Monday, January 24, 2011

Mini-marathon to create awareness on obesity

Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu, jointly with Gem Hospital, is jointly organising ''Coimbatore Mini Marathon'' here on Jan 30 to create awarenessabout obesity, claimed to be behind most diseases like diabetes, hypertension and cancer.

The ''fight obesity campaign'' would have four categories for school boys and girls, men and women.

It is jointly supported by Bharathiar University and NSS, Raja Mahendran, District Sports officer and Dr C Palanivelu, Director, Gem Hospital, told reporters here today.

The first three winners among all the categories would be sponsored by the State Government for the Chennai Marathon scheduled on February 13, Mahendran said.


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