want to disturb peace and commul harmony.
Rajveer Singh, Superintendent of Police for Cachar, praised JAFA for its noble initiative. Yuvraj Acharjee, Prosenjit Modak and Bishak Dutta won the first, second and third prizes respectively. All the participants were felicitated by Badal Dey in the premises of District Sports Association. Others present on the occasion included Uttam Saha, founder president of JAFA, Cachar district committee, Partha Bhattacharjee, news editor, Dainik Jugasankha, and Piyush Kanti Das, president of Barak Valley E-media Association, Sanjeev Rai, Cachar district congress secretary.