KIIT Deemed University organized the third edition of Mini Marathon based on the theme “Education for All” which was conducted on Sunday Morning. The Marathon was flagged off by the Member of Parliament (Bhubaneswar Loksabha Constituency) Dr. Prasanna Pattasani; Member of Parliament(Rajyasabha) & Cinestar Sri Anubhav Mohanty; KIIT and KISS Founder Dr. Achyuta Samanta; renowned Cine-Actor Sabyasachi Mishra; eminent athletes like Ms. Dutee Chand; Anuradah Biswal and noted Footballer Sradhanjali Samantaray.
It was commenced from Janata Maidan and concluded at KIIT Cricket Stadium covering a stretch of 6.5 kms. It drew widespread response where around 10000 persons participated. The Marathon was also organized simultaneously at 35 venues across Odisha in which around 75000 people from different walks of life participated.
Initiated by none other than Dr. Achyuta Samanta, 3 years ago, the marathon is being held for the noble cause for imparting education to one and all, which in fact Dr. Samanta has been promoting for the last 25 years. The distinguished dignitaries congratulated and commended Dr. Samanta for his splendid effort in promoting such a noble cause. They said that actually education has been instrumental in empowering one and all in order to build a stronger, healthier and advanced society.