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HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times
Karnal, September 10, 2013
Noted music composer Anu Malik will flag off a mini marathon to be held here on September 29 to commemorate the World Heart Day. To be organised by the local chapter of Indian Medical Association (IMA) and the district administration, the event named as "Bhag Dil Se Bhag" will be aimed at creating awareness against female foeticide and promoting heart disease free society.

Besides the Bollywood personality Malik, the celebrated members of Indian women hockey team from Shahbad, Markanda in Kurukshetra including Rani Rampal, Navneet Kaur, Manjeet Kaur, Navjot, Poonam Rani and Monika are also scheduled to participate in the marathon. 

The IMA president Jyoti Gupta told reporters on Tuesday that the event would be opened for all above 14 years of age. The five km long mini marathon will start from Sector 12 here and culminate till the Karnal Club.

Besides, separate sections of men and women, the participants can also run in groups carrying banners depicting a social message.

Deputy commissioner Vikas Yadav urged the residents to participate in the event to sensitise the society on the important themes of the event.

"It is heartening that the sex ratio was showing signs of improvement in the district. People should adopt a healthy lifestyle and ensure time of physical activity on the daily basis," he said.

The winners will be given Rs. 10,000 cash for winners in the men and women sections.