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Saloni Mundra,

Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India

Youth Run, an initiative taken by the students of DA-IICT Gandhinagar, is a run for a social cause. The marathon begins at 6 am this Sunday on a 7km route from GH-0 to GH-3 and back. The cause for this year is "Clean, Green, and Healthy Gandhinagar". The event boasts of about two thousand people running in support.  This flag ship event of DA-IICT was revived last year with huge success. 2016 witnessed about 1500 people running in support of Women empowerment, Swachh Bharat and the concept of smart cities. To empower people and raise awareness, theatre groups of DA-IICT and NIFT performed a thrilling and enticing street play. The runners were provided with refreshments at the stop points and were motivated by the volunteers to complete the run. As part of Republic Day celebration, flag hoisting with the chief guest took place. Even after such a long run, there was no sign of tiredness. All that could be seen was a glow of joy on the faces. After such a successful event, people are very excited for Youth Run 2017. Braving the chilly winds, they want to step forward in the support of a healthier life. 

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