Thursday, December 27, 2018

ACCI to conduct 'Andaman Marathon: 2019' on Feb 3

TMI Correspondent
Port Blair, Dec 26: The Andaman Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ACCI), Port Blair has initiated an annual event, which is now in its 8th year, titled 'Andaman Marathon' with the objective to put the Andaman Islands in the global tourism map to promote and create awareness for a healthy life-style with tag line "Swatch Andaman" this time to create awareness among islanders to keep A&N Islands clean.
Addressing a press conference in TSG Emerald View Resort at Phoenix Bay, the ACCI President, Girish Arora said that, the event is being organized in association with the Andaman & Nicobar Administration.  Over the years, the event has generated substantial interest not only in the islands but also in other parts of the country as well as internationally.
The Hon'ble Lt. Governor, A&N Islands, Admiral DK Joshi will be flagging off the event from the historic Cellular Jail on Sunday the 3rd February, 2019 at 0515 hrs. and also distribute the prizes to the winners at 0800 hrs. at the Netaji Stadium. The Commander-in-Chief, Andaman & Nicobar Command and the Chief Secretary, A&N Administration will be attending the flag off event at Cellular Jail and prize distribution at Netaji Stadium as guests of honour.
All arrangements for conducting the Andaman Marathon 2019 on 3rd February, 2019 is going on in full swing. This year ACCI have expecting more than 1500 participants in categories mentioned in the table.

Andaman Marathon has four events - Half Marathon; 10K - male & female; 10 K for seniors and 10 K Boys & Girls at total prize money of Rs.8.70 lakhs. 
The prize money has been restricted to Indian Nationals/ Islanders only. Registrations for all events are taking place in ACCI Office. The Brand Ambassador for the event as every year, this year too, Shri Rahul Bose along with a Celebrity Guest to participate in the flag off at 0515 hrs as well as the award function at Netaji Stadium at 0800 hrs.
‘On demand from youngsters, the age limit for participation in Andaman Marathon was reduced from 15 to 14 years. One can submit their form online or can collect forms from ACCI office or they can also use the newspaper cuttings for participation. Our total budget for this event is near about Rs.30 Lakhs’, said Mohd. Jadwet.
Beside Mr. Girish Arora, Mr. G Bhasker, Ex-President ACCI, Mohd. Jadwet, Ex-President of ACCI were also present during the press conference and have urged all age group citizens of Port Blair to join their hands to make it success by participating in the run.

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