Mini Marathon: An effort to unite diverse sections of society
With the intention to promote and uplift the underprivileged section of the society, Man Kaur, gold medallist, International Masters Games, participated with around 300 students of different schools for the 3rd Mini-Marathon, on March 28. The marathon, which was organised by Narula Institute of Technology,( NIT) – flagship college of JIS Group – commenced at 4:00 p.m. from Agarpara and concluded in front of Khardah Municipality. Apart from marathon participants from schools, colleges, and clubs, acid attack victims, differently abled persons, children from orphanages and a few street children also participated in the marathon.
Speaking on the occasion, Sardar Simarpreet Singh, Director, JIS Group, said that gender equality truly is the subject of an unfinished business since times immemorial and the 21st century should see it to fruition. Elaborating further, he stated, "Living in present times, society cannot progress if one section of the population is left behind. Each one of us can be a pioneer within our own realm of control and take a pledge to promote uniformity in the society. This is an effort to unite diverse sections of society under one umbrella for a common cause."
Professor (Dr.) Maitreyi Ray (Kanjilal), Principal, NIT said, "By involving myriad sections of society we wish to highlight that our marathon theme is a universal one and concerns every one of us, irrespective of class, creed, gender and economic lines."
Ayan Paul, Indian novelist and Limca Book record holder, Jyotirmoyee Sikdar, 1998 Asian Games gold medallist, Col Bhaduria, Indian Army, along with Ena Saha, Indian film, and television actor were present as guest of honor.