R-day: Man to run with tricolour from Gateway to India Gate

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Mumbai, Jan 25: Khalid Qureshi, Mumbai based man is all set to run with the tricolour in his hand from Gate way to India Gate in Delhi on Jan 26, India's Republic day.

"I am hoping to subtly take the message of patriotism to every Indian, irrespective of region and religion," said Qureshi in an interview to DNA.

He works as a ticket collector with the Western Railways and will begin his journey on Jan 26 and run across 10 cities in 80 days.

"I am proud and honoured to be a citizen of this country which is so culturally diverse and possesses a rich history. I am taking my love for India a step further through this endeavour," he said.

"I carry the tricolour and run 24km every day at the National Park. Most joggers can now identify with me and my cause."

He will go with a team of 20 people including a helper, a engineer cum photgrapher and cook.

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