Thousands Took Part in “Run Kerala Run” Marathon

Published on: 22 Jan, 2015
Published under: Cochin District News, General Kerala News, Thiruvananthapuram District News

In the presence of Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar and chief minister Oommen Chandy and his cabinet colleagues, kerala Goverment successfully organised the marathon "Run Kerala Run" curtain raiser event to the 35th National Games.

The mass race at all the 21 mega points, 226 mini mega points and over 10,000 ordinary points equally attracted an impressive crowds, notably in Thiruvananthapuram and Cochin where the star attractions were cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar and actor Mohanlal.It also seemed a good augury as controversies with regard to the preparations of the Games that had rattled the State through the last three or four weeks looked as if to have vanished into thin air all of a sudden when leaders across the political divide jostled to make their presence felt and joined the race to rub shoulders with excited men and women, young and old and boys and girls.

The Kerala Governor P. Sathasivam administered a pledge to the participants before flagging off the race. However, with the entire stretch marked for the race remaining crowd, the lead group could hardly break off into a run and had to virtually walk through the distance before reaching the Central stadium. In the public function which followed, Mr. Chandy stressed about the importance of unity among various sections of society in building up a strong Kerala. “The lesson here is that we should remain one if Kerala is to make progress,” he said.

The response of crowd for the event has gone beyond the imagination of Kerala Government because of the massive publicity by the event management company.


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