"It will be a unique event and we expect more than 1.85 lakh people to participate in the marathon. This will be a record in itself," Vadodara District Collector Vinod Rao who is the organiser of the event told reporters on Wednesday.
All arrangements have been made at the huge Navlakhi compound located in the middle of the city for parking 20,000 vehicles and 5 000 two wheelers, he said.
Youth and others have responded positively to the appeal made by Modi pay tribute Sardar Patel's 63rd death anniversary on Sunday, December 15, he said.
Modi's effort to start a movement to collect iron for the Statue of Unity will be launched along with the event and it is scheduled to be completed before January 26, 2014, which is Republic Day.
Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Chandigarh and Pune are the major cities gearing up for the event on Sunday.


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