Actor and style icon Milind Soman

A 400-km Unity Run by actor and style icon Milind Soman will kickstart on Independence Day to create awareness about unity, peace & harmony and pay tribute to Ironman of India, Sardar Patel.

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Union Bank of India, along with Milind Soman, announced the launch of the ‘The Unity Run’ to spread the message on importance of fitness especially during these difficult times.

On the 75th year of India’s Independence on August 15, Milind Soman will kickstart his 8-day run on foot from Shivaji Park, Mumbai and will end the run at the Statue of Unity at Sardar Sarovar Dam, Kevadia.

Regular physical exercise benefits both the body and mind and at a time like this, it is very important for people of all ages and abilities to be as active as possible. It can help give our daily life a discipline routine and is also good for our mental health – reducing the risk of depression and improve overall feelings.

Venkatesh M, general manager, corporate communications at Union Bank of India, said: “We take great pride to be associated with ‘The Unity Run’ and spread the message that our ‘first wealth is health’. We believe that this ‘Unity Run’ will inspire people to begin their fitness journey and together fight against any looming health issues caused due to the pandemic. At Union Bank, we will continue to support such endeavors as we understand the role sports play in building social bonds and community spirit.”

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Commenting on the Unity Run, Milind Soman said: “I am all set for the solo Unity Run on the occasion of the 75th Year of India’s Independence and urge my fellow citizens to actively work towards unity, peace and harmony of our country in any way they can. I have always believed in the message of health and fitness for all, even through my participation in long distance events in the past whether it was triathlons like Ironman and Ultraman or running from Delhi to Mumbai or Ahmedabad to Mumbai. I believe the country can be united through common goals of running, walking, health and fitness and the thought behind Unity Run is to manifest this very message.”

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