A marathon was organised by Karnataka and Goa NCC Directorate on 28th Apr 2019 with an aim to emphasise the ‘Role of NCC in Nation Building’.
2500 NCC Cadets from institutions across Bangalore, 400 officers including Group Commander of Bangalore A Group, Col Varun Luthra, Commanding Officer ,2 KAR Bn NCC; Maj Renu Kumari, Admin Officer’; Subedar Maj; JCO’s; and PI Staff from 2 Karnataka Battalion NCC participated in the marathon.
The 5.5 km marathon was flagged off at 5:50 am at Kanteerava Stadium by Maj Gen K J Babu, General Officer Commanding, Karnataka and Goa Sub Area.30 cadets from DSBA were part of the run. Prof Nagaraju, NCC Associated Officer coordinated the event and also participated in the marathon.
The run culminated at Field Marshall Manekshaw Parade Ground. At 7:30 am, a prize distribution ceremony was held. The winners in each event were awarded prizes by Brigadier D M Purvimath, Deputy Director General, Karnataka and Goa NCC Directorate. He motivated and addressed the cadets and reiterated the theme of the marathon.
At 8 am, before the event wound up, refreshments were available for all participants.