‘Run for Unity’ was organised in all the Assembly constituencies by Coast Guard and other organisations in the district on Wednesday.
In Mangaluru South, the run was held from Kadri Park to Mangaluru Stadium, attended by MLA Vedavyas Kamath and MP Nalin Kumar Kateel. In Mangaluru North, the run was flagged off by MLA Dr Y Bharath Shetty.
To pay tributes to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his 143rd birth anniversary, Coast Guard District headquarters held a function at Panambur in association with Rotary Club Moodbidri.
People took part in the 10-m run. Lal Goel, Chairman of Organ Donation India Foundation, flagged off the programme at Panambur beach.
Commander Coast Guard Karnataka S S Dasila highlighted the contribution of Sardar Patel in Indian history. He said that ‘Run for Unity’ is a focal point for numerous communities and unity-building initiatives that harmonise and celebrate the unity in diversity of India.
Goel said that each year’s ‘Run for Unity’ has showcased initiatives that are integral to nation build up vision of harmonising the nation through synergies, and broadening the public horizons by learning and experiencing more of India and all it has to offer.
Unity Run Integrity Pledge was administered to all.