Adani Ahmedabad Marathon returns for its sixth edition to encourage donations for the Armed Forces
The Adani Ahmedabad Marathon, the premier AIIMS-certified race in Ahmedabad, is set to return for its sixth edition on Sunday, November 27, 2022. The race will be marked by Dangal Queen Geeta Phogat, the freestyle wrestler and winner of India’s first-ever championship. gold medalist in wrestling at the Commonwealth Games (2010); Rani Rampal, Indian women’s hockey team; Air Marshal Vikram Singh, CFO, Commander-in-Chief, Southwest Air Command; Major General Mohit Wadoh, Commander-in-Chief. and Leading Race Ambassador DP Singh, Kargil Veteran and India’s First Runner-up.
The marathon will expand its mission to support the country’s military services this year by offering a platform for participants and the public to donate any amount to the benefit of the Indian Armed Forces.
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The money raised will go to a number of armed forces welfare programs by the Indian Army and Indian Air Force, and institutions such as specialist hospitals and rehabilitation facilities that improve the lives of service personnel who have sustained permanent injuries by providing them with a viable living. and options.
Ahmedabad Marathon is also organizing Bib and Fitness Expo on 25th and 26th November to showcase a wide range of top fitness brands under one roof.
Pranav Adani, Director, Adani Enterprises said, “We are happy and looking forward to the upcoming season of the Ahmedabad Marathon which gives the city an opportunity to show solidarity with our soldiers. In just 5 years, the marathon has helped raise more than 2 crore for various Armed Services welfare initiatives. This This year, we aim to raise funds for Kirki Paraplegia Rehabilitation Center in Pune, which is a nodal organization that helps members of our armed forces (Army, Navy and Air Force) who have suffered spinal cord injuries to live better.”
Said Dr. Colonel R. K. Mukherjee, Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centre, said, “We are honored to see so much respect and sympathy from our compatriots for the armed forces. The country’s armed forces will only become stronger as more people from all over the country become associated with the #Run4OurSoldiers campaign. I would like to express my gratitude on behalf of the Indian Armed Forces For everyone “.
Kargil war veteran Major DP Singh, who is also India’s first runner, will be the ambassador of the race as more than 1,000 Indian Army, Navy and Air Force personnel will take part in the Adani Ahmedabad Marathon.
“It is gratifying to see the city of Ahmedabad coming together to make this event nothing less than a festival to promote the welfare of our Armed Forces. This is the true spirit of Gujarat. sports It brings people together regardless of their differences. I hope that this year, as in previous years, people will come together to honor the spirit of fitness and our armed forces,” said Major DP Singh.
He added, “An army man does his duty to protect his fellow countrymen, even sacrificing his life. He never gives up. As responsible citizens, we also have a duty to preserve our environment along with keeping ourselves fit and healthy. All running, cycling and other events contribute to this goal,” he added. And the Adani Ahmedabad Marathon is not just about promoting health and fitness, its mission is to run for soldiers. The run raises money to improve the lives of service members who have suffered permanent injuries by creating sustainable living options.”
#Run4OurSoldiers, which supports the country’s armed forces, debuted in 2017 and has since become the city’s favorite race, attracting more than 15,000 runners each year. The annual run provides Nationals with a unique opportunity to participate and run alongside our service members of the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force.
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