Nagpur News: A journalist’s life is full of pressure while maintaining the deadlines, running behind exclusive stories and not to mention long and odd working hours. In such a scenario a stress-buster is always welcome. Sports Journalists’ Association of Nagpur (SJAN) in association with Orange City Hospital and Research Institute (OCHRI) organised Media walkathon which evoked good response on Sunday.
Media persons and their wives spared some time from busy schedule and walked for the health with lot of enthusiasm and energy in the event which was organised at Dr Ambedkar College for the first time.
The event was organised in four categories. In four-kilometre above 50 years category Jayant Kate of Lokmat emerged winner with a timing 25.54: 53 minutes. Ravindra Thakur of Lokmat Samachar finished second. He clocked 29. 54: 44 min. Arvind Upare of Lokmat achieved third place with a timing 33.13: 532 minutes.
Similarly in below 50 years men category, Rajesh Sharma of Lokmat walked to glory with a timing 27.13: 22. Subroto Chatrjeee of the same newspaper finished runners-up. He achieved the distance in 29. 32: 44 minutes. The Hitavada’s Hitesh Limbachia (30. 40: 14 min) secured third place.
In four kilometre employees section, Alka Tote (20. 25: 31min) of Lokmat triumphed followed by Rakhi Chavan (22. 15: 70 )of Maharashtra times and Jyoti Sharan (25. 17: 25 min) of Lokmat Samachar.
In family section, Trupti Bhumar achieved premier position followed by Minal Deshpande and Samina Mirza.
Director of OCHRI Dr Anup Marar, president of Yugantar Education Society Rajkumar Tirpude and vice-principal of Dr Ambedkar College Dr AP Joshi distributed the prizes.
Earleir former NMC Standing Committee chairman Sandeep Joshi, additional commissioner Hemant Pawar and principal of Dr Ambedkar College Dr Malti Reddy flagged off the race.
SJAN secretary Kishor Bagde conducted the proceedings while president Dr Ram Thakur made introductory remarks. Secretary of Nagpur District Athletic Association Prof. Sharad Suryavanshi and his team along with SJAN members worked hard for the success of event.
Above 50 years men (4 km): 1. Jayant Kate (Lokmat) 25.54:53 min, 2. Ravindra Thakur (Lokmat Samachar) 29.54:44 min, 3. Arvind Upare (Lokmat) 33.13:52 min.
Below 50 years men (4 km): 1 Rajesh Sharma (Lokmat) 27.13: 22 min, 2. Subroto Chaterjee (Lokmat) 29.32: 44 min, 3. Hitesh Limbachia (The Hitavada) 30.40: 14 min.
Women employees (2 km): 1. Alka Tote (Lokmat) 20. 25: 31 min, 2. Rakhi Chavan (Maharashtra Times) 22.15: 70 min, 3. Jyoti Sharan (Lokmat Samachar) 25. 17: 25 min.
Women (family 2 km): 1. Trupti Bhumar (12. 13. 33 min), 2. Minal Deshpande (14 . 12: 47 min), 3. Samina Mirza (17.43: 22 min).
Consolation prizes: Mansi Shenolikar and Chaitali Nayse.