Mini Marathon
Students participate in a Mini Marathon at Dibrugarh on Thursday. Image credit - Northeast Now

With an aim to promote sports among students, a mini marathon competition was held in Dibrugarh on Thursday.

The completion was held under the aegis of the state sports and youth welfare department, Assam with support from the Dibrugarh district administration.

The mini marathon was flagged off by Dibrugarh MLA Prasanta Phukan from Chowkidinghee on Thursday.

The flagging off ceremony was attended by Lahoal MLA Rituparna Baruah, deputy commissioner Pallav Gopal Jha, district development commissioner Sanjoy Dutta and district sports officer Dhrubajyoti Deka.

Earlier, in his speech, MLA Prasanta Phukan urged the people to take up running as a sport and a hobby and live a healthy life.

The Mini Marathon began from Chowkidinghee to Phoolbagan via Thana Chariali, Khalihamari, Naliapool, Graham Baazar and culminated at Chowkidinghee.

The competition was held in the 12 km category among boys and girls below 17 years.

It saw participation of around 100 boys and girls.

Prizes were distributed to the winners in both the categories during the concluding function in the presence of the guests.

The event was also supported by Dibrugarh District Sports Association, District Judo Association, Dibrugarh District Karate Do Association and Upper Assam Shuttlers Academy, Dibrugarh.

Avik Chakraborty

Avik Chakraborty is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dibrugarh. He can be reached at: babs8oct@gmail.com