GUWAHATI, April 8 - A team of five marathon runners led by ultra-marathon runner Samir Singh arrived at Frontier Headquarters, BSF Guwahati yesterday as part of the marathon run �Bharat Ke Veer� a fund raising initiative for the fallen soldiers who gave their lives for the nation. The team left for Meghalaya and Tripura today after a visit to Kamakhya temple.
The marathon was flagged off on December 1 last by the BSF from Amritsar, Attari border. Singh and team entered Assam on April 4 and is covering an average of 80 to 100 km every day. The marathon will be around a 15,000- km run all across the country to generate funds for the families of martyrs of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), as part of a Government initiative.
Samir Singh has been invited to run under the Government of India�s initiative �Bharat Ke Veer�, a website which allows people to donate directly to an individual brave-heart�s account. Samir Singh is confident that his effort will motivate the people to remember the martyrs who laid down their lives for the nation. Moreover, this initiative will also facilitate to generate more funds for the families of martyrs through online donations on the �Bharat Ke Veer� portal.
The marathon has already covered Punjab, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal. This ultra marathon will terminate after his arrival at Attari border in April by running across 22 States. BSF is extending all logistic support to the marathon.