Kargil is a subject very close to heart and of pride for every Indian. 39 students from Kargil region and 120 from valley are studying at SARHAD since last 14 years. We have decided to contribute towards making Kargil international tourism destination. As a part of this program ‘Run for SARHAD’ is to be organized on 16th July’ 2017. Ultimate motto behind this program is to create an atmosphere for development of various sports and to promote sports culture in the Kargil, Dras and Batalik region. On the background of restless atmosphere in the valley, it is also aimed to increase spontaneous participation of youth in sports. This Marathon will be organized every year in second week of July.
This Marathon is organized by Sarhad with co operation from Swanand Adventures, Run buddy and Sewak organization – Kargil, said co ordinator for this marathon Sanjeev Shah and Arvind Bijwe and Nikhil Shah of runbuddies & Mohd. Hamza chairman of Sewak More than two thousand youths and hundred plus competitors from all over the globe will participate in this marathon. Indian Athletics Federation has officially authorized this marathon.
This Marathon will be flagged off in presence of of Hon. N. N. Vohra, Governor, J & K, Hon. Suresh Prabhu, Minster for Railways, Govt. of India and former army chief V P Malik. On the evening of 15th july 2017 Veterans from various fields from all over the nation will be honored with Kargil Gaurav Award at Kargil. A cultural program is also organized for the people of Kargil, Dras and Batalik. This information was given by Sanjiv Shah at press conference in Delhi on 12th May 2017.