Principal Secretary, Youth Services and Sports Shri V.C. Pharka disclosed here today that the third ‘Shimla Running and Living Half Marathon Run’ would be jointly organized by the Department of Youth Services and Sports, and Running and Living Infotainment Private Ltd. at Shimla on 25th September, 2011. He was addressing a meeting convened here to hold discussions for conducting the event successfully.
He said that efforts were being made to make this an international event in coming years and added that it would build a platform for local talent of Himachal Pradesh to test themselves and progress to the national and international stage. He said that responses from international athletes were pouring in, who were expected to participate and sought cooperation of departments of Police, Horticulture, H.P. Tourism Development Corporation, Municipal Corporation, Deputy Commissioner Office, GOC ARTRAC, Chief Medical Officer for making the event a success.Shri J.R. Katwal, Director, Youth Services and Sports said that the event was picking popularity and people from across the country and abroad were expected to participate.
Shri Sonal Agnihotri, Superintendent of Police, Shimla, Dr. Gurdev Singh, Director, Horticulture, officers of Department of Youth Services and Sports and various other departments were present in the meeting.