‘Techno India’ All India Open Invitation Half Marathon – 2017
Few members of our club, in the year 1986, contemplated to convene a Road Race to encourage and boost up the spirit among the youths and finally they placed the proposal before the then General Secretary of the Club. He carefully considered the same and extended his kind consent to go ahead. They were indefatigable and relentless with the aim and finally made the tough task possible, with minimum scopes and avenues, on the auspicious day of “Mayalaya” in the year 1986. This was the beginning of the Road Race.
The initial nomenclature of the event was ROAD RACE for two consecutive years. Subsequently, to make the event glorious, our the then veteran members decided to organize CROSS COUNTRY RACE in place of ROAD RACE and continued till 1990 this Cross Country Race was abandoned keeping in view of the safety of the participants. We then started “15km ALL INDIA OPEN INVITATION ROAD RACE” till date.
The Inaugural Road Race in the year 1986 and 1987 was fagged off by the then Vice Chancellor of North Bengal University and thereafter eminent personalities of the society were present as Guest-in-Chief and flagged off the Road Race. Moreover, many National Level Sports legends were also present from time to time.
It is a great pleasure for all of us that the athletes across the country are participating each year and the number of the participants exceeded 500 and hoping to be increased in future years. We however, to attract participants from each corner of our country, trying hard to eradicate the flaws from our part to enable us to interact with them well in advance.
Come be a part of this tradition.
We express our gratitude to the eminent personalities who adorned the chair of Chief Patron, Patrons, Guest in Chief, as well as to the media, (both print &electronic), Sponsors' and the patrons for extending their heartfelt cooperation to make the events a grand success since long.
We expect all sorts of co-operation from all concerned and kind patronage from the sports lovers of the sub-division in future also.