New Delhi: Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ met Harsh Pandit, Student of Class VII in Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV) No. 2, GCF Jabalpur, who has been on a marathon run from Jabalpur and finally reached his destination at India Gate in New Delhi yesterday. Harsh Pandit started his Marathon on 26 January from Jabalpur and covered approximately 900 km in 18 days to reach New Delhi, for the message of Pollution & Plastic Free India and Water Conservation.
Pokhriyal complimented Harsh for his efforts to run from Jabalpur to Delhi for a noble cause and motivated the student and his family to further take up this awareness drive, further appealing to all students to take up awareness drives in the direction of environment conservation.
KVS Commissioner Santosh Kumar Mall received the young athlete at India Gate along with other senior KVS officials. He congratulated the student and his family for taking up this long marathon for an environmental cause.
Received by a cheering crowd of KV students and teachers at Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate, Pandit’s father also accompanied his son, supporting and running with him. Harsh covered 50 km daily on an average to reach his final destination.
Discussing his aims behind the long run, Pandit said he was inspired to spread the message of a plastic free India and water conservation, adding that his father supported him to achieve his target.
Pandit’s name is likely to be recommended for the Guinness Book of World Records and Limca Book of Records.