Fauja Singh-starred `Run for the City` receive warm response

Amritsar: Led by renowned Indian-origin British centenarian marathon runner, Fauja Singh, the citizens of Amritsar on Sunday accorded warm response to `Run for the City` event, which witnessed participations from all across the society.

The `Citizen Walk` was organised here ahead of the first-ever `The Gold City Marathon Amritsar-2012` (TGCMA).

The marathon is aimed at creating awareness about the cultural and historical significance of this holy city.

Fauja Singh led the enthusiastic civil society members, NGOs, educational institutions, corporate houses and servicemen in the run.

During the occasion, Fauja said youth should shun drugs and take a healthy food and exercise daily to stay fit.

The run and the walk took the 5.36 km round route, around the Golden Temple complex in the walled city.

Gunbir Singh, chairperson of World Wide Fund (WWF) for Nature, who is heading Amritsar Tourism Outreach (ATO) and Dilbir Foundation, which organised the event, said Fauja was the right person to lead the race.

He called upon the citizens to adopt the `Amritsar – My City, My Pride, My Responsibility` charter and work tirelessly to keep the city clean, green and safe.