Dr. Ambedkar Marathon 2011
Total 4700 Participants are participating Dr. Marathon 2011 at Surendranagar, Gujarat, Inida
BLIA  Saurashtra  Central Gujarat Chapter had organized  “Dr.
Ambedkar  Marathon  2011”  at  Surendranagar,  Gujarat   on
14th  April  2011 i.e.,  Dr. Ambedkar’s  Anniversary.  Since  Dr.
Ambedkar was the chief revival of Buddhism in India  and gave
Equity,  equality  and  fraternity  by drafting Indian Constitution.
Our Chapter celebrates his Birthday as well as his Death Anniversary every year along with all Indian people.
On  this  auspicious  day,  14th  April  2011,  we  had  organized a Marathon in
Surendranagar City of State Gujarat. This was the first time ever. The motto of
this event was to “Save  Environment”  and  to  spread  the  spirit  of  “We  Are
One”. The Event went  through the excellent success. Total 733 Students from
16 different schools had participated. 3967 Participants from open registration
took  part  in the Marathon. The total
registered  participants were 4700 in
the   witness   of   more   than 12000 p
eople   There    were   6    open
registration   counters   which   were
started   in  different  corners  of   the
Gujarati Film Stars at Marathon
city. 2000 BLIA cap  was  distributed  to the participants. Volunteers were also
distributed BLIA caps. There were 275 volunteers appointed. Big publicity was
done through the road side hoardings.  Colourful  25000  hand bills and 1000
posters were also published. Most of the  recognized  organization like Rotary
Naushad Solanki
BLIA Saurashtra Central Gujarat Chapter
Club,  Lion’s Club and the  Chamber
of   Commerce    came   forward   to
support our event.The Surendranagar
Municipality, Wadhwan Municipality and  Surendranagar  Traffic  Police  assisted
the event.
Dr. Ambedkar Marathon 2011 Started
With Waving the Panch Shila Flag by
Gujarati Film Star Mr. Naresh Kanodia

The Spirit of "We Are One"
Grand Master Venerable
Hsing Yun has given us a
thought of “Environmental
and Spiritual Preservation”.
We have successfully
implemented our theme.
The most famous film stars of Gujarat were warmly invited to attend the Marathon. They
had voluntarily accepted our invitation and participated.
Mr. Hitu Kanodia
Ms. Mona Thiba
Mr. Mahesh Kanodia
Mr. Naresh Kanodia
Chief  Guests.  Where  as  Mr.  Prabhudad  Parmar  (President  of  Surendranagar  Municipality),  Mr.  Bhavanbhai  Tank
Chief  Guests.  Where  as  Mr.  Prabhudad  Parmar  (President  of  Surendranagar  Municipality),  Mr.  Bhavanbhai  Tank
(President  of   Wadhwan   Municipality),  Mr.  Alpesh  Soni (President  of  Rotary  Club),  Mr. Bharat Jobanputra (General
Secretary of Lion’s Club) and Mr. Gordhanbhai Vaghela (President,  All  Vankar  Samaj  Bhavan,  Joravarnagar), Mr. K. P.
Secretary of Lion’s Club) and Mr. Gordhanbhai Vaghela (President,  All  Vankar  Samaj  Bhavan,  Joravarnagar), Mr. K. P.
Solanki (Ex Chairman, Social  Justice  Committee  of  District  Panchayat  -  Surendranagar)  and   Dr.  Mr.  D.  K.  Vadher
(President All Vanakar Mahajan Samaj) and other guest were also invited as the Guest of Honours.  11 Bollywood  (Indian
Film Stars) duplicates remained present for the function and were the centre of attraction.  There  were  many  tablos who
joined in the Marathon.  Tablos like Tradition Weaving, Save Environment, Golden Gujarat and Traffic Awareness and so
on joined on the Tractor Vehicle. Many Schools entertained with their cultural act throughout the Marathon route. Several
organizations  distributed  water,  limewater,  juices  and  glucose  water  on  the  Marathon route.   It becomes the utmost
celebration  for  Surendranagar.  This  is  for  the  First  time  where such a huge participation was an evident. The raised
slogans of
“We Are One” were sounding from the people.slogans of “We Are One” were sounding from the people.
“We Are One” were sounding from the people. were sounding from the people.
Participants of the
Dr. Ambedkar Marathon 2011
Convoy  Of the Marathon
Rewards in form of “BLIA Trophy” and Cash prize of Rs. 5000 & Rs. 2500 were given respectively to the First and Second
winners to Male and Female department. BLIA Trophy and Cash prize of Rs. 2500 was given to the Best Cultural Act, Best
Costume and Best Tablo. All the Film Stars were also felicitated with BLIA Trophy.
There was a word  everywhere  that  the  BLIA made a History in Surendranagar. One of the Most Circulated News Paper
“Divya Bhaskar” was the Media Partner and the “Sun Shine Fasteners Private Limited” was the Co Sponsor
of the Event. Total 300 Police personnel were  deployed  by  the  Government  to maintain law and order situation. Media
channels like Etv, Tv9 had telecasted the event in their news slots. Most of the Daily Newspapers had provided big space
in their newspapers. Out of them, “Janyug” Daily had printed photographs in full two pages.
Glimpse Of Dr. Ambedkar Marathon 2011
BLIA Surendranagar Unit
Executive Members
Invitee Guests
Film Stars
Mahesh Kanodia & Hitu Kanodia