by Ashis Sinha
Aiming to create awareness about health and sports among the masses, residents of Bokaro Steel City ran on Sunday with many renowned runners from Jharkhand, Delhi, Kolkata, Pune and other cities.
A half marathon was held to celebrate SAIL’s 50th year in existence. Using beamer rays and electronic semiconductor chips attached to the runners’ bibs and breast numbers, a sensor captured each runner’s individual timing during this cutting-edge event.
The marathon began in the morning at Mohan Kumar Manglam Stadium (MKM Stadium) in Sector 4, and approximately 3,000 individuals signed up to run. The event at MKM Stadium also featured a wide variety of cultural activities.
The dancing events “Bhag Milkha Bhag…” and “Khelo India…” put on by Chinmaya Vidyalaya pupils excite and enthrall spectators. Renu Sah, the dance instructor, Devdeep, Siben Chakraborty, Jaikishan Rathor, Padma Ghari, and Suraj Sharma, the principal of Chinmaya Vidyalaya, are in charge of the dance performance.
There were four different distance categories for the marathon: 21 kilometers (km), 10 kilometers (km), five kilometers (km), and two kilometers (km) for people with disabilities. “Top finishers at the Bokaro Half Marathon are eligible to compete in world-class marathons like the Boston Marathon, the London Marathon, the New York City Marathon, and the Mumbai Marathon in India,” informed Jaideep Sarkar, Lead Officer of Global Active Partner City Programme cum International Volleyball Coach.
Notably, Bokaro is making significant progress toward its goal of being a world leader in health and wellness. Bokaro takes part in the International Olympic Committee-backed Global Active City Mission programme only on a national level. BSL recently launched ‘Happy Street’ initiative in the steel City Bokaro to encourage people to lead healthier lifestyles.