DAINIK NATION BUREAU
Uttarakhand Governor Dr.K.K.Paul flagged off the five kilometre “Mini Marathon –Run for the Nation” organized by the cantonment board on the eve of Republic Day.
Before flagging off the run from Mahindra Ground, the Governor greeted the personnel of all the defence forces on the occasion of Army Day today. Every Indian was proud of each soldier who was serving the country in the remotest part of the land.
He said that almost every family of Uttarakhand had a member serving in the defence forces. This tradition is a matter of pride for the state, he said
The Governor said that today’s mini marathon was significant for national unity and gave a message to civilians to be disciplined, determined and patient. It would encourage these qualities in them.
He appreciated the enthusiasm of the runners and said that winning the race was not important but the enthusiasm with which they were participating in it was itself their victory.