To commemorate Swarnim Vijay Varsh, the Indian Navy conducted Swarnim Maitri Half Marathon in Delhi on December 19, 2021 under three distance categories viz 21.1 km, 10 km and 05 km. The event was flagged off in staggered manner in groups of 100s from 0615 hrs to 0730 hrs by senior Naval, Army and Airforce officers along with senior officers of main Sponsor, Bank of Baroda and Powered by Sponsors, State Bank of India and Indian Oil Corporation.
More than 3200 (both Onground and Virtual) runners from all over India, Delhi NCR, all three Commands of Indian Navy and defence forces personnel/families participated in the event.
Dinesh Kumar (01.05 52 hrs), Rohit Verma (30.38 minutes) and Harsh Malik (17.52 minutes) stood first (males)in 21.1, 10 and 05 kms categories respectively.
Arti Bardhan (01.46.17 hrs), Radha Singh (45.35 minutes), and Anuprati (23.45 minutes) stood first (females) in 21.1, 10 and 05 kms categories respectively.