Bouddha va Magasvargiya Seva Sanstha is association with Nagpur Municipal Corporation, Maharashtra Athletics Association, Nagpur District Athletics Association and Sports Journalists Association of Nagpur is organising State Surajya Daud on January 19 at Mate square.
Addressing media persons convener of the race Pramod Tabhane said the state 21.097 half marathon will be organised for men and women. Apart from it district 5.7 k.m race for Under-18 boys and girls and 3 km for Undet-14 boys and girls will be organised. Total 3000 athletes are expected to participate in Rs 2.51, 000 prize money race, said Tabhane.
Each participant will get T-shirt and certificate. The winners in half marathon will be richer by Rs 25,000 and runners up will get Rs 20,000. The third prize will be Rs 10,000. Rs 5,000v(4th to 6th) , Rs 3000 ( 7th to 9th), Rs 2000 ( 10th to 12th)and Rs 1000 (13th to 15t).
Similarly there eill be attractive cash prizes in districe-level events.
The outstation athletes will be provided accomodation at MLA hostel.
Guardian minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule will flag off the race at 7 am in the presence of mayor Nanda Jichkar, MLA Dr Milind Mane, NMC sports committee chairman Nagesh Sahare and NDAA president LR Malviya.
Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and Union minister Nitin Gadkari , secretary of MAA Sartish Uchil and SJAN president Kishor Bagde will grace the prize distribution function. NDAA lifetime president Dr Babnrao Taywade will preside over the finction.
Nagesh Sahare, NMC education committee chairman Dilip Dive, Pankaj Mahajan, Dr Sharad Suryavanshi, Atul Gedam, Ketan Mohitkar and others were also present on the occasion.