Namchi Mahotsav on Explore the Ethnic Beauty theme this year

Namchi, 30 Oct [IPR]:With the theme ‘Explore the Ethnic Beauty’, three-day long Namchi Mahotsav which is scheduled to commence from 03 Nov at Namchi in South Sikkim promises to offer incredible activities including the Namchi Mahotsav Run.

The Namchi Mahotsav Run will be held on 03 Nov and will include Men’s Open half marathon and Namchi Marathon 10K for both men and women below 25 years of age.

The Men’s Open half marathon will cover Namchi Central Park, Bhanjyang and later will culminate at Namchi Central Park. For this marathon, the participants will have to submit an entry fee of Rs 500. Entry for students with valid students’ ID will however be free.

The first, second and third prize for this competition is Rs 50,000, Rs 35,000 and Rs 25,000 respectively along with medal and certificates. A consolation prize of Rs 2000 and certificate will also be handed over to participants who will secure positions from 4th to 10th.

For Namchi 10K Marathon which is exclusively for Namchi-Singhithang constituency is open for both men and women below 25 years. This marathon will commence from Namchi Central Park and will run through viewpoint and then finally the runners will gather at Namchi Central Park.

The entry for this 10K marathon is free and the prize money for the same is Rs 25,000, Rs 15,000 and Rs 10,000 for both men’s and women’s category. The competitors who will stand from 4th to 10th positions will be awarded with certificates and a cash prize of Rs 2000.

District Collector [South],Prabhakar Verma, informed that the registration form for the marathon will be available from 31 Oct onwards at a stall located near the fountain at Central Park inNamchi.

Further, the registration forms will also be available at SDM offices located in Jorethang and Gyalshing. Similarly, the forms can also be obtained at Sports and Youth Affairs Department, Gangtok and Mangan.

Mr Verma informed that the documents required for the marathon registration are Birth Certificate and Aadhaar Card.For further information one can contact at 9933724958, 9734994169, 7001057085.

The second and the third day of Namchi Mahotsav 2018 will feature an array of activities such as Tug of War, Ethnic Cultural Programs, performance from local artist and a band along with Mountain Biking and many more major attractions.

The Tug of War will be open only for public of Namchi-Singhithang constituency and will be held at Namchi Singhithang ground. The prize for the same is Rs 18,000 and Rs 12,000 for winners and the runners up respectively.

The final day of the Mahotsav on 05 Nov will include a thrilling adventure of mountain biking. This is an open competition and the entry is free for all. The venue for this exciting escapade will commence from Namchi Central Point to Bhanjyang and then back to Namchi Central point. The prize for this mountain biking competition is Rs 7,000, Rs 5,000 and Rs 3,000 respectively.