Agra to run for world peace on Valentine’s Day

February 11th, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS  

Agra, Feb 11 (IANS) While many across the world get mushy on Valentine’s Day, some 15,000 people in Agra — the city which boasts of the monument to love Taj Mahal — will be running for world peace on Feb 14.Former Miss World Diana Hayden will flag off the Agra Half Marathon at Eklavya Stadium early Monday.

“The response is exciting and unprecedented. Thousand of students from more than a dozen schools are joining the half marathon. Some 200 Indian Air Force officers will also run along with doctors, policemen and politicians,” Vishwas Sharan Srivastav of C-Impact Agra Half Marathon said.

Regional sports officer Ajay Kumar Sethi said teams from Allahabad, Kanpur, Lucknow and Gorakhpur will also join the run.

District authorities have made elaborate arrangements for the safe conduct of the half marathon which, according to them, will hype the Taj Mahotsav beginning Feb 18.

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