New Delhi: Recently, Apeejay School of Management (ASM), Dwarka, New Delhi, organised a Mini-Marathon 2022: Run for Sustainability. The aim was to inculcate and promote a healthy lifestyle among people as also the virtues of resilience, endurance and sportsmanship. The Chief Guest of the event was Dr. Rita Jairath, IFBB (International Federation of Body Building and Fitness) Pro Figure Athlete and an International Judge.
The event witnessed the enthusiastic participation of more than 350 people. A distance of 6.5 km was covered in this run. People of varied age groups ranging from the youngest participant of 2.5 years to 75 years old took part in this marathon. Moreover, looking at the participation rate of young runners, a sixth category was introduced for those below the age of 10.
The marathon was flagged off by Dr. Alka Munjal, Director at ASM, Mr. P.K. Bharadwaj, (Retd. IPS) Ombudsman Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission, Prof. Sajal Mukherjee, Director at Apeejay Institute of Mass Communication, Dr. R.P. Hooda, Professor Emeritus, Dr. Alok Saklani, Advisor ASM, Prof. Kamal Kishore, Dean at ASM.
At the end of the event, 33 runners were felicitated with gold, silver and bronze medals under five categories. The medals were distributed by the Chief Guest, Dr. Rita Jairath and Dr. Alka Munjal. During the medal distribution ceremony, Dr. Rita Jairath, the first Indian bodybuilder and member of the Olympic Selection Committee, shared an inspiring life story of how she overcame her hurdles to become an athlete.
Mini-Marathon 2022 turned out to be a great success as runners came together to enthusiastically participate and lead a more active life. All the participants pledged to achieve a healthy lifestyle.