Bhubaneswar: To mark the 103rd birth anniversary of legendary leader and former Odisha Chief Minister Biju Patnaik, the Sports and Youth affairs department organized the annual Biju Patnaik mini-marathon in the city on Tuesday.
The marathon commenced from Forest Park and concluded at Kalinga Stadium. It was flagged off by Sports Minister Chandra Sarathi Behera.
The mini-marathon had events for male and female in three separate age groups (viz. 15-18 years, 18-50 years and 50 & above). Five participants from each category were awarded prizes.
Furthermore, a mini-marathon was also organised in Cuttack to mark the 103rd birth anniversary of Biju babu. A special function was also organised at Biju Patnaik ancestral home ‘Anand Bhawan; in Cuttack which has been converted into a museum, showcasing the rich legacy of the legendary leader.