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KOHIMA, Oct 31 (NEPS): A Unity Run was organized by the Department of Youth Resources and Sports in Kohima to commemorate the “Rashtriya Ekta Niwas” (National Unity Day) on Wednesday.
According to DIPR, the Unity Run began from High School junction, Kohima and finished at Khouchiezie (Kohima Local Ground) covering a distance of around 3 kms.
Earlier, the Unity Run was flagged off from High School Junction Kohima by T. John Longkumer, IPS DGP, Nagaland.
The Unity Run concluded at Khouchiezie, Kohima Local Ground where Deputy Commissioner Kohima, Rajesh Soundararajan, IAS reminded that the program was not only about the run but more importantly for fostering a sense of unity and integrity among the people. The concluding program ended with all the participants as well as the organizers taking the “Rashtriya Ekta Diwas” (National Unity Day) Pledge.
All together around 300 people participated in the Unity Run which included school students, staff of Deputy Commissioner office, Police officers and Security personnel. Kevide Kikhu and Reena Rai from the boys and girls category respectively were the fastest to complete the run.
Rashtriya Ekta Diwas (National Unity Day) was introduced by the Government of India and inaugurated by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi in 2014. The intent is to pay tribute to Vallabhbhai Patel, who was instrumental in keeping India united. It is to be celebrated on 31st October every year as annual commemoration of the birthday of the Iron Man of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, one of the founding leaders of Republic of India.