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Marathon Day, powered by Tata Chemicals, celebrated on December 30 in Mithapur

To promote physical fitness and the memory of late R Prabhakar, former Mithapur plant head

Runners set out on the half marathon powered by Tata Chemicals on December 30, 2018, at Mithapur
December 30, 2018, Mithapur: A half marathon (21.0975km), powered by Tata Chemicals, was held on December 30, 2018, at Mithapur to promote physical fitness and sporting culture in the Saurashtra region. The event was organised in memory of late R Prabhakar, a former plant head at Tata Chemicals, Mithapur. Over 300 men from different towns like Jamnagar, Rajkot, Bhavnagar, Junagadh, Drawka, Mithapur, etc participated in the marathon.

The first 75 runners that completed the half marathon were awarded prizes and certificates. The marathon is organised every year since 1995 in the memory of former plant head late Mr Prabhakar, who worked with Tata Chemicals for over 25 years and was fond of sports and fitness. To continue his legacy and a sporting culture, the event is organised every year in his memory.

Commenting on the success of the Marathon Day, N Kamath, VP, manufacturing, Tata Chemicals, Mithapur, said, “This half marathon has inspired hundreds of people in the Saurashtra region to take up a lifestyle of fitness. Tata Chemicals has been organising this event since the last two decades and what you see today is the result of all the hard work put in by participants and the organising team. I thank and congratulate everybody who came forward to make this a wonderful and memorable event.”