Bhubaneswar: The SInik School, Bhubaneswar and the Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC) organized a mini marathan in memory of Biju Patnaik, here on Sunday. Over 1500 including 500 cadets from Sainik School participated in the event.
The participants started from Gandhi Mini Stadium of Sainik School and covered 7. 3 km passing through Nalco – Kalinga Hospital square, Jaydev Vihar , Acharya Vihar and Apollo Hispital before finishing in the Stadium.
This Marathon was a collaborative conduct by Sainik School, its Old Boys Association(OBA) and Odisha Mining Corporation. The main purpose of this event was “Fit India”. and to spread the message of “Clean, Green and Healthy” Bhubaneswa
Lt Gen J K Mohanty, PVSMM, UYSM, SM, VSM, ADC, Gp Capt S Dominic Rayan, Principal Sainik School and Anup Kumar Sahoo, DCP, Commissionerate of Police, Bhubaneswar flagged off the Marathon.
Odisha minister for food supplies Ranendra Pratap Swain graced the occasion as Chief Guest and distributed prizes.
In senior boys category Gunu Raita of KISS bagged first position, Cadet Jeeban Dehury of Sainik School stood second and B Marandi got third position. In junior boys category Raj Kumar Gond of KISS bagged first position where as Cadet Shivam Kumar and Prince Raj of Sainik School Bhubaneswar stood second and third positions. Amongst girls Pravati Majhi, Seema Dhan and Mamta Singh of KISS stood first, second and third respectively. Cadet Aryan Kumar Sahoo of Sainik School Bhubaneswar and Mousumi Patnaik, Principal, Amrita Vidyalayam, Bhubaneswar received special prizes. Amongst the old boys of Sainik School Deepak Ranjan Rout, D Kisku and Col S K Mishra stood first, second and third respectively.
Cdr Pritika Sharma, AO, Wg Cdr Amitabh Ranjan, Vice Principal, Amitabh Swain, President OBA, Dr Niranjan Padhi, Secretary OBA, Madhusudan Padhi, IAS, B Pradhan, Senior Master, all Obeans, staff and cadets witnessed this event.