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IIT Bhubaneswar Observed 142nd birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhai Patel, Iron Man of India.

Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar organized Unity Run (a mini marathon) on 5.11.2017 at 6.30 am on the occasion of 142nd birth 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.  Director reminded the students about the sacrifice and contribution of Sardar Vallabhai Patel in unifying the nation and administered the pledge to the students for maintaining the spirit of unity on all sphere of life.  Director reiterated efforts of Govt. of India under the leadership of Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modiji in spreading the message of unity across the country through this initiation.  
Unity Run started from IIT Main Gate at Argul covering a distance of ~ 8 Km, going up to Haribhaina Square Jatni and returned to the Main Gate.  Around 500 students, staff and faculty took part in the event so enthusiastically giving a perception as if the road getting painted white by blocks of a kilometer length.  
Dean, Student Affairs (Prof. V. R. Pedireddi), President Gymkhana (Dr. Sankarsan Mohapatro) of IIT Bhubaneswar, organized the mini marathon and participated in the unity run.  
The event witnessed an unprecedented welcome and participation of the local people throughout the run.  The local administration and police extended all their cooperation in making it a grand success.