Thousands of students briskly marched across the heart of the city as a part of the nation-wide “Run for Bharat” campaign on Wednesday.

Students from colleges such as Alvas, Nitte University, Canara college, Zulekha Nursing college, National Service Scheme volunteers from numerous institutions in the district, sloganeered and raised banners during their ‘run’ from Jyothi Circle (Ambedkar Circle) to Nehru Maidan.

The event was organised to commemorate the 150{+t}{+h}anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s much-celebrated speech at the Parliament of World Religions at Chicago.

Members of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), which organised the event, urged students to live up to the ideals of Swami Vivekananda, who considered youth a vital part of society.