AN INDIAN Army sportsperson started out on a mission on Thursday to run 4,000 kilometres, from Kashmir to Kanyakumari in 50 days. Velu P, an athlete of the Indian Army, started off on the long-distance run with the Indian Army proudly flagging him off from Srinagar. Velu aims to reach Kanyakumari via Delhi, Indore, Mumbai, and Bangalore. The flag-off ceremony saw huge participation of well-wishers with many Army officers and senior Army personnel.
Velu started running long distances during his school days and then took part in many marathons before joining the Indian Army. Velu, who has two mottos, “green India,” and “one nation one spirit,” aims to get into The Guinness Book of Records with his endeavour. His seniors at the Army said that they are proud of him and that he is a source of inspiration to the youth.