RAMBAN, SEPTEMBER 23: Public Works Department (R&B) Division, Ramban today organized the SANASAR MARATHON 2022 “RUN FOR FITNESS, RUN FOR DEVELOPMENT” under the aegis of Deputy Commissioner, Ramban, Mussarat Islam at an altitude of 2,050 Mts (6,730 ft), as a part of “FIT INDIA MOVEMENT” a nationwide drive which was launched by the Prime Minister of India.
The Additional Deputy Commissioner, Ramban, Harbans Sharma flagged off the well attended SANASAR MARATHON 2022 from Sanasar in presence of SE, PWD(R&B) Doda Circle, Er. Suresh Kumar and SE, PMGSY Circle Batote, Er. Rajesh Kumar Gupta which was coordinated by the Executive Engineer, PWD (R&B), Division Ramban, Abhishek Gupta with a view to make fitness an integral part of our daily lives.
The mission of the Movement is to bring about behavioural changes and move towards a more physically active lifestyle.
Pervez Ahmed of PWD, Neel, Banihal won the first prize (medal) and Rs.10,000 by completing the 10Km race Sanasar Marathon in 52 minutes and Rashpal Singh of PWD, Ramban and Farooq Ahmed of PWD, Ramsoo secured second and third prize of Rs.3,000 and Rs.2,000 prize respectively.
Various dignitaries from Civil and Police Administration included CPO Ramban, Dr. Kasturi Lal, Tehsildar Batote, Vijay Sharma, Station House Officer Batote, Sam Gill were graced the function.
Speaking on the occasion ADC said that Sanasar is the hub of adventure and sport activities in the Jammu region. Sanasar is known for its green alpine meadows, low rolling hills and high peaks. It is the aero-adventure-sports capital of Jammu.
Over 250 Engineers and the whole engineering staff of PWD(R&B) and PMGSY department of Ramban District took part in the Sanasar Marathon 10 Km run from Natha Top to Sanasar, District Ramban. The event was organized to spread awareness among the engineering staff members about the importance of physical fitness and endurance along with the sustainable development of the country and to foster a spirit of adventure, team work, camaraderie and brotherhood.
Running, or jogging, is one of the best cardio exercises one can do. Running for at least 10 minutes a day can significantly lower one’s risk of cardiovascular disease. Running lowers the chances of dying from heart disease by half, Er. Abhishek Gupta, Executive Engineer, PWD(R&B), the half marathon runner said.
Among Engineering staff, Executive Engineer, PMGSY Ramban Division, Er. Kamal Kishore Gupta, AEE Banihal, Er. Ved Singh, AEE Ramsoo, Er. Mohd Arif, AEE Batote, Er. Satbir Singh, AEE Ramban, Er. Nawaz Ahmed Banday, AEE PMGSY Banihal, Ranjeet Singh, AEE Gool, Er. Vimal Krishen Sidha, AEE, Er. Parmod Sharma, AE Ramban, Er. Madhur Goel, AE Batote, Er. Abhinanadan Gupta, AE Ramsoo, Er. Mohd Murtaza and all the Junior Engineers and staff of PWD(R&B), Ramban Division participated in this event.
Executive Engineer said that as assured during the promotion of the event, all those who participated were given Sanasar marathon merchandise consisting of a digital certificate of participation, t-shirts and ‘Finisher’ medals and cash prizes were awarded to the winners, the official said.
The event was concluded successfully with a hope that much more such events shall be organized in future to make the engineers fit and work for the development of the country as “ Healthy Engineers would lead to a Better World”, he added.