On the 7th of July, for the first time ever, a 5000m run was held at Kengeri campus by the Department of Physical Education and Student Welfare Office. The theme for the marathon was ‘Fitness & Endurance.’ The goal was to raise awareness among the students about staying healthy while at the same time exposing the students to the lusher, greener side of the campus. The event was well received with over 400 participants consisting of both students and teachers, who were not only energetic, but also determined to win the marathon. Moreover, the participation even extended into the PUC residential with many enthusiastic PUC students attending the run.
The event started out with some kind and encouraging words by Prof. Glady Jacob, who was also an inspiration to all of us as he himself took part in the marathon. However, the excitement roared when Fr. Benny Thomas (Director – CUFE) had inaugurated the marathon as the students began their marathon.
The top 3 winners among the boys, girls, teachers and PUC were awarded cash prizes while the people who finished in the top 50 received complimentary gifts. It was an event well cherished by the students as they had a memorable time with their friends but at the same time were able to gain some awareness on the need of staying healthy.