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Run for clean drinking water: Hundreds take part in Guwahati Half Marathon

IIT Guwahati’s annual techno-management festival, Techniche, organized the 11th edition of Guwahati Half Marathon on August 25.

The event, organized to raise awareness on clean and safe drinking water, witnessed participation of nearly 3000 enthusiasts on Sunday. Stepping into its 21st year of technical celebration, Techniche organised the Guwahati Half Marathon to promote a better social and human interaction among the residents in and around Guwahati. The half marathon is one of the largest events of its kind to be organized by a student body.

Mister World 2018 Golap Rabha and Indian hockey player Chinglensana Singh flagged off the marathon on Sunday morning from Bhogeswari Phukanani Indoor Stadium, Dispur.

“It was very good to be a part of a student community, which always aims to bring social harmony in the society. This edition was definitely a good start for clean drinking water in the society. We, team Techniche demonstrated various effects of unsafe water with simple science experiments in many of the schools and colleges of Guwahati, students were very interested and understood the side effects of unsafe water,” said Saikiran Reddy, International Events Coordinator of Techniche 2019.

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