As it’s getting colder and colder, many of us are busy settling in front of our fireplaces, keeping warm and cozy. But not Samir Singh. He is donning a pair of running shorts and running shoes, preparing for his 15,000 kms run. He is doing it, not for himself, but to raise funds for the martyrs of the Central Armed Police Force.
Many soldiers lay down their lives while on duty in the armed forces. Many leave families behind. The ultra-marathon runner is running to raise funds for these families and to raise awareness of the Martyrs of the Central Armed Police Force.
Samir Singh is from Kanaheda village in the Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh and he started running at the age of 35.
BHARATH KE VEER
‘Bharat Ke Veer’, meaning ‘India’s Bravehearts’ is a Government of India’s initiative to pay homage to martyrs. It cannot be easy reporting for duty, daily, not knowing if you are going to come home or not. Many do not come home. Samir Singh is, therefore, running to raise funds and awareness.
The marathon 15,000 km run started a few days ago, at the border of Attari-Wagah in Amritsar. Samir will run through different areas of Punjab before culminating his run at Wagah border.
Punjab: An ultra marathon runner Samir Singh started a 15,000 km run from Attari-Wagah border to raise funds for the families of jawans who lost their lives fighting at the border. (01.12.2017) pic.twitter.com/sVUfzrtQoA
— ANI (@ANI) December 2, 2017
He will run individually and he will also run with soldiers from the paramilitary forces. In fact, this also highlights that all members of the Central Armed Police Force work for the country, and so the country must look after those left behind.
SAMIR SINGH’S RUN
Running 100 kms is no easy feat, imagine running 15,000 kms. Moreover, he is not running with a team of doctors, physiotherapists or nutritionists, that does not fit into any kind of budget. He has been training when possible, between working, and if anyone can do this, Samir can.
This run is to raise awareness and funds for others. It’s all about the martyrs of the Central Armed Police Force, and to look after their families.
A website has been set up to allow anyone to donate money directly to ‘Bharat Ke Veer‘ and of course, we wish Samir much luck in his quest.
This page is dedicated to Samir Singh, an ultra marathoner from India. On 29th April 2017, he embarked on an inconceivable endurance challenge of running 100km every day for 100 days, creating a…
In Samir’s words:
As long as God is on my side, I have no fear. This race has been written in my destiny since birth.