Amritsar, 26 January, 2021 (Yes Punjab News)
Manoj Kumar, a young runner of Indian Youth Sports Club, Delhi, has been honored by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) when he came to pay obeisance at Sachkhand Sri Harmandir Sahib during the race from Attari border to Delhi to spread the message of drug free India.
Manoj Kumar has started the race from Attari to Delhi on Tuesday, which will end on February 6 at India Gate, Delhi, covering a distance of 60 km daily.
On arrival at Sachkhand Sri Harmandir Sahib, Olympian S. Harcharan Singh Brigadier praised the young runner Manoj Kumar and hoped that he would succeed in his mission. He also congratulated the president, SGPC on the recognition of the Hockey Academy of the SGPC by Hockey India.
S. Harcharan Singh said, “The SGPC is doing a good job in taking the Sikh sportspersons forward in the field of sports. With these efforts, while creating awareness among the Sikh youth about their religious duties, there is also a movement against social evils.”
On the occasion, Manoj Kumar said, “The purpose of running from Attari border to Delhi is to motivate the youth to stay away from drugs. I appeal to the youth to join sports and raise their voice against social evils to create a better society.”
On this occasion the deputy secretary of SGPC S. Tejinder Singh Padda, Hockey Coach Surjit Singh, S. Bakhshish Singh, S. Gurmeet Singh, information officer Harinder Singh, and S. Sarabjit Singh and others were present.