Slum children participate in Rajiv Gandhi marathon

August 31st, 2008 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Over 15,000 school children from the slum areas of Delhi participated in the Rajiv Gandhi marathon here Sunday.Puja of Mandoli school ran a brilliant race to win the 15th edition of race that was flagged off by Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit. Rajani and Sonia took the second and third spot respectively at National Sports Club of India.

In the junior boys, Alim of MCD Pant Nagar romped home victorious while Akash Kumar and Gagandeep took the second and third spot.

The chief minister exhorted every child to work hard in their mental make-up and social structure.

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