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Indian Army Conducts 'Honour Run – Indian Army Veteran's Half Marathon'

December 10, 2023 Photo(s): By X / adgpi
General Manoj Pande, COAS flagged off Honour Run, the Veteran’s Half Marathon conducted by Indian Army to commemorate 25 Years of historic Kargil Victory and to pay homage to the Bravehearts, at the Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium New Delhi.

In commemoration of the historic military victory in the Kargil War, Indian Army conducted ‘Honour Run – Indian Army Veteran’s Half Marathon’ in Delhi on December 10, 2023.

The event was conducted under the theme, ‘Honour Run’ and was aimed at strengthening the bond between the Indian Army, Veterans and the masses, especially the Youth. While paying homage to the bravehearts, the participants in 'Honour Run’ coming from a diverse populace, highlighted the calibre, potential and energy of our Nation.

The event was flagged off by General Manoj Pande, Chief of the Army Staff at Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi, in presence of several military, veteran and civil dignitaries. ‘Honour Run’ was held under four categories. The first category of 21.1 km was aptly named Kargil Run. The other three categories were 10 km run, named Tiger Hill Run; 05 km run, called Tololing Run; and a 3 km run, named Batalik Run.

Participants underscoring high spirit.

Over 14,000 serving personnel, veterans, NCC cadets, families of army personnel and enthusiastic citizens of different age profile participated in the event. Lt General M.V. Suchindra Kumar, Vice Chief of the Army Staff along with Adjutant General and other senior military leadership ran alongside celebrities like Major D.P. Singh, a veteran Blade Runner and Subedar Avinash Sable, the ace Marathon Runner and athlete of world repute. The run also witnessed participation by Mrs Archana Pande, President Army Wives Welfare Association and spouse of other military personnel.

Vinai Kumar Saxena, Lt Governor of Delhi awarded the winners of various categories with medals, certificates and attractive prizes.

The event witnessed an overwhelming response, energy and participation from across the age groups and professions.

An Expo was also organised by the Department of Indian Army Veterans, giving an insight into Indian Army’s victory in the Kargil War. Various stalls were visited by the participants underscoring high spirit and endorsing their presence in the victory celebrations.

‘Honour Run’ has reinforced belief of the citizens in the Armed Forces. Indian Army warmly thanks the people of Delhi, the Civil Administration, City and Traffic Police, all participants, volunteers, all supporters and esteemed guests for the successful conduct of the mega event.