Thousands of people from all walks of life, including the ministers, bureaucrats, officials, bankers, policemen, tourists, parents, children and persons with disabilities participated in the 2nd Sohra Marathon, 2015 which was flagged off at Mawkdok by Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma, who also joined the runners in the marathon on Friday morning.
The events of the day included Full Marathon (42.2 km), Half Marathon (21.1 km), 10 km Run and Kids Fun Run. Music and cultural events added a feel of festivity around the venue and enthralled the visitors.
Besides the Chief Minister, Minister for Sports & Youth Affairs Zenith Sangma, Minister for Urban Affairs M. Ampareen Lyngdoh, Chief Secretary P.B.O Warjri, Principal Secretary, R. V. Suchiang, Commissioner & Secretary, D. P. Wahlang and Executive Chairman, MBOSE, E.P. Kharbhih, were among many dignitaries who were also present during the event.
Later, prizes for the winners of the run in various categories were given away by the Sports & Youth Affairs Minister Zenith Sangma and other dignitaries present and medals were also given to all the runners who completed the marathon in various categories.
The first three winners of the Full Marathon in the male category were Vikas Kumar from Delhi, Jomsingstar Ramsiej and Honton Rynjah, while Shyamilee Singh, Darishisha Iangjuh and Habari Warjri bagged the first three positions among the females.
The event was jointly organized by Sports & Youth Affairs and Art & Culture under the Chief Minister’s Youth Development Scheme along with sponsorship from many agencies including the State Bank of India.