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Run to cherish

The steel city paid a sporting tribute to Jeh on his 110th birth anniversary on Tuesday.

Around 500 men and women gathered at the JRD Tata Sports Complex to take part in 10km and 5km runs, respectively, while boys from 12 community centres displayed their skills in a football tournament at the Armoury Ground.

Rituraj Sinha, the chief of corporate services (Tata Steel), flagged off the run for men and Ashok Kumar Ghosh, senior manager of corporate communications, did the honours for the women’s event in the presence of a host of functionaries, including Charles Borromeo, the head of Tata Steel sports department.

Arjun Tudu of Tata Steel athletics centre and Ritu Dinkar of Tata Steel Athletics Academy won the races. Top three finishers in both categories received prizes from chief guest Ruchi Narendran, wife of Tata Steel managing director T.V. Narendran, and P.R. Prasad, chief (raw materials).

“I enjoyed the early morning run and maintained my pace well,” said Tudu. Dinkar said winning was always a great experience. “I am happy to have taken part in the event.”

After the runs, focus shifted to the inter-centre football (senior boys) hosted by Tata Steel Urban Services. The tournament was inaugurated by Lt-Col Saurav Maithani, field regiment, Sonari army camp.

Some action has been reserved for Wednesday as well. Tata Steel sports department and Jamshedpur Sporting League will organise a daylong football tournament at Gopal Maidan. Eight outfits under Jharkhand Sporting Association are likely to take part.