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Samsad bags hattrick Biju Patnaik marathon titles
Sportslogon Team March 5th 2019

Bhubaneswar : Samsad Ara Begum bagged the title in women above 18 category of the Biju Patnaik Mini Marathon for third times in a row at Kalinga Stadium here on Tuesday. While the men events trophy was claimed by Arjun Tudu.

Similarly, Ranjit Mahata and Arati Mahanta were the winners in the above 50 years men and women categories respectively, while Dilip Naik and Suhana Parmin won the boys and girls 15-18 year categories respectively.

On the occasion of the birth anniversary of legendary statesman late Biju Patnaik, Department of Sports and Youth Services organized the 5 Km marathon.The top five finishers were received total cash prize of Rs 1.58 lakhs.

The marathon was flagged off from Biju Patnaik and it went through the Sisu Bhawan Square- Raj Mahal Square- A.G. Square- Governor House Square- Power House Square and culminated at the Kalinga Stadium.

Bhubaneswar North MLA Priyadarshi Mishra, MP Prasanna Kumar Patasani and Sports Department joint secretary Manoj Kumar Padhy were present in the closing ceremony.

Commenting on the Mini-Marathon success, Sports Minister Chandra Sarathi Behera, said, “The state observes Panchayat Raj Divas on March 5th every year to mark the birth anniversary of former Chief Minister Biju Patnaik. With sports being the heart of the state, the Sports department started organizing a mini-marathon to commemorate the day” .
This news was added and updated on : March 5th 2019
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