Ryan Minithon 2019, one of the largest minitions for the school students in the country which was held today in Navi Mumbai witnessed the enthusiastic participation of 13000 students of 16 different schools in Mumbai. Ryan Minithon 2019, the 175 th race for school students in the country under the aegis of Ryan Group of Institutions mentored by, Chairman Sir of St Xavier’s and Ryan International Group of Institutions The race was flagged off from Ryan International School, Nerul by Our respected Mr. Ravindra Ithape ( Corporator), Mrs.Surekha Ithape (Ex.Corporator), Mr. Amrish Patnigere ( Deputy Municipal Commissioner, NMMC), Mr. Animesh Mahendra (Deputy commissioner of Police), Mr. James (National football player), Mr. Lester Fernandes (Kenkre football coach) and Mst. Kisan Gaikwad (Sr. Inspector of Police Turbhe). Following the well-established tradition of the Ryan Group of Schools, the galaxy of guests hailing from different walks of life planted saplings after the mega Ryan Minithon 2019 kicked off. Sporty students from U- 12 to U- 18 clad in P T uniform ran the race along the marathon route lined with a continuous human chain of teachers of all the participating schools. Ryan International Group of Institutions, India, has been organizing such races in Bengaluru, Delhi, Chandigarh, Nagpur, Surat, Jalna, Jaipur, and Navi Mumbai since 1998 to develop a sports culture in the country conducive for grooming young students for national and international sporting events. An average of 70,000 students and above 350 Institutions participate every year. Our Honourable Chairman Sir Dr. A. F. Pinto believes that this minithon is a tribute to all the athletes throughout India and such mini-thons promote interest in sports in the minds of youth. The winners of different age groups were awarded in a scintillating ceremony with a number of distinguished guests in attendance. The prize distribution ceremony got off with a prayer followed by welcome speeches, melodious songs, and captivating dance performances Six prizes in each category were awarded to students. The overall points of each race decided the Championship Trophy. The second session of the event was an entertaining programme organized by various participating schools for the invited dignitaries. The program began with a Lord’s Prayer, Bible Reading, Prayer, Prayer Songs, Welcome speeches, dance performances followed by Prize Distribution.