In the wake of growing injustice, poverty, hatred and the people killing each other, 103 year old Fauja Singh – Worlds Oldest Marathon Runner has asked patrons of all religions and faith to join him in a peace marathon to be held in UK. The Marathon has been organized to bring awareness among the masses […]
In the wake of growing injustice, poverty, hatred and the people killing each other, 103 year old Fauja Singh – Worlds Oldest Marathon Runner has asked patrons of all religions and faith to join him in a peace marathon to be held in UK. The Marathon has been organized to bring awareness among the masses to get over hatred and injustice and make this world a better place to live in full of love and brotherhood.
London’s running club Sikhs in the City has announced to organize a relay race to mark the centenary of World War I as message of “cooperation and harmony”. The India-born British Sikh, the club’s founding member who was three in 1914 when the conflict started has put forward his appeal inviting people across faiths to participate in the race.
He also said that Sikhs in the city represent Britain in the Luxembourg Interfaith Marathon each year to show how all faiths can share a common effort for peace and harmony.
Singh, who was born in India in 1911, took up running in his 80s to distract himself from the trauma of losing his son, daughter and wife in quick succession. He completed the London Marathon at the age of 89 before retiring after the Hong Kong marathon last year.
While he no longer runs, he keeps active by walking the same distance every day.
“I look forward to playing my part in the race, if only to start it and cheer others all day,” he added.
His trainer Harmander Singh, who is organising the event with the club, said the race was particularly in honour of the “forgotten victims” of conflicts – women and the elderly.
The event will start in London at 9am on August 24 and will comprise 21 laps of a 2km route, with participants receiving a commemorative medal and a T-shirt.
The club is looking for 21 people who normally lead prayers in their faith communities, 21 women from any background, and 21 pensioners from any background to join together in relay teams.
There will also be a 10km (five laps) and a 22km (11 laps) for anyone else who wants to take part.
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~ Source: http://www.business-standard.com/
~ Edited by Deeksha Singh