TAWANG, Nov 26: Tawang Brigade, district administration and Yuva Arunachal (NGO) jointly conducted the annual mini marathon from Tawang Monastery to War Memorial covering a distance of 5-km here on Monday.
The event, a curtain raiser for two-day 10th Tawang Maitree Diwas themed ‘Know Your Army’, scheduled from Nov 28, was flagged off jointly by Tawang MLA Tsering Tashi & Tawang Garrison commander Brig Zubin Bhatnagar in presence of large number of civil and Army dignitaries.
In all 400 runners of all age, gender, caste and creed took part in junior, senior and veteran categories.
The celebrations of Civil Military Friendship will be inaugurated by state Governor Brig (Retd) B.D Mishra and Chief Minister Pema Khandu, also its chief patron.
Gajraj Corps GOC Lt Gen GS Sangha and Ball of Fire Division GOC Maj Genl RK Jha will also attend along with large number of military and civil dignitaries.
The event aims at enlightening youth about armed forces and motivating them to adorn the uniform to serve their motherland. (DIPRO)