Techniche Marks with “Run for Clean and Save Drinking Water”

Over 3000 people participated in IIT Guwahati’s annual Guwahati Half Marathon

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Golap Rabha and Chinglensana Singh flagged off the 11th edition of the marathon a part of IIT’s annual techno-management festival Techniche.

Bureau

Guwahati, 25th August, 2019:

The 11th edition of the Half Marathon of IIT-Guwahati was successfully organized on 25th August 2019 with its theme “Run for Clean and Save Drinking Water”.  Mr. Golap Rabha who was Mr. World 2018 and also Mr. Chinglensana Singh, Indian Hockey Player, Formal brand ambassadors and coined flag of the marathon.

Stepping into its 21st year of unflappable technical celebration, Techniche – IIT Guwahati organised its 11th edition of Guwahati Half Marathon, a running event organised to promote a better social and human interaction amongst the residents in and around Guwahati.

One of the largest events of its kind to be organized by a student body, the Marathon has evolved coherently over the years since its inception in 2009 to become the largest half Marathon in North East India. This year the  marathon witnessed the participation of over 3000 people from different walks of life to come and spread their cognizance and sense of concern for a better society.

The Guwahati Half Marathon’19 with its theme “Run for Clean and Save Drinking Water” appealed people to be a part of the change which was for the prosperity of society. It appealed the people to become more responsible towards the issues of society like poverty, illiteracy, hunger, lack of development, inflation amongst others. Guwahati Half Marathon’19 gave everyone a platform to think about these issues and brought a little bit of change in the perception of the general public.

The event was started with the professional’s marathon of 21KM run in the morning at the Bhogeswari Phukanani Indoor Stadium, GNRC Road, Dispur which soon followed by the 6KM run for the general public with more than 3000 participants.

 

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