Biju Jayanti: Cycle Rally, Mini Marathon Organised in Twin City
Bhubaneswar: To mark the 105th birth anniversary of legendary leader and former Chief Minister Biju Patnaik, members of Biju Chhatra Janata Dal (BCJD) and Biju Yuva Janata Dal (BYJD) today took out a mass cycle rally from Cuttack to Bhubaneswar today.
The rally starting from Anand Bhawan in Cuttack culminated near Bhubaneswar Airport.
Several party leaders, including Minister Ranendra Pratap Swain, MLAs Pranab Prakash Das, Byomakesh Ray and Sushant Kumar Rout also joined the rally.
Besides, the annual Biju Patnaik Mini Marathon was organised by the Sports and Youth Services Department (DSYS) within the Kalinga Stadium.
The marathon saw participation from over 400 runners and was flagged off by Minister for Sports and Youth Services, Govt of Odisha, Tusharkanti Behera, Padma Shri Dilip Tirkey, and Principal Secretary, Sports and Youth Services, Govt of Odisha, Vishal K Dev. Other officials and dignitaries of DSYS were also present on the occasion.
Unlike previous editions, this year, the mini marathon was closed to the public. Sportspersons and officials associated with DSYS participated in the run in regulated clusters, following Covid 19 guidelines.
Hydration points, medical facilities, ambulance service, route markers and course marshals were arranged by DSYS along the marathon route.