This year, run for the Republic
The Guide gives you a round-up of four events that you can participate to celebrate Republic Day with your loved ones. Right from running in a marathon to attending a musical quiz, here’s what’s on offer
>> Take part in Marathon
Start your day by participating in a marathon this Sunday. The Republic Day Run is organised by Pune Running, a not-for-profit group of friends. The group will provide all necessary aid to runners and volunteers during the event.
On January 26, 6 am onwards
At: Rohi Villa (starting point), Lane 7, Koregaon Park.
Log on to: Punerunning.com/lsom_volunteer.php
Registration Ends today
>> Court Martial (play)
Catch a special theatrical presentation of the famous Hindi play, Court Martial. The play deals with the functioning of the Army, which people are not too familiar with. Based on the differences between the upper and lower castes, the play emphasises on how the Army should be above all social prejudices. The play is a must-watch with your family or friends, to understand the true meaning of patriotism, especially at this time in the country.
On: January 26, 7.15 pm onwards
At: Sri Mahavir Jain Vidyalaya (open air theatre), next to BMCC, Agarkar Road.
>> Don khadi for the Republic
Designer Rimi Nayak revives the Indian fabric, Khadi, which became one of the symbols of India’s struggle for Independence in the Garbow collection. Created especially for the Republic Day celebrations, the collection uses ethnic colours and designs to create a traditional look for January 26. The collection is available only for women and consists of kurtas, shirts, jumpsuits, etc.
At: Rudraksh, Aundh.
>> Quiz it up
Get your RQ quotient up with this Republic Day Pub Quiz with quizmasters — BV Harish Kumar and Ramanand J as they set the dice rolling for a fun evening. The quiz focuses on all things Indian — from pre-Independence India to its music, art, politics and everything in between. So, head to the 1st Brewhouse for a fun-filled evening.
On January 24,
8.30 pm onwards
At 1st Brewhouse, Corinthians Club, Undri.