Over a 1,000 archers, including 40 Olympians and 200 internationals from all over the country, will take part in ‘Run for Archery', a 10k run, being organised in memory of international archer and coach Cherukuri Lenin on Sunday 6 at IGMC stadium, said organising secretary Velagapudi Ramakrishna on Friday.
These archers will be taking part in the Sahara Senior National Archery Championship which begins on Monday.
Speaking to the mediapersons, Mr. Ramakrishna said the run would commence at IGMC stadium at 8 a.m. and wade through Hotel D.V. Manor, P.B. Siddhartha College of Arts and Science, Amma Kalyana Mandapam, Christurajapuram, Lenin memorial (near ESI hospital), Karl Marx Road, SRR & CVR College, BSNL Bhavan, Visalandhara office, Sikhamani Centre and culminate at IGMC stadium.
“Students from schools and colleges such as Narayana educational institutions, Sri Chaitanya educational institutions, Nalanda Vidya Niketan, SRR & CVR College and Koneru Lakshmaiah University will be taking part in good number,” he said.
Tribute to Lenin
Mr. Ramakrishna said the run would be a tribute to late Lenin, who produced dozens of international archers from Krishna district.
“The proceedings will be utilised to hire Korean coach Lim Chae Woong, who is interested in coaching the archers at the Volga Archery Academy.”
People from all walks of life, including MPs, MLAs, MLCs, doctors, lawyers, businessmen and policemen will participate in the run.
Soon after the run, the practice session for the archers participating in the senior national championship will begin at 2 p.m. and the championship will be inaugurated in the evening.
“Top archers like Jayant Talukdar, Dola Banerjee, Rahul Banerjee, Tarundeep Rai, Ch. Jignas, Ritul Banerjee Shivnath Nagasia and Mangal Singh Champia will be seen in action,”
Mr. Ramakrishna said. As many as 32 teams, including those representing institutions like the Indian Army, the Indian Railways, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police and the Central Reserve Police Force, would vie for honours in the championship.