Salman to participate in Delhi half-marathon
Big-heart Salman Khan would be making his present felt at the national capital on October 7th. The occasion is a half-marathon organized by Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP). The half marathon is part of the golden jubilee celebrations for the border police force. ITBP had approached Salam on August with the request of participating in this event.
With this event Sallu Bhai will also be joining the prestigious paramilitary organization. ITBP is indeed proud of this, as was reflected by the statement of Deepak Pandey, the public relations officer of ITBP. He said, “We had approached few other celebrities to become our brand ambassador. While we did get a positive response from all, there were certain limitations. Some had a time constraint, while some had an issue with running with the contestants. Salman was the only one who readily agreed, without any questions. In fact, he cancelled his shoots for that day and said that he will be available for as long as we want him.”
Salman is not only participating in the event, he has also made a small video. In which he has urged young people to come forward and participate in the event. Speaking on that Mr. Pandey said, “Salman flew down from Mumbai to shoot his appeal for the marathon, on his own expenses and even interacted with the ITBP officers and jawans. At the event, apart from participating in the run, Salman will also motivate the youth to join the security forces.”
Not to mention the 600 km that Salman would be travelling to participate in this event. Salman is currently shooting for Dabangg 2 in Satara, Maharashtra. He would be travelling from there to Mumbai by road. Satara is 300 kms from Mumbai. From Mumbai he will fly to Delhi on 6th October. After the event he will again fly back to Mumbai and then travel by road back to Satara to rejoin the shooting. Without taking a penny for all this trouble, Salman is in fact paying from his own pocket. One just needs to take a bow to this man. Magnanimous, enormous are words which are failing to describe him.
He is taking his
Being Human motto forward with this event. Salman had earlier announced on
Facebook that he intends to make open more Being Human stores. The intention is
to reach out to the needy and underprivileged children. One wonders if any star
recently has done so much selflessly.