Siliguri: Darjeeling Police and Amway India, country’s leading Direct Selling FMCG Company, presented the fifth edition of Amway Darjeeling Police Marathon 2018 today. The marathon was held in Darjeeling in collaboration with GTA, to celebrate the 155th Birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. The objective behind organizing the Amway Darjeeling Police marathon was to spread awareness about health and fitness amongst people in Darjeeling and North Bengal. The sporting event was also dedicated to establish peace and harmony between people of Hills and plains.
Anju Bobby George, noted athlete, flagged off the Amway Darjeeling Police Marathon at Sukhika Pokhri 7.30 am. Chandra Chakraborty, Regional Manager, Eastern Region, Amway India, Mr. Siddh Nath Gupta, IPS, ADG – North Bengal, Mr. Manoj Kumar Verma, IPS, IG – Darjeeling, Mr. Ajay Kr. Nand, IPS, IG- CIF, Dr. Humayun Kabir, IPS, DIG – Darjeeling, Mr. Akhilesh Chaturvedi, IPS, SP- Darjeeling and Shri Amarnath K, IPS, Superintendent of Police (Operations), Darjeeling will also be present on the occasion. Darjeeling Police also felicitated 10 sports personalities from the hills, including former Indian Hockey team captain Bhrat Chetri.
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Akhilesh Chaturvedi, IPS, SP- Darjeeling Darjeeling Police, said, “Amway Darjeeling Police Marathon has become immensely popular among sports and fitness enthusiasts.We hope this marathon will become an international marathon in the years to come.”
Shri Chandra Chakraborty, Regional Manager, East, Amway India, said, “We are delighted to continue our relationship with Darjeeling Marathon for the fifth year in a row. The event has become bigger with each passing year. We hope that this marathon will inspire more people to live and adopt a healthy lifestyle.”
The fifth edition of the Amway Darjeeling Police Marathon has been a Half Marathon covering a stretch of 21 kilometers for professional runners as well as sports lovers and fitness enthusiasts in both men as well as women categories. The top rankers in all the categories were rewarded with a cash prize, a medal and a certificate. There was a cash prize of Rs 1.5 lakh for the winner; Rs. 75,000 for the first runner-up and Rs 50,000 for second runners up. In addition, there were more prizes as well as special gift hampers sponsored by Amway India for the top finishers.
The fifth edition of Amway Darjeeling Police Marathon was flagged off at Sukhia Pokhri , Forest depot Ground at 7.30 am on 12th January and traversed through Darjeeling city touching vantage points like Lapchey Jagat, Puboong Phatak, Ghoom Bhanjan, Ghoom Railway Station, Dali Fatak, Darjeeling Railway Station, Padmaja Naidu Zoological Garden , Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and concluded at the Chowrasta.