BSF HALF MARATHON 2017 (RUN FOR MARTYRS) (View Photo)
Border Security Force is India’s first line of defence, guarding Indo-Pak and Indo-Bangladesh Borders under dynamic operational situations and the given multi geo terrains. More than 2000 brave hearts have laid down their lives in the line of duty. The supreme sacrifice made by these gallant Praharis of the country should be remembered by the citizens for all times to come. The contribution of the BSF in eliminating militancy from Punjab, Kashmir and North East has been another feather in their cap. The elimination of dangerous foreign trained mercenaries like Amanullah Shah Peer, Sariful Islam Qamar UI Zaman, Ghazi Baba and Abu Umar are significant pointers to BSF’s achievements.
2. To commemorate valiant deeds and supreme sacrifice made by BSF Praharis in the service of the nation, BSF Gujarat Frontier organized “BSF HALF MARATHON – 2017 IN MEMORY OF THE MARTYRS” on 22 Oct 2017 (Sunday) at Frontier HQ BSF Gujarat. An event based initiative in terms of BSF Half Marathon ( a Sport event) was conceived which shall have triple targets, i.e., Run for the Martyrs, Run for public connect and Run for unity. The event was also intended to generate the spirit of nationalism and patriotism through awareness and augmenting support for the families of the Martyrs.
3. Half Marathon was conducted in 21 Kms (Men/ Women) for above 16 yrs only. There was handsome amount of cash prizes for first ten Winner in Men’s and Women’s categories.
4. In this event BSF invited all runners of Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad and all districts of Gujarat to pay tribute to the BSF martyrs by participating in this event.