ITANAGAR-In all, 1610 registered young and old, men and women and lawmakers ran from the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium to the Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress (APYC) office at Itanagar, a distance of 18-kilo meters, as part of the ‘Jaag Arunachal, Bhaag Arunachal’ event on Saturday morning to send out a louder message of “ham kisi se kam naheen”
The state’s Home Minister, Tanga Bylaing, and Bollywood actress, producer and director Neetu Chandra flagged off the run, arranged by APYC president-cum-MLA Nyamar Karbak, by uncorking bottles of champagne.
AICC secretary in-charge of Arunachal Indrani Mishra, termed the run as unique, as it aimed to channelise the people’s energies, particularly that of the youth, in the right direction. She said Arunachal has achieved yet another record.
‘Unity, peace and healthy Arunachal Pradesh’ are the objectives of the unity run, Karbak said, and exhorted all to bid good bye to drugs and alcoholism to lead a healthy life and make Arunachal healthy.
The first, second and third prizes each for man and woman would be Rs 75,000 each (first), Rs 35,000 (second) each and Rs 20,000 (third) respectively, while there are ten consolation prizes of Rs 10,000 each.