Hyderabad: The second edition of the Indian Police Martyrs' Memorial Run, was flagged off by Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Governor ESL Narasimhan today on the Necklace Road here.

About 8,000 registered participants and also Police personnel from Central and different states, took part in three categories of the Run-- 2 km, 5 km and 10 km, organised by the Telangana Police in association with Central Armed Police forces and Central Police Organisations.

The Telangana State Police for the first time in the country had last year organised the Martyrs' Memorial Run, to pay tributes to martyrs of entire police force of the country.

The Governor along with Telangana Director General of Police Anurag Sharma, and senior Police Officials participated in 2K run and completed by reaching the finishing point.

Addressing the gathering, the Governor said the Run for Police Martyrs marks an important day.

Anurag Sharma said that martyrs sacrificed their lives in the line of duty.

"Its a solemn occasion to show their families and world that all are one unit".

Telangana Home Department Principal Secretary Rajiv Trivedi, Hyderabad Police Commissioner M Mahendar Reddy were among those who attended the event.