Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Seven runners from Rajasthan reach Wagah, meet BSF jawans

Updated: Feb 27, 2017

HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Amritsar

The team of runners with their supporters on their way to the Wagah border at the Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar on Sunday.(Sameer Sehgal /Hindustan Times)

Initiating a run against terrorism, a team of seven runners started their journey from Jaipur on February 19 from where they claim to have run around 260 km till Delhi and further crossing various cities, they reached Amritsar on Sunday.

This team of runners is headed by a police inspector from Rajasthan Sunil Sharma, who along with hundreds of supporters reached the holy city and paid obeisance at the Golden Temple from where, they reached Jallianwala Bagh. From there, they moved towards Queens Road on vehicles and reached Attari border and two kms before Wagah, again started their run to give a message to the neighboring country asking them to ‘stop sponsoring terrorism’.

Standing on the international border, they interacted with BSF jawans telling them the feedback of people about jawans who are safeguarding our borders and sacrificing their lives.

Sharma said, “We have come to Wagah to send out a message to the neighbouring country to stop sponsoring terrorism and attacking Indian forces on border areas. India won’t be silent anymore.”

Sunil with runner Verinder Soni also raised a slogan ‘Atank mita denge nakshe se tumhara naam (Will remove the face of terrorism from the world map)’.

The team members belong to different professional streams such as doctor, cop and industrialist.

The team said during the run, they interacted with people to know their take on the neighboring country’s cheap terrorist activities and noted that people aggressively were ready to fight against terrorism.

This run was a big attraction in the city on Sunday as the runners donned trendy t-shirts with ‘Hunkar Daur’ printed on it and they hoisted the Indian national flag during their run.

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