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JU organises Walkathon for Peace, Harmony, Save Environment and Fit India

JAMMU: Directorate of Sports and Physical Education - University of Jammu today organized a magnanimous event 'Walkathon' which was flagged-off by Prof. Manoj Dhar, Vice Chancellor Jammu University, who was the Chief Guest on the occasion.

While speaking on the occasion Prof. Dhar applauded the efforts put in by students, Directorate, Coaches and staff for their untiring contribution towards the successful organization of the event.

He congratulated the participants and organizers for their participation and organization of the such a humongous event and advised the participants to actively participate in the Sports activities for being physically fit and mentally sound.

The Chief Guest also made an important announcement regarding the organization of Half Marathon, an International Event to be organized by the Directorate of Sports and Physical Education - University of Jammu in collaboration with the Jammu Athletes Club on 10th of November, this year.

Around 1500 walkers including students, academia, dignitaries from both civil society and industry and J&K Policeparticipated in the event. The participants pledged for Peace, Harmony, Save Environment and Fit India and walked for 5kms in the City of Temples.

Before the commencement of the Walkathon, Prof. Dhar along with dignitaries also took part in the plantation drive in which various medicinal and herbal plants were planted.

The magazine highlights the schedule of upcoming Mega Sports Events during the golden jubilee year 2019 marking 50 years of the establishment of the University "Sports Unleashed" - a Sports magazine published under the aegis of Directorate of Sports and Physical Education was also released by Prof. Dhar and other dignitaries on the dice.

The Chief Guest also unveiled the Souvenir T-Shirt, which was the official jersey of the walkathon event. The same jersey was distributed to the hundreds of participants taking part in the event.

Dr. Daud Iqbal Baba - Director, Directorate of Sports and Physical Education, University of Jammu presented the formal welcome address and also briefed about the whole event. He also informed about the Mega Sports Events which are going to be held later this year.

Prominent among Prof. Kulwant Singh- Controller of Examinations, Prof. Jasbir Singh, Dean Students Welfare, Dr. Jatinder Khajuria - Registrar, Cluster University of Jammu, Prof. Arti Bakshi, Prof. Yog Raj Sharma, Prof. Tajjudin, Prof. Sushil, Prof. Reyaz, Dr. Sanjana Koul, Prabhat Singh - Veteran Marathon runner, Dr. Neeraj Sharma (Spl. Secy to the Vice Chancellor), Vinay Sharma, IPS - SP South - Jammu, Prof. Yashpal Sharma-Provost Hostels, Prof. Namrata Sharma, Prof. Seema Langer, Prof. Sangita Gupta, Dr. Sapna Sangra, Dr. Seema Rohmetra, Dr. Aubid Parrey, Dr. Sarabjit Kour, Dr. Navdeep Kour, Pawan Singh Bhau - President, JUNTEU,Dr. Ashutosh Sharma, Suneel Mahajan, Vikram Gupta, Gourav Gupta, Er. Akash Bhola (AEE), Er. Jeevan Singh Thakur, Capt. S. R. Dubey, Irfan Goni,Romesh Sharma, Dr. Brij Baloria, Dr. Noor ul Asrar Beg, Vikas Karlopia, Ravish Vaid, Raj Kumar Bakshi, Gagan Kumar, Harinder pal Singh, Sanjay Verma, Sanjeev Sharma, Jai Bharat, S. P. D. Singh, Vinod Sharma, Physical Directors of the various colleges, sports persons and members from the civil society also joined the event.

The formal proceedings of the event were carried out by Dr. Komal Nagar, I/C Assistant Director, Sports and Physical Education and Ms. Kussum Tickoo was the announcer on the occasion.

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