OdishaLIVE Bureau

Unity run organised to commemorate the birth anniversary of the great Leader

Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar organized the Unity Run (a mini marathon) on 04.11.2018 at 7.00 am on the occasion of 143rdbirth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhai Patel, Iron Man of India.

Prof. R. V. Raja Kumar, Director, offered floral tribute to Sardar Vallabhai Patel and flagged off the Unity Run. The Director reminded the students about the sacrifice and contribution of Sardar Vallabhai Patel in the freedom struggle and in unifying the nation and about the pledge undertaken by all for maintaining the spirit of unity in all sphere of life, on 31st of Oct 2018.

Prof. RV Raja Kumar, Director - IIT Bhubaneswar
Prof. RV Raja Kumar, Director – IIT Bhubaneswar

He reiterated that the objective of the unity run is to make the citizens to be aware of the importance of unity all sections and to maintain regional cooperation. He lauded the efforts of Govt. of India under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi in spreading the message of unity across the country through this initiation.

Ironman of India - Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
Ironman of India – Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Unity Run started from IIT Administrative Building went up to Haribhaina Square Jatni and return to end up at the Main Gate of the institute, covering a distance of approximately 8 Km. Around 550 students, faculty and other staff took part in the run.

IIT Bhubaneswar Main Gate
IIT Bhubaneswar Main Gate

Prof. V. R. Pedireddi, Dean, Student Affairs, Dr. Sankarsan Mohapatra, President Gymkhana, and Dr. Venugopal Arumuru, organized the mini marathon and participated in the unity run.  Mr. Debaraj Rath, Registrar and other faculty and staff joined the students.