Ujjain : The temple town of Ujjain walked the distance of 2 km to heritages and tourism spots of the city participating in Simhastha Mini Marathon & Family Heritage Walk organized on Sunday. Golden Book of World Records recorded the event and presented a certificate to the Collector Kavindra Kiyawat.
People from all walks of life thronged to participate in Mini Marathon & Family Heritage Walk organized by district administration at Kshir Sagar stadium on Sunday. The enthusiasm of the citizens was on acme as the freezing cold could not lock them into their abodes. The participants treaded through different city routes and assembled at Kartik Fair ground finally. Minister of School Education Paras Jain, Mayor Meena Jonwal, Collector Kiyawat and Municipal Speaker Sonu Gehlot flagged off the marathon and heritage walk.
Mini Marathon passed through Chamunda Mata Chauraha, Dewasgate, Malipura, Daulatganj, Topkhana, Mahakal Mandir, Harsiddhi and culminated at Kartik Fair ground. While the Family Heritage Walk passed through Nai Sadak, Kanthal, Sathigate, Chhatri Chowk, Gopal Mandir, Patni Bazaar, Gudri, Mahakal, Harsiddhi, Danigate and concluded at Kartik Fair ground. Kiyawat administered an oath to the participants to make Simhastha a successful event. 8000 people participated in both the events and the manager of Golden Book of World Records, Alok Kumar handed over the certificate of the record to organizers.
People from different communities and sects participated in the Mini Marathon and Heritage Walk. Citizens also served the participants by offering water and other things. Traders, social organizations, students, staff from government offices and others participated at the massive event. The fair ground was divided into 3 zones. Cultural programmes were presented by school students in the first zone, participants assembled in the second zone and the third was reserved for food zone. Around 300 volunteers extended their services to make the event a success. Participants were given caps and certificates.