Rourkela has always embraced change for the betterment of the city with open heart. This is the same spirit that has helped our city bag the title of second best smart city just after the Capital city, Bhubaneswar. Upgrading a city requires effort and dedication, not just from the administration but also from the citizens.
RUN For INNOVATION, a marathon organised by Aahwan foundation in association with Rourkela Shines which was supported by RMC & Rourkela Smart City Limited is a strong example of how Rourkelites are ready for a massive change. With the dawn of the morning, this race towards the initiation of the change started at exactly 7:30 Am. This event was graced by the presence of dignified personalities such as Union Minister Jual Oram,Padmashree & MP Dilip Tirkey,MLA Subrat Tarai,RDA Chairman Sarada Nayak & ADM Monisha Banerjee and many others.
This step towards connecting Rourkelites on a big scale was a grand success. It’s noteworthy to remember that people of all age and profession took part in this event to let the Rourkela Administration know that “We, the citizens” are with you at every step leading up to the betterment of the city.
But what’s making news is the kind of people participated and their spirit to take their city to one step forward. Starting from Law enforcers like Police Inspector Pravat Biswal who completed the marathon with others to 73 year old but young at heart Nirmain Charan of Chhend, the essence of enthusiasm was reflecting from each and every face that participated in the event. A massive number of participants took part in this which was more than 5000 and made it the biggest Mini-Marathon Of Odisha.
To show the spirit of participation towards a cause for betterment of Rourkela, Differently abled Sports person Ismail Jena also participated in the event which is definitely a symbol valor and team spirit and above that he won the prize for being among top finishers of the marathon.
This is event has been marked as one of the biggest marathon in the history of Odisha and has marked the beginning of a new and better city. And now every channel and newspapers are talking about the kind of event Rourkela has hosted with such a huge crowd, bringing all the political parties and eminent sports personalities on one stage.
Kudos to Rourkela Municpal Corporation & Rourkela administration for supporting such huge event and for creating such positive vibes among the people.