By Bizodisha Bureau, Bhubaneswar January 27, 2020: Utkal Galleria, one of the largest malls of Odisha along with So Am I (SAI) Foundation Trust and the Rotary International on Sunday organized a five kilometer marathon – UNITY Walkathon under the Hunger Free Odisha Initiative on the occasion of 71st Republic Day.

About 500 people participated in the non competitive marathon. Ollywood actress, Archita Sahu flagged off the marathon where while Rajya Sabha MP, Dr. Amar Pattnaik hosted the national flag in the presence of Directors of Utkal Galleria Sahrad Baid, Amit Baid and Pirnima Baid Founder SAI, Pinaki Mohanty, Co- Founder SAI, Chidatmika Khatua, Rotarian Jayashree Mohanty, Pravudatta Subudhi and Suvendu Parida.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Pattnaik said, “On Republic day our constitution had come into force which promised right to equality which has still remained a challenge for our country. Today on this auspicious occasion I would like everyone to take oath to eradicate the inequality from the society, inequality in caste, religion, gender and even in status. We all have the right to food and let’s make it possible through Hunger Free Odisha Initiative.”

Expressing her gratitude on the occasion, Mrs. Baid said, “Utkal Galleria and So AM I have taken this initiative keeping in mind the under privileged who go to sleep without having food. Through this walkathon we look forward to aware and encourage more and more people to be a part of this initiative and held making Odisha, a hunger free state.”

Speaking on the occasion Ollywood actress, Archita Sahu said, “It make me feel proud to be a part of this initiative. In Odisha there are lacks of people who do not get food 3 times a day and I appreciate the initiative by Utkal Galleria which has thought of providing food as well as food grains to the under privileged.

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