Rashtriya Ekta Diwas: Chief Minister Pema Khandu takes part in ‘Run for Unity’
TAWANG: Chief Minister Pema Khandu today took parts in ‘Run for Unity’, a marathon race organized to celebrate the ‘Rashtriya Ekta Diwas’. The race was organized by the district administration to commemorate the 143rd birth anniversary of former Home Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of India, Sardar Vallabhai Patel.
The event began with reading out the text of the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas pledge by Chief Minister Khandu where more than 700 people participated. The CM flagged off the race for ‘Women’ and ‘Veteran’ while taking part himself in the ‘Mens’ category. The ‘Boys’ and ‘Girls’ categories joined the race after a break of 15 minutes. The 5 km marathon race began at Tawang Monastery culminating at Tawang War Memorial.
At the memorial, Khandu gave away prizes to the winners of the Girls and the Boys category. Deputy Commissioner Sang Phuntsok gave away prizes to the winners of Men and Women category while SP Tawang SS Kalsi for Veteran.
The winners of the different categories are – Sonam Lekhi Kham (Girls), Ravi Rai (Boys), Thupten Nima (Men), Lham Drema (Women) and Lobsang (Veteran).
At AALO: Hundreds, including cops, government officials, members of the public and youths took part in the Run for Unity organized by the district administration today. The Marathan Race was flagged off from Aalo Club by West Siang Deputy commissioner N Wangjen.
Floral tribute was paid to the portrait of Iron Man of India, Sardar Vallabbhai Patel by DC, SP and host of officers and communal Harmony and unity pledge was administered to all participants.
AT ROING: A 'Run for Unity' mini marathon was organised today at General Ground, Roing. DC Mitali Namchoom addressing the gathering said that our resolve should be to respect each other's differences and live in unity with the feeling of brotherhood amongst each other.
The DC administered the Rashtriya Ekta Divas pledge and the marathon was flagged off by MLA Dambuk Gum Tayeng and MLA Roing Mutchu Mithi.