Shillong, January 30: Governor of Meghalaya Shri Ganga Prasad today flagged off the Martyr’s Run for Peace organized by the District Administration at Chandmari Playground, Tura, West Garo Hills. It may be mentioned that the Run has been organized to commemorate the 69th Death Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the ‘Father of the Nation’. The Run starting from the façade of the Chandmari Playground culminated at the Dikki Bandi Stadium, Dakopgre, covering a distance of about seven kms witnessed huge participation by both the young and old braving the cold and chill wintry morning of January.
In his brief address before flagging off the run, the Governor paid glowing tribute to the Father of the Nation and reminded the people how through his persistent and sustain yet non-violent struggles and effort, we have achieved independence from the foreign rule. On this solemn occasion, he urged the people, particularly the citizens of Meghalaya to rededicate themselves for peace, prosperity and all round development of the state by following the paths shown the Father of the Nation.