A marathon was organized in view of World Youth Day and Independence Day with a motto of “RUN FOR RIO”, from IGIDS premises till Aravind Eye Hospital, Thavalakupam, Puducherry, which covers a distance of 6 km. The NSS unit of IGIDS and Student council organized the event under the guidance of Dr. Carounanidy Usha, the Dean, Faculty of Dentistry, IGIDS, SBV.
The event began at 9:30 AM from the college premises. The race was flagged off by Dr. Saravana Kumar, Vice Principal, IGIDS, SBV. The awareness race started with sixty enthusiastic participants holding national flag emphasizing on fitness among youth and Rio Olympics. They were escorted by the police and ambulance with medical support team. Throughout the runway stalls were arranged in which water, glucose and juices were given to the participants by the volunteers.