Mangalore, Dec. 13: The committee which is organized in Dakshina Kannada to collecting metal for the construction of Sardar Vallabhabayi Patel is organizing Run for Unity- a marathon race on Decmber 15. This marathon will hold all over the country on the same day said MLC Monappa Bhandari.
Speaking at the press meet held at Press Club on Dec. 13 he said that the marathon will see more than 5000 people participating from the city. Certificates will be also provided for the runners. An estimate of 40 lac people will run simultaneously throughout the country. 35 lac people have already registered their names for the marathon.
This marathon is being held to unite the people of India in paying a tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai. Differently abled children will also be a part of this marathon.
“The metal tools used by farmers will be collected next year from January 15 to January 26 throughout the country. The metal obtained from this will be used to build up the statue,” he added.
On this occasion Dr Y Bharath Shetty convener of Metal Collection Committee Dakshina Kannada, Capt Brijesh Chowta, Surendra Jeppu, Sujith were present.