The Mini Marathon for the cause of “Promoting Good Health and Fitness” was held in the Neyvelitownship on the 17th of February 2019.
The marathon was flagged off by the Chairman cum Managing Director, NLCIL, Shri Rakesh Kumar from Bharathi Stadium in the presence of the District Collector Shri.Anbuchelvan, Shri. N. N. M. Rao, Director / Planning & Projects and Director / Mines Shri.PrabhakarChowki. Homage was paid to the martyrs of the recent terror strike in Pulwama before the start and the run was dedicated to them. Around2400 citizens from all walks of life in all age groups participated in the event.
Along with CMD, Directors, District Collector and veteran sports persons in the lead, Senior officials, Employees with their family members, Representatives of associations and trade unions, students of schools and colleges, members of various sports and cultural associations, CISF personnel and the general public participated in this event. After a circuitous route of 5 km, it came to a finish at the starting place.
Sri T. D. Rajendran, a veteran sports super senior citizen from Sivakasi who gave an encouragement speech before the start, Smt. Tessy Joseph, Smt. Lali Joseph, Sri. Anand, Smt. Deepa, Smt. Jemma Joseph, Sri. Muralidharan, Sri. Muthukumar, Smt. Sasikala, Smt. Santhy Mole and Sri.RajanBabu of NLCIL who are selected for International veteran sports events joined in the