By A Staff Reporter
IMPHAL | Oct 6
The 49 battalion and 54 battalion BSF under the aegis of sector head quarters BSF counterinsurgency (Ops) Koirengei, Imphal, Manipur is organizing second “BSF martyrs half marathon” on October 22.
Speaking to media persons at the battalion head quarter 49 BSF, Koirengei, H. Subhol Singh, commandant (Ops) sector headquarters BSF CI (Ops), said the marathon is organized to commemorate the valiant deeds and supreme sacrifices made by brave soldiers of BSF from Manipur, who had attained martyrdom by sacrificing their precious lives while maintaining unity, integrity and sovereignty of the nation as well as fighting against anti-national elements/militants, naxals on active duty.
He said male students of any school of Manipur in the age group 12 to 16 years are eligible to participate in the half marathon of 10 kms run which will be organised at Impal city.
Informing that there will be handsome cash for winners, he said all the students as per eligible criteria are invited to participate in BSF martyrs’ half marathon to honour BSF martyrs from Manipur and their families.
The commandant appealed to the people of Manipur to extend their co-operation particularly the parents by encouraging their wards to participate in the marathon.
He further observed that the marathon will not only encourage the sporting spirits in the state but also help honour the martyrs and families of the BSF men.
The 10-km-run will start from Khuman Lampak main stadium and pass through North AOC (along NH-2), Khongnang Ani Karak, Chingmeirong and finishing point is at the BSF campus Koirengei.
Entry forms will be available at 49 battaltion BSF, Koirengei, 54 battalion BSF Loktak, STC BSF Churachandpur, BSFP Posts in high court complex/capital and administrative block of director, youth affairs and sports, Khuman Lampak from October 7 onwards and the last date of form submission is October 17 at 49 BSF Koirengei.