Mangalore, April 25: A marathon for peace and brotherhood was held under the auspices of Students Islamic Organisation (SIO) on Sunday, April 25.
U T Khader, MLA, flagged off the event. Speaking on the occasion, he lauded the initiative of SIO and stated that such events should be held more and more so that the summer vacations of children are utilized for constructive purposes. Besides, he also said that change in the society is brought about from the efforts of the students rather than politicians.
Around 700 boys between the age group of 11-14 years participated in the event. Students ran a distance of about 4 kms covering Balmatta, Jyothi, Hampankatta, RTO, before culminating their run at Nehru Maidan football stadium.
Adil, Bengre High School, won the first prize comprising of Rs. 1,500, a certificate and a trophy. . Ameen, Kanachur Public School, Deralakatte, won the second place that is Rs 1,000, a certificate and a trophy. Third prize that is Rs.500, a certificate, and a trophy, went to Anush, Canara High School. U T Khader, MLA, gave away the prizes to the winners.