Jammu and Kashmir Bank Chairman and CEO, Parvez Ahmed, felicitated Ultra Marathon Runner Haamid Aziz on Thursday at the bank’s Corporate Headquarters. Haamid, 24, was presented a memento and a cash reward of Rs 51000 by the Chairman.
Notably, the Runner, hailing from Hawal area of downtown Srinagar, was honoured in recognition of his achievement of being the first ultra-marathon runner to run a distance of 200 Kms from Kargil to Srinagar last week in subzero temperature at an altitude of 11578 ft, said the spokesman.
The spokesman said that he covered two regions of the state and became the first marathon runner covering 200 Kms in 24 hrs. It is a national record.
“The Chairman while praising his remarkable achievement advised him to work with zeal and enthusiasm to accomplish his dreams in his professional sports and bring laurels to the state. He assured him of full support to achieve his goal of running from Kashmir to Kanyakumari,” the spokesman said.