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State government employees to participate in run

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Jan 21, 2018, 6:54 am IST
Updated : Jan 21, 2018, 6:54 am IST

Around 15 to 20 officials will be participating in half marathon this year.

The officials will be carrying a message of no honking during the marathon in the backdrop of growing noise pollution in the state and especially in cities. (Representational image)
 The officials will be carrying a message of no honking during the marathon in the backdrop of growing noise pollution in the state and especially in cities. (Representational image)

Mumbai: More than 150 government officers and employees will participate in the marathon on Sunday to spread the social message of “no honking”. Urban development department’s (UDD) principal secretary Nitin Karir, water resources department’s principal secretary I.S. Chahal and several other government employees will be participating in the marathon.

A group of 10 government employees have been taking part in various marathons for a few years. “We practice every day at Mahalakshmi racecourse. We have been taking part in the marathon and various similar competitions for a long time.

We are going to run the full marathon this time,” Sanjay Ingle, deputy secretary of industries department said. This will be his second full marathon.

Around 15 to 20 officials will be participating in half marathon this year. More than 100 government employees will be taking part in the dream run.

 “The officials will be carrying a message of no honking during the marathon in the backdrop of growing noise pollution in the state and especially in cities.

The transport department has supported the campaign of no honking. This is to bring public awareness among the citizens,” Mr Ingle said. 

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