Kohima, June 2: The 1st Unisex Marathon Race (12 kms walk and run) to spread awareness on the use of tobacco, took place from Botsa to Gariphema on May 31 last.
It was organized by Gariphema Village Student’s Union (GVSU) as part of the observation of “World No tobacco Day” and 9th Anniversary of the declaration of Gariphema as “Tobacco Free Village.”
It was held under the theme “Commit to quit. Yes to life. No to tobacco! Pledge to quit it”.”
The event was sponsored by Gariphema Village Council, NCRC, Department of Health & Family Welfare, Nagaland.
Later, a short session was held at Gariphema Village Council Hall with Dr. Neiphrezo Sorünuo, Junior Dental Surgeon, Naga Hospital Authority Kohima as the resource person.
Ghuzukha Kire, associate pastor NCRC Gariphema invoked God’s blessing.
30 youth from different parts of the state joined the Marathon Race.
Wede T. Mero (42min, 38 sec) from Chizami village under Phek district bagged the first position.
Taliyanger Ozukum(46min, 58sec) from Mokokchung district, Lhouvisalie Mere (48min, 30sec) from Kohima village and Atseibou Rüpreo (1hr, 6min) from Tsiemekhuma village of Kohima district stood 2nd, 3rd and 4th position respectively.
(Page News Service)