260-km ultra-marathon flagged off

260-km ultra-marathon flagged off

A 260-km ultra-marathon being flagged off from Chandimandir on Friday.

Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, December 4

To commemorate the 260th anniversary of the Army Service Corps (ASC), a 260-km ultra-marathon was flagged off by the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Command, Lt Gen RP Singh, from Chandimandir today.

On this occasion, a wreath was also laid at the Veer Smriti War Memorial by Maj Gen Harsh Chhibber, head of the ASC branch at the Headquarters Western Command on behalf of the ASC team to pay homage to martyrs.

The marathon team comprising of one officer and nine soldiers is led by Lt Col Inderjit Singh, a renowned ultra-marathon runner and founder of the ASC Ultra Marathon Team.

The run will culminate at the National War Memorial, New Delhi, on December 8, after paying homage en route at three war memorials in Ambala Cantonment, Sainik School, Kunjpura, and Motilal Nehru Sports School, Rai.

The event aims to inspire Fit India Movement, foster adventure spirit, camaraderie and brotherhood among the participants and motivate the youth, especially at Sainik School, Kunjpura, and Motilal Nehru Sports School Rai, to join the Armed Forces.

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