Shimla: The state capital will hold a walk on Saturday to mark the World Diabetes Day that will be flagged off by Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, an event organiser said on Friday.

The chief minister would flag-off 'Walk for Healthy Shimla' that will also see participation by senior citizens, Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital associate professor Jatinder Mokta told IANS.

Later, free blood sugar tests would be conducted, he said.

Endocrinologist Sanjay Kalra, president of the South Asian Diabetic Federation from New Delhi, would deliver a lecture on the occasion.

Shimla has several auto-free zones to facilitate unrestricted movement of pedestrians.

The strolling culture of Shimla, which served as the summer capital of the British India between 1864 and 1939, was developed by the colonial rulers.