Jindal Stainless & NFR organises Maiden half marathon in Northeast on February 5
by EVENTFAQS Bureau Entertainment | February 3, 2023 | News
Jindal Stainless Northeast Frontier Railways Maiden half marathon
Jindal Stainless has partnered with Northeast Frontier Railways to organise a series of half marathons in the north-eastern part of the country. Aligned with Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s vision for developing northeast, this first-of-its-kind JSL NFR Northeast Half Marathon is aimed at promoting sports and catalysing development in the region. The first-ever half marathon series in the region will kick-off in Guwahati, Assam on February 5, 2023, followed by Darjeeling, West Bengal on February 25 and Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh on March 12.
A joint initiative of Jindal Stainless and NFR, the marathon is supported by Sports Authority of India and Government of Assam. The inaugural marathon will be flagged-off in Guwahati by Hon'ble Chief Minister of Assam, Shri. Himanta Biswa Sarma, The 21.1 km long JSL NFR Northeast Half Marathon will begin at 5:30 a.m. from the NFRSA Stadium in Guwahati, passing through Phani Sarna Park, Jalukbari PP, and Hajo Road before returning to the NFRSA Stadium.
Abhyuday Jindal, Managing Director, Jindal Stainless said, “We are thrilled to partner with Northeast Frontier Railways (NFR) to bring the first-ever half marathon to the north-eastern region. With a focus on 'Developing Northeast & Empowering Sports', we believe this initiative will bring the community together and showcase the beauty and diversity of India’s north-eastern region. We are confident that this initiative will not only be a great opportunity for sportspersons but also highlight the potential of the region and contribute to the overall development of sports in the region.”
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The first-ever half marathon series in the region will kick-off in Guwahati, Assam on February 5, 2023, followed by Darjeeling, West Bengal on February 25 and Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh on March 12.