Jalandhar, March 12, 2023: The 14TH CT Half Marathon, a landmark event by CT Group brought hundreds of marathon runners together brimming with enthusiasm and honor. Runners were ready to run passionately to aid charitable causes with their dedicated efforts. The marathon received participants from Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Haryana, and other states pacing for the noble cause.The Marathon was flagged off by renowned singer, Ravneet Singh, and the most distinguished Marathon Runner, Shri Fauja Singh at CT Shahpur Campus. There was a varied array of participants- students, teachers, sports personalities, Olympians, artists, people with disabilities, etc.under the male category, Rohit Dhaiya with chest number 0210, and Amit khanduri with chest number 0208 stood second, and third Mahesh Kumar chest number 0197respectively.Under the women & #39;s category, Arpita with chest number 0277 bagged first, Vineeta gujjar chest number 0254 second and and third Renu Rani chest number 0212 positions respectively.
One of the many attractions of the marathon was the huge sum of cash prizes for the winners. The first prize was Rs. 25,000 (Male & Female both), the second prize was Rs.11000 (Male & Female both), the third prize was Rs. 5,100 (Male & Female both), and 7 consolation prizes of Rs. 2100.
The event turned brighter and better because of the LIVE performances by leading Punjabi stars Khan Saab, KulbirJhinjar, Manpreet Singh, Gurnam Bhullar, and Actress Sargun Mehta at CT Maqsudan Campus. RJ Vikas and RJ Garry from My FM entertained the audience with their cheerful hosting and performances. Also, there were dance performances by The Parindey team as well as by the students of CT Group. Managing Director, of CT Group of Institutions, Dr.Manbir Singh, said that the raised funds will be duly donated to the Prayas School, Pingalwara, and Red Cross Society. He said, “This monumental event from the last thirteen years has helped us reach various milestones of fundraising for the deprived and needy at the same time the event brings us all together as a united front.”Chairman, of CT Group of Institutions, Shri Charanjit Singh Channi, congratulated the winners and expressed gratitude towards everyone who had voluntarily helped in pushing the event to another level of success and grandeur.
Keeping various emergencies in mind, CT Group also managed and arranged first aid and other medical assistance for the runners. Volunteers were students and staff members of the CT Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (CTIPS) and doctors from renowned hospitals.