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Gorkha Bi Centenary Mahaotsav : Aim and Concept of KHALANGA RUN

Dehradun : The KHALANGA RUN has been started by the Gorkha Bi Centenary Mahaotsav Committee, Dehradun, in solidarity with the Khalanga Vikas Committee. The event is to mark the 200 years of Gorkhas in India and celebrate their spirit of valour and contributions to nation building. The 8.7 Kms route chosen for the Khalanga Run will start from the Khalanga Memorial on Sahastradhara Road, Dehradun and end at the Khalanga hill top memorial. The Khalanga Memorial are twin obelisks built by the British, one for their General and their ranks and the other for their valiant foe, the Gorkhas. This is the only memorial the British have ever built for their enemy. The aim is to mark the 200 years of the Anglo Gorkha war that took place in the hills of Khalanga, which in Nepali means the Battlement. The KHALANGA RUN will flag off the four day Gorkha Bi Centenary Mahotsav which will be from 19-22 November. 2015. The participants will be running with well known marathon runner from India Ms Roshni Rai. Ms Rai has competed in several well known marathons across the world, and even qualified the tougest Comrade Marathon of 89 kms that takes place in South Africa. A seasoned runner, Ms Rai was the one who marked the route for the KHALANGA RUN. If this is successful The Gorkha Bi Centenary Mahotsav Committee will add some more distance to the Khalanga Run to make is a 10km half marathon event from next year to be held as Dehradun Marathon.

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