The flag was hoisted in Srinagar by Manoj Sinha, LG J&K and Karthik Sharma, Rajya Sabha MP. In support of the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign, the Lieutenant Governor hoisted the national flag to the main runner at the venue. Ultra-marathon runner Arun Bhardwaj is leading the first leg of the race.
At the flag-off, LG Manoj Sinha praised the runners and wished them all the best.
Rajya Sabha MP Karthik Sharma paid tribute to the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga Abhiyan’ and encouraged people across the country to join the race during its various phases.
“I am thrilled to be here at Lal Chowk with Hon’ble LG Manoj Sinha ji to witness the Great India Run flag off. This run will be dedicated to the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign to mark our ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’. My best wishes to all the hundreds of runners who are running for India and encourage all fellow Indians to participate in mini-runs during the various stages.
“It is a tribute to the setting up of Jammu and Kashmir, to the central forces, the police and the Indian Army that such an event can take place at Lal Chowk. It reflects the hope of the future that a new India represents. I salute the runners. Looking forward to seeing the Indian flag hoisted across the country and playing its part in making the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign a success.”
The run celebrates the Amrit Mahotsav of the 75th Independence and the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign.
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