Sunday, 23 March 2014

Thrill of a 10K Run

_______________ BITS 10K Run in Hyderabad ______________ 

BITS Pilani Hyderabad campus organised a 10K Run on 23rd March 2014, the Golden Jubilee year of my alma-mater. Outdoor events are always a great fun.

The 10K Run was open to all. Not just BITSians and families but also runners from Hyderabad Runners Association and the public.
There were participants from the Cadet Training Wing of Military College of EME also! See picture below.

It was a perfect morning around Hussain Sagar and the venue was all set.

 Participants arrived early to warm up.

Children were not to be left behind!

Young and not-so-young BITSians had huge smiles on their faces.

By the time it was 7 AM. the crowd was raring to go.
 TV anchor Uma enthralled the crowd.

DGP Khan, the Chief Guest came jogging to flag off the event along with Dr VS Rao, Director Hyderabad campus.

Colourful balloons were released and the Run was flagged off.

More than 800 runners/walkers participated. Some action shots:

Local lads cheering the runners on Tank Bund atop a captured Pakistani Army Tank.

Women runners kept a steady pace.

Student volunteers from Hyderabad campus helped in excellent conduct of the 10K Run. It gave all the BITSians a sense of pride.

The Institute moves on from the Golden Jubilee to the Diamond Jubilee (2024) and beyond. Insha-allah!

   -Ghumakkad Harsh/ 23rd March 2014