Over 350 participants braved the hazy Sunday morning and ran to support Apeejay Dwarka Campus’ initiative themed ‘Hum Veer Hain’ in the 12th annual mini-marathon. Residents of Delhi, from senior citizens to college students to school children, ran on the roads of Dwarka to show solidarity for the cause. The awareness run seeked to instill the spirit of going beyond the call of duty and investing oneself for growth and advancement of our nation.
Chief guest, Anto Alphonse, Dy. Commissioner of Police, Dwarka District flagged the race open. Speaking on the occasion, he said, ”Achieving inclusive growth and development is a major initiative taken up by the Indian government in a country as diverse as ours. It is the duty of every citizen to work towards societal transformation and it can only occur when all its citizens engage at equal levels with their ideas and abilities in a political and social environment that is all inclusive and cohesive. I commend Apeejay’s efforts towards mobilizing support for ‘Hum Veer Hain’ campaign and creating a society where citizens contribute to the progress of our society.”
“We have been organizing the mini-marathon for the past 11 years. In its 12th edition, the theme is ‘Hum Hain Veer’ emphasizing the need for citizens to respond to our call of duty – towards our society, the people and our country – at all times will help in evolving India to a society that is just and progressive. I would like to thank all the participants of the marathon for making this a highly successful event”, said Prof. OP Khanduja, Executive Director, Apeejay Dwarka Campus.
The event concluded with Prof. Khanduja; Prof. Amit Sareen, Officiating Director, ASM; Prof. Kamal Kishore, Dean, ASM; Prof. Etinder Pal Singh, Program Director, ASM along with ASM & AIMC faculties felicitating marathon winners in the award ceremony. The 2018 Apeejay Mini-marathon Gold Medalists are: Tanish Vats & Aditi (General Category), Malobika (Senior Citizen Category), Aditya & Vishakha (School Children (upto 15 years) Category), Azino Ajay & Deepshika, Student, Apeejay School of Management (Apeejay Students Category), Dr. Rajeev Kumar Panda (Apeejay Faculty/Staff – Male Category), Prof. Shweta Jha (Faculty/Staff – Female Category) among others.
About Apeejay School of Management (ASM): In its endeavour to establish a truly international level Centre of Excellence in Management and Information Technology, the Apeejay Education Society established the Apeejay School of Management (ASM) in 1993. ASM strives to develop competent and relevant manpower for the twenty first century needs of trade, business, and industry. The School supports the various programmes for enhancing the potential of individual students, enriching human values, upholding the Indian value system, all acting in union as a vehicle for growth at the national and international level, thereby making it a “student driven” institute of higher learning.
About Apeejay Institute of Mass Communication (AIMC): AIMC is a part of the Apeejay Education Society that runs 14 schools and 10 institutes of higher learning across the country. The Apeejay institutions of higher learning aim to impart quality professional education to develop world-class competencies in the field of Mass Communication, Architecture, Design, Fine Arts, Engineering, Information Technology, Management and several other disciplines. The focus is on imparting job-oriented education of global dimension, through the use of latest course design and teaching-learning strategies, in tune with industry requirements.