* LPU Chancellor Mr. Ashok Mittal flagged off the run
* More than 5000 Men-Hostellers ran for destined run for the cause of health awareness
*Marathon Over-All Trophy won by Boys Hostel-5 C
* 53 other prizes were distributed to participating Students and members of Hostel Staff
*Massive arrangements for Route Direction, Medical and Security needs were maintained
Jalandhar: Under due consideration towards the health and fitness of LPU Hostellers, the Division of Residential Services of Lovely Professional University arranged today a Mega-Run of 5 Kms, from the Basket Ball Ground to finish at BH-I, covering Maheru Road, Village Hardasspur, Sports Stadium & Entire Campus Area. More than 5000 Men-Hostellers and members of the Security and Hostel Staff ran the destined run for the cause of health awareness. LPU Chancellor Mr. Ashok Mittal flagged off the run. He was accompanied by Pro-Chancellor Ms. Rashmi Mittal & Chief Security Officer.
Massive arrangements for Route Direction, Medical and Security needs were maintained with coloured flag markings, ready ambulances, running commentary messages on radio sets etc. Different blocks observed colour code of identity by wearing distinguishing colour bands. Over-All Trophy has been won by Boys Hostel-5 C by gaining 8 points; whereas, 53 other prizes were distributed to participating students and members of Hostel Staff.
Congratulating all the participants to the run and the organisers, the Chancellor Mr. Ashok Mittal encouraged them for more such healthy organizations for common causes of consciousness and social awakening:
“Such unified runs with motto lead us to reach the target. As such, we are planning to have more ‘Runs’ in future too to keep on awakening the students. On these lines, soon a run for Girls-Hostellers will also be arranged.” He added: “Initially we had devised that each hostel block will field a team of only 175 participants; however, the enthusiastic students scored the massive participation.”
Student Winners of the Run remained Krishna (BH5 A), Sachin Sharma (BH5 B), Imran Khan (BH3 B) as first, second and third respectively. In addition, 47 other first ranked students were also honoured with prizes. On his success, Krishna said: “I used to get late in the morning, but this participation has motivated me and students like me to keep on participating in such result oriented events to achieve much. Such runs allow an opportunity to familiarize ourselves with simple and potential techniques towards energy gains which are very necessary for us.”