After targeting terrorism last year, the annual DU marathon aims to spread the message of anti-
corruption in its fourth year of inception through unique initiatives. The tagline of the marathon is “I am
running against corruption”.
Certain events that include a flash mob dance will precede the 4km long marathon that is scheduled to
take place in North Campus on February 8.
Corruption felt apt as a theme for this year’s marathon. As Neetu Dabas, secretary of DUSU said, “Many
big scams were unearthed in the last few months. We thought if the government is not doing much,
aware and responsible youngsters need to take strong steps on their own. Thus, we conceptualised this
year’s marathon around an anti-corruption drive.”
But there is more than just a marathon in the offing. The ECA groups from various colleges will aid the
cause too. “Keen students from the choreography society, drama society, fashion society, basketball
team and other groups have been chosen for the flash mob. We have formed a sequence that talks
about the lethal consequences of corruption,” says Mohsin Raza, the marathon in-charge.
Former DUSU president, Manoj Choudhary, believes that the initiative will be effective: “Last year, the
message against terrorism was very well received. If the concept is executed well, the effect is more.
And I’m sure a concept like flash mob would work.”
So don’t be surprised if you see a bunch of youngsters breaking into an impromptu jig at a mall or at the
Metro stations or even at India Gate.