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Ekal perfectly combining sports with studies —Kapil Dev

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Kapil Dev, ace wrestler Sushil Kumar, ace shooter Vikram Bhatnagar and Indian mountaineer Santosh Yadav Flag off Ekal Mini Marathon
Ekal perfectly combining sports with studies
—Kapil Dev THOUSANDS of rural folk, including Vanvasis, participated in a marathon organised in New Delhi on January 13 to spread awareness about education and also to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. Veteran cricketer Kapil Dev, ace wrestler Sushil Kumar, ace shooter Vikram Bhatnagar and Indian mountaineer Santosh Yadav flagged off the premier marathon at Talkatora Indoor Stadium. The event saw the presence of around 3,000 people participating in various sub-events involving a distance run of 5.5 kilometres. The total number of runners including veterans, youths, women, urban and rural were more than 5000. Explaining the cause of the marathon, general secretary of Ekal Abhiyan, Shri Praveen Arya, hailed the initiative that has been turned into a movement. “The movement …