Delhi to hold ‘Soldierathon’ for martyrs of the country
A marathon called Soldierathon will be held in Delhi to remember the soldiers who sacrificed their lives for India.
The Soldierathon will be held on 11 March 2018. Over 6,000 participants are expected.
The brainchild of this marathon is Major Surendra Poonia. His aim is to make the country aware of the contributions of its soldiers.
Poornia, who used to be in the Indian Army, has seen many soldiers die or left disabled during operations. The marathon is expected to create a positive environment and influence the youth of India.
From marathoners to families of armed forces personnel and schoolchildren, Soldierathon looks set to be a big event.
Among those taking part is Major D.P Singh, a retired Army officer. Better known as the Blade Runner, Major Singh the brainchild of the JK Cement SwachhAbility Run . The run promotes two important causes – inclusion of disabled people as equal, and Swachh Bharat.
The proceeds of Soldierathon will be donated to the Indian Army’s Artificial Limb Centre (ALC) for specially abled and wounded soldiers. This will help them acquire state-of-the-art prosthesis at the Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centre in Pune. Other proceeds will go towards the education of martyrs’ children.