District Administration Anantnag in collaboration with Army & other Paramilitary Forces, organised Cyclothon 2020 “Pedal for Lidder” today in Anantnag, in which around 200 cyclists from across the valley participated.
DDC Anantnag, Mr. K K Sidha flagged off the Cyclothon from Sarnal Anantnag at 8:10 am which culminated in Pahalgam at 9:20 am. People and students from Sarnal to Pahalgam welcomed the cyclists with placards in their hands depicting various social reform messages.
Among men, Akbar Khan and Waheed Ahmad, both from Budgam secured 1st & 2nd positions respectively while as Bazil Rather from Kangan secured 3rd position. Among women Insha Wadoo secured 1st position, while as Zeenat Jan and Muskan Jan secured 2nd & 3rd Positions Respectively.
The 1st. three winners were awarded with cash prizes of Rs 30000, 20000 & 10000 respectively. Moreover, CRPF also awarded female winners with Rs 50000
Advisor to Honourable LG, Baseer Ahmad Khan, who was the Chief Guest on the occasion distributed prizes among participants at Pahalgam.
The Advisor on the occasion congratulated all the participants and said that government is very keen to encourage various sports activities, adding that all the basic facilities would be provided for promotion of sports activities. He appreciated the efforts of district administration Anantnag for organising such a mega event successfully. ‘This event carries a message of unity and peace’, he added. He asked the Director Tourism, Kashmir to organise such events in future also in consultation with district administration. The Advisor also appreciated the gesture of the public for encouraging the cyclists at various places from Sarnal to Pahalgam.
He appealed to all the youth to participate in different types of sports activities and keep away from the menace of drugs.