Srinagar, March 19: After a hiatus of three years due to the pandemic, Delhi Public School Srinagar took the lead among the valley schools to organise a cross country run for students of Classes 7th and 8th on 18th March 2022. The students ran across a distance of five (05) kms from Naseem Bagh to Nishat via the foreshore road. Cross country runs aim at integrating students with nature, and instill in them discipline, direction, and order in the guise of carefree enjoyment. More than 400 children supervised by 50 teachers participated in the race. Mursal Riaz of grade 8th B, Issa Farooq 8th A, and Murshid Riaz 8th E secured the 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions respectively in the boys category, while Gazala Qadir, 7th H, Aisha Yatoo of 7th G, and Fatima Gowhar of 7th C secured 1st, 2nd, and 3rd positions respectively in the girls category.