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11,706 school students ran at the 158th Minithon held by Ryan Group

Published On : 22 Oct 2018   |  Reported By : Rons Bantwal

Overall Championship was bagged by St. Aloysius High School, Nallasopara
(Photo/News by: Rons Bantwal)

Mumbai, October 21: The Ryan International Group of Institutions organized the 158th Minithon in Mumbai which was flagged off by Mr. Ryan Pinto, CEO, Ryan Group along with other dignitaries present. St. Aloysius High School, Nallasopara won the overall championship in under 12 years, under 14 and under 16 boys and girls categories. St. Xavier’s High School, Andheri was the first runner up and St. Xavier’s Goregaon and St Joseph’s High School – Panvel were the second runners up.

The distance for boys under 12 years, under 14 and under 16 years was 2km, 3 km and 4 km while for girls under 12 and those between 14-16 years the distance was 2 km and 3km respectively. Around 11,706 students from 41 schools participated in the Minithon.

This was the 158th race organized by Ryan Group so far since 1998 and 3rd in the current academic year after Nagpur and Aurangabad. It plans to hold 9 more such Minithon at Jabalpur, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Faridabad, Navi Mumbai, Bangalore, Surat, Raipur, Nashik before the academic year ends.

Congratulating the winners and complimenting all the participants, Madam Grace Pinto, Managing Director, Ryan Group of Institutions said, “Caught between rising child obesity on one hand and the inclination towards cell phone on the other among the school students, the objective at Ryan Group was to bring the students out of the four walls of the classroom and build the element of team spirit using sports activity as a tool.”

With every passing year, the Minithon has been a huge success and has grown to all corners of the country with over 1 lakh students participating in it every year.


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