Budgam 27 March (KNB): Budgam Police on Saturday organised a Cross Country event ‘Run For Unity’, which was flagged off by Tahir Saleem Khan-JKPS, SSP Budgam at Railway Station Budgam.
A statement issued to Kashmir News Bureau said that the event started at 08:30 am from the railway station and culminated at Sports Stadium Budgam, covering a distance of about 4 Kms.
More than 250 persons/students of different age groups participated in the event with keen enthusiasm.
During the pre flag off ceremony held at Railway Station Budgam, SSP Budgam interacted with the participants and expressed that the event “Run for Unity” has been organised for the unity and integrity of the Nation besides nurturing the sportsman spirit among the youth.
During closing ceremony held at Sports Stadium Budgam, Chief Guest Shri Shahbaz Mirza-KAS, Deputy Commissioner Budgam and SSP Budgam distributed Cash rewards, mementos and certificates among the first 13 winners of the event. Zahid Farooq secured first position, Abid Hussain second position and the third position was jointly secured by Maqsood Hussain and Fida Hussain.
A cash reward of Rs 5000/= 3000/= and 2000/= was awarded to the Ist three position holders respectively while as Rs 1000/- each was awarded to subsequent 04 position holders.
SSP Budgam, during closing remarks expressed his gratitude towards the participants for joining the event and making it successful.
He also emphasised on youth to take full advantage of the platform provided by Budgam Police which is aimed to boost the sports activities and channelise energy towards positive goals.
He further stated sports play important role in personality development of an individual & keeps keeps one away from negativity & more sports activities shall be organized in the District in future. (KNB)