Politicians across party lines run together at Lokmat’s Nagpur Maha Marathon

Report by: Nation Next Newsroom

Photojournalist: Abhishek Thakare and Pranav Dharmpurikar

Feb 23, 2018 10:22

When Lokmat Media Group organised the Nagpur Maha Marathon recently at Kasturchand Park, it brought politicians from different political parties together. Apart from politicians, also present during the marathon were bureaucrats and prominent businessmen from the city. Former Rajya Sabha MP and Chairman, Lokmat Media Private Limited – Vijay Darda – played perfect host as he welcomed these politicians, bureaucrats, businessmen and thousands of city fitness enthusiasts to the marathon, which had the theme – I Run For Myself.

Prominent people who made their presence felt at the marathon included Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, Guardian Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule, Rajya Sabha MP Dr Vikas Mahatme, BJP MLAs Dr Milind Mane, Krishna Khopde, Sudhakar Deshmukh and Ashish Deshmukh, Shiv Sena MLA from Ramtek Krupal Tumane, BJP MLCs Anil Sole, Parinay Fuke and Girish Vyas, Ex BJP MLA and now a Congress leader Nana Patole, senior Congress leaders Anil Deshmukh and Anees Ahmed, NCP MLC Prakash Gajbhiye, Nagpur Mayor Nanda Jichkar, Nagpur Police Commissioner Dr K Venkatesham, Divisional Commissioner Anoop Kumar and Nagpur Municipal Commissioner Ashwin Mudgal. Also present at the event were Marathon director Ruchira Darda and businessman Manoj Jayaswal.

Apart from participating in the marathon in thousands, Nagpurians highlighting different social issues through placards and banners at the marathon. Nagpur Dhol Tasha Pathak Shiv Chhatra also performed at the marathon.

Here’s the entire action from Lokmat’s Nagpur Maha Marathon in pictures: