Akshay Kumar Flags Off the 4th Surat Night Marathon; Managed by Destiny Group Entertainers

Entertainment | February 19, 2016 | News

Surat Night Marathon Akshay Kumar

The 2016 Surat Night Marathon kicked-off on February 13, at DRB Grounds, as a fund raiser to set up CCTV cameras across Surat, cleaning the city as well as improvising facilities in a cancer hospital.

Managed by Destiny Group Entertainers, the marathon was flagged-off by Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar who is also the brand ambassador of the event. Actress Nimrat Kaur was also present to support the cause along with several dignitaries, including Police Commissioner IPS Ashish Bhatia, Former Police Commissioner IPS Rakesh Asthana, Event Chairman Sports & Youth Cultural Minister of Gujarat Shri Nanubhai Vanani, Mayor Shrimati Asmitaben Shiroya, Ajay Choksi, Dandak Gujarat Govt., MP Shri C R Patil, MP Shrimati Darshna Jardos, MLA Purnesh Modi, MLA Narotham Patel, MLA Ranjeet Gilitwala, MLA Harsh Snaghvi, Surat Municipal Commissioner, Shri Milind Torwane and many others.

The fourth edition of Surat Night Marathon had six different race categories, and saw the participation of thousands of runners, including physically challenged and senior citizens.

According to the event management company, the route had all the required facilities including 21 water stations along, 17 energy drink stalls and 14 en-route medical stations, also there were 12 ambulances with skilled team of around 100 physiotherapists & doctors. 92 bed hospital with the staff of 150 doctors and physiotherapists was also set up with an ICU facility at the finishing point.

In addition to this, there were 17 entertainment stations, where there were LIVE performances by band ‘Vohra Samaj’, local DJs and folk dancers to encourage runners. The orchestra group of ‘Yatin Shangoi’ raised the tempo at the opening of the holding area, along with the performances by Sapan & Kudo Dance Group and Marshal Art acts by Vispi Khardi. This was followed by a singing performance by the duo Shriram Iyer and Pawni Pandey to conclude the holding area ceremony.

When asked about the security measures taken into consideration for this marathon, Chirag Shah, Director, Destiny Group Entertainers, stated, “The Surat Police and Municipal Corporation extended their support to make this event a grand success. As far as the route mapping and planning go, it was done by us along with the media company, The Solutions and the race director Arvind Bijwe."

The 2016 Surat Night Marathon kicked-off on February 13, at DRB Grounds, as a fund raiser to set up CCTV cameras across Surat, cleaning the city as well as improvising facilities in a cancer hospital.

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