Pune: Indian Army To Organize Southern Star Vijay Run-22 To Commemorate Victory In 1971 War

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Mubarak Ansari


Pune, 28th November 2022: For commemoration of the historic military victory over Pakistan in the 1971 War, HQ Southern Command will be organising a ‘Southern Star Vijay Run-22’ on 16 December 2022 i.e. Vijay Diwas simultaneously at Pune and fifteen other cities across Southern Command Area of Responsibility. Based on the theme “Run for Soldier – Run with Soldier”, this mega event is aimed at strengthening the bond between the Indian Army and the masses, especially the Youth. While paying homage to our martyrs, the participants in ‘VIJAY RUN 22’ would also be highlighting the calibre, potential and energy of our Nation.


To commemorate this glorious occasion being conducted to pay homage to our gallant soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice in Service of the Nation, an invite is being extended to all sections of the society to join in the celebrations which is being organised simultaneously in major venues to include Pune, Secunderabad, Chennai, Bengaluru, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and other major cities. A wreath laying ceremony will be organised to pay homage to the martyrs on this solemn occasion and thereafter the ‘Vijay Run’ will be flagged off in all prominent locations simultaneously.



‘Vijay Run-22’ will be flagged off at Pune on 16 December 2022 by Lt Gen AK Singh, AVSM, YSM, SM, VSM, GOC-in-C, Southern Command immediately after the Wreath Laying ceremony at Southern Command War Memorial at 7 AM. Indian Army solicits the participation from everyone to include school & college students, NCC Cadets and people from all walks of life to join this Vijay Run 2022 and be part of the celebrations on Vijay Diwas.


The ‘Vijay Run-22’ will comprise of three categories; 12.5 Km run which is open for all with separate categories for men and women, 5 Km run for students of schools and 4 km run exclusively for women. The overall prize money for above run will be Rs 50,000/-for 12.5 Km run and Rs 22,000/- for runs of school students and women respectively.


Link for free Online Registrations for Pune are open at www.runbuddies.club and the registrations will close on 10 Dec 22. The whole hearted and enthusiastic participation from citizens from all walks of life of Pune in the Southern Star Vijay Run-22 will be an apt forum to demonstrate the patriotic fervour and commitment to Nation Building.



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