THE LIGHT OF ANDAMANS | VOL 35 | ISSUE: 19 | 18 NOV 2011
Marathon for Clean and Green Andamans
By Staff Reporter
India, the largest direct selling health and beauty Direct Selling FMCG Company has announced the launch of first ever Marathon in Andaman Islands. With this the Island also joins the bandwagon of the rest of the world to spread awareness about health and fitness.
Christened Amway Andaman Marathon- the inaugural Sporting event is the pioneering initiative of Andaman Chamber of Commerce & Industry with Amway
being the title sponsor. The inaugural edition of Amway Andaman Marathon is scheduled to be held on 20th November, 2011 in Port Blair, the capital city of India . Andaman Islands
Rahul Bose, noted film actor, social activist and Rugby player has consented to endorse the
Marathon as the brand ambassador of the inaugural event.
Announcing the inaugural Amway Andaman Marathon, William S Pinckney, MD & CEO, Amway
India commented in a message from Delhi, "We feel privileged to introduce the Amway Andaman Marathon to the city of . We hope that this sporting event would generate a keen awareness for running, fitness and the benefit of healthy way of life among the people of Andamans. Amway has been supporting Port Blair Marathon, the annual sporting event across the world with an objective of popularizing the sports among common people and healthy lifestyle. We hope this marathon would be an annual sporting phenomenon in the islands that would allow people of Andaman to adopt running as an enhancement to their own lives."
The first ever marathon race in the islands is recognized by Athletic Association of Andaman & Nicobar and supported by Directorates of Education , Youth Affairs & Sports. The inaugural edition of the Amway Andaman Marathon will be a quarter marathon of 10.55 km. There will be both Men & women's categories in the marathon. Winners and runners up will be rewarded with cash prize, medal and certificates. Senior citizens can also run the Amway Andaman Marathon and win prizes in respective categories.
Shri S B Deol, Director General of Police would flag off the Marathon for the first time in its current avatar of Amway Andaman Quarter Marathon at 6 am in the morning on 20th November from the historic cellular jail in presence of Rahul Bose, Brand Ambassador of Amway Andaman Marathon, Shakti Sinha, Chief Secretary, officials of Andaman Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Athletic Association of Andaman & Nicobar. Shri G S Cheema, Area Manager, West Bengal, Andaman &
Sikkim, Amway India would also be present on behalf of the title sponsor Amway . India
The inaugural Amway Andaman quarter marathon would traverse through the city Port Blair touching vantage points like Tsunami Memorial, Water Sports Complex, Marina Park, Ramakrishna Mission, Gandhi Park, Raj Niwas, IP&T, Secretariat, B.R. Ambedkar Stadium, Aberdeen Bazaar and would conclude at the historic Netaji Stadium. Shri Shakti Sinha, Chief Secretary , A & N would hand over prizes to the winners and Runners up while Shri G S Cheema would present hampers to the participants on behalf of Amway India.