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Green Marathon at Bokakhat on June 5

Aaranyak, a society for conservation in Northeast India, in collaboration with Bokakhat District Master Athletic Association, Assam Forest Department and Bokakhat Civil Administration is planning to celebrate the World Environment Day, June 5, 2012 in a unique way. On the occasion of the World Environment Day, the organizers in partnership with several local organizations have decided to hold a half Marathon from Bokakhat to Kohora in the early morning of June 5.

The marathon, unique for this region is named as Kaziranga Green Marathon, where participants and volunteers will run for a cause to promote nature conservation and inculcate love for wildlife and nature amongst the students and youth as well as in the masses. ‘Running for a cause’ is the first green marathon in the region and the organizers plan to take this as annual event and promote the same to a national and international marathon in near future.

The organizers informed that the prizes for the Marathon will be- 1st Prize Rs. 10,000, 2nd Prize Rs. 7,000, 3rd Prize Rs. 5,000 and seven Consolation Prizes. The winners will also receive a certificate of merit as well as all registered participants will receive a certificate of participation.

Interested participants should apply to the organizers with their short biodata and health certificate on or before May 30. Participants should call 9435234961 and 9706872887 to register and email and website and get more information on the Marathon. The organizers also decided not to charge any joining fee this year. Participants from the northeast region shall only be eligible this year.

Using the Kaziranga Green Marathon, the organizers, collaborators and partners would like send conservation message to the people in general and they are hopeful that it will attract the attention of the people from all walks of life to come forward and join the wildlife conservation movement in the region.

The organizers will hold side events like rallies, mass jogging for common people, street drama, songs on environment theme, tree plantation and other related activities alongside the Marathon to convey conservation message to the common people.
The event has already attracted attention of a number of Marathon runners in the state and the organizers have already received good response from the sponsors.

Call for more information:
Subodh Bora 9435234961
Uttam Saikia 9706872887
Firoz Ahmed 9435017652
Manas Bhatta 9435017153

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